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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 Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare: Accurately Printed from ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1824
...state. .v. / Therefore, to be poraess'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 Shakespeare, Part 1

William Shakespeare - 1824 - 830 pages
...slate. Sal. Therefore, to be posiess'd with double porno, 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 hne Unto the rainbow, or with taper-light To seek the beauteous eye...
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The Beauties of Shakespeare: Selected from Each Play : with a General Index ...

William Shakespeare, William Dodd - Fore-edge painting - 1824 - 385 pages
...applause is paid him, and when every tongue is big with his boundless fame. He himself tells us, To gild refined gold, to paint the lily, To throw a perfume on the violet, To smooth the ice, or add another hue To seek the beauteous eye of heav'n to garnish, Unto the rainbow,...
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A dictionary of quotations from the British poets, by the author of The ...

British poets - 1824
...could bear , That, when the sea was calm, all boats alike Show'd mastership in floating PERFECTION. 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 Oriental Herald, and Journal of General Literature, Volume 2

James Silk Buckingham - Great Britain - 1824
...they have both, put forth would never have beeģ needed. " 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 llit ice, or add another hue Unto the rainbow, or with taper light To seek the beauteous eye...
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The Oriental Herald, Volume 2

Christianity - 1824
...they have both put forth would never have been needed. " 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, Volume 4

William Shakespeare - 1824
...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 beauteous eye...
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The works of the rt. hon. lord Byron, Volume 7

George Gordon N. Byron (6th baron.) - 1824
...square, Because he had journey'd fifty miles, and found No sign that it was circular any where; " To gild refined gold, to paint the lily, To throw a perfume on the violet," &c. King John. A great poet quoting another should he correct; he should also he accurate, when he...
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The British Theatre: Or, A Collection of Plays, which are Acted at ..., Volume 8

Mrs. Inchbald - English drama - 1824
...state. &>/• 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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Tremaine: Or, The Man of Refinement, Volume 1

Robert Plumer Ward - 1825
...Evelyn, " not so rich or dazzling, but scarcely less pleasing, and certainly more philosophical : " ' 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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