Be not offended. I speak not as in absolute fear of you. I think our country sinks beneath the yoke. It weeps, it bleeds, and each new day a gash Is added to her wounds.
I think withal There would be hands uplifted in my right; And here from gracious England have I offer Of goodly thousand.
Macduff meets Malcolm at the English court and persuade him to attack Macbeth.
But, for all this, When I shall tread upon the tyrant's head Or wear it on my sword, yet my poor country Shall have more vices than it had before, More suffer, and more sundry ways than ever, By him that shall succeed.
Malcolm suspects that Macduff is Macbeth's agent sent to lure Malcolm to his destruction in Scotland. So he decides to test Macduff.
What should he be?
Malcolm says the English King have agreed to give soldiers to them.
It is myself I mean, in whom I know All the particulars of vice so grafted That, when they shall be opened. black Macbeth Will seem as pure as snow, and the poor state Esteem him as a lamb, being compared With my confineless harm.
However, he suggests that he might not become a good king and brings Scotland more suffer.
Malcolm says that compare to him, Macbeth may be a better king.