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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 illustr. of ... - Seite 467
von William Shakespeare - 1765
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The plays of William Shakspeare, pr. from the text of the corrected ..., Band 4

William Shakespeare - 1823
...any long'd-for change, or better state. Sal. Therefore, to be possess'd with double pomp, To guard 5 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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The Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare, in Ten Volumes: King John ...

William Shakespeare - 1823
...any long'd-for change, or better state. Sal. Therefore, to be possess'd with double pomp, To guard8 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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The Dramatic Works of William Shakspeare: From the Text of Johnson, Stevens ...

William Shakespeare - 1823 - 971 Seiten
...better state. Sal. Therefore, to be possess'd with double To guard* a title that was rich before, [pomp 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 Lady's Magazine and Museum of the Belles-lettres, Fine Arts ..., Band 4

1834
...— to dilute and versify one of the finest dramatic poems that any age has produced, is indeed, " to gild refined gold, to paint the lily, to throw a perfume on the violet ;" and we wish for his own sake, that an author who at times exhibits considerable powers, should not...
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Justina: Or, The Will. A Domestic Story ...

1823
...his eye followed the movements of his child, he thought that to teach her new graces, would only be - To gild refined gold, to paint the lily, To throw a perfume to the violet." The extreme beauty, too, of which she now ' appeared to be totally thoughtless, early...
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Don Juan. Cantos i. to v. [by lord Byron].

George Gordon N. Byron (6th baron.) - 1823
...fresh 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 an the violet," &c. A great poet quoting another should be oorrect; he should also be accurate, when...
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The European Magazine, and London Review, Band 86

1824
...raise our own feeble voice of praise in addilion to so sublime an encomium as this, would indeed be " 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 Beauties of Shakespeare: Selected from Each Play : with a General Index ...

William Shakespeare, William Dodd - 1824 - 385 Seiten
...just applause is paid him, and when every tongue is big with his boundless fame. He himself tells us, To gild refined gold, to paint the lily, To throw a perfume on the violet, To smooth the ice, or add another hue To seek the beauteous eye of heav'n to garnish, Unto the rainbow,...
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A dictionary of quotations from the British poets, by the author of The ...

British poets - 1824
...could bear , That, when the sea was calm, all boats alike Show'd mastership in floating PERFECTION. 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 of the rt. hon. lord Byron, Band 7

George Gordon N. Byron (6th baron.) - 1824
...was square, Because he had journey'd fifty miles, and found No sign that it was circular any where; " To gild refined gold, to paint the lily, To throw a perfume on the violet," &c. King John. A great poet quoting another should he correct; he should also he accurate, when he...
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