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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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History of England: From the First Invasion by Julius Csar, to the ...

William Grimshaw - 1843 - 318 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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The book of fun for boys and girls, or Laugh and learn

Book - 1843
...expressive countenance. All expressions are also weak without action ; and we must, therefore, learn to suit the action to the word, and the word to the action ; as, '00 DOWN STAIRS. The pupil must also now begin to learn to make faces, so as to be able to put...
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The Englishwoman's magazine and Christian mother's miscellany ..., Volume 3

Mary Milner - 1848
...the penalties of his situation, as relaters of grievances are, of all persons, the most accustomed to suit the action to the word, and the word to the action, the listener is almost morally certain to be exposed during the narration to looks and gestures of...
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The Science of Double Entry Book-keeping: Simplified, Arranged and ...

John Caldwell Colt - 1846 - 188 pages
...about as a sweeping a clause, as the Elocutionist finished his remarks to his pupil, when he told him to "suit the action to the word, and the word to the action." I may say, suit the books to the business, and the business to the books. In houses where there is...
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Practical Elocution: Containing Illustrations of the Principles of Reading ...

Samuel Niles Sweet - 1846 - 312 pages
...is the same thing in the social circle, in those departments of public life, and every where else. To " suit the action to the word, and the word to the action," is eloquence under all circumstances. By how much we depart from this precept, by so much our elocution...
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Practical Elocution: Containing Illustrations of the Principles of Reading ...

Samuel Niles Sweet - 1846 - 350 pages
...is the same thing in the social circle, in those departments of public life, and every where else. To " suit the action to the word, and the word to the action," is eloquence under all circumstances. By how much we depart from this precept, by so much our elocution...
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Bentley's Miscellany, Volume 19

Charles Dickens, William Harrison Ainsworth, Albert Smith - 1846
...nutmegs? Everard Clive. No ; but I shall allude to a beverage ; and I like in a drinking-song to be able to suit the action to the word, and the word to the action. Now all 's ready ; so prepare to imbibe sweet strains, and make your accompaniment with your glasses....
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The Knickerbocker: Or, New-York Monthly Magazine, Volume 27

1846
...I hold in my amis !' And following the admirable rules given by Hamlet to the players, ' he suited the action to the word and the word to the action, and so o'er-stepped not the modesty of nature.' Now if any of my fair readers should think the modesty...
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The civil wars of Rome: select lives tr. with notes by G. Long, Volume 2

Plutarchus - 1846
...players do, I had as lief the town crier had spoke my lines."—" Let your 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." 6. Quaestor.] Cicero was...
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Life. New facts regarding the life of Shakespeare [by P. J. Collier ...

William Shakespeare - 1848
...expression from Hamltt (Act Hi., 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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