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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. "
King John ; King Richard II ; King Henry IV, part 1 - Page 126
by William Shakespeare - 1793
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The works of Shakespear [ed. by H. Blair], in which the beauties observed by ...

William Shakespeare - 1771
...ftate. Hal. Therefore to be polTefs'd with double pomp, To guard a title that 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 rain-bow, or with taper-light ' To feek the beauteous...
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The Works of Shakespeare in Twelve Volumes: Collated with the ..., Volume 5

William Shakespeare - 1772
...revelt; :•-. . . Freih expeftation troubled not the land With any longed-for change, or better ftate. To fmooth the ice, or add another hue Unto the rainbow,...taper-light To feek the beauteous eye of heaven to garnifh, ],s wafteful and ridiculous excels'. Pemb. But that your royal pleafune muft be done, This acTi is...
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King John. King Richard II. King Henry IV, part I-II

William Shakespeare - 1773
...ftate. Sal. Therefore to be pofiefs'd with double pomp, + To guard a title that was rich before, To gild refined gold, to paint the lily, To throw a perfume...ridiculous excefs. Pemb. But that your royal pleafure muft be done, This act is as an ancient tale new told ; And, in the laft repeating, troublefome, Being...
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The Works of Shakespeare: Collated with the Oldest Copies, and ..., Volume 3

William Shakespeare - 1773
...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 with taper-light To feek the beauteous eye of heav'ii to garnifh, Is wafteful and ridiculous excels. Ptmb. But that your royal pleafure muft be done,...
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Stockdale's Edition of Shakespeare: Including, in One Volume, the Whole of ...

William Shakespeare - 1784 - 1079 pages
...better ftate. Sai Therefore, tobe poflef&'d withdouble pomp, To guard ' a title that was rich before, To gild refined gold, 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 icÚ, or add another hue tfnto the rainbow, or with tapsf-light Tu feck the bsautemis eye of heaven...
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The Dramatic Works: Of Shakespeare, in Six Volumes; with Notes by Joseph ...

William Shakespeare - 1789
...ftate. Sal. Therefore, to be poflefs'd with double pomp, * To guard a title that was rich before, To gild refined gold, to paint the lily, To throw a perfume...taper-light To feek the beauteous eye of heaven to garnilh, Is wafteful, and ridiculous excefs. Pemb. But that your royal pleafure muft be done, This...
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A Concordance to Shakespeare: Suited to All the Editions, in which the ...

Andrew Becket - 1787 - 470 pages
...like an angel fings, Still quiring to the young-ey'd cherubkns. Merchant of Venice, &.. 5, S. ir To gild refined gold, to paint the lily, To throw a perfume...taper-light To feek the beauteous eye of heaven to garnim, Is wafteful, and ridiculous excefs. Kirtg John, A. 4, S. 2. • Shall we ferve heaven With...
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The Microcosm, a Periodical Work: By Gregory Griffin, ... The Second Edition ...

Gregory Griffin - Microcosm amd macrocosm - 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
...state. Sal. Sal. Therefore, to be possess'd with double pomp, To guard a title that was 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 Unto the rainbow, or with taper-light To seek the beauteous eye...
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