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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 Shakespear [ed. by H. Blair], in which the beauties observed by ... - Page 336
by William Shakespeare - 1771
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The Works of Shakespeare: Collated with the Oldest Copies, and ..., Volume 3

William Shakespeare - 1773
...expectation troubled not the land With any long'd-for change, or better date. Sal. Therefore to be pofTefs'd with double pomp, To guard a title that was rich before ; To gild refined gold, to paint the lilly, To throw a perfume on the violet, To fmoctrr the ice, or add another hue Unto the rainbow, or...
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Stockdale's Edition of Shakespeare: Including, in One Volume, the Whole of ...

William Shakespeare - 1784 - 1079 pages
...not the land With any lonj'd-for change, or better ftate. Sai Therefore, tobe poflef&'d withdouble pomp, To guard ' a title that was rich before, To...paint the lily, To throw a perfume on the violet, To I'mooth the ice, or adj another hue tinto the rainbow, or with taper-light Tc feek the beauteous eye...
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The Dramatic Works: Of Shakespeare, in Six Volumes; with Notes by Joseph ...

William Shakespeare - 1789
...troubled not the land, With any long'd-for change, or better ftate. Sal. Therefore, to be poflefs'd with double pomp, * To guard a title that was rich...paint the lily, To throw a perfume on the violet, To fmooth the ice, or add another hue Unto the rainbow, or with taper-light To feek the beauteous eye...
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A Concordance to Shakespeare: Suited to All the Editions, in which the ...

Andrew Becket - 1787 - 470 pages
...like an angel fings, Still quiring to the young-ey'd cherubkns. Merchant of Venice, &.. 5, S. ir To gild refined gold, to paint the lily, To throw a perfume on the violet, To fmooth the ice, or add another hue Unto the rainbow, or with taper-light To feek the beauteous eye...
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The Microcosm, a Periodical Work: By Gregory Griffin, ... The Second Edition ...

Gregory Griffin - Microcosm amd macrocosm - 1787 - 448 pages
...teftimony in proof of fuch * excellence, borders on the charge of ridiculous * anxiety, — it is " To gild refined gold, to paint the lily, " To throw a perfume on the Violet." * For one hint, as it is given by JOHNSON, I mail ' make no apology. "ADDISON is now) defpifed I) "...
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Macbeth. King John

William Shakespeare - 1788
...troubled not the land, With any long'd-for change, or better state. Sal. Sal. Therefore, to be possess'd with double pomp, To guard a title that was rich before,...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...
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Shakspeare's Dramatic Works: With Explanatory Notes, Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1790
...land With any long'd-for change, or better (late. Sa/. Therefore, to be polfefs'd with double pomp, 30 uth did drefs themfelves. He had no leys, that praflis'd...: And fpeaking thick, which nature made his blemi fmooth the ice, or add another hue Unto the rainbow, or with taper-light 35 To feck the beauteous eye...
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The Dramatic Works of Shakspeare: In Six Volumes, Volume 3

William Shakespeare, Joseph Rann - 1789
...troubled not the land, With any long'd-for change, or better ftate. Sal, Therefore, to be poflefs'd with double pomp, " To guard a title that was rich...paint the lily, To throw a perfume on the violet, To fmooth the ice, or add another hue Unto the rainbow, or with taper-light \ To feek the beauteous...
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The Plays of William Shakspeare: In Fifteen Volumes. With the Corrections ...

William Shakespeare - 1793
...found in the following pages, I fhall not attempt to make any addition. He has juftly obferved, that To guard a title that was rich before, To gild refined...paint the lily. To throw a perfume on the violet, To fmooth the ice, or add another hue Unto the rainbow, or with taper-light " To feek the beauteous eye...
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King John ; King Richard II ; King Henry IV, part 1

William Shakespeare - 1793
...More guarded than his fellows." STEEVENI. See Mfo/urefor Meafare, Vol. IV. p9 282-3, n. 2. MALONE. To gild refined gold, to paint the lily, To throw a perfume on the violet, To fmooth the ice, or add another hue Unto the rainbow, or with taper-light To feek the beauteous eye...
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