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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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Arliss's Literary collections

John Arliss - 1825 - 358 pages
...to every one that has reud his invaluable works. Shuk•speare tells us • To gild reIined Itold, to paint the lily, To throw a perfume on the violet, * To imooth the ice, or add another bue Unto the rainhow, or with taper-light To seek the heanteous eye...
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The plays of William Shakspeare, pr. from the text by G. Steevens ..., Volume 4

William Shakespeare - 1826
...state. Sal. Therefore, to be possess'd with double pomp, To guard5 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,...
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Don Juan, Complete: English Bards, and Scotch Reviewers; Hours of Idleness ...

George Gordon N. Byron (6th baron.) - 1826 - 574 pages
...perfume to the violet,' &c. This version by no means improves the original, which is as follows : ' To gild refined gold, to paint the lily, To throw a perfume on the violet,' in,— King John. A great poet, quoting another, shonld be correct; he should aleo be accurate, when...
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Cumberland's British Theatre, with Remarks, Biographical and Critical ...

English drama - 1826
...state. Sal. (R.) Therefore, 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 on the violet, Is wasteful and ridiculous excess. K. John. Some reasons of this double coronation I have possess'd...
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The dramatic works of William Shakspeare, with notes original and selected ...

William Shakespeare - 1843
...state. Sal. Therefore, 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 on dle violet, To smooth the ice, or add another hue Unto the rainbow, or with taper-light To seek the...
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Metropolitan Improvements; Or, London in the Nineteenth Century: Being a ...

Architecture - 1827 - 316 pages
...added to what was before known and used by the ancients. To improve the orders, is like the attempt "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 Dramatic Works of Shakespeare: With a Life, Volume 4

William Shakespeare - 1828
...state. Sal. 1 herefore, 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,...
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The French Librarian Or Literary Guide....

L. T. Ventouillac - Best books - 1829 - 536 pages
...to add praise where it has already been so frequently and so justly bestowed, were indeed — " 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." In support of...
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The London encyclopaedia, or, Universal dictionary of science, art ..., Volume 1

Thomas Curtis (of Grove house sch, Islington)
...ADDI'TIONAL, n. oia. ADDITIONALLY, ADDI'TIONARY, AD'DITORY. SAL. To guard a title' that was rich before ; To gild refined gold ; to paint the lily ; To throw a...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 gsmish, It wasteful and...
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Laconics: Or, The Best Words of the Best Authors, Volume 2

John Timbs - Aphorisms and apothegms - 1829
...the poet who first honoured with that name a mere Ajax, a man-killing idiot! — Dryden. MLXXXVII. 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,...
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