i.e., I desired to provide for him (as he travelled).
W. F. Langford, editor of the Swan edition, cleverly explains that Duncan "still in graceful compliment would treat Macbeth as a king and his wife as queen." (Shakespeare, William. Macbeth. W. F. Langford. Toronto: Academic Press Ltd., 1966)
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