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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 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...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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Cumberland's British Theatre: With Remarks, Biographical and ..., Volume 4

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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Metropolitan Improvements; Or, London in the Nineteenth Century: Being a ...

Thomas Hosmer Shepherd - Architecture - 1827 - 722 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...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 of William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare - 1827 - 791 pages
...To smooth the ice, or add another hue I'nto the rainbow, or with taper-light To seek the beauteous eye of heaven to garnish, Is wasteful, and ridiculous excess. Pern. But that your royal pleasure must be done, This act is as an ancient tale new told; And, in the last repeating, troublesome, lieing urged...
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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...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 London encyclopaedia, or, Universal dictionary of science, art ..., Volume 1

Thomas Curtis (of Grove house sch, Islington) - 782 pages
...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...; 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 ridiculous...
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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...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 this assertion,...
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Laconics: Or, The Best Words of the Best Authors, Volume 2

John Timbs - Aphorisms and apothegms - 1829 - 364 pages
...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...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 Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare: Accurately Printed from ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare, George Steevens - 1829
...state. Stl. Therefore, to be possess'd with double pomp, To guard1 a title that was rich before, Toeild refined gold, to paint the lily, To throw a perfume on the violet, To smooth the ice, or odd another hue I'nto the rainbow, or with taper-light To seek the beauteous eye of heaven to garnish,1...
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Proceedings ... from ... 1819, to January, 1829 [ed.] by a member of the club

Shakespeare club Sheffield - 1829 - 190 pages
...is unnecessary, and would be in vain for me to attempt any new encomium ; for he himself says, " To gild refined gold, to paint the lily, To throw a perfume on the violet, To smooth the ice, to add another hue Unto the rainbow ; or with taper light To seek the beauteous eye of Heaven lo garnish,...
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