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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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Two Moons: A Novel

Thomas Mallon - Fiction - 2001 - 303 pages
...were villains on necessity; fools by heavenly compulsion; knaves, thieves, and treachers by heavenly predominance; drunkards, liars, and adulterers by...of whoremaster man, to lay his goatish disposition on the charge of a star. It was Roscoe Conkling he'd heard in the cut and thrust of those lines. This...
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El personaje nihilista: La celestina y el teatro europeo

Jesús G. Maestro - Drama - 2001 - 207 pages
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Shakespearean Scholarship: A Guide for Actors and Students

Leslie O'Dell - Performing Arts - 2002 - 413 pages
...Stars, as if we were villains on necessity, Fools by heavenly compulsion, Knaves, Thieves, and Treachers by Spherical predominance. Drunkards, Liars, and Adulterers...influence; and all that we are evil in, by a divine dirusting on. An admirable evasion of Whore-master-man, to lay his Goatish disposition to die charge...
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The Wisdom of Shakespeare

William Shakespeare - Political Science - 2002 - 228 pages
...stars: as if we were villains on necessity, fools by heavenly compulsion; knaves, thieves and treachers, by spherical predominance; drunkards, liars and adulterers,...of whoremaster man, to lay his goatish disposition on the charge of a star! Edmund — Lear I.ii Come, let's away to prison: We two alone will sing like...
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Shakespeare

David Bevington - Literary Criticism - 2002 - 205 pages
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Lectures on Shakespeare

W. H. Auden - Drama - 2002 - 398 pages
...knaves, thieves, and treachers by spherical predominance; drunkards, liars, and adulterers by an enforc'd obedience of planetary influence; and all that we...lay his goatish disposition to the charge of a star! (I.ii.128-39) The other major address to nature in the play is Lear's curse against Goneril: Hear,...
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Shakespeare's Tragic Skepticism

Millicent Bell - Literary Criticism - 2002 - 283 pages
...stars, as if we were villains on 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." His "necessity," "heavenly compulsion," and "divine thrusting on" sound like references to religious...
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Shakespearean Scholarship: A Guide for Actors and Students

Leslie O'Dell - Performing Arts - 2002 - 413 pages
...Stars, as if we were villains on necessity, Fools by heavenly compulsion, Knaves, Thieves, and Treachers by Spherical predominance. Drunkards, Liars, and Adulterers...influence; and all that we are evil in, by a divine dirusting on. An admirable evasion of Whore-master-man, to lay his Goatish disposition to die charge...
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Shakespeare's Books

H. R. D. Andes - Literary Criticism - 2003 - 336 pages
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