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" 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, whose end, both at the first and now, was and is, to hold, as 'twere,... "
Hamlet
by William Shakespeare - 1971 - 104 pages
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King Lear. Romeo and Juliet. Hamlet. Othello

William Shakespeare, Oliver William Bourn Peabody, Samuel Weller Singer, Charles Symmons, John Payne Collier - 1848
...whipped for o'erdoing Termagant;* it out-herods Herod. 'Pray you, avoid it. 1 Play. I warrant your honor. Ham. Be not too tame neither; but let your own discretion...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...
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The reciter's companion; comprising the most popular recitations, comic ...

Reciter - 1848
...could have such a fellow whipped for o'erdoing termagant ; it out-herods Herod. Pray you, avoid it. Be not too tame neither, but let your own discretion...that you o'erstep not the modesty of nature ; for any thing so overdone is from the purpose of playing ; whose end, both at first and now, was and is,...
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The reciter's companion; comprising the most popular recitations, comic ...

Reciter - 1848
...could have such a fellow whipped for o'erdoing termagant ; it out-herods Herod. Pray you, avoid it. Be not too tame neither, but let your own discretion...that you o'erstep not the modesty of nature ; for any thing so overdone is from the purpose of playing ; whose end, both at first and now, was and is,...
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The British orator

Thomas King Greenbank - 1849
...would have such a fellow whipped, for overdoing termagant; it out-herods Herod; pray you, avoid it. Be not too tame neither; but let your own discretion...overdone is from the purpose of playing, whose end, both at first and now, was and is, to hold as 'twere the mirror up to nature; to show virtue her own feature;...
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Exercises in Rhetorical Reading: With a Series of Introductory Lessons ...

Richard Green Parker - Elocution - 1849 - 432 pages
...neither : but let your own discretion be your tutor. Suit the action to the word, the word to the 10 action ; with this special observance, that you o'erstep...overdone is from the purpose of playing, whose end is to hold, as it were, the mirror up to nature ; to show virtue her own feature, scorn her own...
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Living Orators in America

Elias Lyman Magoon - Orators - 1849 - 462 pages
...truer or more practical than these. " Be not too tame neither," continues Hamlet: "suit the action to the word, the word to the action : with this special...observance, that you o'erstep not the modesty of nature." We should never mistake violence for strength, grimace for forcible expression, or blood and horror...
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The literary class book; or, Readings in English literature

Robert Joseph Sullivan - 1850
...out-herods Herod. Pray you, avoid it. Be not too tame neither ; but let your own discretion be our tutor. Suit the action to the word, the word to the...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...
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The Ladies' Companion

Women's periodicals, English - 1861
...Hamlet is the very essence of the philosophy and use of the drama. The players are cautioned that they " o'er-step not the modesty of nature; for anything...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, from the text of Johnson, Stevens ...

William Shakespeare - 1851
...have such a fellow whipped for o'erdoiug Termagant ; it ouWierods Herod : Pray you, avoid it. 1 Play. I warrant your honour. Ham. Be not too tame, neither,...overdone is from the purpose of playing, whose end, both at the first, and now, was, and is, to hold, a? 'twere, the mirror up to nature ; to show virtue her...
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The speaker: or, Miscellaneous pieces selected from the best English writers ...

William Enfield, James Pycroft - 1851
...would have such a fellow whipped for o'erdoing Termagant; it out-herods Herod. Pray you, avoid it. Be not too tame neither ; but let your own discretion...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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