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Macbeth

Act I, Scene 6

Before Macbeth's castle.
 
[Hautboys and torches. Enter DUNCAN, MALCOLM, DONALBAIN, BANQUO, LENNOX, MACDUFF, ROSS, ANGUS, and Attendants]
 
DUNCAN
            ,        ,        ,         ,         ,
      This cas|tle hath | a plea|sant seat;| the air
       ,             ,       ,      ,         ,
      Nimbly | and sweet|ly re|commends | itself
       ,  2       ,          x
      Unto our | gentle | senses.
 
BANQUO
                                           ,         ,
                                  This | guest of | summer,
           ,        ,         ,         ,        ,
      The tem|ple-haun|ting mart|let, does | approve,
        2     ,      ,       ,                 x        ,
      By his lo|ved man|sionry,| that the / heaven's breath
         ,    ,            ,         ,        __
      Smells woo/ingly | here: no | jutty | frieze,
       ,               ,         ,         ,           ,
      Buttress,| nor coign | of van|tage, but | this bird
            ,          ,        ,         ,     2      x
      Hath made | his pen|dant bed,| and pro|creant cradle,
              ,           ,           ,     ,             ,
      Where they | must breed,| and haunt:| I have | observed
             x      ,  3   3
      The air is | delicate.
 
[Enter LADY MACBETH]
 
DUNCAN
                                       ,         ,         ,
                                See*| see, our^|honored | hostess:
            ,          ,        ,     ,   ,               ,
      The love | that fol|lows us | sometime / is our | trouble, (hex with prev)
              ,          ,          ,      ,   2      ,
      Which still | we thank | as love.| Herein I | teach you
           ,           ,          ,        ,           ,
      How you | shall bid | God^'ild | us for | your pains,
            ,         ,            x
      And thank | us for | your trouble.
 
LADY MACBETH
                                          ,         ,
                                         All our | service
       ,   2       T     T     T     .    T    T    Tx
      In every | point twice done,| and then done double,
             ,         ,       ,          ,       ,
      Were poor,| and sin|gle bus|iness, to | contend
          ,            ,        ,          ,
      Against | those ho|nors deep,| and broad,
             ,          ,   2     ,           ,
      Wherewith | your ma|jesty loads | our house:  (tetrameter with prev)
            ,         ,                ,   ,      ,
      For those | of old,| and the / late dig|nities,
         T    T  T          ,     ,          ,
      Heaped up to | them, we | rest your | hermits.
 
DUNCAN
         ,            ,         ,
      Where's the | Thane of | Cawdor?  (tri with end)
            ,           ,         ,          ,       ,      2->
      We coursed | him at | the heels,| and had | a pur|pose
          ,      2    ,       ,         ,      __
      To be | his purvey|or: but | he rides | well;
                  ,     ,      ,     2        ,            ,
      And his / great love |(sharp as his | spur) hath | holp him
        2      ,          x       ,         ,       ,
      To his home | before us.| Fair and | noble | hostess
       ,              ,        ,
      We are | your guest | tonight.  (tri with start)
 
LADY MACBETH
            ,         x
      Your ser|vants ever, (pickup)
              ,            ,           ,          ,          ,
      Have theirs,| themselves,| and what | is theirs | in compt,
           ,      ,    ,       2         ,           ,
      To make | their au/dit at your | highness' | pleasure,
        ,            ,          ,
      Still to | return | your own.
 
DUNCAN
                                       ,              ,
                                     Give me | your hand:
           ,        ,          ,         ,          ,      ->
      Conduct | me to | mine^host.| We love | him high||ly,
       ,         2    ,    2     ,         ,           ->
      And | shall contin|ue our gra|ces towards || him.
       ,          ,      ,
      By | your leave | hostess. (picked up)
 
[Exeunt]

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