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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 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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A dictionary of quotations from the British poets, by the author ..., Volume 1

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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The Beauties of Shakespeare: Selected from Each Play : with a General Index ...

William Shakespeare, William Dodd - 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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The works of the rt. hon. lord Byron, Volume 7

George Gordon N. Byron (6th baron.) - 1824
...square, Because he had journey'd fifty miles, and found No sign that it was circular any where; " To gild refined gold, to paint the lily, To throw a perfume on the violet," &c. King John. A great poet quoting another should he correct; he should also he accurate, when he...
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The Works of Shakspeare: From the Text of Johnson, Steevens, and Reed

William Shakespeare - 1825 - 896 pages
...troubled not the land, With any long'd-for change, or better s'tate. Sal. Therefore, to bepoasess'd In*! to wive, With I,,'/, ho, the wind and the rain,...thrive, Fur the ram it rainvth t-very day. But when I smooth the ice, or add another hoe Unto the rainbow, or with taper-light To seek the beauteous eye...
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The Dramatic Works of William Shakspeare: With Glossarial Notes, a Sketch of ...

William Shakespeare - 1825 - 908 pages
...change, or better <. $a¡. Therefore, to be pouesH'd with double pomp, To guard a title that wu 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 I'nto the rainbow, or with Uper-Iignt To seek the beauteous eye...
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The Philomathic journal, Volume 2

Philomathic institution - 1825
...stimulate the delights of the festive board, to embellish the triumph of victory. Its province was To gild refined gold, to paint the lily, To throw a perfume on the violet ; to magnify the greatest actions, add fresh lustre to the most glorious deeds, give sweetness to the honiest...
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The Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare: From the Text of ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1825
...better s!sa. Sal. Therefore, to be po*se*>'d with Je To guard* a title that was neb before, [p&To gild refined gold, to paint the lily, To throw a perfume on the violet. To smooth the ice, or add another bat Unto the rainbow, or with taper-light To seek the beauteous eye...
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Tremaine: Or, The Man of Refinement, Volume 1

Robert Plumer Ward - 1825
...Evelyn, " not so rich or dazzling, but scarcely less pleasing, and certainly more philosophical : " ' 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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