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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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ELOCUTION: THE SOURCES AND ELEMENTS OR ITS POWER

J. H. MoILVAINE - 1876
...self-restraint, or self-control. In the passage cited below ( 91), be gives us the following direction: " 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 in the very torrent,...
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Charlotte Cushman: Her Letters and Memories of Her Life

Emma Stebbins - 1878 - 308 pages
...do not mean to say they are actors in the sense of being hypocrites or false, but simply that they " suit the action to the word and the word to the action," and are free, untrammelled, and graceful in all their movements, so much so as to have become above any...
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Proceedings of the ... Convocation, Volume 14, Part 1877

University of the State of New York - 1878
...the speaker or reader, nothing can do more injury than gestures, awkward, uncalled-for, and forced. "Suit the action to the word, and the word to the action," says Hamlet, and this advice disregarded leads to many an absurdity. I once heard a clergyman repeat...
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The Ingoldsby Letters, 1858-1878, in Reply to the Bishops in ..., Volume 2

James Hildyard - 1879
...taste. It will not hurt us to move our arms occasionally as well as our lips — we need not blush to suit the action to the word and the word to the action — and if we find it answer, to our surprise and perhaps to our disgust, let us be content to lay the blame...
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The North Middlesex magazine. [With] Christmas number

1879
...English Sowls had never heard. His gestures are nine times out of ten ridiculous ; if it be his business to suit " the action to the word, and the word to the action.'1 as set down in Shakespeare, then why rant ? Unless Dr. Parker desires to win fame as one...
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The voice and public speaking

John Poole Sandlands - 1879 - 182 pages
...the right one. The probabilities are, if he require to think, at the time of speaking, how he will " suit the action to the word and the word to the action," he will run off the rails. He must be master of himself and of his actions and not need to think of...
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Selections for Reading and Elocution: A Handbook for Teachers and Students

Joseph Wadsworth Keene - 1879 - 240 pages
...starless sky of midnight ! MEDIUM. 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. LOUD. Proud monuments...
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Beeton's Complete orator, including the art of public speaking, and British ...

Samuel Orchart Beeton - 1881 - 288 pages
...intellect and sensibility, a wide range of subjects must be chosen ; and in all these, his business will be to 'suit the action to the word, and the word to the action.'" Hamlet's Advice to the Players. Th's last line reminds us that we have not yet laid before the reader...
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The Querist's Birthday Book, Language of Flowers, and Confession Album, with ...

Querist, George Cruikshank - 1882 - 123 pages
...To appear rich we become poor. Govern your passions, or otherwise they will govern you. — Horace. Suit the action to the word, and the word to the action. 'Tis the nature of the beast. Q To err ls human, to forgive divine. We have two ears and but one tongue,...
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Biographical and Historical Sketches of Early Indiana

William Wesley Woollen - 1883 - 568 pages
...the book away. He loved the beautiful and the true. Mr. Marshall was a consummate actor. He knew how to " suit the action to the word, and the word to the action." In his arguments to a jury his force was not in the comparisons he made, but in the deductions he drew...
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