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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 Tragedies of Sophocles: in English Prose: The Oxford Translation

Sophocles - 1859 - 339 pages
...excellent foppery of the world! that, when we are sick in fortune (often the surfeit of our 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 Psychology of Interpersonal Relations

Fritz Heider - Psychology - 1982 - 322 pages
...not do otherwise. The following pronouncement, taken from King Lear, illustrates this point: Edmund: This is the excellent foppery of the world, that,...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 - History - 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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El mundo trágico de los griegos y de Shakespeare: consideraciones sobre lo ...

Ludwig Schajowicz - Comparative literature - 1990 - 374 pages
...extraordinarios del macrocosmos y los desórdenes de la conducta humana: Edmund. This is the excellent floppery of the world, that, when we are sick in fortune, —...fools by heavenly compulsion, knaves, thieves, and treachers by spherical predominance, drunkards, liars, and adulterers by enforced obedience of planetary...
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King Lear

William Shakespeare - Juvenile Nonfiction - 1990 - 314 pages
...no And the noble and true-hearted Kent banished! His offence, honesty! 'Tis strange. [Exit] Edmund This is the excellent foppery of the world, that,...behaviour, we make guilty of our disasters the sun, the H5 moon, and stars; as if we were villains by necessity, fools by heavenly compulsion; knaves, thieves,...
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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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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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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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