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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 plays of William Shakespeare ...: With the corrections and illustrations ... - Page 377
by William Shakespeare, Joseph Dennie, Samuel Johnson, George Steevens - 1806
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The Philomathic journal

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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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 complete works of lord Byron with a biogr. and critical notice by J. W. Lake

George Gordon N. Byron (6th baron.), J W. Lake - 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 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...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...
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Don Juan, Complete: English Bards, and Scotch Reviewers; Hours of Idleness ...

George Gordon N. Byron (6th baron.) - 1826 - 574 pages
...perfume to the violet,' &c. 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,' in,— King John. A great poet, quoting another, shonld be correct; he should aleo be accurate, when...
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Cumberland's British Theatre, with Remarks, Biographical and Critical ...

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...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...
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The Dramatic Works of Shakespeare: With a Life, Volume 4

William Shakespeare - 1828
...state. Sal. 1 herefore, 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...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...
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The French librarian or literary guide

Louis Théodore Ventouillac - 1829
...to add praise where it has already been so frequently and so justly bestowed, were indeed — " To gild refined gold, to paint the lily, To throw a perfume...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." In support of this assertion,...
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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...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...
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