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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