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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 Book of Eloquence: A Collection of Extracts in Prose and Verse, from the ...

Readers - 1853 - 452 pages
...IHTE1CDED AS EXERCISES FOR DECLAMATION IN COLLEGES AND SCHOOLS. BY CHARLES D. WARNER. "Suit the action to the word, the word to the action; with this special observance, that you o'erstcn- not the modesty of nature."— SHAKSPEARE. " -— J-^ — • •- a<rid- fi;randia posset...
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Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen, Volume 13

Languages, Modern - 1853
...jerfâuen, rote einen Siffen, ben man im ÜJÍunte Çin unb l)er brefjt, ei)e man ifyn l)inunterfфluát. with this special observance that you o'er-step not the modesty of nature. jiir .ííritif btí eb,afft>(iue. 16S wobei ib,r foirttrlirb twiiuf дфгеп miípt, nitnuilé M«...
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Stratford as Connected with Shakespeare: And the Bard's Rural Haunts

Edwin Lees - Dramatists, English - 1854 - 66 pages
...the drama, an extract D from his own lecture on the subject in Hamlet fully shows : — " Let your discretion be your tutor, suit the action to the word,...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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Stratford as Connected with Shakespeare: And the Bard's Rural Haunts

Edwin Lees - Dramatists, English - 1854 - 66 pages
...dignify the drama, an extract from his own lecture on the subject in Hamlet fully shows:— " Let your discretion be your tutor, suit the action to the word,...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 Practical Elocutionist: An Extensive Collection of Recitations, Selected ...

Conrad Hume Pinches - Elocution - 1854 - 444 pages
...may be too frequently remarked in the elocutionary tyro, is to be studiously avoided: — " Let your discretion be your tutor : suit the action to the...observance, that you o'erstep not the modesty of nature." SHAKESPERE. When both hands are used, except under certain circumstances, which will be explained under...
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The Plays of William Shakspeare: Accurately Printed from the Text ..., Volume 8

William Shakespeare - 1854
...for o'er-doing Termagant; itout-herodsHerou^Prayyou, avoid it. 1 Play. I warrant your honour. Ham. Be not too tame neither, but let your own discretion...action to the word, the word to the action ; with this spec iai observance, that you o'erstep not the modesty of na. ture : for any thing so overdone is from...
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Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets: With Critical ..., Volume 2

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1854
...without scrupulosity, and exact without apparent elaboration ; always "7 HAMLET. — Suit the action to the word, the word to the action, with this special observance, that you u'crstcp not the modesty of nature. — Ilnmlet, Act iii. sc. ii. VOL. II. N equable, and always easy,...
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The Stratford Shakspere, ed. by C. Knight, Volumes 17-22

William Shakespeare - 1856
...for o'erdoing Termagant; it outherods Herod : pray you, avoid it. I 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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The works of William Shakspere. Knight's Cabinet ed., with ..., Volume 7

William Shakespeare - 1856
...Termagant ; it out-herods Herod : pray you, avoid it. l Piny. I warrant your honour. Ham. Be not too tarns neither, but let your own discretion be your tutor...that you o'er-step 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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Mimic Life: Or, Before and Behind the Curtain. A Series of Narratives

Anna Cora Ogden Mowatt Ritchie - American fiction - 1856 - 408 pages
...Anything — don't matter what — a touch of the tragic, if you like. But — 'suit the action to the word, the word to the action, with this special...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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