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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 British Controversialist and Literary Magazine, Volume 1

1864
...that when we are sick in fortune (often the surfeit of our own behaviour) we make guilty of our own disasters the sun, the moon, and the stars ; as if...fools by heavenly compulsion ; knaves, thieves, and traitors by spherical predominance ; drunkards, liars, antL adulterers by an enforced obedience of...
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The Psychology of Interpersonal Relations

Fritz Heider - 1982 - 322 pages
...taken from King Lear, illustrates this point: 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 on necessity; fools by heavenly compulsion; knaves, thieves, and treachers by spherical predominance;...
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Elizabethan Popular Culture

Leonard R. N. Ashley - 1988 - 316 pages
...outsider in many ways, not least in his rejection of popular Elizabethan belief in astrology in which we "make guilty of our disasters the sun, the moon,...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 First Quarto of King Lear

William Shakespeare - 1996 - 141 pages
...offence honest. Strange, strange! [Exit] 95 EDMUND 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 treacherers by spiritual predominance, drunkards, liars, and adulterers 100 by an enforced obedience...
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Leaving the Cave: Evolutionary Naturalism in Social-scientific Thought

Pat Duffy Hutcheon - 1996 - 504 pages
...Montaigne, Hobbes and Hume Michel de Montaigne (1533-92) This is an excellent foppery of the world that, when we are sick in fortune often the surfeit...villains by necessity, fools by heavenly compulsion . . . and all that we are evil in, by a divine thrusting on. William Shakespeare, King Lear Erasmus...
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Astronomy Through the Ages: The Story Of The Human Attempt To Understand The ...

Sir Robert Wilson - 2003 - 320 pages
...will be made to it, and the author defers to Shakespeare: This excellent foppery of the world, that, when we are sick in fortune often the surfeit of our...behaviour - we make guilty of our disasters the Sun, Moon and the stars, as if we were villains by necessity, fools by heavenly compulsion, knaves, thieves,...
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Essays in honor of Hans Joachim Schneider

Hans-Dieter Schwind, Edwin Kube, Hans-Heiner Kühne - 1998 - 1079 pages
...excesses. One is the fatalistic excess, so well described by Shakespeare in King Lear (I, ii, 129): "We make guilty of our disasters the sun, the moon,...villains by necessity, fools by heavenly compulsion." This fatalistic attitude brings no relief and leads to further disasters as those of the same kind...
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Shakespeare on Management: Leadership Lessons for Today's Managers

Paul Corrigan - 2000 - 244 pages
...reasons to explain them: This is the excellent foppery of the world, that, when we are sick infortune - often the surfeit of our own behaviour - we make guilty...the moon, and the stars: as if we were villains by necessity,fools by heavenly compulsion; knaves, thieves, and treachers, by spherical predominance;...
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The Arden Dictionary of Shakespeare Quotations

William Shakespeare - 1999 - 408 pages
...underlings. Julius Caesar 1.2.138-9, CASSIUS TO BRUTUS 4 When we are sick in fortune, often the surfeits of our own behaviour, we make guilty of our disasters...sun, the moon and the stars, as if we were villains on necessity, fools by heavenly compulsion. King Lear 1.2.12o-3, EDMUND 5 Ebbing men . . . Most often...
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The Arden Dictionary of Shakespeare Quotations

Jane Armstrong - 1999 - 408 pages
...underlings. Julius Caesar 1.2.138-9, CASSIUS TO BRUTUS 4 When we are sick in fortune, often the surfeits of our own behaviour, we make guilty of our disasters...sun, the moon and the stars, as if we were villains on necessity, fools by heavenly compulsion. King Lear 1.2.120-3, EDMUND 5 Ebbing men . . . Most often...
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