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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 Plays of William Shakspeare, Volume 8

William Shakespeare - 1823
...for o'er-doing Termagant; itout-herodsHeroa:2 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 die word, the word to the action ; with this special observance, that you o'erstep not the modesty...
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The Plays, Volume 10

William Shakespeare - 1824
...o'erdoing Termagant ; it out-herods HerodJ : Pray you, avoid it. 1 Play. I warrant your honour. Ham. Be not too tame neither, but let your own discretion...special observance, that you o'erstep not the modesty of na* Reprimand him with freedom. •f* The meaner people then seeui to have sat in the pit. ture : for...
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The Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare: Accurately Printed from ..., Volume 2

William Shakespeare - 1824
...o'er-doing Termagant; ilout-herods Herod :' Pray you, avoid it 1 Play. I warrant your honour. Ham. Be not too tame neither, but let your own discretion...the action ; with this special observance, that you o'erslep not the modesty of nature : for any thing so overdone is from the purpose of playing, whose...
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The dramatic works of Shakspeare, from the text of Johnson and Stevens [sic ...

William Shakespeare - 1824
...honour. Ham. Be not too tame neither, but let yuar own discretion be your tutor : suit the actkm to the word, the word to the action ; with this special...you o'er-step not the modesty of nature : for any tiling so overdone is from the purpose of playing, whose ead, both at the first, and now, was, and...
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The Laughing Philosopher: Being the Entire Works of Momus, Jester of Olympus ...

English wit and humor - 1825 - 767 pages
...for out-doing Termagant ; it out-herods Herod. Pray you, avoid it. Play. I warrant your honour. Ham. Be not too tame neither, but let your own discretion...that you o'erstep 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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An Etymological and Explanatory Dictionary of Words Derived from the Latin ...

Richard Harrison Black - English language - 1825 - 332 pages
...than to persons, discreet is applied to persons rather than things, prudent is applied to both. *• Let your own discretion be your tutor. Suit the action to the words." Shakspeare. Discretive propositions are those where various judgments are made, and denoted...
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English Synonymes: With Copious Illustrations and Explanations, Drawn from ...

George Crabb - English language - 1826 - 688 pages
...the well-strung bow. POPE. Suit is employed for intellectual or moral objects ; ' Suit the action to the word, the word to the action, with this special...observance, that you o'erstep not the modesty of nature.' SHAKSPEARE. So also intransitively ; 111 tuitt it now the joys of love to know, Too deep my anguish,...
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Cumberland's British Theatre: With Remarks, Biographical and ..., Volume 4

English drama - 1826
...o'er-doing Termagant ; it out-herods Herod : pray you, avoid it. 1 Act. (a.) I warrant your honour. Ham. Be not too tame neither, but let your own discretion be your tutor : suit the action to the word, and the word to the action ; with this special observance, that you o'erstep not the modesty of nature...
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Prose

Literature - 1826
...thegroundlings ; who (for the moft part) are capable of nothing, but inexplicable dumb ihews 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 Speaker; Or, Miscellaneous Pieces: Selected from the Best English ...

William Enfield - Elocution - 1827 - 346 pages
...are capable of nothing but inexplicable dumb shows and noise: I would have such a fellow whippet! (or o'erdoing termagant ; it outherods Herod. — Pray...the action, with this special observance, that you o'erslcp not the modesty of nature : for any thing so overdone is from the purpose of playing ; whose...
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