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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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Elegant Extracts: Or, Useful and Entertaining Passages in Prose, Volume 2

Vicesimus Knox - English prose literature - 1797
...groundlings ; who (for the molt part) are capable of nothing, but inexplicable dumb (hews 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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The Plays of William Shakespeare: Accurately Printed from the ..., Volume 10

William Shakespeare - 1803
...o'er-doing Termagant ; it out-herods Herod :9 Pray you, avoid 5t1 Play. l warrant your honour. Ham. Be not too tame neither, but let your own discretion...that you o'er-step not the modesty of nature : for anything so overdone is from the purpose of playing, whose end, both at the first, and now, was, and...
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The speaker, or Miscellaneous pieces, selected from the best English writers ...

William Enfield - 1804
...either to follow the great original itself, or the best copies you meet with ; always , however , with this special observance, that you o'ERSTEP NOT THE MODESTY OF NATURE. In the application of these rules to practice , ia order to- acquire a just and graceful elocution...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare : Accurately Printed from the ..., Volume 10

William Shakespeare - 1805
...o'er-doing Termagant ;8 it out-herods Herod :9 Pray you, avoid it. 1 Play. I warrant your honour. Ham. Be not too tame neither, but let your own discretion be your tutor: suit the action to the word, " per\\v\g-paterl — ] This is a ridicule on the quantity of false hair worn in Shakspeare's time,...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare: Accurately Printed from the Text ..., Volume 9

William Shakespeare - 1805
...o'er-doing Termagant;8 it out-herods Herod:9 Pray you, avoid it. 1 Play. I warrant your honour. Ham. Be not too tame neither, but let your own discretion be your tutor: suit the action to the word, 8 periwig-paterf — ] This is a ridicule on the quantity of false hair worn in Shakspeare's time,...
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The Works of the Late Edward Dayes: Containing An Excursion Through the ...

Edward Dayes - Artists - 1805 - 359 pages
...should be careful of mistaking bluster and rant for spirit and greatness. " Be not too tame neither, neither, but let your own discretion be your tutor; suit the action to the word, with this special observance, that you overstep not the modesty of nature." Weak minds are apt, when...
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The Works of the Late Edward Dayes: Containing An Excursion Through the ...

Edward Dayes - Artists - 1805 - 359 pages
...should be careful of mistaking bluster and rant for spirit and greatness. " Be not too tame neither, neither, but let your own discretion be your tutor; suit the action to the \vord, with this special observance, that you overstep not the modesty of nature." Weak minds are apt,...
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The Accomplished Tutor; Or, Complete System of Liberal Education ..., Volume 1

Thomas Hodson - Arithmetic - 1806 - 458 pages
...inexplicable dumb ihows, and noife : I could have fuch a fellow "whipp'd-for o'erdoing terjnagant ; it out-herods Herod. Pray you, 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 aftion, with this fpecial obfcrvance,...
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The Dramatic Works of William Shakspeare, with Explanatory Notes ..., Volume 2

William Shakespeare, Samuel Ayscough - 1807
...o'er-doing Termagant7; it out-herods Herod': 35 Pray you, avoid it. 1 Ptay. 1 warrant your honour. Ham. ! My father hath set guard to take my brother; And...question, Which I must act:— Hriefpess, and fortune, w 40 observance, that you o'erstep not the modesty of nature : For any thing so overdone is from the...
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The British Essayists, Volume 1

Alexander Chalmers - English essays - 1808
...are capable of nothing but inexplicable dumb shews, and noise : I would have such a fellow whipp'd for o'er-doing Termagant ; it out-herods Herod : pray...discretion be your tutor; suit the action to the word, the word lo the action ; with this special observance, that you o'erstep not the modesty of nature : for...
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