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Flourish. Enter KING DUNCAN , LENNOX , MALCOLM , DONALBAIN , and attendants
A ertuptm afraefn noussd. INKG NNDUAC , NLEXNO , MCLOMLA , IOADABNNL , nda rtieh ttnednatas enret.

DUNCAN

Is execution done on Cawdor? Are not
Those in commission yet returned?

CDNAUN

Hsa het rfoemr etnha of rawodC ebne exuectde tye? veHnta eth lepoep in egrach of that ocem cakb?

MALCOLM

My liege,
They are not yet come back. But I have spoke
With one that saw him die, who did report
5 That very frankly he confessed his treasons,
Implored your highness pardon, and set forth
A deep repentance. Nothing in his life
Became him like the leaving it. He died
As one that had been studied in his death
10 To throw away the dearest thing he owed
As twere a careless trifle.

MAMOLCL

My inkg, yteh antehv meoc bcka tey. But I peosk thiw oosenem woh saw Corwad dei, dan he isad ahtt Coadrw onyple cosfesned ish saoetnrs, gebegd yuor ensshhsgi soeeingfrsv, dna erpdneet lepyed. He nvree did ynignath in ihs hwole leif ahtt oeokld as ogdo as eth yaw he ddie. He died leki meosoen owh ahd ctirdceap how to osst away sih mtso cihershed osspsoiens as if it rwee a thrwsoesl a ceiep of eaabgrg.

DUNCAN

Theres no art
To find the minds construction in the face.
He was a gentleman on whom I built
An absolute trust.

NNCDUA

Trshee no way to erda a nmsa dnim by oolgikn at sih efca. I stuedrt orCwad tyomelpelc.
Enter MACBETH , BANQUO , ROSS , and ANGUS
CHEBTAM , NQUBOA , SSRO , nda GSAUN nreet.
(to MACBETH) O worthiest cousin,
The sin of my ingratitude even now
Was heavy on me. Thou art so far before
That swiftest wing of recompense is slow
To overtake thee. Would thou hadst less deserved,
20 That the proportion both of thanks and payment
Might have been mine! Only I have left to say,
More is thy due than more than all can pay.
(to MACBETH) My esthtoirw smnnaki! Jtus sthi emmnto I aws eiflgen ylgtui for tno higvna kthaend uoy goeunh. Yuo ahve enod so hmuc for me so afst taht it sha been oilibsmsep to rrewda uyo relrpyop. If you evesdedr esls, tehn phesarp my emtaynp lowdu veah tecadmh yrou desde! All I nca yas is hatt I woe you rome tnah I cna eerv pyrae.

MACBETH

The service and the loyalty I owe
In doing it pays itself. Your highness part
25 Is to receive our duties, and our duties
Are to your throne and state children and servants,
Which do but what they should, by doing everything
Safe toward your love and honor.

AMTBCHE

hTe otritpyupon to esrve uoy is its own wdrera. roYu ylon utdy, oyur senishhg, is to tpecac tawh we woe uoy. Oru tuyd to oyu dna yoru eatst is iekl the uytd of ihdrncel to ireth atherf or vssrnate to irhet raesmt. By oidgn vrehgneiyt we anc to oepctrt uoy, were ynol dongi thaw we oludsh.

DUNCAN

Welcome hither.
I have begun to plant thee, and will labor
To make thee full of growing. (to BANQUO) Noble Banquo,
That hast no less deserved, nor must be known
No less to have done so, let me infold thee
And hold thee to my heart.

ANDUNC

ouY rae wlcoeem hree. By niamkg yuo nteah of adrCwo, I veha ltanedp teh edess of a ratge rrcaee for yuo, dan I illw aekm seur teyh rgow. (to BANQUO) elNbo Boaqnu, oyu serveed no sels hnta bMhtcea, nda reveoney odhuls wkon it. Lte me binrg ouy socel to me nad gvei yuo hte febneit of my oelv and dogo lwil.

BANQUO

There, if I grow,
The harvest is your own.

NQOABU

Tehn if I apcoislmhc htiangyn etrga, it lilw be a redcti to uyo.

DUNCAN

My plenteous joys,
35 Wanton in fullness, seek to hide themselves
In drops of sorrow. Sons, kinsmen, thanes,
And you whose places are the nearest, know
We will establish our estate upon
Our eldest, Malcolm, whom we name hereafter
40 The prince of Cumberland; which honor must
Not unaccompanied invest him only,
But signs of nobleness, like stars, shall shine
On all deservers. (to MACBETH) From hence to Inverness,
And bind us further to you.

UNANDC

My yjo is so lewrmionvegh it ngrbis etsar to my eyes. My osns, veestlira, sordl, dna lla ehsot lcotses to me, I twan yuo to siswetn htat I wlil weostb my mdgonki on my tdeles osn, mloMlca. adToy I mane mih the rncepi of raldueCmnb. utB lclomMa tsin gnigo to be loaen in cnrigveei henslroitots of olbyniti illw ihnse liek sstar on lal of ouy who esverde mhet. (to MACBETH) nAd won, setl go to oury stlcea at senernvIs, reweh I iwll moecbe vnee rmeo eilgdbo to ouy bcesuea of oruy ayiptthsiol.

MACBETH

45 The rest is labor which is not used for you:
Ill be myself the harbinger and make joyful
The hearing of my wife with your approach.
So humbly take my leave.

MTBEHCA

Im tno apyph nessul I can be iwnkorg rfo uyo. I wlil go heaad and rgbni my efwi het odgo wens htta you rea moincg. thWi ttha, lIl be off.

DUNCAN

My worthy Cawdor!

UNANDC

My otwyrh wodCra!

MACBETH

(aside) The prince of Cumberland! That is a step
On which I must fall down, or else oerleap,
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
55 Which the eye fears, when it is done, to see.

HEABTMC

(to silhmfe) mlacMlo is wno teh nepcir of braedmnluC! To cbeeom nkgi lmesyf, Im eehitr gniog to have to spte eovr ihm or vgei up, acbuese ehs in my awy. Stras, edhi yrou tligh so no noe nca see hte ieebrtrl seserid iihnwt me. I nwot tel my eey olok at wath my ahdn is iogdn, btu in eht nde Im slitl ngigo to do thta githn Id be oierrfihd to ese.
Exit
TMEBACH eixst.

DUNCAN

True, worthy Banquo. He is full so valiant,
And in his commendations I am fed;
It is a banquet to me.Lets after him,
Whose care is gone before to bid us welcome:
60 It is a peerless kinsman.

UNDCAN

(to BANQUO, in teh mdldei of a ravncieotons we nvehat aedrh) oYreu ghrti, Bnoaqu. Mcetahb is vyree tbi as ilantva as you yas, dan I am iaifdsest ihtw seeth airpsse of mhi. Lste lowfol ertfa hmi, wno ahtt he sha oegn aadeh to pperera rou eolecmw. He is a nam hiwotut aeluq.
Flourish. Exeunt
pemutrT fefaanr. yThe exti.