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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: The Tatler - Page 208
by Alexander Chalmers - 1803
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The Plays of William Shakespeare in Eight Volumes: With the ..., Volume 8

William Shakespeare - 1765
...avoid it. I Play. I warrant your Honour. Ham. 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 yon o'er-ftep not the modefty of Nature •, for any thing fo overdone is...
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The plays of william shakespeare.

William Shakespeare - 1765
...you, avoid it. Play. I warrant your Honour. Ham. Be not too tame neither; but let your owrt difcretion be your tutor. Suit the action to the word, the word to the action, with this fpecial obfervance, that you o'er-ftep not the modefty of Nature ; for any thing fo overdone is from...
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The Works of Shakespear: Troilus and Cressida. Romeo and Juliet. Hamlet. Othello

William Shakespeare - 1768
...it out-herods Herod. Pray you, avoid it. Ham. Be not too tame neither ; but let your own diferetion be your tutor. Suit the action to the word, the word to the action, with this fpecial obfervance, that you o'erftcp not the modefty of Nature ; for any thing fo over-done is from...
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The Works of Shakespeare: Collated with the Oldest Copies, and ..., Volume 8

William Shakespeare - 1773
...you, avoid it. Play. I warrant your honour. Hum. Ce not too tame neitner ; but letyoar own difcretion be your, tutor. Suit the action to the word, the word to" the action, with this fpecial obfervance, thgt you o~er ftep not the -modert'y of nature ; for aay, thing fo overdone is...
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Lessons in Elocution, Or, A Selection of Pieces in Prose and Verse: For the ...

William Scott - Elocution - 1789 - 398 pages
...inexplicable dumb fhows and nolle. Pray, you avoid it. Be iipt too tame neither : but let your own difcretion be your tutor. Suit the action to the word, the word to the action ; with this fpocial obfervante, that you o'erflep not the modefly of nature : for any thing fo overdone, is from...
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Elegant Extracts: Or, Useful and Entertaining Passages in Prose ..., Volume 2

1797 - 1120 pages
...inexplicable dumb fhcurs 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 modelly of nature; for any thing fo overdone, is from...
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Elegant Extracts: Or, Useful and Entertaining Passages in Prose, Volume 2

Vicesimus Knox - English prose literature - 1797
...inexplicable dumb (hews 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 Plays of William Shakespeare: Accurately Printed from the ..., Volume 10

William Shakespeare - 1803
...o'er-doing Termagant ; it out-herods Herod :9 Pray you, avoid 5t1 Play. l warrant your honour. Ham. Be not too tame neither, but let your own discretion...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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The Speaker Or Miscellaneous Pieces Selected from the Best English Writers ...

William Enfield - 1804 - 376 pages
...either to follow the great original itself, or the best copies you meet with ; always , however , with this special observance, that you o'ERSTEP NOT THE MODESTY OF NATURE. In the application of these rules to practice , ia order to- acquire a just and graceful elocution...
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The Dramatic Works of William Shakspeare, with Explanatory Notes ..., Volume 2

William Shakespeare, Samuel Ayscough - 1807
...o'er-doing Termagant7; it out-herods Herod': 35 Pray you, avoid it. 1 Ptay. 1 warrant your honour. Ham. ! My father hath set guard to take my brother; And...question, Which I must act:— Hriefpess, and fortune, w 40 observance, that you o'erstep not the modesty of nature : For any thing so overdone is from the...
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