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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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The Plays and Poems of William Shakespeare: Printed from the Text ..., Volume 6

William Shakespeare - 1844
...as if we were villains by necessity; fools, by heavenly compulsion ; knaves, thieves, and treachers, by spherical predominance ; drunkards, liars, and...man, to lay his goatish disposition to the charge of stars! My father compounded with my mother under the dragon's tail , and my nativity was under ursa...
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Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen, Volumes 37-39

Languages, Modern - 1865
...heavenly compulsion ; knave?, thieves, and trenchers, by spherical predominance ; drunkards, Han«, »nd adulterers, by an enforced obedience of planetary...lay his goatish disposition to the charge of a star! Lear. Act 1 Scene 2. XXVIII. „Right true: but faulty men use oftentimes To attribute their folly...
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Tragedies

William Shakespeare - 1846
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Shakespeare's Plays: With His Life, Volume 3

William Shakespeare - 1847
...if we were villains by necessity ; fools, by heavenly compulsion ; kuaves, thieves, and treachers, this unnatural scene They laugh at. О my mother, mother ! О ! You have won ursa major; so that, it follows, I am rough and lecherous. — Tut ! I should have been that I am,...
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An Inquiry Into the Philosophy and Religion of Shakspere

William John Birch - Religion in literature - 1848 - 547 pages
...villains by necessity ; fools by heavenly compulsion ; knaves, thieves, and treacherers, by spherial predominance; drunkards, liars, and adulterers, by...all that we are evil in by a divine thrusting on. He says that according to these predictions he must have been born under the evil auspices of the heavens,...
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Lacy's Acting Edition of Plays, Dramas, Farces and Extravagances, Etc., Etc ...

Drama - 1849
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Notes and Queries, Volume 166

Questions and answers - 1934
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The tragedies of Sophocles, in Engl. prose. The Oxford tr

Sophocles - 1849
...as if we were villains by necessity; fools by heavenly compulsion; knaves, thieves, and treachers, by spherical predominance ; drunkards, liars, and...all that we are evil in, by a divine thrusting on." Act I. sc. 2. PH. Thou abhorrence, what lies dost thou coin to utter ! Thou alleging gods in pretence,...
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Compitum, Or The Meeting of the Ways at the Catholic Church, Volume 4

Kenelm Henry Digby - 1850
...As if we were villains by necessity ; fools by heavenly compulsion ; knaves, thieves, and traitors by spherical predominance ; drunkards, liars, and...in by a divine thrusting on. An admirable evasion !" Again, let us observe another inconvenience, not to say obstacle, upon this road, arising from the...
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The dramatic (poetical) works of William Shakspeare; illustr ..., Volume 7

William Shakespeare - 1851
...if we were villains by necessity ; fools, by heavenly compulsion ; knaves, thieves, and treachers 2 by spherical predominance ; drunkards, liars, and...under the dragon's tail ; and my nativity was under ursa major ; so that it follows I am rough and lecherous. — Tut, I should have been that I am, had...
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