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" ... twere, the mirror up to nature ; to show virtue her own feature, scorn her own image, and the very age and body of the time his form and pressure. "
The Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare: With Explanatory Notes. To which ... - Page 1022
by William Shakespeare, Samuel Ayscough - 1807
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Stratford as Connected with Shakespeare: And the Bard's Rural Haunts

Edwin Lees - Dramatists, English - 1854 - 66 pages
...mirror up to nature ; to show virtue her own feature, scorn her own image, and the very age and body of the time his form and pressure. Now this, overdone,...your allowance, o'erweigh a whole theatre of others." Such advice as this, with reference to its peculiar subject, is indeed "for all times," and as judicious...
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The Plays of William Shakspeare: Accurately Printed from the Text ..., Volume 8

William Shakespeare - 1854
...the very age and body of the time, his form and pressure.3 Now this, overdone, or come tardv oil', though it make the unskilful laugh, cannot but make...whole theatre of others. O, there be players, that I have seen play, — and heard others praise, and that highly,— not to speak it profanely, that,...
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Self-culture in Reading, Speaking, and Conversation: Designed for the Use of ...

William Sherwood - Conversation - 1856 - 383 pages
...mirror up to nature ; to show virtue her own feature ; scorn, her own image ; and the very age and body of the time, his form and pressure. Now, this overdone,...your allowance, o'erweigh a whole theatre of others. 0 ! there be players that I have seen play, — and heard others praise, and that highly, — not to...
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The Book of Oratory: A New Collection of Extracts in Prose, Poetry and ...

Readers - 1856 - 500 pages
...mirror up to nature ; to show virtue her own feature, scorn her own image, and the very age and body of the time, his form and pressure. Now this, overdone,...your allowance o'erweigh a whole theatre of others. Oh, there be players, that I have seen play, — and heard others praise, and that highly, — not...
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The works of William Shakspere. Knight's Cabinet ed., with ..., Volume 7

William Shakespeare - 1856
...mirror up to nature ; to show virtue her own feature, scorn her own image, and the very age and body of the time, his form and pressure. Now this, overdone,...cannot but make the judicious grieve ; the censure of the which one, must, in your allowance, o'er-weigh a whole theatre of others. O, there he players,...
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The Stratford Shakspere, ed. by C. Knight, Volumes 17-22

William Shakespeare - 1856
...mirror up to nature; to show virtue her own feature, scorn her own image, and the very age and body of the time, his form and pressure. Now this, overdone,...cannot but make the judicious grieve; the censure of the which one, must, in your allowance, o'er-weigh a whole theatre of others. O, there be players that...
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The Works of Shakespeare: the Text Carefully Restored According to the First ...

William Shakespeare - 1856
...her own feature, scorn her own image, and the very age and body of the time, his form and pressure.4 Now, this overdone, or come tardy off, though it make...judicious grieve ; the censure of which one must, in your allowance,6 o'erweigh a whole theatre of others. O ! there be players, that I have seen play, — and...
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The Complete Works of Shakspeare, Revised from the Best ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1857
...from the purpose of playing, whose cud, both at the first, and now, was, and is, to hold, as 't were, the mirror up to nature; to shew virtue her own feature,...whole theatre of others. O, there be players, that I have seen play, and heard others praise, and that highly, — not to speak it profanely, that, neither...
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Shakspearian Reader: A Collection of the Most Approved Plays of Shakspeare ...

William Shakespeare - 1857 - 469 pages
...; to show virtue her own feature, scorn her own image, and the very age and body of the time, liis form and pressure. Now this, overdone, or come tardy...whole theatre of others. O, there be players, that I have seen play, — and heard others praise, and that highly, — not to speak it profanely, that,...
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The Elizabethan Dramatists as Critics

David Klein - Criticism - 1963 - 420 pages
...the groundlings, who, for the most part, are capable of nothing but inexplicable dumb shows and noise Now this overdone or come tardy off, though it make...which one must, in your allowance, o'erweigh a whole theater of others. The Prologue to Pericles ends with the lines, What now ensues to the judgment of...
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