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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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The Lady's Magazine and Museum of the Belles-lettres, Fine Arts ..., Volume 4

English literature - 1834 - 442 pages
...— to dilute and versify one of the finest dramatic poems that any age has produced, is indeed, " to gild refined gold, to paint the lily, to throw a perfume on the violet ;" and we wish for his own sake, that an author who at times exhibits considerable powers, should not...
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The Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare: Accurately Printed from ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1824
...state. .v. / Therefore, to be poraess'd 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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The Plays, Volume 4

William Shakespeare - 1824 - 344 pages
...state. Sal. Therefore, to be possess'd with double pomp, To guard ta 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 J, » Secretly. f Lacn....
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A dictionary of quotations from the British poets, by the author of The ...

British poets - 1824 - 676 pages
...could bear , That, when the sea was calm, all boats alike Show'd mastership in floating PERFECTION. 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, PHILOSOPHY. Hang up philosophy...
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The Oriental Herald, Volume 2

Christianity - 1824
...they have both put forth would never have been needed. " 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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The Beauties of Shakespeare: Selected from Each Play : with a General Index ...

William Shakespeare, William Dodd - Fore-edge painting - 1824 - 385 pages
...applause is paid him, and when every tongue is big with his boundless fame. He himself tells us, To gild refined gold, to paint the lily, To throw a perfume...the violet, To smooth the ice, or add another hue To seek the beauteous eye of heav'n to garnish, Unto the rainbow, or with taper-light Is wasteful and...
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The Dramatic Works of Shakespeare, Part 1

William Shakespeare - 1824 - 830 pages
...slate. Sal. Therefore, to be posiess'd with double porno, To guard a title, that was rich before, To gild refined gold, to paint the lily, To throw a perfume on the violet, To smooth the ice, or add another hne Unto the rainbow, or with taper-light To seek the beauteous eye oi'heaven to garnish, Is wasteful,...
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The Oriental herald and colonial review [ed. by J.S. Buckingham]., Volume 2

James Silk Buckingham - 1824
...have been needed. " To guard a title that was rich before, To ill. I refined gold, to paint ttie Illy, 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 auil ridiculous...
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Oriental Herald and Colonial Review, Volume 2

James Silk Buckingham - Great Britain - 1824 - 658 pages
...they have both, put forth would never have bee» needed. " To guard a title that was rich before, To gild refined gold, to paint the lily, To throw a perfume on the violet, To smooth llit ice, or add another hue Unto the rainbow, or with taper light To seek the beauteous eye of heaven...
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The British Theatre: Or, A Collection of Plays, which are Acted at ..., Volume 8

Mrs. Inchbald - English drama - 1824 - 460 pages
...state. &>/• 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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