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Unrelated to Tulips

Gilded Tulip

 

 

The line actually goes this way:

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.

And so you see that it has absolutely nothing to do with tulips.

 

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