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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 Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare: With Explanatory Notes ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare, Samuel Ayscough - 1807
...long'd-for change, or belter state. Sal. Therefore, tobe possess'd with double pomp, To guard1 a tille 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 hue Unto the rainbow, or with taper-light To seek the beauteous eye...
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The British Theatre, Or, A Collection of Plays, which are Acted at the ...

Mrs. Inchbald - English drama - 1808
...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 before,...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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The British Theatre; Or, A Collection of Plays,: Which are Acted at the ...

Mrs. Inchbald - English drama - 1808
...stained with revolt; Fresh expectation troubled not the land With any long'd-for change, or better state. To guard a title that was rich before, To gild refined...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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The plays of William Shakspeare, with the corrections and illustr ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1809
...found in the followin g pages, I shall not attempt to make any addition. He has justly observed, that " To guard a title that was rich before, " To gild refined...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...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare ...: With the Corrections and ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1809
...found in the following pages, I shall not attempt to make any addition. He has justly observed, that " To guard a title that was rich before, " To gild refined...the lily, " To throw a perfume on the violet, " To smpoth the ice, or add another hue " Unto the rainbow, or with taper-light " To seek the beauteous...
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The Life of George Washington: First President, and Commander in Chief of ...

John Corry - 1809 - 239 pages
...characters to pursue the path of integrity ; but in other respects such praises are superfluous. " 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 beautious eye...
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The Microcosm: A Periodical Work, Volume 2

John Smith, George Canning, Robert Percy Smith, John Hookham Frere - 1809
...testimony in proof of such 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 shall make no apology. " Addison is now despised by some,...
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The Works of William Shakespeare, Volume 4

William Shakespeare - 1810
...troubled not the land, With anv long'd-for change, or better state. Sal. Therefore, to tie 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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Something, Volume 1

1809 - 416 pages
...the two fat ones. We wish not to satiate the public with quadrupled reviews. READING AND SPEAKING. " To guard a title that -was rich before, To gild refined gold, to paint the lily, To throTc a perfume an the violet, ' To smooth the ice, or add another hue Unto the rainbo-ai ; or -arith...
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Comedy of errors. Macbeth. King John. King Richard II. King Henry IV., part I

William Shakespeare - 1811
...any long'd-for change, or better state. Sal. Therefore, to be possess'd with double pomp, To guard5 a title that was rich before, To gild refined gold,...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 •* Go closely in luith me.]...
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