DUNCAN: My brave kinsman! Oh worthy Macbeth!
CAPTAIN: But your majesty, just as the violent storms arrive when spring appears, our success against Macdonwald created new problems for us. As soon as we sent those Irish mercenaries running for cover, the Norwegian king saw his chance to attack us with fresh troops and new-polished weapons.
DUNCAN: Didn't this frighten our captains, Macbeth and Banquo?
CAPTAIN: As much as sparrows frighten eagles, or rabbits frighten a lion! Truthfully, they fought this new enemy with twice as much force, like cannons loaded with double ammunition. Perhaps they wished to bathe in their enemies' blood or make that battlefield as infamous as Golgotha, where Christ was crucified. I don't know, but I am faint; my wounds cry for nursing.
DUNCAN: Your words, like your wounds, bring you honor. Take him to the surgeons.