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" Be not too tame neither, but let your own discretion be your tutor: suit the action to the word, the word to the action; with this special observance, that you o'erstep not the modesty of nature; for anything so overdone is from the purpose of playing,... "
The Tatler - Page 265
1803
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The Life of Mr. Thomas Betterton, the Late Eminent Tragedian. Wherein the ...

Charles Gildon - 1710 - 87 pages
...dumb ** Shores and Noife. I could have fuch a Fel" lowwhipt for o'erdoing Termagant : It out" Herod's Herod. Pray you avoid it Be ** not too tame neither, but let your own Dif" cretion be your Tutor. Suit the ABion to the tt Word, the Word to the ABion, with this fpe" cial...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare in Eight Volumes: With the ..., Volume 8

William Shakespeare - 1765
...avoid it. I Play. I warrant your Honour. Ham. Be not too tame neither ; but let your own difcretion be your tutor. Suit the action to the word, the word to the action, with this fpecial obfervance, that yon o'er-ftep not the modefty of Nature •, for any thing fo overdone is...
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The plays of william shakespeare.

William Shakespeare - 1765
...you, avoid it. Play. I warrant your Honour. Ham. Be not too tame neither; but let your owrt difcretion be your tutor. Suit the action to the word, the word to the action, with this fpecial obfervance, that you o'er-ftep not the modefty of Nature ; for any thing fo overdone is from...
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The Works of Shakespear: Troilus and Cressida. Romeo and Juliet. Hamlet. Othello

William Shakespeare - 1768
...it out-herods Herod. Pray you, avoid it. Ham. Be not too tame neither ; but let your own diferetion be your tutor. Suit the action to the word, the word to the action, with this fpecial obfervance, that you o'erftcp not the modefty of Nature ; for any thing fo over-done is from...
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The Works of Shakespeare: Collated with the Oldest Copies, and ..., Volume 8

William Shakespeare - 1773
...you, avoid it. Play. I warrant your honour. Hum. Ce not too tame neitner ; but letyoar own difcretion be your, tutor. Suit the action to the word, the word to" the action, with this fpecial obfervance, thgt you o~er ftep not the -modert'y of nature ; for aay, thing fo overdone is...
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The Speaker: Or, Miscellaneous Pieces, Selected from the Best English ...

William Enfield - Elocution - 1785 - 405 pages
...part) are capable of nothing but inexplicable dumb fhews and neife : I could have fuch a fellow whipp'd for o'erdoing termagant ; it out-herods Herod. Pray...avoid it. BE not too tame neither ; but let your own difcretion be your tutor. Suit the aftion to the word, the word to the action, with this fpecial obfervance,...
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The Lucubrations of Isaac Bickerstaff, Esq, Volume 1

Sir Richard Steele, Joseph Addison - English essays - 1786
...dumb " dumb fliews *, and noife : I would have fuck <ca fellow whipp'd for o'er-doing TERMA" GANTf ; it out-herods HEROD } : pray you, *' avoid it. Be not too tame neither, but let " your own difcretion be your tutor : fuit the '* action to the word, the word to the aftion ; '* with this fpecial...
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Hamlet. Titus Andronicus

William Shakespeare - 1788
...o'er-doing Termagant ; it out-herods Herod : Pray you, avoid it. i Play. I warrant your honour. 217 Ham. Be not too tame neither, but let your own discretion be your tutor : suit the aftion to the word, the word to the aftion ; with this special observance, that you o'er-step not the...
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Lessons in Elocution, Or, A Selection of Pieces in Prose and Verse: For the ...

William Scott - Elocution - 1789 - 398 pages
...inexplicable dumb fhows and nolle. Pray, you avoid it. Be iipt too tame neither : but let your own difcretion be your tutor. Suit the action to the word, the word to the action ; with this fpocial obfervante, that you o'erflep not the modefly of nature : for any thing fo overdone, is from...
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Elegant Extracts: Or, Useful and Entertaining Passages in Prose ..., Volume 2

1797 - 1120 pages
...groundlings ; who (for the moll part) are capable of nothing, but inexplicable dumb fhcurs and noife. Pray you, avoid it. Be not too tame neither : but let your own difcretion be your tutor. Suit the action to the word, the word to the action ; with this fpecial obfervance,...
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