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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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Cool, Hip & Sober: 88 Ways to Beat Booze and Drugs

Bill Manville, William Henry Manville - Body, Mind & Spirit - 2003 - 288 pages
...addicts. Blaming others. . . . when we are sick in fortune — often the surfeit of our own behavior — we make guilty of our disasters the sun, the moon,...villains by necessity, fools by heavenly compulsion ... an admirable evasion of whoremaster man, to lay his goatish disposition to the charge of a star....
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Understanding King Lear: A Student Casebook to Issues, Sources, and ...

Donna Woodford - Literary Criticism - 2004 - 183 pages
...excellent foppery of the world, that, when we are sick in fortune, often the surfeit of our own behavior, 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 Construction of Tragedy: Hubris

Mary Anneeta Mann - Literary Criticism - 2004 - 228 pages
...from the mean. This in part is what Gloucester is trying to do and his son Edmund jeers at him for it: This is the excellent foppery of the world, that when...surfeit of our own behaviour we make guilty of our disaster the sun, the moon, and the stars, as if we were villains by necessity, fools by heavenly compulsion,...
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Patterns in Shakespearian Tragedy

Irving Ribner - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 224 pages
...phenomena of nature which was so integral a part of the Elizabethan doctrine of order and degree : This is the excellent foppery of the world, that,...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 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 2005 - 164 pages
...state. lts presence proves our feet upon the path. Permission to proceed with wisdom is all we need now. "This is the excellent foppery of the world, that...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 - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 471 pages
...brothers divide . . . the king falls from bias of nature. To which Edmund replies to himself: Edmund: This is the excellent foppery of the world, that when...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 - Drama - 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 - History - 2007 - 376 pages
...reassuring determinism or the strengthening of prejudice — against bastards, in his case. Edmund says it is the excellent foppery of the world, that, when...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 - Drama - 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 - Literary Criticism - 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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