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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 Tatler; corrected from the originals, with a preface ..., Volume 1

Alexander Chalmers - 1817
...the ears of the groundlings ; who, for the most part, are capable of nothing but inexplicable dumb shows, and noise : I would have such a fellow whipp'd...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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The American Orator, Or, Elegant Extracts in Prose and Poetry: Comprehending ...

Increase Cooke - American literature - 1819 - 408 pages
...you avoid it. Be not too tame neither ; 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 the modesty oj nature : for any thing so overdone is from the purpose of nature ; whose...
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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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The Dramatic Works of William Shakspeare: To which are Added His ...

William Shakespeare - 1821
...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 : for anj' thing so overdone is from the purpose of playing, whose end, both at first, and now, was, and...
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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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