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Macbeth

Act I, Scene 4

Forres. The palace.
 
[Flourish. Enter DUNCAN, MALCOLM, DONALBAIN, LENNOX, and Attendants]
 
DUNCAN
          ,   ,        ,        ,  ___
      Is ex|ecu|tion done | on Caw|dor?
          ,      ,            ,        ,         ,
      Or not | those in | commis|sion yet | returned?
 
MALCOLM
           ,         2     ,     T    T    T
      My liege,| they are not | yet come back.
          ,          ,           ,          ,         ,
      But I | have spoke | with one | that saw | him die:
           ,        ,          ,      ,       ,
      Who did | report,| that ve|ry frank|ly he
            ,           ,       2     ,            ,         ,      ->
      Confessed | his trea|sons, implored | your high|ness' par||don,
             ,    ,         ,       ,         o
      And / set forth | a deep | repen|tance:
       ,         ,         ,       ,
      Nothing | in his | life be|came him,
        ,         ,         ,        __
      Like the | leaving | it. He | died,   (tetrameter with prev)
          ,          ,          ,        ,         ,
      As one | that had | been stu|died in | his death,
           ,       ,         ,         ,          ,
      To throw | away | the dea|rest thing | he owed,
            ,         ,        ,
      As 'twere | a care|less tri|fle.
 
DUNCAN
                                         ,          ,
                                      There's | no art,
           ,          ,           ,         ,         ,
      To find | the mind's | construc|tion in | the face:
          ,       ,      ,         ,         ,
      He was | a gen|tleman | on whom | I built
          ,   2      ,     ,   ,           ,
      An ab|solute trust.| O worth/iest | cousin,
 
[Enter MACBETH, BANQUO, ROSS, and ANGUS]
           ,        ,       ,     ,      2   ,
      The sin | of my | ingra|titude | even^now
           ,    2    ,         ,        ,        ,
      Was hea|vy on me:| thou art | so far | before
             ,         ,        ,      ,          ,
      That swif|test wing | of re|compense | is slow
         ,      ,            ,         2        ,         ,
      To o|vertake | thee. Would | thou hadst less | deserved,
        ,     2     ,          ,          ,          ,
      That the pro|portion | both of | thanks and | payment,
        ,                 ,      2  ,          ,        ,
      Might have | been mine:| only I | have left | to say,
        ,            ,           ,          ,         ,
      More is | thy due | than more | than all | can pay.
 
MACBETH
           ,         ,         ,     ,      ,
      The ser|vice, and | the loy|alty | I owe,
          ,    2      ,        ,
      In do|ing it, pays | itself.  \\
             ,          ,     ,   2     ,          ,
      Your high|ness' part,| is to re|ceive our | duties:
       ,         ,        ,               ,           ,
      And our | duties | are to | your throne,| and state,
        ,     2       ,                ,         ,            ,
      Children and | servants;| which do | but what | they should,
          ,      ,              ,     x           ,
      By do|ing ev|erything*/ safe toward | your love
           ,
      And hon|or.
 
DUNCAN
                    ,        ,       o   oo
                   Wel|come hi|ther:   |
      ,     2    ,         ,           ,          ,
      I have be|gun to | plant thee,| and will | labor
           ,           ,         ,        ,      ,       ->
      To make | thee full | of grow|ing. No|ble Ban||quo,
        ,        2     ,         ,           ,         ,
      That | hast no less | deserved,| nor must | be known
           ,                ,   ,    ,    2     ,
      No less | to have / done so,| let me en|fold thee
            ,      ,    2       T
      And hold | thee to my | heart.
 
BANQUO
                                       T    T       ,
                                     There if | I grow,
           ,        ,         ,
      The har|vest is | your own.
 
DUNCAN
                                       ,    2     ,
                                  My plen|teous joys,
       ,            ,          ,         ,           ,
      Wanton | in full|ness, seek | to hide | themselves
           ,         ,         ,     ,          __
      In drops | of sor|row. Sons,| kinsmen,| Thanes,
           ,           ,       ,         ,          ,
      And you | whose pla|ces are | the nea|rest, know,
           ,       ,        ,       ,       ,
      We will | esta|blish our | estate | upon
           ,        ,          ,         ,         ,     2->
      Our el|dest, Mal|colm, whom | we name | hereaf||ter
             ,         ,       ,           ,       ,
      The Prince | of Cum|berland;| which ho|nor must
       ,    2   ,      ,       ,         ,
      Not unac|compa|nied in|vest him | only,
            ,         ,      ,           ,             ,
      But signs | of no|bleness,| like stars,| shall shine
          ,       ,    ,            ,         ,   2
      On all | deser|vers. From | hence to | Inverness*,
              x      ,         ,
      And bind us | further | to you. \\
 
MACBETH
            ,        ,           x           ,         ,
      The rest | is la|bor, which is | not used | for you:
            ,       ,         ,    3   3      ,     ,
      I'll be | myself | the har|binger and make | joyful
           ,        ,        ,           ,         ,
      The hea|ring of | my wife | with your | approach:
          ,        ,         ,
      So hum|bly take | my leave.
 
DUNCAN
                                     ,         x
                                 My wor|thy Cawdor.  ??
 
MACBETH
             ,         ,       ,      ,           ,
      The Prince | of Cum|berland:| that is | a step,
           ,         ,           ,         ,         ,
      On which | I must | fall down,| or else | oreleap,
           ,         x       T     T     T           x
      For in | my way it | lies. Stars hide | your fires,
           ,           ,         ,           ,        ,
      Let not | light^see | my black | and deep | desires:
           ,      ,             ,         ,          ,
      The eye | wink at | the hand;| yet let | that be,
                   ,    ,           ,        ,        ,
      Which the / eye fears,| when^it | is done | to see.
 
[Exit]
 
DUNCAN
       __     ,        ,  ,              ,         ,  2   ->
      True,| worthy | Banquo:/ he is | full so || valiant,
           ,        ,      ,        ,        ,  ->
      And in | his com|menda|tions, I || am fed:
       ,         ,        ,         ,       ,   2    ->
      It is | a ban|quet to | me. Let's || after him,
              ,         ,        ,        ,         ,        o
      Whose care | is gone | before,| to bid || us wel|come:
       ,   2      ,         ,
      It is a | peerless | kinsman.
 
[Flourish. Exeunt]

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