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" ... we make guilty of our disasters the sun, the moon, and the stars: as if we were villains by necessity; fools by heavenly compulsion; knaves, thieves, and treachers, by spherical predominance; drunkards, liars, and adulterers, by an enforced obedience... "
The Plays of William Shakespeare: Accurately Printed from the Text of the ... - Page 349
by William Shakespeare - 1803
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The Construction of Tragedy: Hubris

Mary Anneeta Mann - 2004 - 228 pages
...stars, as if we were villains by necessity, fools by heavenly compulsion, knaves, thieves and treachers by spherical predominance, drunkards, liars and adulterers...all that we are evil in, by a divine thrusting on. Edmund uses only a part of the reference. The other part is acknowledgement by denial, of the existence...
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King Lear

William Shakespeare, Paul Werstine - 2011 - 384 pages
...necessity; fools by heavenly compulsion; knaves, thieves, and treachers by spherical predominance; 130 drunkards, liars, and adulterers by an enforced obedience...in, by a divine thrusting on. An admirable evasion of whoremaster man, to lay his goatish disposition on the charge of a star! My father 135 compounded...
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The Great Comedies and Tragedies

William Shakespeare - 2005 - 896 pages
...influence, and all that we are evil in by a divine thrusting on. An admirable evasion of whoremaster man, to lay his goatish disposition to the charge...Major, so that it follows I am rough and lecherous. Put, I should have been that I am, had the maidenliest star in the firmament twinkled on my bastardizing....
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The Tragedy of King Lear

William Shakespeare - 2005 - 314 pages
...stars; as if we were villains on necessity, fools by heavenly compulsion, knaves, thieves, and treachers by spherical predominance, drunkards, liars, and adulterers...in, by a divine thrusting on. An admirable evasion of whoremaster man, to lay his goatish disposition on the charge of a star! My father compounded with...
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Patterns in Shakespearian Tragedy

Irving Ribner - 2005 - 224 pages
...as if we were villains by necessity; fools by heavenly compulsion; knaves, thieves, and treachers, by spherical predominance; drunkards, liars, and adulterers,...in, by a divine thrusting on : an admirable evasion of whoremaster man, to lay his goatish disposition to the charge of a star. (I.ii.izS-jS) Human society...
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Literature and Science: Social Impact and Interaction

John H. Cartwright, Brian Baker - 2005 - 471 pages
...stars; as if we were villains of necessity, fools by heavenly compulsion, knaves thieves and treachers by spherical predominance, drunkards liars and adulterers...all that we are evil in, by a divine thrusting on .... My father compounded with my mother under ursa major; so that it follows I am rough and lecherous....
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The Fated Sky: Astrology in History

Benson Bobrick - 2006 - 384 pages
...to lay his goatish disposition on the charge of a star. In proof, he offers himself as an example: "My father compounded with my mother under the Dragon's...Major, so that it follows I am rough and lecherous. Put! I should have been that I am, had the maidenliest star in the firmament twinkled on my bastardizing...
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Deep Comedy: Trinity, Tragedy, and Hope in Western Literature

Peter J. Leithart - 2006 - 159 pages
...stars, as if we were villains on necessity, fools by heavenly compulsion, knaves, thieves, and treachers by spherical predominance, drunkards, liars, and adulterers...influence; and all that we are evil in by a divine thrusting-on. An admirable evasion of whoremaster man, to lay his goatish disposition to the charge...
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Passions and Tempers: A History of the Humours

Noga Arikha - 2007 - 376 pages
...stars; as if we were villains by necessity, fools by heavenly compulsion, knaves, thieves, and treachers by spherical predominance, drunkards, liars, and adulterers...in, by a divine thrusting on: an admirable evasion of whoremaster man, to lay his goatish disposition to the charge of a star! My father compounded with...
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