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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 civil wars of Rome: select lives tr. with notes by G. Long, Volume 2

Plutarchus - 1846
...crier had spoke my lines."—" Let your 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." 6. Quaestor.] Cicero was elected quaestor BC 76, when he was thirty years of age. He discharged the...
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English Synonymes: With Copious Illustrations and Explanations. Drawn from ...

George Crabb - English language - 1846 - 472 pages
...well-strung bow.— POPE Suit is employed for intellectual or moral objects 'i the action to the word, the word to the action with this special observance, that you o'erstep not tht modesty of nature.'— SIULKSPIARX. So also intransi lively ; III suit., it now the joys of love...
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The reciter's companion; comprising the most popular recitations, comic ...

Reciter - 1848
...whirlwind of your passion, you must acquire and beget a temperance that may give it smoothness. . . Be not too tame neither, but let your own discretion...the word, the word to the action, with this special obseiTance, that you o'entep not the modesty Of nature."— SlI A iXSPEABE. LONDON : W. STRANGE, 21,...
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The reciter's companion; comprising the most popular recitations, comic ...

Reciter - 1848
...whirlwind of your passion, you must acquire and beget a temperance that maygive it smoothness. . . Be not too tame neither, but let your own discretion...action to the word, the word to the action, with this vpeci&l observance, that you o'eratep not the modnty of nature." — SHAUSFEABK. LONDON -. W. STRANGE,...
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The British orator

Thomas King Greenbank - 1849
...of nothing but inexplicable dumb show, and noise; I would have such a fellow whipped, for overdoing termagant; it out-herods Herod; pray you, avoid it....that you o'erstep not the modesty of nature ; for anything so overdone is from the purpose of playing, whose end, both at first and now, was and is,...
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Living Orators in America

Elias Lyman Magoon - Orators - 1849 - 462 pages
...truer or more practical than these. " Be not too tame neither," continues Hamlet: "suit the action to the word, the word to the action : with this special...observance, that you o'erstep not the modesty of nature." We should never mistake violence for strength, grimace for forcible expression, or blood and horror...
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Exercises in Rhetorical Reading: With a Series of Introductory Lessons ...

Richard Green Parker - Elocution - 1849 - 432 pages
...neither : but let your own discretion be your tutor. Suit the action to the word, the word to the 10 action ; with this special observance, that you o'erstep not the modesty of nature : for anything so overdone is from the purpose of playing, whose end is — to hold, as it were, the mirror...
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The speaker: or, Miscellaneous pieces selected from the best English writers ...

William Enfield, James Pycroft - 1851
...part, 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. —...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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The dramatic works of William Shakspeare, from the text ..., Part 50, Volume 4

William Shakespeare - 1851
...o'erdoiug Termagant ; it ouWierods Herod : Pray you, avoid it. 1 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 Essay Upon the Ghost Belief of Shakespeare

Alfred Thomas Roffe - Ghost in literature - 1851 - 31 pages
...views of the Artistic in Acting, and substituting for the word Playing, the word Poetry. 14" Let your discretion be your Tutor ; suit the Action to the...that you o'erstep not the modesty of Nature ; for anything so done is from the purpose of Poetry, whose end, both at the first, and now, was, and is,...
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