Macbeth- Act 1, Scene 4.



In the palace courtroom, King Duncan asks if the execution is done. Malcolm answers his father’s question. ‘I have spoke With one that saw him die.’ King Duncan gives thanks to Macbeth and Banquo for their part in the battle. Then, to the private astonishment of Macbeth, Duncan announces that his successor as king, when that may be, will be his son Malcolm.


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, who did report
That very frankly he confessed his treasons,
Implored your highness’ pardon, and set forth
A deep repentance. ..”

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