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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 French Librarian: Or Literary Guide, Pointing Out the Best Works of the ...

L. T. Ventouillac - 1829 - 536 pages
...to add praise where it has already been so frequently and so justly bestowed, were indeed — " 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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Proceedings ... from ... 1819, to January, 1829 [ed.] by a member of the club

Shakespeare club Sheffield - 1829
...is unnecessary, and would be in vain for me to attempt any new encomium ; for he himself says, " To gild refined gold, to paint the lily, To throw a perfume on the violet, To smooth the ice, to add another hue Unto the rainbow ; or with taper light To seek the beauteous eye...
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The Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare: Accurately Printed from ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare, George Steevens - 1829
...state. Stl. Therefore, to be possess'd with double pomp, To guard1 a title that was rich before, Toeild refined gold, to paint the lily, To throw a perfume on the violet, To smooth the ice, or odd another hue I'nto 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 - 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 - 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 - 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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Dictionary of Quotations

Connie Robertson - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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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