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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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King Lear

William Shakespeare - 2007 - 215 pages
...noble and true-hearted Kent banished! His offense, no honesty! 'Tis strange. EXIT GLOUCESTER Edmund This is the excellent foppery of the world, that when we are sick in fortune, often the surfeits96 of our own behavior, we make guilty of our disasters the sun, the moon, and the stars, as...
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Shakespeare: A Life in Art

Russell A. Fraser - 1988
...for example, lago: '"Tis in ourselves that we are thus or thus" (Othello, 1.3); and Edmund in Lear. "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" (1.2)....
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The Cambridge Introduction to Tragedy

Jennifer Wallace, Lecturer in English and Comparative Drama Jennifer Wallace - 2007 - 243 pages
...to the gods / They kill us for their sport' (IV.i.37-8). And although Edmund scoffs at his father - 'This is the excellent foppery of the world, that, when we are sick in fortune ... we make guilty of our disasters the sun, the moon, and stars' (I.ii. 109-11) - he nevertheless...
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Shakespeare Lexicon, Volume 1

Alexander Schmidt - 2007 - 772 pages
...kind ofb; as they say, Bom. II, 4, 177 (the nurse's speech), to make inquire of his b. Hml. II, 1, 5, when we are sick in fortune, often the surfeit of our own b. Lr. I, 2, ISO. Behead, to exeente by cutting off the head: Meas. T, 462. Err. T, 127. H6A II, 5,...
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Thought-Provoking Quotations

...please them. - John Webster 1. A humorous or nonsense poem of five lines This is the excellent foppery1 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. - Shakespeare,...
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The Tragedy of King Lear: With Classic and Contemporary Criticisms

William Shakespeare - 2008 - 340 pages
...(4-3.33—34) Edmund: Thou, nature, art my goddess; to thy law My services are bound: (1.2.1—2) and again, 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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