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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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The British Theatre; Or, A Collection of Plays: Which are Acted at the ...

Mrs. Inchbald - English drama - 1808
...have such a fellow whipp'd for o'erdoing Termagant; it out-herods Herod : Tray you, avoid it. 1 Act. I warrant your honour. Ham. Be not too tame, neither,...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 British Cicero: or, A selection of the most admired speeches ..., Volume 1

Speeches, addresses, etc., English - 1808
...not too tame, neither ; but let your own discretion be your tutor. Suit the action to the word, and 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, the end of which both was and is, to hold, as...
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The American Orator, Or, Elegant Extracts in Prose and Poetry: Comprehending ...

Increase Cooke - Oratory - 1811 - 408 pages
...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...: for anything so overdone is from the purpose of nature ; whose end, both at the first and now, was and is, to hold as 'twere the mirror up to nature...
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The Mirror of Taste, and Dramatic Censor, Volume 4

1811
...would have such a fellow whipp'd for o'er-t'.oing Termagant; it out-herods Herod: pray you, avoid it. Be not too tame neither, but let your own discretion...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,...
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Romeo and Juliet. Hamlet. Othello. Glossarial index

William Shakespeare, George Steevens, Henry Fuseli - 1811
...Mohammed. 9 out-herods Herod :] The character of Hfrod in the ancient mysteries, was always a violent one. 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...
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The Works of William Shakespeare, Volume 8

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1812
...such a fellow whipped for o'er-doing Termagant ; it out-herods Herod :3 Pray you, avoid it. 1 Play. I warrant your honour. Ham. Be not too tame neither...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 Works of William Shakespeare: In Nine Volumes, Volume 8

William Shakespeare, Samuel Johnson, George Steevens - Drama - 1812
...whipped for o'er-doing Termagant ; it out-herods Herod :3 Pray you, avoid it. 1 Play. I warrant yoar honour. Ham. Be not too tame neither ; but let your...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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Elegant extracts: a copious selection of passages from the most eminent ...

Elegant extracts - 1812
...(for the most part) are capable of nothing, but inexplicable dumb shows and noise. 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 is to bold, as 'twere, the mirror...
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Aphorisms from Shakespeare

William Shakespeare, Capel Lofft - 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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Discoveries in Hieroglyphics and Other Antiquities, Volume 2

Robert Deverell - History - 1813
...have such a fellow whiptfor o'erdoing Termagant ; it out-herods Herod. Pray you, avoid it. 1 Play. I warrant your honour. ' Ham. Be not too tame neither;...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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