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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 Family Shakspeare: In Ten Volumes; in which Nothing is Added to the ... - Sida 303
efter William Shakespeare - 1818
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Dictionary of Poetical Quotations: Consisting of Elegant Extracts ..., Volym 1

1847 - 506 sidor
...digs hills because they do aspire, Throws down one mountain, to cast up a higher. SHAKSPEARE. 3. To gild refined gold, to paint the lily, To throw a perfume...smooth the ice, or add another hue Unto the rainbow. SHAKSPEARE. 4. Man, proud man, Dress'd in a little brief authority, Most ignorant of what he 's most...
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Words on Words: A Dictionary for Writers and Others who Care about Words

John B. Bremner - 1980 - 405 sidor
...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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King John: New Perspectives

Deborah T. Curren-Aquino - 1989 - 205 sidor
...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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The Complete Works of William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare - 1996 - 1263 sidor
...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 - 1998 - 303 sidor
...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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The Wordsworth Dictionary of Quotations

Connie Robertson - 1998 - 669 sidor
...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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Say It Like Shakespeare: How to Give a Speech Like Hamlet, Persuade Like ...

Thomas Leech - 2001 - 313 sidor
...be creative. Use your head; explore the whole body of available options. 216 Don't Gild the Lily To gild refined gold, to paint the lily, To throw a perfume...heaven to garnish, Is wasteful and ridiculous excess. Salisbury, King John. 4, 2 Visual aids and effects can be helpful in communication, but can backfire...
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The Wisdom of Shakespeare

William Shakespeare - 2002 - 228 sidor
...general all-ending day. Prince Edward— Richard III IILi 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. Salisbury — King John IV.ii Some men there are love not a gaping pig; Some, that are mad if they...
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William Shakespeare: The Complete Works

William Shakespeare - 1989 - 1280 sidor
...gild refined gold, to paint the lily, To throw a perfume on the violet, iron? KING JOHN IV. П. 69-118 m 7 2 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 Yale Book of Quotations

Fred R. Shapiro, Associate Librarian and Lecturer in Legal Research Fred R Shapiro - 2006 - 1067 sidor
...sc. 2, 1. 22 (1591-1598). Refers to a Roman Catholic formula of excommunication. See Malory 2 70 To R. Shapiro King John act 4, sc. 2, 1. n (1591-1598). Source of the expression "to gild the lily." The Merchant...
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