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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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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 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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Cumberland's British Theatre: With Remarks, Biographical and ..., Volume 4

English drama - 1826
...troubled not the land With any long'd-for change, or better state. Sal. (R.) 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, Is wasteful and ridiculous excess. K. John. Some reasons of this double coronation I have possess'd...
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The dramatic works of William Shakspeare, with notes ..., Part 19, Volume 4

William Shakespeare - 1826
...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...refined gold, to paint the lily, To throw a perfume on dle violet, To smooth the ice, or add another hue Unto the rainbow, or with taper-light To seek the...
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The plays of William Shakspeare, pr. from the text by G. Steevens ..., Volume 4

William Shakespeare - 1826
...any longed-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 To seek the beauteous eye...
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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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The Dramatic Works of Shakespeare: With a Life, Volume 4

William Shakespeare - 1828
...troubled not the land, With any long'd-for change, or better state. Sal. 1 herefore, 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 London encyclopaedia, or, Universal dictionary of science, art ..., Volume 1

Thomas Curtis (of Grove house sch, Islington)
....ADDIDIL'ITY, ADDIT'AUEKT, ADDI'TJON, ADDI'TIONAL, n. oia. ADDITIONALLY, ADDI'TIONARY, AD'DITORY. SAL. To guard a title' that was rich before ; To gild refined...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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Laconics: Or, The Best Words of the Best Authors, Volume 2

John Timbs - Aphorisms and apothegms - 1829
...the poet who first honoured with that name a mere Ajax, a man-killing idiot! — Dryden. MLXXXVII. 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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