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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 Plays of William Shakespeare: Accurately Printed from the Text of the ... - Page 356
by William Shakespeare - 1805
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The Construction of Tragedy: Hubris

Mary Anneeta Mann - 2004 - 228 pages
...that when we are sick in fortune often the surfeit of our own behaviour we make guilty of our disaster the sun, the moon, and the stars, as if we were villains...fools by heavenly compulsion, knaves, thieves and treachers by spherical predominance, drunkards, liars and adulterers by an enforced obedience of planetary...
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Patterns in Shakespearian Tragedy

Irving Ribner - 2005 - 224 pages
...of the Elizabethan doctrine of order and degree : This is the excellent foppery of the world, that, when we are sick in fortune, - often the surfeit of...fools by heavenly compulsion; knaves, thieves, and treachers, by spherical predominance; drunkards, liars, and adulterers, by an enforced obedience of...
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The Three Lost Books of Healing

Sue Young - 2005 - 164 pages
...Permission to proceed with wisdom is all we need now. "This is the excellent foppery of the world, that when we are sick in fortune, often the surfeit of...necessity, fools by heavenly compulsion, knaves, thieves, drunkards, liars, and adulterers by an enforced obedience of planetary influence ..." COMMON SENSE...
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Literature and Science: Social Impact and Interaction

John H. Cartwright, Brian Baker - 2005 - 471 pages
...nature. To which Edmund replies to himself: Edmund: This is the excellent foppery of the world, that when we are sick in fortune, often the surfeit of...sun, the moon, and the stars; as if we were villains of necessity, fools by heavenly compulsion, knaves thieves and treachers by spherical predominance,...
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Theater and Incarnation

Harris - 2005 - 155 pages
...relationships he holds so dear. But it is, says Edmund, "an admirable evasion of whoremaster man," to "make guilty of our disasters the sun, the moon, and...villains by necessity; fools by heavenly compulsion" (I, ii). In any case, by the time of the storm scene, both Lear and Gloucester have lost their faith...
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Passions and Tempers: A History of the Humours

Noga Arikha - 2007 - 376 pages
...prejudice against bastards, in his case. Edmund says it is the excellent foppery of the world, that, when we are sick in fortune, often the surfeit...fools by heavenly compulsion, knaves, thieves, and treachers by spherical predominance, drunkards, liars, and adulterers by an enforced obedience of planetary...
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King Lear

William Shakespeare - 2007 - 215 pages
...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,...stars, as if we were villains by necessity, fools by 1 1 5 heavenly compulsion, knaves, thieves, and treachers97 by spherical predominance,98 drunkards,...
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The Tragedy of King Lear: With Classic and Contemporary Criticisms

William Shakespeare - 2008 - 340 pages
...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...villains by necessity, fools by heavenly compulsion, . . . and all that we are evil in by a divine thrusting on: (128-136) Gloster: As flies to wanton boys,...
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