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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 Philomathic journal, Volume 2

Philomathic institution - 1825
...stimulate the delights of the festive board, to embellish the triumph of victory. Its province was To gild refined gold, to paint the lily, To throw a perfume on the violet ; to magnify the greatest actions, add fresh lustre to the most glorious deeds, give sweetness to the honiest...
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Tremaine: Or, The Man of Refinement, Volume 1

Robert Plumer Ward - 1825
...Evelyn, " not to 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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The Dramatic Works of William Shakspeare: With Glossarial Notes, a Sketch of ...

William Shakespeare - 1825 - 908 pages
...ш<е. $a. Therefore, to be pouesH'd with double pomp, To guard • a title that wu 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 I'nto the rainbow, or with Uper-Iignt To seek the beauteous eye...
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The Works of Shakspeare: From the Text of Johnson, Steevens, and Reed

William Shakespeare - Actors - 1825 - 896 pages
...s'tate. Sal. Therefore, to bepoasess'd with double pomp, To guard a title that was rich before, To gering could I never thrive, Fur the ram it rainvth t-very day. But when I smooth the ice, or add another hoe Unto the rainbow, or with taper-light To seek the beauteous eye...
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The Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare: From the Text of ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1825
...better s!sa. Sal. Therefore, to be po*se*>'d with Je To guard* a title that was neb before, [p&To gild refined gold, to paint the lily, To throw a perfume on the violet. To smooth the ice, or add another bat Unto the rainbow, or with taper-light To seek the beauteous eye...
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The complete works of lord Byron with a biogr. and critical ..., Volumes 1-2

George Gordon N. Byron (6th baron.) - 1825
...perfume to the violet. This version by no means improves the original, which is as follows : To gild refined gold, to paint the lily, To throw a perfume on the violet,- etc. King John. A great poet qnoting another should be correct; he should also be accurate, when he...
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The microcosm [ed. by G. Canning and others]. [Another]

George Canning - 1825
...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 plays of William Shakspeare, pr. from the text by G. Steevens ..., Volume 4

William Shakespeare - 1826
...state. Sal. Therefore, to be possess'd with double pomp, To guard5 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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Cumberland's British Theatre: With Remarks, Biographical and ..., Volume 4

English drama - 1826
...state. Sal. (R.) 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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Metropolitan Improvements; Or, London in the Nineteenth Century: Being a ...

Architecture - 1827 - 316 pages
...added to what was before known and used by the ancients. To improve the orders, is like the attempt "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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