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" To gild refined gold, to paint the lily, To throw a perfume on the violet, To smooth the ice, or add another hue Unto the rainbow, or with taper-light To seek the beauteous eye of heaven to garnish, Is wasteful, and ridiculous excess. "
The Works of Shakespeare ... - Page 95
by William Shakespeare - 1907
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Say It Like Shakespeare: How to Give a Speech Like Hamlet, Persuade Like ...

Thomas Leech - Business & Economics - 2001 - 313 pages
...be creative. Use your head; explore the whole body of available options. 216 Don't Gild the Lily To gild refined gold, to paint the lily, To throw a perfume...the violet, To smooth the ice, or add another hue Unto the rainbow, or with taper-light To seek the beauteous eye of heaven to garnish, Is wasteful and...
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The Wisdom of Shakespeare

William Shakespeare, Joyce E. Henry - Political Science - 2002 - 228 pages
...Edward— Richard III IILi To be possess'd with double pomp, To guard a title that was rich before, To gild refined gold, to paint the lily, To throw a perfume...the violet, To smooth the ice, or add another hue Unto the rainbow, or with taper-light To seek the beauteous eye of heaven to garnish, Is wasteful and...
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William Shakespeare: The Complete Works

William Shakespeare - Literary Collections - 1989 - 1280 pages
...OF SALISBURY. Therefore, to be possest with double pomp, To guard a title that was rich before, To Incorporated 2 iron? KING JOHN IV. П. 69-118 To smooth the ice, or add another hue Unto the rainbow, or with taper-light...
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King John

William Shakespeare - Drama - 2011 - 352 pages
...troubled not the land With any longed-for change or better state. SALISBURY Therefore, to be possessed with double pomp, To guard a title that was rich before,...on the violet, To smooth the ice or add another hue Unto the rainbow, or with taper-light To seek the beauteous eye of heaven to garnish, 15 Is wasteful...
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The Yale Book of Quotations

Fred R. Shapiro, Associate Librarian and Lecturer in Legal Research Fred R Shapiro - Reference - 2006 - 1067 pages
...sc. 2, 1. 22 (1591-1598). Refers to a Roman Catholic formula of excommunication. See Malory 2 70 To R. Shapiro Unto the rainbow, or with taper-light To seek the beauteous eye of heaven to garnish, Is wasteful and...
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The Empress of India: A Professor Moriarty Novel

Michael Kurland - Fiction - 2007 - 320 pages
...looking annoyed. " 'Andsome, I was." "Sorry," Moran said. "Handsome, then." FIFTEEN ALL THAT GLISTERS To gild refined gold, to paint the lily To throw a perfume...the violet, To smooth the ice, or add another hue Unto the rainbow, or with taper light To seet{ the beauteous eye of heaven to garnish, Is wasteful...
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Cancel Your Own Goddam Subscription: Notes and Asides from National Review

William F. Buckley Jr. - Humor - 2009 - 304 pages
...of Pembroke: Therefore, to be possessed with double pomp, To guard a title that was rich before, To gild refined gold, to paint the lily, To throw a perfume...the violet, To smooth the ice, or add another hue Unto the rainbow, or with taper light To seek the beauteous eye of heaven to garnish, Is wasteful and...
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Tolkien and Shakespeare: Essays on Shared Themes and Language

Janet Brennan Croft, Donald E. Palumbo, C.W. Sullivan III - Literary Criticism - 2007 - 336 pages
...of our language are due to his magic pen.... [T]o attempt a panegyric on his genius would only be To gild refined gold, to paint the lily; To throw a perfume on the violet Or with a taper light To seek the beauteous eye of heaven to varnish... [Fishwick 77-78]. This is the...
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Ethics in a Cocoon: How (Not) to Live Well Together

V. David Schwantes - Family & Relationships - 2007 - 496 pages
...thought. (2) In what play did Shakespeare write, "To gild refined gold, to paint the lily, to throw perfume on the violet, to smooth the ice or add another hue unto the rainbow, . . is wasteful and ridiculous excess." a. Coriolanus b, Hamlet c. Othello d. King...
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