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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 't were,... "
English Actors: Their Characteristics and Their Methods - Page 12
by Sir Henry Irving - 1886 - 60 pages
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The Plays and Poems of William Shakspeare, Volume 7

William Shakespeare, James Boswell, Alexander Pope, Richard Farmer, Samuel Johnson, Edward Capell, George Steevens, Nicholas Rowe - 1821
...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...of the time ', his form and pressure *. Now, this, overTo the instances given by Mr. Steevens of Herod's lofty language, may be added these lines from...
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The Laughing Philosopher: Being the Entire Works of Momus, Jester of Olympus ...

English wit and humor - 1825 - 767 pages
...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...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 works of Shakspere, revised from the best authorities: with a ..., Volume 2

William Shakespeare - 1843
...tutor : suit the action to the word, the word to the action ; with this special observance, that you 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 't were, the mirror up to nature ; to shew virtue her...
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Knight's Cabinet edition of the works of William Shakspere, Volume 7

Charles Knight - 1843
...tutor : suit the action to the word, the word to the action ; with this special observance, that you 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 't were, the mirror up to nature ; to show virtue her...
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The rhetorical reader, consisting of choice specimens of oratorical ...

John Hall Hindmarsh - 1845 - 80 pages
...the wo'rd, the wo'rd to the ac'tion, with this special obserVauce, that you o'erste'p-not-the-modesty of nature : for, anything so overd'one/ is from the...ti'me/ his fo'rm and pre'ssure. No'w/ this overdone, though it make the unski'lful lau'gh, cannot but make the judi'cious grie"ve, the censure of on'e of...
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Elocution, Or, Mental and Vocal Philosophy: Involving the Principles of ...

C. P. Bronson - Elocution - 1845 - 384 pages
...Suit the action — to the word, the ico~i — to the action; with tiiis special observance, that you o'erstep not the modesty of nature: for anything,...overdone, is from the purpose of playing ; whose end, both at theirs«, and now, wat, anil is— to hold, as 'twere, the mirror up to nature; to show virtue her...
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Elocution: Or, Mental and Vocal Philosophy: Involving the Principles of ...

C. P. Bronson - Elocution - 1845 - 320 pages
...Suit the action — to the word, the word — to the action ,- witli this special observance, that you o'erstep not the modesty of nature: for anything,...overdone, is from the purpose of playing ; whose end, both at theJSrsl, and now, was, and « — to hold, as 'twere. the mirror up to nature ; to show virtue...
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The British orator

Thomas King Greenbank - 1849
...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...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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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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Hand book for visitors to Stratford-upon-Avon

Drama - 1851 - 40 pages
...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, whose end, both at the first, and now, was, and is, to hold, as 't were, the mirror up to nature; to show virtue her...
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