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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 Gentleman's Magazine, Volume 84, Part 2; Volume 116

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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Encyclopaedia Perthensis; or, Universal dictionary of Knowledge ..., Volume 10

Encyclopaedia Perthensis - 1816
...fome gilt or folemn temple were ; Many great golden pilUrs did uptvar The mafly roof, Sptnfet^. To gild refined gold, to paint the lily, ' To throw a perfume on the violet. Sbak. K. John. And the gilded car of day •'•••' L" * • His glowing axle doth alhif In the...
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Characters of Shakespear's Plays

William Hazlitt - 1817 - 352 pages
...particulars, is Salisbury's remonstrance against the second crowning of the king. " Therefore to be possessed 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, to add another hue Unto the rainbovy, or with taper light To seek the beauteous eye...
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The Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare: With the Corrections ..., Volume 5

William Shakespeare - 1817
...long'd-for change, or better state. " Sal. Therefore, to be possess'd with double pomp, To guard 9 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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Lectures on the English Poets

William Hazlitt - 1818 - 331 pages
...the love and admiration of his age, and more than one country. A ,'% ; " Therefore to be possessed 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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Lectures on the English Poets: Delivered at the Surrey Institution

William Hazlitt - 1818 - 331 pages
...admiration of his age, and more than one country. '• Therefore to be possessed with double pom j-, 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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The Works of John Moore

Robert Anderson - 1820
...articles when in. them consisted all I knew of the lady. Besides, you ha,ve yourself seen her, and •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 Works: With Memoirs of His Life and Writings by Robert Anderson, Volume 7

John Moore - 1820
...articles when in them consisted all I knew of the lady. Besides, you have yourself seen her, and To gild refined gold, to paint the lily, To throw a perfume on the violet. To smooth the ice, or add another hu e Unto the rainbow, or with taper-light To seek the beauteous eye...
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Mordaunt; sketches of life, characters, and manners in various countries

John Moore, Robert Anderson - 1820
...articles when in them consisted all I knew of the lady. Besides, you have yourself seen her, and To gild refined gold, to paint the lily, To throw a perfume on the violet. To smooth the ice, or add another hu e Unto the rainbow, or with taper-light To seek the beauteous eye...
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Don Juan, Cantos III, IV, and V

George Gordon Byron Baron Byron - 1821 - 218 pages
...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," &c. KING JOHN. A great poet quoting another should be correct ; he should also be accurate, when he...
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