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" And therefore is the glorious planet, Sol, In noble eminence enthron'd and spher'd Amidst the other ; whose med'cinable eye Corrects the ill aspects of planets evil, And posts, like the commandment of a king, Sans check, to good and bad... "
Troilus and Cressida. Othello - Page 28
by William Shakespeare - 1788
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Shakespeare's Historical Background and the World Picture of the Elizabethan Age

Christian R. Schwab - 2007 - 28 pages
...the role of the king, as the ruler of the state, with the role of the sun, as the ruler of heaven: And therefore is the glorious planet Sol In noble...med'cinable eye Corrects the ill aspects of planets evil And posts like the commandment of a king, Analogous to the superior position of the sun, the king likewise...
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Time, Space, and Motion in the Age of Shakespeare

Angus Fletcher, Distinguished Professor Emeritus Angus Fletcher - Literary Criticism - 2007 - 179 pages
...With Ulysses' speech in Troilus and Cressida, Shakespeare memorably epitomized the model as follows: The heavens themselves, the planets and this centre...season, form, Office and custom, in all line of order. (l.iii85-88) Disordered planetary motions are to blame if social order goes awry, and there is no limit...
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The Cambridge Introduction to Tragedy

Jennifer Wallace - Drama - 2007 - 243 pages
...The heavens themselves, the planets, and this centre Observe degree, priority, and place, Infixture, course, proportion, season, form, Office and custom,...therefore is the glorious planet Sol In noble eminence enthroned and sphered Amidst the other, whose med'cinable eye Corrects the ill aspects of planets evil...
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