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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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The Progressive Fifth, Or, Elocutionary Reader: In which the Principles of ...

Salem Town, Nelson M. Holbrook - 1864 - 504 pages
...and noise. Pray you avoid it. 8. Be not too tame, either ; 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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William Shakespeare's Coriolanus, ed. by F.A. Leo, with a quarto-facsimile ...

William Shakespeare - 1864
...to Shakespeare's conception of the province of the poet in the portrayal of character and situation: "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 anything so overdone...
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The American Union Speaker: Containing Standard and Recent Selections in ...

John Dudley Philbrick - 1868 - 588 pages
...is to make the visible expression in delivery harmonize with the audible, or, as Shakspeare has it, to " suit the action to the word, and the word to the action." Professor Russell, in his excellent analysis of this subject says, " The true speaker must have a true...
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Pulpit Themes, and Preacher's Assistant: Outlines of Sermons, by the Author ...

N. W. - 1868 - 513 pages
...preaching, and they will like it. 6. A minister should always deeply feel 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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Who'd be an Author?: With the Answer

Daniel Puseley - 1869 - 264 pages
...the spectators, that the particular part of Hamlet's address to the players, in which he exhorts them to " suit the action to the word and the word to the action" is entirely neglected by the amateur before them. Sheridan's amusing play of "The Critic; or, a Tragedy...
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Anthony's Photographic Bulletin, Volume 29

1898
...players, ' I hope you will mouth not these things like some actors whom I have heard called great, but suit the action to the word and the word to the action. If you do not this thing I would as lief the town crier spoke my lines. ' I see through those pictures...
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Merry and wise, ed. by Old Merry. [Continued as] Old Merry's annual ...

Round robin
...the Seer," and John felt that in the Seer he should have a fine opportunity of showing the public how to suit the action to the word, and the word to the action. He had had a great deal of trouble with Bob ; first to get him to learn his part, and then to recite...
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Aphorisms on the Mental Culture and Training of a Child ... Addressed to Parents

Pye Henry Chavasse - 1872 - 264 pages
...— playing at hunt-the-slipper, hide-and-seek, dancing, and singing any nursery song — suiting " the action to the word, and the word to the action;" and where plain viands, fit for a child's stomach, are provided, without the abominable and senseless custom...
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The Life of a Sportsman

Nimrod - 1874 - 402 pages
...peculiar 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...
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Burton's Amateur Actor: A Complete Guide to Private Theatricals ...

1876 - 150 pages
...your fellow actor's part as well as your own, that all may come pat, and the dialogue move smoothly. Suit the action to the word and the word to the action, neither too soon before, nor too late after, the word to be illustrated with appropriate action. Action...
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