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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 French Librarian: Or Literary Guide, Pointing Out the Best Works of the ...

L T Ventouillac - Best books - 1829 - 642 pages
...so frequently and so justly bestowed, were indeed — f " To gild refined gold, to paint the lily, I 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." In support of this assertion,...
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Laconics: Or, The Best Words of the Best Authors

John Timbs - Aphorisms and apothegms - 1829 - 360 pages
...name a mere Ajax, a man-killing idiot!—Drydex. MLXXXVIL To gild refined gold, to paint the lill - , To throw a perfume on the violet, To smooth the ice, or add another hue To seek the beauteous eye of heaven to garnish, Unto the rainbow, or with taper-light Is wasteful,...
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A Descriptive Account of the Second Royal Gala Festival at Stratford-upon ...

1830 - 87 pages
...language of the great Bard himself— " To guard a title that was rich before, To gild refined gold or 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...
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Words on Words: A Dictionary for Writers and Others who Care about Words

John B. Bremner - Reference - 1980 - 405 pages
...ridiculous excess" of John's second coronation. To crown him a second time, says Salisbury, is "To gild refined gold, to paint the lily, / To throw a.../ To smooth the ice, or add another hue / Unto the rainbow." Go paint the lily, or gild the clouds with sunshine, but don't gild the lily. GLAMOUR A Scottish...
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King John: New Perspectives

Deborah T. Curren-Aquino - Literary Criticism - 1989 - 205 pages
...revolt; Salisbury. 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...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 Complete Works of William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1996 - 1263 pages
...OF SALISBURY. Therefore, to be possest with double pomp. To guard a title that was rich before, To And wil@; 3 rainbow, or with taper-light To seek the beauteous eye of heaven to garnish, Is wasteful and ridiculous...
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The Wordsworth Dictionary of Quotations

Connie Robertson - Reference - 1998 - 669 pages
...Kingjohn Life is as tedlous as a twice-told tale. Vexing the dull ear of a drowsy man. 10305 Kingjohn To London all that life can afford. 5095 Boswell - Life...against it [ghostsl; but all belief is for it. 50 rainbow, or with taper light To seek the beauteous eye of heaven to garnish. Is wasteful and ridiculous...
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The Life and Death of King John

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1998 - 324 pages
...SALISBURY Therefore, to be possessed with double pomp, To guard a title that was rich before, io To gild refined gold, to paint the lily, To throw a perfume on the violet, i again crowned) F}; against crown'd FI 8 longed-for change] F4; long'd-for-changc FI in 1203) and...
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Say It Like Shakespeare: How to Give a Speech Like Hamlet, Persuade Like ...

Thomas Leech - Business & Economics - 2001 - 328 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...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 Wisdom of Shakespeare

William Shakespeare - Political Science - 2002 - 244 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...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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