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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 Shakspeare, with notes ..., Part 19, Volume 4

William Shakespeare - 1826
...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...refined gold, to paint the lily, To throw a perfume on dle violet, To smooth the ice, or add another hue Unto the rainbow, or with taper-light To seek the...
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The plays of William Shakspeare, pr. from the text by G. Steevens ..., Volume 4

William Shakespeare - 1826
...any longed-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 To seek the beauteous eye...
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Metropolitan Improvements; Or, London in the Nineteenth Century: Being a ...

Architecture - 1827 - 316 pages
...added to what was before known and used by the ancients. To improve the orders, is like the attempt "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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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 perfume on the violet, / To smooth the ice, or add another hue / Unto the rainbow." Go paint the lily, or gild the clouds with...
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King John: New Perspectives

Deborah T. Curren-Aquino - Literary Criticism - 1989 - 205 pages
...ne'er pluck'd off; The faiths of men ne'er stained with revolt; Salisbury. 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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The Complete Works of William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1996 - 1263 pages
...not the land With any long'd-for change or better state. EARL OF SALISBURY. Therefore, to be possest smooth the ice, or add another hue Unto the rainbow, or with taper-light To seek the beauteous eye...
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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 All argument is again smooth the ice. or add another hue Unto the rainbow, or with taper light To seek the beauteous eye...
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The Life and Death of King John

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1998 - 303 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 - 313 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 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 Wisdom of Shakespeare

William Shakespeare - Political Science - 2002 - 228 pages
...all posterity, Even to the general all-ending day. Prince Edward— Richard III IILi 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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