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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 American Orator, Or, Elegant Extracts in Prose and Poetry: Comprehending ...

Increase Cooke - American literature - 1819 - 408 pages
...nothing but inexplicable dumb shows and noise ; I would have such a fellow whipt for overdoing Termaglht, it out-Herods Herod ; pray you avoid it. Be not too...; but let your own discretion be your tutor. Suit che action to the word, the word to the action ; with this special observance, that you o'erstef) not...
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Hamlet, and As You Like it: A Specimen of a New Edition of Shakespeare

William Shakespeare - Editing - 1819 - 466 pages
...Termagant; (1ai) it out-herods Herod : (8i) 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 • t 74 HAMLET, ACT in, word, the word to the action; with this special observance, that you o'er-step...
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The Plays of Shakspeare, Volume 2

William Shakespeare - 1819
...honour. Ham. Be not too tame neither, bat let your own discretion be your tutor: suit the action w the word, the word to the action ; with this special observance, that you o'er-etep not die modesty of nature : for any thing so overdonf is from the purpose of playing, whose...
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Lessons in Elocution: Or, A Selection of Pieces, in Prose and Verse, for the ...

William Scott (teacher, Edinburgh.) - Elocution - 1819 - 360 pages
...groundlings; who, (for the most part) are capable of nothing but inexplicable dumb shows and noise. Pray you avoid it. Be not too tame, neither; but let...the action ; with this special observance, that you overstep not the modesty of nature; for any thing so overdone is from the purpose of playing: whose...
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Lessons in Elocution, Or, A Selection of Pieces in Prose and Verse: For the ...

William Scott - Children's stories - 1820 - 407 pages
...groundlings ; who (fur the must part) are capable of nothing but inexplicable dumb shows and noise. Pray you avoid it. Be not too tame, neither ; but...word to the* action ; with this special observance, tliat you o'erstep not the modesty of nature ; for any thing so overdone is from the purpose of playing...
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Figures of elocution exemplified; or, Directions for reading and reciting ...

Charles Richson - 1820
...wants. Time once past-never returns — the moment which is lost-is lost for ever. Suit the action to the word, — the word to the action, — with this...observance,- that you o'erstep not the modesty of nature. I have a more permanent and steady rule for my conduct, — the dictates of my own breast. If Trim...
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Lessons in Elocution, Or, A Selection of Pieces in Prose and Verse: For the ...

William Scott - Children's stories - 1820 - 407 pages
...nothing but inexplicable dumb shows and noise. Pray you avoid it. Be not too tame, neither •, hut let your own discretion be your tutor. Suit the action to the word, the word !o the action ; with this special observance, that you o'erstep ndl tlu modesty nf nature ; for...
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The Dramatic Works of William Shakspeare: To which are Added His ...

William Shakespeare - 1821
...rods Herod t : Pray you, avoid it. 1 I'luy. I warrant your honour. Hani. Be not too tame neither, uut let your own discretion be your tutor : suit the action to the word, the \t ord to the action ; with this special observance, that you o'erstep not the modesty of nature :...
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The British Essayists: Tatler

James Ferguson - English essays - 1823
...part, are capable of nothing but inexplicable dull shows, and noise: I would have such a fellow whipp'd for o'er-doing Termagant; it out-herods Herod: pray...nature: for any thing so overdone is from the purpose of play^ 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 - 1823 - 372 pages
...groundlings ; who, (for the most part) are capable of nothing but inexplicable dumb shows and noise. Pray you avoid it. Be not too tame, neither ; but...the action ; with this special observance, that you overstep not the modesty of nature; -for any thing so overdone is from the purpose of playing : whose...
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