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Gary Taylor, John Jowett, Terri Bourus, and Gabriel Egan (eds), The New Oxford Shakespeare: Modern Critical Edition

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pg 25635.8Sc. 27

Alarums. Enter MacDuff
Editor’s Note1

macduff That way the noise is. Tyrant, show thy face.

2If thou beest slain, and with no stroke of mine,

3My wife and children's ghosts will haunt me still.

4I cannot strike at wretched kerns whose arms

5Are hired to bear their staves; either thou, Macbeth,

6Or else my sword with an unbattered edge

7I sheathe again undeeded. There thou shouldst be;

8By this great clatter, one of greatest note

Editor’s Note Link 9Seems bruited. Let me find him, fortune,

10And more I beg not.

Exit. Alarums

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Editor’s Note
5.8.1 That way the noise is This suggests that the sounds of battle come from the direction in which Macbeth has left.
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5.8.9 bruited announced
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