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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 Lady's Magazine and Museum of the Belles-lettres, Fine Arts ..., Volume 4

English literature - 1834
...— to dilute and versify one of the finest dramatic poems that any age has produced, is indeed, " to gild refined gold, to paint the lily, to throw a perfume on the violet ;" and we wish for his own sake, that an author who at times exhibits considerable powers, should not...
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The Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare: Accurately Printed from ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1824
...troubled not the land, With any loiig'd-for change, or belter state. .v. / Therefore, to be poraess'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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The British Theatre: Or, A Collection of Plays, which are Acted at ..., Volume 8

Mrs. Inchbald - English drama - 1824
...troubled not the land \Viih any long'd-for change, or better state. &>/• 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 Oriental Herald, Volume 2

Christianity - 1824
...those over whom they ruled, such defences as they have both put forth would never have been needed. " To guard a title that was rich before, To gild refined...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 Oriental Herald, and Journal of General Literature, Volume 2

James Silk Buckingham - Great Britain - 1824
...those over whom they ruled, such defences as they have both, put forth would never have beeģ needed. " To guard a title that was rich before, To gild refined...paint the lily, To throw a perfume on the violet, To smooth llit ice, or add another hue Unto the rainbow, or with taper light To seek the beauteous eye...
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The Dramatic Works of Shakespeare, Part 1

William Shakespeare - 1824 - 830 pages
...land, With any long'd-for change, or better slate. Sal. Therefore, to be posiess'd with double porno, To guard a title, that was rich before, To gild refined...paint the lily, To throw a perfume on the violet, To smooth the ice, or add another hne Unto the rainbow, or with taper-light To seek the beauteous eye...
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The Plays, Volume 4

William Shakespeare - 1824
...any long'd-for change, or better state. Sal. Therefore, to be possess'd with double pomp, To guard ta 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 To seek the beauteous eye...
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The Dramatic Works of Shakespeare

William Shakespeare - 1824 - 830 pages
...troubled not the land, With any long'd-lor change, or better state. Sal. Therefore, to be posscss'd e blood j Garnish'd paiutthe lily, To throw a perfame on the violet, To smooth the ice, or add another hue Unto the rainbow,...
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The Beauties of Shakespeare: Selected from Each Play : with a General Index ...

William Shakespeare, William Dodd - Fore-edge painting - 1824 - 385 pages
...applause is paid him, and when every tongue is big with his boundless fame. He himself tells us, To gild refined gold, to paint the lily, To throw a perfume on the violet, To smooth the ice, or add another hue To seek the beauteous eye of heav'n to garnish, Unto the rainbow,...
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A dictionary of quotations from the British poets, by the author of The ...

British poets - 1824
...could bear , That, when the sea was calm, all boats alike Show'd mastership in floating PERFECTION. 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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