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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     ,            ,           x
      Confessed | his treas|ons, implored | your high|ness' pardon,  ??
           ,      ,         ,       ,
      And set | forth a | deep re|pentance:
       ,         ,         ,       ,
      Nothing | in his | life be|came him,
        ,         ,         ,        __
      Like the | leaving | it. He | died,   (tetra with prev two)
          ,          ,           ,       ,         ,
      As one | that had | been stud|ied in | his death,
           ,       ,         ,         ,          ,
      To throw | away | the dear|est thing | he owed,
            ,         ,         ,
      As 'twere | a care|less trif|le.
 
DUNCAN
                                         ,          ,
                                      There's | no^art,
           ,          ,           ,         ,         ,
      To find | the mind's | construc|tion in | the face:
          ,        ,     ,         ,         ,
      He was | a gent|leman,| on whom | I built
          ,   2      ,     ,   ,           ,
      An abs|olute trust.| O worth/iest | cousin,
 
[Enter MACBETH, BANQUO, ROSS, and ANGUS]
           ,        ,       ,     ,      2   ,
      The sin | of my | ingrat|itude | even^now
           ,      ,           2       ,  ,        ,
      Was hea|vy on | me. thou art / so far | before,
             ,         ,        ,      ,          ,
      That swift|est wing | of rec|ompense | is slow,
         ,      ,            ,         2        ,         ,
      To ov|ertake | 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 serv|ice, 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 eve|rything*/ safe toward | your love
           ,
      And hon|or.
 
DUNCAN
                    ,        ,
                   Wel|come hith|er:   \\
      ,     2    ,         ,           ,          ,
      I have be|gun to | plant thee,| and will | labor
           ,           ,         ,         x      ,
      To make | thee full | of grow|ing. noble | Banquo,
             ,         ,         ,           ,         ,
      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 harv|est is | your own.
 
DUNCAN
                                       ,    2     ,
                                  My plent|eous joys,
       ,            ,          ,         ,           ,
      Wanton | in full|ness, seek | to hide | themselves
           ,         ,         ,     ,          __
      In drops | of sor|row. Sons,| kinsmen,| Thanes,
           ,           ,       ,         ,          ,
      And you | whose pla|ces are | the near|est, know,
           ,       ,        ,       ,       ,
      We will | estab|lish our | estate | upon
           ,        ,          ,         ,         ,     2->
      Our eld|est, Malc|olm, whom | we name | hereaf||ter,  ??
             ,         ,       ,           ,       ,
      The Prince | of Cum|berland:| which hon|or must
       ,    2   ,      ,        ,         ,
      Not unac|compa|nied, in|vest him | only,
            ,         ,             ,    ,             ,
      But signs | of nob|leness,/ like stars,| shall shine
          ,       ,    ,            ,         ,   2
      On all | deserv|ers. From | hence to | Inverness*,
              x      ,         ,
      And bind us | further | to you. \\
 
MACBETH
            ,        ,        ,       2      ,         ,
      The rest | is lab|or, which | is not used | for you:
            ,       ,         ,    3    3      ,     ,
      I'll be | myself | the harb|inger, and make | joyful  ??
           ,        ,        ,           ,         ,
      The hear|ing of | my wife,| with your | approach:
          ,        ,         ,
      So hum|bly take | my leave.
 
DUNCAN
                                     ,         x
                                 My worth|y 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
        T     T  .   T   ,    2       ,        ,  2
      True, worthy Banq|uo: 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,
              ,         ,        ,          x      ,
      Whose care | is gone | before,| to bid us | welcome:
       ,   2      ,         ,
      It is a | peerless | kinsman.  \\
 
[Flourish. Exeunt]

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