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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. "
The works of Shakespear [ed. by H. Blair], in which the beauties observed by ... - Page 338
by William Shakespeare - 1769
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The Works of William Shakespeare, Volume 4

William Shakespeare - 1810
...troubled not the land, With anv long'd-for change, or better state. Sal. Therefore, to tie possess'd with double pomp, To guard* a title that was rich...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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Something, Volume 1

1809 - 416 pages
...the two fat ones. We wish not to satiate the public with quadrupled reviews. READING AND SPEAKING. " To guard a title that -was rich before, To gild refined gold, to paint the lily, To throTc a perfume an the violet, ' To smooth the ice, or add another hue Unto the rainbo-ai ; or -arith...
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Comedy of errors. Macbeth. King John. King Richard II. King Henry IV., part I

William Shakespeare - 1811
...any long'd-for change, or better state. Sal. Therefore, to be possess'd with double pomp, To guard5 a title that was rich before, To gild refined gold,...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 •* Go closely in luith me.]...
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The plays of William Shakspeare, pr. from the text of the ..., Volume 4

William Shakespeare - 1811
...any long'd-for change, or better state. Sal. Therefore, to be possess'd with double pomp To guard ta title that was rich before, To gild refined gold,...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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Aphorisms from Shakespeare

William Shakespeare, Capel Lofft - 1812 - 456 pages
...A Dog that is compelled to fight Snaps at his master that doth tar him on ||. 323. SUPEREROGATION. To guard a title that was rich before, To gild refined...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 Works of William Shakespeare: In Nine Volumes, Volume 4

William Shakespeare - 1810
...any long'd-for change, or better state. Sal. Therefore, to be possess'd with double pomp, To guards a title that was rich before, To gild refined gold,...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
...troubled not the land, With any long'd-for change, or better state. Sal. Therefore, to be possess'd with double pomp, To guard a title that was rich before,...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, Volume 3

William Shakespeare - 1813
...troubled not the land, With any iJng'd-for change, or better state. Sal. Therefore, to be possess'd with double pomp, To guard a title that was rich before,...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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