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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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Aphorisms from Shakespeare

William Shakespeare, Capel Lofft - 1812 - 456 pages
...the noble mind Rich gifts wax poor when givers prove unkind. 46. DRAMATIC ACTION. Suit the action to the word ; the word to the action: with this special...observance, that you o'erstep not the modesty of Nature. 47- ACTORS. • Let those who play clowns speak no more than is set down for them. For there be that...
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The Enquirer: Or, Literary, Mathematical, and Philosophical ..., Volume 2

William Marrat, Pishey Thompson - 1812
...stronger language than is used in the same play by Hamlet, in his instructions to the players — " O'erstep not the modesty of nature; for any thing so overdone is from the purpose of playT ing, whose end, both at the first, and now, was, and is, to hold as 'twere the mirror up to nature;...
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Lessons in Elocution, Or, A Selection of Pieces in Prose and Verse: For the ...

William Scott - Elocution - 1814 - 407 pages
...groundlings ; \vho(for the most part) are capable of nothing but inexplicable dumb shows and noise. Pray yon avoid it. Be not too tame, neither ; but let your...the action ; with this special observance, that you o'erutefi net the modesty of nature ; for any thing so overdone is from the purpose of playing; whose...
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The dramatic works of William Shakspeare, Volume 7

William Shakespeare - 1814
...o'crdoing Termagant : it out-herods Herod: Pray you, avoid it. I PlatI. I warrant your honour. Ham. Be not too tame neither, but let your own discretion...the action ; with this special observance, that you o'erstcp not the modesty of nature : for any thing so overdone is from the purpose of playing, whose...
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The Old Bachelor ...

Virginia - 1814 - 235 pages
...Shakespeare has given the true rule of action, which is universal m its application— " Suit the action to the word, the word to the action ; with this special observance, that you. overstep not the modesty of nature." Now, is it not obvious that the manner which would be chaste am!...
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Gerstenbergs vermischte schriften von ihm selbst gesammelt und mit ...

Heinrich Wilhelm von Gerstenberg - 1815
...noise: I conld have such a fellow lohipt for o'er-doiug Termagajit; it out-herods Pier od. Pray yoit, avoid it. — Be not too tame neither ; but let your own discretion be your tutor* Snit the actionto the word, the word to the action, with this special observancet that you o'erstep...
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The Young Man's Best Companion and Guide to Useful Knowledge

John Dougall - Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1815 - 476 pages
...yourself cither to follow the great original itself, or the best copies you can meet with, always however with this special observance that you " o'erstep not the modesty of nature." It were greatly to be wished that all public speakers would deliver their thoughts and sentiments,...
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The Tatler; corrected from the originals, with a preface ..., Volume 1

Alexander Chalmers - 1817
...are capable of nothing but inexplicable dumb shows, and noise : I would have such a fellow whipp'd for o'er-doing Termagant; it out-herods Herod : pray...that you o'erstep not the- modesty of nature : for be reformed altogether. And let those that play your clowns, speak no more than is set down for them:...
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Lessons in Elocution: Or, A Selection of Pieces in Prose and Verse, for the ...

William Scott - Elocution - 1817 - 407 pages
...groundlings ; whe (for the most part) are capable of •othing but inexplicable dumb shows and noise. Pray you avoid it. Be not too tame, neither ; but...to the action ; with this special observance, that yon o'trstefi not the modesty of nature ; for any thing so overdone is from the purpose of playing...
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The American Orator, Or, Elegant Extracts in Prose and Poetry: Comprehending ...

Increase Cooke - American literature - 1819 - 408 pages
...most part, are capable of nothing but inexplicable dumb shows and noise ; I would have such a fellow Be not too tame neither ; but let your own discretion...the action ; with this special observance, that you o'erntep not the modesty of nature : for any thing so overdone is from the purpose of nature ; whose...
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