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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 Plays of William Shakespeare ...: With the Corrections and Illustrations ... - Page 161
by William Shakespeare - 1809
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Leaving the Cave: Evolutionary Naturalism in Social-scientific Thought

Pat Duffy Hutcheon - Social Science - 1996 - 504 pages
...Montaigne, Hobbes and Hume Michel de Montaigne (1533-92) This is an excellent foppery of the world that, when we are sick in fortune — often the surfeit...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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The Meaning of Mind: Language, Morality, and Neuroscience

Thomas Szasz, L. Stanley - Political Science - 1996 - 182 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, and the stars; as if we were villains of necessity; fools by heavenly compulsion; knaves, thieves, and treachers [traitors] by spherical...
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Astronomy Through the Ages: The Story Of The Human Attempt To Understand The ...

Sir Robert Wilson - Science - 2003 - 320 pages
...will be made to it, and the author defers to Shakespeare: This excellent foppery of the world, that, when we are sick in fortune often the surfeit of our...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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Essays in honor of Hans Joachim Schneider

Hans-Dieter Schwind, Edwin Kube, Hans-Heiner Kühne - Criminal law - 1998 - 1079 pages
...excesses. One is the fatalistic excess, so well described by Shakespeare in King Lear (I, ii, 129): "We make guilty of our disasters the sun, the moon,...villains by necessity, fools by heavenly compulsion." This fatalistic attitude brings no relief and leads to further disasters as those of the same kind...
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The Wordsworth Dictionary of Quotations

Connie Robertson - Reference - 1998 - 669 pages
...stand Aloof from the entire point. 10313 King Lear This is the excellent foppery of the world, that, Hamlet But to my mind own disasters the sun, the moon, and the stars. 10314 King Lear Have more than thou showest. Speak...
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Shakespeare on Management: Leadership Lessons for Today's Managers

Paul Corrigan - Business & Economics - 2000 - 244 pages
...reasons to explain them: This is the excellent foppery of the world, that, when we are sick infortune - often the surfeit of our own behaviour - we make guilty...the moon, and the stars: as if we were villains by necessity,fools by heavenly compulsion; knaves, thieves, and treachers, by spherical predominance;...
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The Transient and the Absolute: An Interpretation of the Human Condition and ...

Mordecai Roshwald - Philosophy - 1999 - 198 pages
...excellent foppery of the world. that. when we are sick in fortune. ... we make guilty of our disaster the sun. the moon. and the stars: as if we were villains by necessity: fools by heavenly compulsion: . . . and all that we are evil in. by a divine thrusting on: . . ."4' The statement repudiates the...
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A Short History of Europe, 1600-1815: Search for a Reasonable World

Lisa Rosner, Professor Lisa Rosner, John Theibault - History - 2000 - 450 pages
...turn to Shakespeare again for the alternative view: "This is the excellent foppery of the world, that, when we are sick in fortune — often the surfeit...fools by heavenly compulsion; knaves, thieves, and treachers by spherical predominance; drunkards, liars, and adulterers by an enforced obedience of planetary...
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The Oxford Shakespeare: The History of King Lear

William Shakespeare - Drama - 2001 - 336 pages
...offence honesty! Strange, strange! Exit EDMUND This is the excellent foppery of the world: that 11o when we are sick in fortune — often the surfeit...fools by heavenly compulsion, knaves, thieves, and treacherers by spherical predominance, drunkards, 115 liars, and adulterers by an enforced obedience...
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King Lear: The 1608 Quarto and 1623 Folio Texts

William Shakespeare - Drama - 2000 - 270 pages
...of the world, that 112 when we are sick in fortune — often the surfeit of our 113 own behavior - we make guilty of our disasters the sun, the moon,...fools by heavenly compulsion, knaves, thieves, and treacherers by spherical predominance, drunkards, 117 liars, and adulterers by an enforced obedience...
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