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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 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 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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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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Prose

Literature - 1826
...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, that you o'erftep not the modefty of nature : for any thing fo overdone, is from...
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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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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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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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