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Macbeth: Act 1, Scene 6

Macbeth
Act 1, Scene 6

Before Macbeth’s castle.

  1. Hoboys and torches. Enter King Duncan, Malcolm, Donalbain,
  2. Banquo, Lennox, Macduff, Rosse, Angus, and Attendants.

Duncan

3 - 5
  1. This castle hath a pleasant seat, the air
  2. Nimbly and sweetly recommends itself
  3. Unto our gentle senses.

Banquo

6 - 13
  1.                         This guest of summer,
  2. The temple-haunting marlet, does approve,
  3. By his lov’d mansionry, that the heaven’s breath
  4. Smells wooingly here; no jutty, frieze,
  5. Buttress, nor coign of vantage, but this bird
  6. Hath made his pendant bed and procreant cradle.
  7. Where they most breed and haunt, I have observ’d
  8. The air is delicate.
  1. Enter Lady Macbeth.

Duncan

15 - 19
  1.                      See, see, our honor’d hostess!
  2. The love that follows us sometime is our trouble,
  3. Which still we thank as love. Herein I teach you
  4. How you shall bid God ’ield us for your pains,
  5. And thank us for your trouble.

Lady Macbeth

20 - 26
  1.                                All our service
  2. In every point twice done, and then done double,
  3. Were poor and single business to contend
  4. Against those honors deep and broad wherewith
  5. Your Majesty loads our house. For those of old,
  6. And the late dignities heap’d up to them,
  7. We rest your ermites.

Duncan

27 - 32
  1.                       Where’s the Thane of Cawdor?
  2. We cours’d him at the heels, and had a purpose
  3. To be his purveyor; but he rides well,
  4. And his great love, sharp as his spur, hath holp him
  5. To his home before us. Fair and noble hostess,
  6. We are your guest tonight.

Lady Macbeth

33 - 36
  1.                            Your servants ever
  2. Have theirs, themselves, and what is theirs, in compt,
  3. To make their audit at your Highness’ pleasure,
  4. Still to return your own.

Duncan

37 - 40
  1.                           Give me your hand.
  2. Conduct me to mine host, we love him highly,
  3. And shall continue our graces towards him.
  4. By your leave, hostess.
  1. Exeunt.
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