Only I say/Things have been strangely borne. The gracious/ Duncan/ Was pitied of Macbeth; marry, he was dead./ And the right valiant Banquo walked too late
For from broad words, and 'cause he / failed / his presence at the tyrant's feast, I hear Macduff lives in disgrace. Sir, can you tell / where he bestows himself?
The [son] of Duncan / (From whom this tyrant holds the due of birth) / Lives in the English court and is received / Of the most pious Edward with such grace / That the malevolence of fortune nothing / Takes from his high respect.
And this report / Hath so exasperate [the] King that he / Prepares for some attempt of war.
And that well might / Advise him to a caution [t' hold] what distance / His wisdom can provide
Lennox explains recent events of Duncan's and Banquo's deaths to an unnamed lord. (3.6.2-6)
Some holy angel / Fly to the court of England and unfold / His message ere he come, that a swift blessing / May soon return to this our suffering country / Under a hand accursed.
I'll send my prayers with him.
The unnamed lord explains that Malcolm has fled to England and has been taken in by King Edward. (3.6.23-33)
The unnamed lord tells Lennox that King Macbeth is preparing for war against Malcolm and King Edward. Lennox says this may cause Malcolm to stay in England for a longer period. (3.6.41-43,49-51)
Lennox says that someone should tell Malcolm what is happening so he will come back sooner and release the nation from Macbeth's tyranny. (3.6.51-56)