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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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Shakspeare's Dramatic Works: With Explanatory Notes, Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1790
...(late. Sa/. Therefore, to be polfefs'd with double pomp, 30 To guard « a title that was rich before, To gild refined gold, to paint the lily, To throw a perfume...another hue Unto the rainbow, or with taper-light 35 To feck the beauteous eye of heaven to garnilh, Is wafteful, and ridiculous excefs. Pant. But that...
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The Dramatic Works of Shakspeare: In Six Volumes, Volume 3

William Shakespeare, Joseph Rann - 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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The Plays of William Shakspeare. In Fifteen Volumes: King John. Richard II ...

William Shakespeare - English drama - 1793
...guard, is to fringe. JOHNSON. Rather, to lace. So, in The Merchant of Venice: " give him a livery 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 Plays of William Shakspeare: In Fifteen Volumes. With the Corrections ...

William Shakespeare - 1793
...guarded than his fellows." STEEVENS. See Meafurefor Mea/ure, Vol. IV. p. 282-3, "• 2< MAIONE. To gild refined gold, to paint the lily, To throw a perfume...heaven to garnifh, Is wafteful, and ridiculous excefs. PEMR. But that your royal pleafure muft be done, This aft is as an ancient tale new told;7 And, in...
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The Plays of William Shakspeare: In Fifteen Volumes. With the Corrections ...

William Shakespeare - 1793
...attempt to make any addition. He has juftly obferved, that To guard a title that was rich before, To gild refined gold, to paint the lily. To throw a perfume...or with taper-light " To feek the beauteous eye of heiven to garnifh, " Is wafteful and ridiculous excefs." Let me, however, be permitted to remark, that....
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Works, Volume 3

William Shakespeare - 1795
...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 - English poetry - 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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Works, Containing His Plays and Poems: To which is Added a Glossary, Volume 3

William Shakespeare - 1797
...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...ridiculous excefs. PEMB. But that your royal pleafure muft be done, This ad is as an ancient tale new told ; And, in the laft repeating, troublefome, Being...
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The plays of William Shakspeare, accurately pr. from the text of mr ...

William Shakespeare - 1797
...Itate. Sal. Therefore, to be poflefs'd with double pomp, To guard a title that was rich before,5 TogiJd refined gold, to paint the lily, To throw a perfume...taper-light To feek the beauteous eye of heaven to garnifb, Is wafteful, and ridiculous excefs. Pemb. But that your royal pleafure muft be done, This...
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The Dramatic Writings of Will. Shakespeare: With Introductory ..., Volume 2

William Shakespeare - 1798
...ftate. Sal. Therefore, to be poffefs'd with double pomp, To guard a title that was rich befoie, To gild refined gold, to paint the lily, To throw a perfume...taper-light To feek the beauteous eye of heaven to garmfh, Is wafteful, and ridiculous excefs. Pemb. But that your royal pleafuremuft be done, This aft...
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