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The fourth said that he had acted on the impulse of the moment.
Look here, if everyone acted like you, the world couldn't go on.
In fact there was but one person in Rosamond's world whom she did not regard as blameworthy, and that was the graceful creature with blond plaits and with little hands crossed before her, who had never expressed herself unbecomingly, and had always acted for the best--the best naturally being what she best liked.
And, strange as it may seem to us now, the earliest plays were acted by monks and took place in church.
For dramas are written not to be read merely, but also to be acted.
And the stories that were acted were Bible stories.
I cannot tell you the exact date of our first Miracle plays, but the earliest that we know of certainly was acted at the end of the eleventh or beginning of the twelfth century.
Although natural selection can act only through and for the good of each being, yet characters and structures, which we are apt to consider as of very trifling importance, may thus be acted on.