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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 Microcosm: A Periodical Work, Volume 2

John Smith, George Canning, Robert Percy Smith, John Hookham Frere - 1809
...testimony in proof of such 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 shall make no apology. " Addison is now despised by some,...
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The Works of William Shakespeare, Volume 4

William Shakespeare - 1810
...state. Sal. Therefore, to tie 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 plays of William Shakspeare, pr. from the text of the ..., Volume 4

William Shakespeare - 1811
...state. Sal. Therefore, to be possess'd with double pomp To guard ta 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 beanteous eye...
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The Gleaner: A Series of Periodical Essays, Volume 3

Nathan Drake - English essays - 1811
...external testimony in proof of such 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 shall make no apology. ' Addison is now despised by some,...
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The Works of William Shakespeare: In Nine Volumes, Volume 4

William Shakespeare - 1810
...state. Sal. Therefore, to be possess'd with double pomp, To guards 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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Aphorisms from Shakespeare

William Shakespeare, Capel Lofft - 1812 - 456 pages
...his master that doth tar him on ||. 323. SUPEREROGATION. To guard a title that was rich before, To gild refined gold, to paint the lily, To throw a perfume on the violet, * Waller, in his Speech before the Parliament, admirably applied thus the Scriptural Aphorism, " Thou...
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The dramatic works of William Shakspeare, Volume 3

William Shakespeare - 1813
...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, Volume 5

William Shakespeare - 1813
...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 Gentleman's Magazine, Volume 84, Part 2; Volume 116

Early English newspapers - 1814
...For ye shall find he will outstrip all praise, And maku it halt behind him : — 'twere as well 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 face...
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Encyclopaedia Perthensis; or, Universal dictionary of Knowledge ..., Volume 10

Encyclopaedia Perthensis - 1816
...fome gilt or folemn temple were ; Many great golden pilUrs did uptvar The mafly roof, Sptnfet^. To gild refined gold, to paint the lily, ' To throw a perfume on the violet. Sbak. K. John. And the gilded car of day •'•••' L" * • His glowing axle doth alhif In the...
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