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" Be not too tame neither, but let your own discretion be your tutor : suit the action to the word, and the word to the action... "
The Edinburgh Annual Register - Page 129
edited by - 1812
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The Monthly Review

1709 - 552 pages
...probably be best done by those who have laboured with some care-,, and according to a certain system, to M suit the action to the word, and the word to the action." To su<$h persons as are disposed to make the experiment, we may safely recommend Mr. Austin's book...
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The British Cicero: Or, A Selection of the Most Admired Speeches ..., Volume 1

1808 - 1587 pages
...HEROD : pray you, avoid it. " Be 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...
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The Edinburgh annual register, Volume 3, Part 2

1812
...render demand more peremptory, and the husband insisted on having the watch — or else ! A warm debate ensued ; and the business of argument and answer,...and the word to the action ;" and, suspecting the smart ness of her dress boded nothing favourable to the fidelity of her conr jugal attachment, he laid...
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The Edinburgh Annual Register, Volume 3

1812
...carried on for some time with increasing heat. At length the husband, finding, himself no match for hid yoke-fellow in eloquence, thought it might serve his...dress boded nothing favourable to the fidelity of her conjugal attachment, he laid violent hands on her bonnet and snow-white robes, and sacrificed both...
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The Englishman: A Novel. In Six Volumes, Volume 2

Medora Gordon Byron - 1812
...that conspicuous band of heroes, we express no surprise ; the line was correct in the actor, who must suit ' the action to the word, and the word to the action.' Eloquence, though a graceful charm, is by no means a general attribute amongst our public men ; but...
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The New British Theatre: A Selection of Original Dramas, Not Yet Acted, Volume 2

1814
...J Damnation! • • Twist. Being of all other dramatizers the least capable of instructing you how to suit the action to the word, and the word to the action. - .'•i!•! it. Pardon me there, Mr. Twist ; you surely forget hi* directions to the players in Hamlet....
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Principles of Elocution: Containing Numerous Rules, Observations, and ...

Thomas Ewing - 1819 - 436 pages
...looks, and gestures, which are ni-^t agreeable to the nature of whatever he delivers :— he must " suit the action to the word, and the word to the " action ;" always remembering, that " right;/ to seem, is Iron" siently to be." r A KEY TO THE SOUNDS. VOWELS.•...
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The English Metropolis, Or, London in the Year 1820: Containing Satirical ...

John Corry - 1820 - 320 pages
...same time, Kennedy, you seem inclined to follow the advice of Shakespeare in your illustrations, and to ' suit the action to the word; and the word to the action ;' but for the sake of the information which we may obtain from your knowledge of literature, I request...
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The English metropolis; or, London in the year 1820. [by J.Corry].

John Corry - 1820
...same time, Kennedy, you seem inclined to follow the advice of Shakespeare in your illustrations, and to ' suit the action to the word, and the word to the action ;' but for the sake of the information which we may obtain from your knowledge of literature, I request...
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History of England: From the First Invasion by Julius Caesar, to the ...

William Grimshaw - 1826 - 292 pages
...quick perception of propriety, and a consequent observance of the ways of nature. He was always seen " to suit the action to the word," and " the word to the action." No public speaker, however eminent, was above listening to his precepts, and profiting by his example....
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