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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 Plays of William Shakespeare: With the Corrections and Illustrations of ... - Page 375
by William Shakespeare - 1806
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William Shakespeare: The Complete Works

William Shakespeare - Literary Collections - 1989 - 1286 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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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...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 and ridiculous...
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King John

William Shakespeare - Drama - 2011 - 356 pages
...SALISBURY Therefore, to be possessed with double pomp, To guard a title that was rich before, 10 To gild refined gold, to paint the lily, To throw a perfume...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 and ridiculous...
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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...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...
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Ethics in a Cocoon: How (Not) to Live Well Together

V. David Schwantes - Family & Relationships - 2007 - 997 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 John e....
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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 - 337 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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