Lily, violet

King John, [4.2.9-16].Salisbury. “There, to be possess’d with double pomp,/ To guard a title that was rich before,/ 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.”

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