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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 Tatler - Page 263
1804
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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 Speaker; Or Miscellaneous Pieces: Selected from the Best English Writers ...

William Enfield - Elocution - 1808 - 400 pages
...such a feiIdwetyvbi'ppAt'for oserdoing termagant; it out-herods Hetod. Pray; you atgjd it;™" t'; * Be not too tame neither ; but let your own discretion...the action, with this special observance, that you o'erstepnot the modesty of nature : for any thing so overdone is from the purpose of playing ; whose...
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The British Essayists; with Prefaces, Historical and Biographical,: The Tatler

English essays - 1809
...ears of the groundlings ; who, for the most part, are capable of nothing but inexplicable dumb shews, and noise : I would have such a fellow whipp'd for...the modesty of nature : for any thing so overdone is om the purpose of playing, whose end, both at the first, and now, was, and is, to hold as 'twere the...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare ...: With the Corrections and ..., Volume 15

William Shakespeare - 1809
...your tutor: suit the action to the word, the •word to the action ; with this special ohservance, that you o'er-step not the modesty of nature: for any thing so everdone is from the purpose of playing, whose end, hoth at the first, and now, was, and is, to hold,...
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The Mirror of Taste, and Dramatic Censor, Volume 4

1811
...nothing but inexplicable dumb shows, and noise: I would have such a fellow whipp'd for o'er-t'.oing Termagant; it out-herods Herod: pray you, avoid it....that you o'er-step not the modesty of nature: for any thi. g so overdone is from the purpose of playing, whose end, both at the first, and now, was, and...
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The American Orator, Or, Elegant Extracts in Prose and Poetry: Comprehending ...

Increase Cooke - American literature - 1811 - 408 pages
...be then to be considered. That's villanious, and shows a most pitiful ambition in the fool that uses it. 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 nature ; whose end, both at the first and now, was and...
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Aphorisms from Shakespeare

William Shakespeare - 1812 - 456 pages
...the noble mind Rich gifts wax poor when givers prove unkind. 46. DRAMATIC ACTION. Suit the action to the word ; the word to the action: with this special...observance, that you o'erstep not the modesty of Nature. 47- ACTORS. • Let those who play clowns speak no more than is set down for them. For there be that...
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Lessons in Elocution, Or, A Selection of Pieces in Prose and Verse: For the ...

William Scott - Elocution - 1814 - 407 pages
...groundlings ; \vho(for the most part) are capable of nothing but inexplicable dumb shows and noise. Pray yon avoid it. Be not too tame, neither ; but let your...the action ; with this special observance, that you o'erutefi net the modesty of nature ; for any thing so overdone is from the purpose of playing; whose...
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The dramatic works of William Shakspeare, Volume 7

William Shakespeare - 1814
...o'crdoing Termagant : it out-herods Herod: Pray you, avoid it. I PlatI. I 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 thing so overdone is from the purpose of playing, whose...
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