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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 Beauties of Shakspeare Regularly Selected from Each Play. With a General ...

William Shakespeare - 1827 - 345 pages
...for out-doing Termagant; it out-herods Herod. Pray you, avoid it. Play. I warrant your honcvr. Ham. Be not too tame neither, but let your own discretion...the word, the word to the action; with this special observant*, that you o'erstep not the modesty of nature: for any thing so overdone is from the purpose...
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Exercises in Reading and Recitation

Jonathan Barber - Readers, American - 1828 - 251 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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Analysis of the Principles of Rhetorical Delivery as Applied in Reading and ...

Ebenezer Porter - Elocution - 1828 - 404 pages
...are capable of nothing but inexplicable dumb shows, and noise : I would have such a fellow whipped for o'erdoing Termagant ; it out-herods Herod. Pray you, avoid it. Be not too tame neither ; but let 15 your own discretion be your tutor : suit the action to the word, the word to the action ; with this...
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The Dramatic Works of Shakespeare: With a Life, Volume 8

William Shakespeare - 1828
...salt the action to the word, the word to the action: with this special ohservance, that you p'erstep not the modesty of nature : for any thing so overdone is from the. purpose of playmg, wnose end, hoth at the first, and now, was, and is, to hold, as 'twere, the mirrour up to nature...
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The Guardian: Complete in One Volume, with Notes, and a General Index

English essays - 1829 - 264 pages
...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 you, avoid...with this special observance, that you o'erstep not tbe modesty of nature : for any thing sn overdone is from tbe purpose of playing, whose end, both at...
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The Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare: Accurately Printed from ..., Volume 2

William Shakespeare, George Steevens - 1829
...o'cr-doing Termagant; it out-hcrods Herod:* Fray you, avoid it. l Ptaij. l 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 tiling jo 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 - Elocution - 1829 - 407 pages
...groundlings ; who foe the most part) are capable of nothing but inexplicable lumb shows and noise. Pray you avoid it. Be not too tame, neither ; but...discretion be your tutor. Suit the action to the word, the word tc, the action ! with this special observance, that you o'er step not the modesty of nature ;...
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The London Encyclopaedia: Or, Universal Dictionary of Science ..., Volume 21

Thomas Curtis - Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1829
...suits with fortune, That would give more, but that her hand lacks means. Shakspeare. Suit the action to the word, the word to the action, with this special...observance, that you o'erstep not the modesty of nature. Id. Hamlet. I would I could find in my heart that I had not a hard heart ; for truly I love none. —...
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The Monthly Repository of Theology and General Literature

Liberalism (Religion) - 1829
...part are capable of nothing but inexplicable dumb show and noise : I could have such a fellow whipp'd for o'erdoing termagant ; it out-herods Herod. Pray you avoid it. Be not too tame neitlwr, but let your own discretion be your tutor." It is not solely or chiefly as a matter of taste...
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Miscellaneous Essays

Mathew Carey - Charities - 1830 - 472 pages
...inexplicable dumb shows, and noise : 1 would have such a fellow whipp'd for o'erdoing Termagant; it ont-herods Herod : pray you, avoid it. Be not too tame neither, but let your own discretion be your tutor ; suit tho action to tho word, the word to the action; with this special observance, that you o'erstep not...
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