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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 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... "
The plays and poems of Shakespeare, according to the improved text of E ... - Page 28
by William Shakespeare - 1842
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The Meaning of Mind: Language, Morality, and Neuroscience

Thomas Stephen Szasz - Political Science - 1996 - 182 pages
...self: This is the 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...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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Leaving the Cave: Evolutionary Naturalism in Social-scientific Thought

Pat Duffy Hutcheon - Social Science - 1996 - 504 pages
...Pioneers of Modern Social Science 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 of our own behaviour — we make guilty of our disasters the sun, the moon, and the stars; as if we were villains...
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Astronomy Through the Ages: The Story Of The Human Attempt To Understand The ...

Sir Robert Wilson - Science - 2003 - 320 pages
...no contribution. No further reference 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 own behaviour - we make guilty of our disasters the Sun, Moon and the stars, as if we were villains by...
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The Reasonable Art of Fly Fishing

Terry Mort - Sports & Recreation - 1998 - 224 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, and...heavenly compulsion, knaves, thieves and treachers by spherical predominance, drunkards, liars and adulterers by an enforced obedience of planetary influence....
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Essays in honor of Hans Joachim Schneider

Hans-Dieter Schwind, Edwin Kube - 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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Dictionary of Quotations

Connie Robertson - Reference - 1998 - 669 pages
...is not love When it is mingled with regards that stand Aloof from the entire point. 10313 King Lear y. Thou canst not then be false to any man. 10196 Hamlet But to my mind behaviour - we make guilty of our own disasters the sun, the moon, and the stars. 10314 King Lear Have...
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The Arden Dictionary of Shakespeare Quotations

William Shakespeare, Jane Armstrong - Drama - 1999 - 396 pages
...1.2.138-9, CASSIUS TO BRUTUS 4 When we are sick in fortune, often the surfeits of our own behaviour, we make guilty of our disasters the sun, the moon and the stars, as if we were villains on necessity, fools by heavenly compulsion. King Lear 1.2.12o-3, EDMUND 5 Ebbing men . . . Most often...
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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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The Arden Dictionary of Shakespeare Quotations

Jane Armstrong - Drama - 1999 - 408 pages
...1.2.138-9, CASSIUS TO BRUTUS 4 When we are sick in fortune, often the surfeits of our own behaviour, we make guilty of our disasters the sun, the moon and the stars, as if we were villains on necessity, fools by heavenly compulsion. King Lear 1.2.120-3, EDMUND 5 Ebbing men . . . Most often...
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Interpreting the Self: Two Hundred Years of American Autobiography

Diane Bjorklund - Biography & Autobiography - 1999 - 263 pages
...autobiographers might use the idea of chance in the manner that Shakespeare described in King Lear: "This is the excellent foppery of the world, that...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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