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" Nor do not saw the air too much with your hand, thus ; but use all gently, for in the very torrent, tempest, and (as I may say) whirlwind of your passion, you must acquire and beget a temperance that may give it smoothness. "
The Monthly Repository of Theology and General Literature - Page 474
1829
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The Voice in Speech

Albert Haberstro - 1996 - 100 pages
...my lines. Nor do not saw the air too much with your hand, thus; but use all gently: for in the very torrent, tempest, and, as I may say, whirlwind of your passion, you must acquire and beget a temperance that may give it smoothness. 0, it offends me to the soul to hear a robustious, periwig-pated...
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John Barrymore, Shakespearean Actor

Michael A. Morrison - Biography & Autobiography - 1997 - 418 pages
...your hand, thus; (he makes an elaborate gesture with his hand) but use all gently: for in the very torrent, tempest, and, as I may say, whirlwind of your passion, you must acquire [/] and beget a temperance that may give it smoothness." Hamlet turns away a step or two upstage right of the Player,...
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Hamlet

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1999 - 296 pages
...my lines. Nor do not saw the air too much with your hand thus, but use all gently; for in the very torrent, tempest, and, as I may say, whirlwind of...Oh, it offends me to the soul to hear a robustious periwig-pated fellow tear a passion to totters, to very rags, to split the ears of the groundlings,...
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The Cue for Passion: Grief and Its Political Uses

Gail Holst-Warhaft - Family & Relationships - 2000 - 228 pages
...the player king his "passion," knows that even the mimesis of it can be overdone: "For in the very torrent, tempest, and, as I may say, whirlwind of your passion, you must acquire and beget a temperance that may give it smoothness" (III.ii.6-8). Just as the actor must temper passion if he is...
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Author's Pen and Actor's Voice: Playing and Writing in Shakespeare's Theatre

Robert Weimann - Literary Criticism - 2000 - 298 pages
...my lines. Nor do not saw the air too much with your hand, thus, but use all gently, for in the very torrent, tempest, and, as I may say, whirlwind of your passion, you must acquire and beget a temperance that may give it smoothness. O, it offends me to the soul to hear a robustious periwig-pated...
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The Company of the Creative: A Christian Reader's Guide to Great Literature ...

David L. Larsen - Religion - 639 pages
...acquire and beget a temperance that may give it smoothness. O, it offends me to the soul to hear a fellow tear a passion to tatters, to very rags, to split the ears. Be not too tame neither . . . suit the action to the word, the word to the action. — Hamlet to the...
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Hamlet

William Shakespeare - 2001 - 500 pages
...lines. Nor do not saw the air too much with your hand, thus ; but use all gently ; for in the very torrent, tempest, and, as I may say, whirlwind of...smoothness. Oh, it offends me to the soul to hear a robusSCENE i1.] Cap. SCENE iv. Pope, Han. Jen. Om. QqFf. A hall...] A Hall, in the same, fitted as...
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Hamlet: The Tragedie of Hamlet, Prince of Denmarke : the First Folio of 1623 ...

William Shakespeare - Drama - 2001 - 261 pages
...the very torrent, tempest, and (as I may say) the whirlwind of passion, you must acquire and beget a temperance that may give it smoothness. Oh, it offends me to the soul to hear a robustious periwig-pated fellow tear a passion to tatters, to very rags, to split the ears of the groundlings,...
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Hamlet

William Shakespeare - Drama - 2001 - 148 pages
...my lines. Nor do not saw the air too much with your hand, thus, but use all gently, for in the very torrent, tempest, and (as I may say) whirlwind of your passion, you must acquire and beget a temperance that may give it smoothness. O, it offends me to the soul to hear a robustious periwig-pated...
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Deadly Thought: Hamlet and the Human Soul

Jan H. Blits - Literary Criticism - 2001 - 405 pages
...lines. (3.2.1-4) Hamlet wants the speeches, even the most passionate, delivered smoothly: [I]n the very torrent, tempest, and, as I may say, whirlwind of your passion, you must acquire and beget a temperance that may give it smoothness. (3.2.5-8) One might suppose that Hamlet wants the lines delivered...
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