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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 Stratford Shakspere: Romeo & Juliet. Timon of Athens. Hamlet. King Lear ... - Page 317
by William Shakespeare - 1867
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Shakespeare and the Human Mystery

J. Philip Newell - Literary Criticism - 2003 - 134 pages
...matters: This is the excellent foppery of the world, that when we are sick in fortune - often the surfeits of our own behaviour - we make guilty of our disasters...influence; and all that we are evil in by a divine thrustingon. An admirable evasion of whoremaster man, to lay his goatish disposition to the charge...
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Understanding King Lear: A Student Casebook to Issues, Sources, and ...

Donna Woodford - Literary Criticism - 2004 - 183 pages
...behavior, 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,...of whoremaster man, to lay his goatish disposition to the charge of a star! ... I should have been that I am, had the maidenliest star in the firmament...
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Shakespeare's King Lear with The Tempest: The Discovery of Nature and the ...

Mark Allen McDonald - Literary Criticism - 2004 - 317 pages
...and the stars; as if we were villains on necessity, fools by heavenly compulsion, knaves, theives, and treachers by spherical predominance, drunkards,...of whoremaster man, to lay his goatish disposition to the charge of a star... Expanding on the rejection of custom and appeal to nature in his first soliloquy,...
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The Construction of Tragedy: Hubris

Mary Anneeta Mann - Literary Criticism - 2004 - 228 pages
...behaviour we make guilty of our disaster the sun, the moon, and the stars, as if we were villains by necessity, fools by heavenly compulsion, knaves, thieves...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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Patterns in Shakespearian Tragedy

Irving Ribner - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 224 pages
...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; knaves, thieves,...of whoremaster man, to 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...
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The Great Comedies and Tragedies

William Shakespeare - Drama - 2005 - 896 pages
...EDMUND This is the excellent foppery of the world that when we are sick in fortune, often the surfeits of our own behaviour, we make guilty of our disasters...and adulterers by an enforced obedience of planetary 120 influence, and all that we are evil in by a divine thrusting on. An admirable evasion of whoremaster...
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The Case for Shakespeare: The End of the Authorship Question

Scott McCrea - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2005 - 280 pages
...foppery of the world, that when we are sick in fortune — often the surfeits of our own behavior — we make guilty of our disasters the sun, the moon,...predominance; drunkards, liars, and adulterers by an enforc'd obedience of planetary influence; and all that we are evil in, by a divine thrusting on. (I.ii....
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Literature and Science: Social Impact and Interaction

John H. Cartwright, Brian Baker - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 471 pages
...behaviour, we make guilty of our disasters the sun, the moon, and the stars; as if we were villains of necessity, fools by heavenly compulsion, knaves thieves...all that we are evil in, by a divine thrusting on .... My father compounded with my mother under ursa major; so that it follows I am rough and lecherous....
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Deep Comedy: Trinity, Tragedy, and Hope in Western Literature

Peter J. Leithart - Literary Criticism - 2006 - 159 pages
...often the surfeits of our own behaviour — we make guilty of our disasters the sun, the moon, the stars, as if we were villains on necessity, fools...influence; and all that we are evil in by a divine thrusting-on. An admirable evasion of whoremaster man, to lay his goatish disposition to the charge...
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The Fated Sky: Astrology in History

Benson Bobrick - History - 2006 - 384 pages
...excellent foppery of the world, that when we are sick in fortune, often the surfeits of our own behavior, we make guilty of our disasters the sun, the moon,...predominance; drunkards, liars, and adulterers by an enforced obedi182 * BENSON BOBRICK ence of planetary influence; and all that we are evil in, by a divine thrusting...
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