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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 131
1812
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Cumberland's British Theatre: With Remarks, Biographical and ..., Volume 4

1826
...(a.) I warrant your honour. Ham. 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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A Narrative of the Incidents Attending the Capture, Detention, and Ransom of ...

Charles Johnston, Peter Johnston - 1827 - 264 pages
...very impassioned and animated manner. But it appears, at least in these instances, that they ' do not suit the action to the word, and the word to the action ;' as what we have supposed to be the most impassioned eloquence, when heard in the Indian tongue,...
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The New sporting magazine, Volume 2

...pecuhar terms, and his language and method in the field are most appropriate. In fact, he may be said to suit the action to the word, and the word to the action, with the greatest possible effect. By temperament of constitution also, he is particularly fitted for...
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The Spirit of the English Magazines

1832
...friends in the tambouri. He accompanied the whole of his recital with appropriate gestures, suiting the action to the word, and the word to the action ; and after being liberally rewarded by the commanders, he went his way to jEgina, to lay before the government...
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Principles of Elocution: Containing Numerous Rules, Observations, and ...

Thomas Ewing - 1832
...looks, and gestures, which are most 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 " rightly to seem, is transiently to be." 17 K O •3 * o H O S 02...
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Sermons on Various Subjects, Volume 1

Charles G. Finney - 1835 - 28 pages
...to sway mind upon other subjects; if they would suit their subject to the state of mind, conform " the action to the word and the word to the action," and press their subject with as much address, and warmth, and perseverance, as lawyers and statesmen do...
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Lectures on Revivals of Religion

Charles Grandison Finney - 1835 - 438 pages
...preaching, and they will like it. 6. A minister should always feel deeply his subject, and then he will suit the action to the word and the word to the action, so as to make the full impression which the truth is calculated to make. He should be in solemn earnest...
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Sermons on Important Subjects

Charles Grandison Finney - 1836 - 259 pages
...to sway mind upon other subjects ; if they would suit their subject to the state of mind, conform " the action to the word and the word to the action," and press their subject with as much address, and warmth, and perseverance, as lawyers and statesmen do...
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The Dramatic Works of William Shakspeare: Life. New facts regarding the life ...

William Shakespeare - 1839
...expression from Ilamlit (Act iii., sc. 2), where the prince is giving directions to the players — " Suit the action to the word, and the word to the action " — which contains in one short sentence the whole art and mystery of dramatic personation. It was...
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Punch, Volumes 78-79

Mark Lemon, Henry Mayhew, Tom Taylor, Shirley Brooks, Francis Cowley Burnand, Owen Seaman - 1880
...considerable amount of waist might be pressed into the service of the Church, and how necessary it was to suit the action to the word and the word to the action ; to all of which Miss MORLEENA had given her unhesitating assent, being perfectly sure that anything...
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