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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,... "
The Plays of William Shakespeare: Accurately Printed from the Text of the ... - Page 192
by William Shakespeare - 1803
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The Tatler, Volume 1

1803
...I would have such a fellow wbipp'd for o'erdoing Termagant; it outherods Herod: pray you, avoid it. Be not too tame neither, but let your own discretion...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...
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The British Essayists: The Tatler

Alexander Chalmers - 1803
...would have such a fellow whipp'd for o'er-doing 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 the first, and now, was, and...
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The Tatler, Volume 1

1804
...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...is, to hold as 'twere the mirrour up to nature ; to shew virtue her own feature, scorn her own image, and the very age and body of the time his form and...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare, Volume 8

William Shakespeare - 1804
...such a fellow whipped for o'er-doing Termagant; it out-herods Herod: Pray you, avoid it. 1 Play. I warrant your honour. Ham. Be not too tame neither,...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 Speaker Or Miscellaneous Pieces Selected from the Best English Writers ...

William Enfield - 1804 - 376 pages
...would have such a- fellow whipp'd for o'erdomg 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 «nd , both at the first and now , was...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare: With Notes of Various Commentators, Issue 14

William Shakespeare - 1806
...such a fellow whipp'd for o'er-doing Termagant63; it out-herods Herod: Pray you, avoid it. 1 Play, I warrant your honour. Ham. Be not too tame neither,...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 Plays of Shakspeare: Printed from the Text of Samuel Johnson ..., Volume 6

William Shakespeare - 1807
...such a fellow whipped for o'er-doing Termagant; it out-herods Herod : Pray you, avoid it. 1 Play. I warrant your honour. Ham. Be not too tame neither,...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 Dramatic Works of William Shakspeare, with Explanatory Notes ..., Volume 2

William Shakespeare, Samuel Ayscough - 1807
...a fellow whipp'd for o'er-doing Termagant7; it out-herods Herod': 35 Pray you, avoid it. 1 Ptay. 1 perforce into my business ! My father hath set guard...question, Which I must act:— Hriefpess, and fortune, w 40 observance, that you o'erstep not the modesty of nature : For any thing so overdone is from the...
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The British Theatre, Or, A Collection of Plays, which are Acted at the ...

Mrs. Inchbald - 1808
...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 Theatre; Or, A Collection of Plays: Which are Acted at the ...

Elizabeth Inchbald - 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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