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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... "
Cymbeline. Titus Andronicus. Pericles. King Lear - Page 358
by William Shakespeare - 1811
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The First Quarto of King Lear

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1996 - 141 pages
...And the noble and true-hearted Kent banished, his offence honest. Strange, strange! [Exit] 95 EDMUND This is the excellent foppery of the world, that when...fools by heavenly compulsion, knaves, thieves, and treacherers by spiritual predominance, drunkards, liars, and adulterers 100 by an enforced obedience...
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King Lear

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1994 - 170 pages
...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 adulterers by an enforced obedience of planetary 120 influence, and all that we are evil in by a divine thrusting on. An admirable evasion of whoremaster...
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Leaving the Cave: Evolutionary Naturalism in Social-scientific Thought

Pat Duffy Hutcheon - Social Science - 1996 - 504 pages
...Pioneers of Modern Social Science Montaigne, Hobbes and Hume Michel de Montaigne (1533-92) This is an excellent foppery of the world that, when we are sick...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 - Science - 2003 - 320 pages
...no contribution. No further reference will be made to it, and the author defers to Shakespeare: This excellent foppery of the world, that, when we are...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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Famous Lines: A Columbia Dictionary of Familiar Quotations

Robert Andrews - Reference - 1997 - 625 pages
...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,...by an enforced obedience of planetary influence.... An admirable evasion of whoremaster man, to lay his goatish disposition on the charge of a star! WILLIAM...
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The Wordsworth Dictionary of Quotations

Connie Robertson - Reference - 1998 - 669 pages
...is not love When it is mingled with regards that stand Aloof from the entire point. 10313 King Lear y. Thou canst not then be false to any man. 10196 Hamlet But to my mind own disasters the sun, the moon, and the stars. 10314 King Lear Have more than thou showest. Speak...
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Essays in honor of Hans Joachim Schneider

Hans-Dieter Schwind, Edwin Kube, Hans-Heiner Kühne - Criminal law - 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 - Business & Economics - 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 Oxford Shakespeare: The History of King Lear

William Shakespeare - Drama - 2001 - 336 pages
...offence honesty! Strange, strange! Exit EDMUND This is the excellent foppery of the world: that 11o when we are sick in fortune — often the surfeit...fools by heavenly compulsion, knaves, thieves, and treacherers by spherical predominance, drunkards, 115 liars, and adulterers by an enforced obedience...
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King Lear: The 1608 Quarto and 1623 Folio Texts

William Shakespeare - Drama - 2000 - 320 pages
...of the world, that 112 when we are sick in fortune — often the surfeit of our 113 own behavior - we make guilty of our disasters the sun, the moon,...fools by heavenly compulsion, knaves, thieves, and treacherers by spherical predominance, drunkards, 117 liars, and adulterers by an enforced obedience...
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