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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 Dramatic Works of William Shakspeare, from the Text of Johnson ..., Volume 4

William Shakespeare - 1862 - 578 pages
...the noble and true-hearted Kent banish'd! his offence, honesty ! — Strange ! strange ! {Exit. Edm. This is the excellent foppery of the world ! that,...disasters, the sun, the moon, and the stars : as if we were villians by necessity, fools by heavenly compulsion ; knaves, thieves, and treachers, J by spherical...
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Walter Langley, or The race of life, Volume 3; Volume 53

Charles Stuart Savile (hon.) - 1862
...destiny," returned the steward. " ' This is the excellent foppery of the world! that when we are sick of fortune (often the surfeit of our own behaviour) we...fools by heavenly compulsion ; knaves, thieves, and traitors by spherical predominance ; drunkards, liars, and adulterers by an enforced obedience of planetary...
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The Twentieth Century, Volume 64

Nineteenth century - 1908
...world, let us ask first what Shakespeare considered the cause of sin. Listen to Edmund in K ing Lear : ' 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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Nineteenth Century and After: A Monthly Review, Volume 63

1908 - 1058 pages
...capable and determined scoundrel, like Edmund the bastard in Lear, who is made to sing the same tune : This is the excellent foppery of the world, that when...villains by necessity, fools by heavenly compulsion ; drunkards, liars, and adulterers, by an enforced obedience of planetary influence ; and all that...
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The Psychology of Interpersonal Relations

Fritz Heider - Psychology - 1982 - 340 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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The First Quarto of King Lear

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1996 - 160 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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