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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 British Essayists - Page 257
1823
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The Speaker; Or Miscellaneous Pieces: Selected from the Best English Writers ...

William Enfield - Elocution - 1808 - 400 pages
...such a feiIdwetyvbi'ppAt'for oserdoing termagant; it out-herods Hetod. Pray; you atgjd it;™" t'; * Be not too tame neither ; but let your own discretion...the action, with this special observance, that you o'erstepnot the modesty of nature : for any thing so overdone is from the purpose of playing ; whose...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare: With the Corrections and ..., Volume 15

William Shakespeare - 1809
...schaffalde, and Annas and Cayphas their schaffaldys," &c. Steevens. J Play. I warrant your honour. "Ham. Be not too tame neither, but let your own discretion...to the action ; with this special observance, that youo'er-step not the modesty of nature: for any thing so •verdone is from the purpose of playing,...
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The plays of William Shakspeare, with the corrections and illustr ..., Volume 15

William Shakespeare - 1809
...Steevens. 1 Play. I warrant your honour. Ham. Be not too tame neither, hut let your own discretion he your tutor: suit the action to the word, the word to the action ; with this special ohservance, that you o'er-step not the modesty of nature : for any thing so overdone is from the purpose...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare ...: With the Corrections and ..., Volume 15

William Shakespeare - 1809
...Steevens. 1 Play. I warrant your honour. Ham, Be not too tame neither, hut let your own discretion he your tutor: suit the action to the word, the •word to the action ; with this special ohservance, that you o'er-step not the modesty of nature: for any thing so everdone is from the purpose...
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The American Orator, Or, Elegant Extracts in Prose and Poetry: Comprehending ...

Increase Cooke - American literature - 1811 - 408 pages
...be then to be considered. That's villanious, and shows a most pitiful ambition in the fool that uses it. 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 nature ; whose end, both at the first and now, was and...
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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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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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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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