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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 Beauties of Shakspeare Regularly Selected from Each Play. With a General ... - Page 244
by William Shakespeare, William Dodd - 1827 - 345 pages
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The Plays of William Shakspeare: Accurately Printed from the Text ..., Volume 8

William Shakespeare - 1847 - 554 pages
...the noble and true-hearted Kent banished ! his offence, honesty ! — Strange ! strange ! [Exit. Edm. This is the excellent foppery of the world ! that,...necessity ; fools, by heavenly compulsion ; knaves, unstate mytelf, to be in a due resolution.} ie ho would give all he possessed to be certain of the...
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Shakespeare's Plays: With His Life, Volume 3

William Shakespeare - 1847
...And the noble and tnie-hearted Kent banished ! his offence, honesty ! — 'Tis strange. [ E.ril. Edm. e so light of it, and mocked Antonius so much, that ; kuaves, thieves, and treachers, by spherical predominance ; drunkards, liars, and adulterers, by...
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An Inquiry Into the Philosophy and Religion of Shakspere

William John Birch - Religion in literature - 1848 - 547 pages
...referring to the words of divinity upon earth, and the belief of Christians. Edmund goes on to say : — That when we are sick in fortune (often the surfeit...fools by heavenly compulsion ; knaves, thieves, and treacherers, by spherial predominance; drunkards, liars, and adulterers, by an enforced obedience of...
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An Inquiry Into the Philosophy and Religion of Shakspere

William John Birch - Religion in literature - 1848 - 578 pages
...referring to the words of divinity upon earth, and the belief of Christians. Edmund goes on to say : — That when we are sick in fortune (often the surfeit...we were villains by necessity ; fools by heavenly t compulsion; knaves, thieves, and treacherers, by spherial predominance; drunkards, liars, and adulterers,...
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King Lear. Romeo and Juliet. Hamlet. Othello

William Shakespeare - 1848
...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 9 by spherical predominance; drunkards, liars, and adulterers, by an enforced obedience of...
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Notes and Lectures Upon Shakespeare and Some of the Old Poets and ..., Volume 1

Samuel Taylor Coleridge - 1849
...moral quality of an action hy fixing the mind on the mere physical act alone. Ib. Edmund's speech : — This is the excellent foppery of the world ! that,...of our disasters, the sun, the moon, and the stars, &c. Thus scorn and misanthropy are often the anticipations and mouth-pieces of wisdom in the detection...
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Notes and Lectures Upon Shakespeare and Some of the Old Poets and ..., Volume 1

Samuel Taylor Coleridge - 1849
...mind on the mere physical act alone. Ib. Edmund's speech : — Th is is the excellent foppery of tlie world ! that, when we are sick in fortune, (often...of our disasters, the sun, the moon, and the stars, &c. Thus scorn and misanthropy are often the anticipations and mouth-pieces of wisdom in the de•...
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The tragedies of Sophocles, in Engl. prose. The Oxford tr

Sophocles - 1849 - 376 pages
...is the 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,...fools by heavenly compulsion; knaves, thieves, and treachers, by spherical predominance ; drunkards, liars, and adulterers, by an enforced obedience of...
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Apophthegms from the plays of Shakespeare, by C. Lyndon

William Shakespeare - 1850
...shall unfold what plaited cunning hides ; who covers faults, at last shame them derides.—COR. I., 1. This is the excellent foppery of the world ! that,...the moon, and the stars : as if we were villains by necessity.—EDM. I., 2. Thou art an O without a figure.—FOOL, I., 4. The hedge-sparrow fed the cuckoo...
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Three Essays on Shakespeare's Tragedy of King Lear

Sir John Robert Seeley, William Young (of the City of London School), Ernest Abraham Hart - 1851 - 149 pages
...order. Shakespeare teaches evidently the doctrine of— I. THE FREEDOM AND RESPONSIBILITY OF MAN. Edm. " 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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