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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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La scène et la fabrique des corps: ethnoscénologie du spectacle vivant en ...

Jean-Marie Pradier - Theater - 2000 - 351 pages
...foppery of the world, that, when we are sick in fortune, - often the surfeit of our own behaviours, - we make guilty of our disasters the sun, the moon,...fools by heavenly compulsion; knaves, thieves, and treachers, by spherical predominance ; drunkards, liars and adulterers, by an enforced obedience of...
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Interpreting the Self: Two Hundred Years of American Autobiography

Diane Bjorklund - Literary Criticism - 2000 - 263 pages
...foppery of the world, that when we are sick in fortune — often the surfeit of our own behavior — we make guilty of our disasters the sun, the moon...villains by necessity, fools by heavenly compulsion." The Role of Society and Significant Others Autobiographers who thought about human motivation considered...
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The Good Life: Alternatives in Ethics

Burton F. Porter - Philosophy - 2001 - 305 pages
...epitaph: 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...sun, the moon, and the stars; as if we were villains on necessity; fools by heavenly compulsion; knaves, thieves, and treachers, by spherical predominance;...
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Reimagining American Theatre

Robert Brustein - Literary Criticism - 2001 - 307 pages
...blame. As Shakespeare's Edmund puts it, in King Lear, "This is the excellent foppery of the world, that, when we are sick in fortune — often the surfeit...of our disasters the sun, the moon, and the stars. . . . 'Sfoot! I should have been that I am had the maidenliest star in the firmament twinkled on my...
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The Origins of English Words: A Discursive Dictionary of Indo-European Roots

Joseph Twadell Shipley - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2001 - 672 pages
...that, when we are sick in fortune-often the surfeit of our own behaviour-we make guilty of our own disasters the sun, the moon, and the stars; as if...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 Winter's Tale

William Shakespeare - 2001 - 500 pages
...236, 237. Planet, that will strike Where 'tis predominant] Cf. Edmund's speech in Lear, I, ii, 1 14 : 'we make guilty of our disasters the sun, the moon, and the stars ; as if we were villains on necessity, fools by heavenly compulsion, knaves, thieves, and treachers, by spherical predominance,...
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Shakespearean Scholarship: A Guide for Actors and Students

Leslie O'Dell - Performing Arts - 2002 - 413 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 on necessity, Fools by heavenly compulsion, Knaves, Thieves, and Treachers by Spherical predominance....
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Lectures on Shakespeare

W. H. Auden - Drama - 2002 - 398 pages
...But Edmund rejects laying sins off on the stars: This is the excellent foppery of the world, that, when we are sick in fortune, often the surfeit of...sun, the moon, and the stars; as if we were villains on necessity; fools by heavenly compulsion; knaves, thieves, and treachers by spherical predominance;...
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Shakespeare's Tragic Skepticism

Millicent Bell - Literary Criticism - 2002 - 283 pages
...says, "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...sun, the moon and the stars, as if we were villains on necessity, fools by heavenly compulsion, knaves, thieves and treachers by spherical predominance;...
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Time and the Astrolabe in the Canterbury Tales

Marijane Osborn - Poetry - 2002 - 350 pages
...articulate and clever one. Chaucer is as ironic about her views as Edmund is ironic in Xing Lear about how "we make guilty of our disasters the sun, the moon,...and the stars, as if we were villains by necessity." Neither Shakespeare's Edmund nor Chaucer accepts as an excuse "an enforc'd obedience of planetary influence"...
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