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" This is the excellent foppery of the world, that, when we are sick in fortune, often the surfeit of our own behaviour, we make guilty of our disasters the sun, the moon, and the stars : as if we were villains by necessity ; fools by' heavenly compulsion... "
The Beautiful in Nature, Art, and Life - Page 218
by Andrew James Symington - 1857
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Lincoln's Speeches Reconsidered

John Channing Briggs - 2005 - 370 pages
...Lear, there was the sinister Edmund's notorious critique of his father's hypocritical use of the word: "This is the excellent foppery of the world, that,...sick in fortune, often the surfeit of our own behavior, we make guilty of our own disasters the sun, the moon, and the stars; as if we were villains...
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The Great Comedies and Tragedies

William Shakespeare - 2005 - 896 pages
...carefully. And the noble and true-hearted Kent banished; his offence, honesty! 'Tis strange. [he goes EDMUND This is the excellent foppery of the world that when we are sick in fortune, often the surfeits of our own behaviour, we make guilty of our disasters the sun, the moon and stars; as if we...
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The Practical Shakespeare: The Plays in Practice and on the Page

Colin Butler - 2005 - 205 pages
...characters are evil by choice, not out of necessity. They are entirely responsible for what they do: This is the excellent foppery of the world, that when we are sick in fortune often the surfeits of our own behavior we make guilty of our disasters the sun, the moon, and stars, as if...
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The Case for Shakespeare: The End of the Authorship Question

Scott McCrea - 2005 - 280 pages
...treason; and the bond crack'd 'twixt son and father. (I.ii. 103-9) Edmund comments on his father's fears: This is the excellent foppery of the world, that when we are sick in fortune often the surfeits of our own behavior we make guilty of our disasters the sun, the moon, and stars, as if...
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The Artistry of Shakespeare's Prose

Brian Vickers - 2004 - 452 pages
...express his scorn (most powerfully felt in the images) in the same rhetorical symmetries as Gloucester: This is the excellent foppery of the world, that when we are sick in fortune, often the surfeits of our own behaviour, we make guilty of our disaster the sun, the moon, the stars, as if we...
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Shakespeare: The Golfer's Companion

Syd Pritchard - 2005 - 147 pages
...universal culprit. WS tells it as it is. Cosmic influences When we are sick infortune, Oft' the surfeits of our own behaviour, We make guilty of our disasters, The sun, the moon and stars; As if we were villains of necessity; Fools by heavenly compulsion; Knaves, thieves and treachers,...
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The Tragedy of King Lear

William Shakespeare - 2005 - 314 pages
...EDMOND This is the excellent foppery of the world, that when \ve are sick in fortune, often the surfeits of our own behaviour, we make guilty of our disasters the sun, the moon, and stars; as if we were villains on necessity, fools by heavenly compulsion, knaves, thieves, and treachers...
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The Yale Book of Quotations

Fred R. Shapiro, Associate Librarian and Lecturer in Legal Research Fred R Shapiro - 2006 - 1067 pages
...1. 6 (1605-1606) 287 Now gods, stand up for bastards! King Lear act 1, sc. 2, 1. 22 (1605-1606) 288 This is the excellent foppery of the world, that when we are sick in fortune, often the surfeits of our own behavior, we make guilty of our disasters the sun, the moon, and the stars, as...
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Deep Comedy: Trinity, Tragedy, and Hope in Western Literature

Peter J. Leithart - 2006 - 159 pages
...christological symbolism by dressing Tom in a loin cloth ind putting a crown of thorns on his head. & This is the excellent foppery of the world, that when we are sick in fortune often the surfeits of our own behaviour we make guilty of our disasters the sun, the moon, the stars, as...
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The Fated Sky: Astrology in History

Benson Bobrick - 2006 - 384 pages
...the state, on "these late eclipses in the sun and moon." Edmund overhears this remark and scoffs at the excellent foppery of the world, that when we are sick in fortune, often the surfeits of our own behavior, we make guilty of our disasters the sun, the moon, and stars; as if we...
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