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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 Plays of William Shakespeare ...: With the Corrections and ..., Volume 7

William Shakespeare - 1806
...Malone. It should he rememhered, that King John was at present crowned for ihefaurth time. Steevens. 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 rainhow, or with taper-light To seek the heauteous eye...
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“The” Plays of William Shakespeare: Accurately Printed from the ..., Volume 8

William Shakespeare - 1806
...state. Hal. 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, Of add another due Unto the rainbow, or with taper -light To seek the beauteons eye...
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The Invisible Enemy, Or, The Mines of Wielitska: A Polish Legendary Romance ...

Thomas Pike Lathy - Gothic revival (Literature) - 1806
...have added another charm would have been superfluous ; as, in the words of our immortal poet— 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 lijht, To seek the beauteous eye...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare: With Notes of Various Commentators, Issue 6

William Shakespeare - 1806
...the land, With any long'd-for change, or better state. To guard a title that was rich before 40, 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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Macbeth. King John. King Richard II.-v. 2. King Henry IV. King Henry V.-v. 3 ...

William Shakespeare - 1807
...state. 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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The Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare: With Explanatory Notes ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare, Samuel Ayscough - 1807
...state. Sal. Therefore, tobe possess'd with double pomp, To guard1 a tille 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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The British Theatre, Or, A Collection of Plays, which are Acted at the ...

Mrs. Inchbald - English drama - 1808
...state, 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, Is wasteful and ridiculous excess. K. John. Some reasons of this double coronation I have possess'd...
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The British Theatre; Or, A Collection of Plays: Which are Acted at the ...

Elizabeth Inchbald - English drama - 1808
...not the land With any long'd-for change, or better state. To guard a title that was rich before, To gild refined gold, to paint the lily, To throw a perfume on the violet, Is wasteful and ridiculous excess. K. John. Some reasons of this double coronation I have possess'd...
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The plays of William Shakspeare, with the corrections and illustr ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1809
...attempt to make any addition. He has justly observed, that " 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...
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The Life of George Washington: First President, and Commander in Chief of ...

John Corry - 1809 - 239 pages
...characters to pursue the path of integrity ; but in other respects such praises are superfluous. " 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 beautious eye...
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