Mansionry

Man´sion`ry


n.1.The state of dwelling or residing; occupancy as a dwelling place.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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This guest of summer, The temple-haunting martlet, does approve By his loved mansionry that the heaven's breath Smells wooingly here.
Previously, the Macbeth castle was depicted as an idyllic sight: "This castle has a pleasant seat; the air / Nimbly and sweetly recommends itself / Unto our gentle senses" (Duncan, 1.6.1-3) or "This guest of summer, / The templehaunting martlet, does approve, / By his loved mansionry, that the heaven's breath / Smells wooingly here" (Banquo, 1.6.3-6); but after the murder it turns immediately into the castle of horrors, into Hell itself.
In the plainest terms, the porter's scene tells us that Macbeth has made a hell of his castle, where his monument will be the maws of kites, though it could have been the temple-haunting martlet and his loved mansionry.