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    Great quote

    There is a great quote within Macbeth that I'm trying to locate where they say his face smacks of every sins adjective. Any help getting the exact quote would be very appreciated.

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    I think you must have in mind the lengthy conversation between Malcolm and Macduff where we find: "I grant him bloody, / Luxurious, avaricious, false, deceitful, / Sudden, malicious, smacking of every sin / That has a name"(4.3.58-60). In the new Arden edition(2015) the editors wrote: "The scene has been condemned for dullness by many critics(e.g. Booth, KING LEAR, 108-10), and is sometimes shortened in production."

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    The question, as written, also might recall a line from the King: "There's no art / To find the mind's construction in the face"(1.4.12). The editors of the new Arden edition tell us that Professor Dent noted the proverbial saying: "The face is no index to the heart" from a classical text.

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