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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 I-II - Page 76
by William Shakespeare - 1773
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The Microcosm, a Periodical Work: By Gregory Griffin, ... The Second Edition ...

Gregory Griffin - 1787 - 448 pages
...teftimony in proof of fuch * 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 mail ' make no apology. "ADDISON is now) defpifed I) "...
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Macbeth. King John

William Shakespeare - 1788
...troubled not the land, With any long'd-for change, or better state. Sal. 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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Shakspeare's Dramatic Works: With Explanatory Notes, Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1790
...land With any long'd-for change, or better (late. Sa/. Therefore, to be polfefs'd with double pomp, 30 uth did drefs themfelves. He had no leys, that praflis'd...of the valiant ; For thofe that could fpeak low, a 35 To feck the beauteous eye of heaven to garnilh, Is wafteful, and ridiculous excefs. Pant. But that...
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The Dramatic Works of Shakspeare: In Six Volumes, Volume 3

William Shakespeare, Joseph Rann - 1789
...troubled not the land, With any long'd-for change, or better ftate. Sal, Therefore, to be poflefs'd with double pomp, " To guard a title that was rich...taper-light \« To feek the beauteous eye of heaven to garnilh, Is wafteful, and ridiculous excefs. Pemb. But that your royal pleafure muft be done, This...
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King John ; King Richard II ; King Henry IV, part 1

William Shakespeare - 1793
...More guarded than his fellows." STEEVENI. See Mfo/urefor Meafare, Vol. IV. p9 282-3, n. 2. MALONE. To gild refined gold, to paint the lily, To throw a perfume...ridiculous excefs. PEMB. But that your royal pleafure mud be done, This act is as an ancient tale new told ; ' And, in the laft repeating, troublefome, Being...
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The Plays of William Shakspeare: In Fifteen Volumes. With the Corrections ...

William Shakespeare - 1793
...found in the following pages, I fhall not attempt to make any addition. He has juftly obferved, that To guard a title that was rich before, To gild refined...or with taper-light " To feek the beauteous eye of heiven to garnifh, " Is wafteful and ridiculous excefs." Let me, however, be permitted to remark, that....
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The Plays of William Shakspeare: In Fifteen Volumes. With the Corrections ...

William Shakespeare - 1793
...guarded than his fellows." STEEVENS. See Meafurefor Mea/ure, Vol. IV. p. 282-3, "• 2< MAIONE. To gild refined gold, to paint the lily, To throw a perfume...heaven to garnifh, Is wafteful, and ridiculous excefs. PEMR. But that your royal pleafure muft be done, This aft is as an ancient tale new told;7 And, in...
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Works, Volume 3

William Shakespeare - 1795
...for change, or better it ate. Sal. Therefore to be poflefs'd with double pomp, To guard a title thnt was rich before; " To gild refined gold, to paint the lily, " To throw a perfume on the violet, " To finooth the ice, or add another hue " Unto the iainbow, or with taper-light " To feek the beauteous...
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Elegant Extracts: Or, Useful and Entertaining Pieces of Poetry, Selected for ...

Vicesimus Knox - 1796 - 1008 pages
...ujd lo Perfeflion, fuferfiuaia, aiidfujj>icioK5, To gii'd renned gold, to paint the lily, To thro«1 a perfume on the violet, To fmooth the ice, or add another hue Unto the rainbow, or with taper light To feck the beauteous eye of heaven to garniih, Is waftcful and ridiculous excels. In this,...
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The plays of William Shakspeare, accurately pr. from the text of mr ...

William Shakespeare - 1797
...Itate. Sal. Therefore, to be poflefs'd with double pomp, To guard a title that was rich before,5 TogiJd refined gold, to paint the lily, To throw a perfume...taper-light To feek the beauteous eye of heaven to garnifb, Is wafteful, and ridiculous excefs. Pemb. But that your royal pleafure muft be done, This...
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