Is execution done on Cawdor? Are not Those in commission yet returned
My liege, They are not yet come back. But I have spoke with one that saw him die.
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, that the proportion both of thanks and payment might have been mine!
I have begun to plant thee and will labor to make thee full of growing.- Noble Banquo, that hast no less deserved nor must be known no less to have done so, let me enfold thee and hold thee to my heart.
Our eldest, Malcom, whom we name hereafter the prince of Cumberland; which honor must not unaccompanied invest him only, but signs of nobleness, like stars, shall shine on all deservers.- From hence to inverness and bind us further to you.
The prince of Cumberland! That is a step on which I must fall down or else o'erleap, 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.