Flourish. Enter KING DUNCAN,
DONALBAIN, and attendants
Is execution done on Cawdor? Are not
Those in commission yet returned?
They are not yet come back. But I have spoke
With one that saw him die, who did report
5That 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
10To throw away the dearest thing he owed
As ’twere a careless trifle.
To find the mind’s construction in the face.
He was a gentleman on whom I built
An absolute trust.
BANQUO, ROSS, and
(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,
20That 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.