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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 338
by William Shakespeare - 1769
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The Works: Of Shakespear. In which the Beauties Observed by Pope ..., Volume 3

William Shakespeare - 1771
...expectation troubled not the land With any long'd-for change, or better ftate. Sal. Therefore to be polfeis'd with double pomp, To guard a title that was rich before...another hue Unto the rain-bow, or with taper-light To ieek the beauteous eye of heav'n to garnifh," Is wafteful and ridiculous excefs. Pemh. But that your...
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The Works of Shakespeare: Collated with the Oldest Copies, and ..., Volume 3

William Shakespeare - 1773
...ftained with revolt ; Frefh expectation troubled not the land With any long'd-for change, or better date. Sal. Therefore to be pofTefs'd with double pomp, To...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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Stockdale's edition of Shakespeare, with explanatory notes

William Shakespeare - 1784
...Therefore, tobe polfefs'd withduuble pomp To guard ' a title that was rich before, To gild refined golJ, to paint the lily, To throw a perfume on the violet, To fmooth the icé, or add another hue tfnto the rainbow, or with tapsf-light Tu feck the bsautemis eye of heaven...
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The Microcosm, a Periodical Work: By Gregory Griffin, ... The Second Edition ...

Gregory Griffin - 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...of the valiant ; For thofe that could fpeak low, a 35 To feck the beauteous eye of heaven to garnilh, Is wafteful, and ridiculous excefs. Pant. But that...
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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 the lily, " To throw a perfume on the violet, " To finooth the ice, or add another hue " Unto the iainbow, or with taper-light " To feek the beauteous...
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Elegant Extracts: Or, Useful and Entertaining Pieces of Poetry, Selected for ...

Vicesimus Knox - 1796 - 1008 pages
...ujd lo Perfeflion, fuferfiuaia, aiidfujj>icioK5, To gii'd renned gold, to paint the lily, To thro«1 a perfume on the violet, To fmooth the ice, or add another hue Unto the rainbow, or with taper light To feck the beauteous eye of heaven to garniih, Is waftcful and ridiculous excels. In this,...
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The Port Folio, Volume 6

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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