Titel: Nieuwe leerwijze der Engelsche taal
Deel: Tweede cursus
Auteur: Gerdes, E.
Uitgave: Amsterdam: P.N. van Kampen, 1856
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he went to the small harbour belonging to the castle,
caused a ship which was lying there to be fitted out for
sea in all haste, and got on board himself, in order to
escape from Macbeth.
In the mean time, Macbeth summoned the lady to sur-
render the castle, and to deliver up her husband. But
Lady Macduff, who was a wise and a brave woman, made
many excuses and delays, until she knew that her husband
was safely on board the ship, and had sailed from the
harbour. Then she spoke boldly from the wall of the
castle to the King, who was standing before the gate still
demanding entrance, with many threats of what he would
do if Macduff was not given up to him. »Do you see,"
she said, yon white sail upon the sea? Yonder goes Mac-
duff to the court of England. You will never see him
again, till he comes back with young Prince Malcolm to
pull you down from the throne, and to put you to death.
You will never be able to put your yoke, as you threaten-
ed , on the Thane of Fife's neck."
Some say that Macbeth was so much incensed at this
bold answer, that he and his guards attacked the castle
and took it, killing the brave lady and all whom they
found there. But others say, and I Ijelieve more truly,
that the King, seeing that the castle of Kennoway was
very strong, and that Macduff had escaped from him,
and was embarked for England, departed back to Dunsi-
nane without attempting to take Macduff's Castle of Ken-
noway. The ruins of the castle are still to be seen.
There reigned at that time in England a very good
King, called Edward the Confessor. I told you that Prince
Malcolm, the son of Duncan, was at his court soliciting
assistance to recover the Scottish throne. The arrival of
Macduff greatly aided the success of his petition; for the
English King knew that Macduff was a brave and a wise