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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 Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare: With Explanatory Notes. To which ... - Page 403
by William Shakespeare, Samuel Ayscough - 1807
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Macbeth. King John

William Shakespeare - 1788
...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, To gild refined gold, to paint...heaven to garnish, Is wasteful, and ridiculous excess. 160 Pemb. But that your royal pleasure must be done, This aft is as an ancient tale new told ; And,...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare: Accurately Printed from the Text ..., Volume 4

William Shakespeare - 1803
...long'd-for change, or better state. Sal. Therefore, to be possess'd with double pomp, To guard' a title that was rich before, To gild refined gold, to paint...heaven to garnish,* Is wasteful, and ridiculous excess. Pem. But that your royal pleasure must be done, This act is as an ancient tale new told ; And, in the...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare, Volume 4

William Shakespeare - 1803
...long'd-for change, or better state. Sal. Therefore, to be possess'd with double pomp, To guard a title that was rich before, To gild refined gold, to paint...heaven to garnish, Is wasteful, and ridiculous excess. ^ Pem, But that your royal pleasure must be done, This act is as an ancient tale new told; And, in...
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The plays of William Shakspeare, pr. from the text of the ..., Volume 5

William Shakespeare - 1805
...long'd-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, to paint...another hue Unto the rainbow, or with taper-light 4 Go closely in with me.] ie secretly, privately. * To guard — ] ie to fringe, or lace. To seek the...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare : Accurately Printed from the ..., Volume 5

William Shakespeare - 1805
...long'd-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, to paint...another hue Unto the rainbow, or with taper-light 4 Go closely in with me.] ie secretly, privately. To seek the beauteous eye of heaven to garnish, Is...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare: With Notes of Various Commentators, Issue 6

William Shakespeare - 1806
...the land, With any long'd-for change, or better state. To guard a title that was rich before 40, To gild refined gold, to paint the lily. To throw a perfume...new told ; And, in the last repeating, troublesome, Being urged at a time unseasonable. Sal. In this, the antique and well-noted face Of plain old form...
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The Invisible Enemy, Or, The Mines of Wielitska: A Polish Legendary Romance ...

Thomas Pike Lathy - Gothic revival (Literature) - 1806
...have added another charm would have been superfluous ; as, in the words of our immortal poet— To gild refined gold, to paint the lily, To throw a perfume...ice, or add another hue Unto the rainbow, or, with taper lijht, To seek the beauteous eye of hcav'n to garnish, Is wasteful and ridiculous excess....
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Macbeth. King John. King Richard II.-v. 2. King Henry IV. King Henry V.-v. 3 ...

William Shakespeare - 1807
...long'd-for chiinge, or better state. Sal. Therefore, to be possess'd with double pomp, To guard a title that was rich before, To gild refined gold, to paint...heaven to garnish, Is wasteful, and ridiculous excess. Pem. But that your royal pleasure must be done, This act is as an ancient tale new told ; And, in the...
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The plays of William Shakspeare, with the corrections and illustr ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1809
...g pages, I shall not attempt to make any addition. He has justly observed, that " To guard a title that was rich before, " To gild refined gold, to paint...to garnish, " Is wasteful and ridiculous excess." Let me, however, be permitted to remark, that beside all his other transcendent merits, he was the...
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The Life of George Washington: First President, and Commander in Chief of ...

John Corry - 1809 - 239 pages
...characters to pursue the path of integrity ; but in other respects such praises are superfluous. " To gild refined gold, to paint the lily, To throw a perfume...ice, or add another hue Unto the rainbow, or with taper light, To seek the beautious eye of heav'n to garnish, Is wasteful and ridiculous excess." THE...
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