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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 the Corrections and ... - Page 57
by William Shakespeare, Isaac Reed, Samuel Johnson, George Steevens - 1817
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The dramatic works of William Shakspeare, with notes original and selected ...

William Shakespeare - 1843
...any long'd-for change, or better state. Sal. Therefore, to be possess'd with double pomp, To guard2 a title that was rich before, To gild refined gold,...heaven to garnish, Is wasteful, and ridiculous excess. Pernb. But that your royal pleasure must be done, This act is as an ancient tale new told3 : And, in...
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Words on Words: A Dictionary for Writers and Others who Care about Words

John B. Bremner - Language Arts & Disciplines - 1980 - 405 pages
...ridiculous excess" of John's second coronation. To crown him a second time, says Salisbury, is "To gild refined gold, to paint the lily, / To throw a...smooth the ice, or add another hue / Unto the rainbow." Go paint the lily, or gild the clouds with sunshine, but don't gild the lily. GLAMOUR A Scottish variant...
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R.E.A.L: The Yearbook of Research in English and American L Terature. II

Herbert Grabes, Hans-Jürgen Diller, Hans Bungert - Literary Criticism - 1984 - 443 pages
..."double coronation" (IV.ii.40) serve any purpose? Therefore, to be possess'd with double pomp, To guard a title that was rich before, To gild refined gold,...heaven to garnish, Is wasteful and ridiculous excess. (IV.ii.9-16) After all, how can "the beauteous eye of heaven" — that "Stays in his course and plays...
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King John: New Perspectives

Deborah T. Curren-Aquino - Literary Criticism - 1989 - 205 pages
...of men ne'er stained with revolt; Salisbury. Therefore, to be possess'd with double pomp, To guard a title that was rich before, To gild refined gold,...heaven to garnish, Is wasteful and ridiculous excess. [Your behavior] Makes sound opinion sick, and truth suspected, For putting on so new a fashion'd robe....
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King John

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1990 - 212 pages
...SALISBURY Therefore, to be possessed with double pomp, To guard a title that was rich before, 10 To gild refined gold, to paint the lily, To throw a perfume...taper-light To seek the beauteous eye of heaven to garnish, 15 Is wasteful and ridiculous excess. PEMBROKE But that your royal pleasure must be done, This act...
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The Complete Works of William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1996 - 1263 pages
...long'd-for change or better state. EARL OF SALISBURY. Therefore, to be possest with double pomp. To guard 996 EARL OF PEMBROKE. But that your royal pleasure must be done, This act is as an ancient tale new-told;...
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The Life and Death of King John

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1998 - 303 pages
...supererogation. Uke much else in the speech, the image may be conventional; see Introduction, p. 81. To smooth the ice, or add another hue Unto the rainbow,...heaven to garnish. Is wasteful and ridiculous excess. PEMBROKE But that your royal pleasure must be done, This act is as an ancient tale new told, And in...
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Dictionary of Quotations

Connie Robertson - Reference - 1998 - 669 pages
...Kingjohn Life is as tedlous as a twice-told tale. Vexing the dull ear of a drowsy man. 10305 Kingjohn To London all that life can afford. 5095 Boswell - Life...[ghostsl; but all belief is for it. 5096 Boswell - Life taper light To seek the beauteous eye of heaven to garnish. Is wasteful and ridiculous excess. 10306...
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The Arden Dictionary of Shakespeare Quotations

Jane Armstrong - Drama - 1999 - 408 pages
...III; TYRANNY EXCESS 7 That was laid on with a trowel. As You Like It 1.2.1oo, CELIA TO TOUCHSTONE 8 To gild refined gold, to paint the lily, To throw a perfume...heaven to garnish, Is wasteful and ridiculous excess. King John 4.2.11-16, SALISBURY TO PEMBROKE 9 Boundless intemperance In nature is a tyranny; it hath...
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The Arden Dictionary of Shakespeare Quotations

Jane Armstrong - Drama - 1999 - 396 pages
...III; TYRANNY EXCESS 7 That was laid on with a trowel. As You Like It 1.2.1oo, CELIA TO TOUCHSTONE 8 To gild refined gold, to paint the lily, To throw a perfume...heaven to garnish, Is wasteful and ridiculous excess. King John 4.2.11-16, SALISBURY TO PEMBROKE 9 Boundless intemperance In nature is a tyranny; it hath...
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