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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 any thing so overdone is from the purpose of playing,... "
Lehrbuch einer allgemeinen Literärgeschichte aller bekannten Völker der Welt ... - Page 558
by Johann Georg Theodor Grässe - 1852
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Hamlet. Titus Andronicus

William Shakespeare, Samuel Johnson, George Steevens, John Bell - 1788
...the word to the aftion ; with this special observance, that you o'er-step not the modesty of nature : For, any thing so over-done is from the purpose of playing, whose end, both at the first, and now, was, and is, to hold as 'twere the mirror up to nature ; to shew virtue her...
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The British Essayists: The Tatler

Alexander Chalmers - English essays - 1803
...the word to the action ; with this special observance, that you o'erstep not the modesty of nature : for any thing so overdone is from the purpose of playing, whose end, both at the first, and now, was, and is, to hold as 'twere the mirror up to nature ; to show virtue her...
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The Tatler

Joseph Addison, Alexander Chalmers, Sir Richard Steele - 1822
...the word to the action; with this special observance, that you o'erstep not the modesty of nature: for any thing so overdone is from the purpose of playing, whose end, both at the first, and now, was, and is, to hold as 'twere the mil rour up to nature; to shew virtue her...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare, Volume 8

William Shakespeare, George Steevens, Nicholas Rowe, Samuel Johnson - Drama - 1804
...the word to the action; with this special observance, that you o'er-step not the modesty of nature: for any thing so overdone is from the purpose of playing, whose end, both at the first, and now, was, and is, to hold, as 'twere, the mirrour up to nature; to show virtue her...
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The speaker, or Miscellaneous pieces, selected from the best English writers ...

William Enfield - 1804
...the word to the action, with this special observance , that you o'erstep not the modesty of nature : for any thing so overdone is from the purpose of playing ; whose «nd , both at the first and now , was and is , to hold as 'twere , the mirror up to nature ; to'shew...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare: Accurately Printed from the Text ..., Volume 9

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1805
...the word to the action; with this special observance, that you o'er-step not the modesty of nature: for any thing so overdone is from the purpose of playing, whose end, both at the first, and now, was, and is, to hold, as 'twere, the mirrour up to nature ; to show virtue her...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare : Accurately Printed from the ..., Volume 10

William Shakespeare, George Steevens - Drama - 1805
...the word to the action; with this special observance, that you o'er-step not the modesty of nature: for any thing so overdone is from the purpose of playing, whose end, both at the first, and now, was, and is, to hold, as 'twere, the mirrour up to nature ; to show virtue her...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare: With Notes of Various Commentators, Volume 14

William Shakespeare, Manley Wood - 1806
...the word to the action ; with this special observance, that you o'er-step not the modesty of nature: for any thing so overdone is from the purpose of playing, whose end, both at the first, and now, was, and is, to hold, as 'twere, the mirrour up to nature ; to show virtue her...
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The Plays of Shakspeare: Printed from the Text of Samuel Johnson ..., Volume 6

William Shakespeare, Samuel Johnson, George Steevens, Isaac Reed - Literary Criticism - 1807
...the word to the action ; with this special observance, that you o'er-step not the modesty of nature : for any thing so overdone is from the purpose of playing, whose end, both at the first, and now, was, and is, to hold, as 'twere, the mirror up to nature ; to show virtue her...
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The Dramatic Works of William Shakspeare, with Explanatory Notes ..., Volume 2

William Shakespeare, Samuel Ayscough, Nicholas Rowe - History - 1807
...word to the action ; with this special 40 observance, that you o'erstep not the modesty of nature : er Edgar. My father watches : — O, at the first, and now, was, and is, to hold as 'twere the mirror up to nature ; to shew virtue her...
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