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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 Plays of William Shakspeare: In Fifteen Volumes. With the Corrections ...

William Shakespeare - 1793
...guarded than his fellows." STEEVENS. See Meafurefor Mea/ure, Vol. IV. p. 282-3, "• 2< MAIONE. 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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Works, Volume 3

William Shakespeare - 1795
...for change, or better it ate. Sal. Therefore to be poflefs'd with double pomp, To guard a title thnt was rich before; " To gild refined gold, to paint...To finooth the ice, or add another hue " Unto the iainbow, or with taper-light " To feek the beauteous eye of heav'n to garnifh," Is wafteful and ridiculous...
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Works, Containing His Plays and Poems: To which is Added a Glossary, Volume 3

William Shakespeare - 1797
...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 before,...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 plays of William Shakspeare, accurately pr. from the text of mr ...

William Shakespeare - 1797
...Itate. Sal. Therefore, to be poflefs'd with double pomp, To guard a title that was rich before,5 TogiJd 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 Dramatic Writings of Will. Shakespeare: With Introductory ..., Volume 2

William Shakespeare - 1798
...ftate. Sal. Therefore, to be poffefs'd with double pomp, To guard a title that was rich befoie, 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 Plays of William Shakspeare. ....

William Shakespeare - 1800
...troubled not the land, With any long'd-for change, or better ftate. Sal. Therefore to he poflefs'd with double pomp, To guard a title that was rich before,...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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Mordaunt: Sketches of Life, Characters, and Manners, in Various ..., Volume 3

John Moore - Epistolary fiction, English - 1800
...when in them cohfifted all I knew of the lady. Befides you have yourfelf feen her, and * • 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 Port Folio, Volume 6

Philadelphia (Pa.) - 1811
...and preservation of the works of British painters. FOR THE PORT FOLIO. ABERCROMBIE'S JOHNSON. " To gild refined gold; to paint the lily; to throw a perfume on the violet," is an occupation alike impracticable and superfluous. I shall not, Mr. Editor, for this reason, attempt...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare: Accurately Printed from the Text ..., Volume 4

William Shakespeare - 1803
...troubled not the land, With any long'd-for change, or better state. Sal. Therefore, to be possess'd with double pomp, To guard' a title that was rich...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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The Plays of William Shakspeare: With the Corrections and ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare, George Steevens, Samuel Johnson - 1803
...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 1'mooth the ice, or add another hue Unto the rainbow, or with taper-light To feek the beauteous eye...
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