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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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The Yale Book of Quotations

Fred R. Shapiro, Associate Librarian and Lecturer in Legal Research Fred R Shapiro - Reference - 2006 - 1067 pages
...excellent foppery of the world, that when we are sick in fortune, often the surfeits of our own behavior, ding a gun to a bank robber's head:] on necessity, fools by heavenly compulsion, knaves, thieves, and treachers by spherical predominance;...
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Passions and Tempers: A History of the Humours

Noga Arikha - History - 2007 - 376 pages
...prejudice — against bastards, in his case. Edmund says it 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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King Lear

William Shakespeare - Drama - 2007 - 215 pages
...excellent foppery of the world, that when we are sick in fortune, often the surfeits96 of our own behavior, we make guilty of our disasters the sun, the moon,...stars, as if we were villains by necessity, fools by 1 1 5 heavenly compulsion, knaves, thieves, and treachers97 by spherical predominance,98 drunkards,...
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The Tragedy of King Lear: With Classic and Contemporary Criticisms

William Shakespeare - Literary Criticism - 2008 - 340 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...villains by necessity, fools by heavenly compulsion, . . . and all that we are evil in by a divine thrusting on: (128-136) Gloster: As flies to wanton boys,...
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