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" ... we make guilty of our disasters the sun, the moon, and the stars: as if we were villains by necessity; fools by heavenly compulsion; knaves, thieves, and treachers, by spherical predominance; drunkards, liars, and adulterers, by an enforced obedience... "
The Plays of William Shakespeare: With the Corrections and Illustrations of ... - Page 161
by William Shakespeare - 1809
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William Shakespeare: In His Times, for Our Times

Michael Rosen - Dramatists, English - 2004 - 95 pages
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King Lear

William Shakespeare, Paul Werstine - Drama - 2011 - 384 pages
...necessity; fools by heavenly compulsion; knaves, thieves, and treachers by spherical predominance; 130 drunkards, liars, and adulterers by an enforced obedience...of whoremaster man, to lay his goatish disposition on the charge of a star! My father 135 compounded with my mother under the Dragon's tail, and my nativity...
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King Lear: The Tragedie of King Lear : the First Folio of 1623 and a ...

William Shakespeare - Drama - 2004 - 276 pages
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The Mystery of Things: A Novel

Debra Murphy - Fiction - 2005 - 388 pages
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Elizabethan Drama Part 1: Marlowe to Shakespeare: Part 46 Harvard Classics

Charles W. Eliot - Drama - 2004 - 448 pages
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The Construction of Tragedy: Hubris

Mary Anneeta Mann - Literary Criticism - 2004 - 228 pages
...stars, as if we were villains by necessity, fools by heavenly compulsion, knaves, thieves and treachers by spherical predominance, drunkards, liars and adulterers...all that we are evil in, by a divine thrusting on. Edmund uses only a part of the reference. The other part is acknowledgement by denial, of the existence...
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The Great Comedies and Tragedies

William Shakespeare - Drama - 2005 - 896 pages
...spherical predominance, drunkards, liars, and adulterers by an enforced obedience of planetary 120 influence, and all that we are evil in by a divine...under the Dragon's tail, and my nativity was under Ursa Major, so that it follows I am rough and lecherous. Put, I should have been that I am, had the...
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Patterns in Shakespearian Tragedy

Irving Ribner - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 224 pages
...as if we were villains by necessity; fools by heavenly compulsion; knaves, thieves, and treachers, by spherical predominance; drunkards, liars, and adulterers,...lay his goatish disposition to the charge of a star. (I.ii.izS-jS) Human society in Edmund's view is debased. The mind to Edmund is an independent entity...
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Shakespeare: The Seven Ages of Human Experience

David Bevington - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 278 pages
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