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Grocott & Ward, comps.  Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed.  189-?.
 
Paint
 
Now get you to my lady’s chamber, and tell her, let her paint an inch thick, to this favour she must come.
        Shakespeare.—Hamlet, Act V. Scene 1.
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        Who gild our scenes,
Poison the British stage, and paint damnation gay.
        Dr. Watts.—On Burning several Poems, &c., Verse 2.
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A doubtful task
To paint the finest features of the mind,
And to most subtle and mysterious things
Give colour, strength, and motion.
        Akenside.—Pleasures of Imagination, Book I. Line 45.
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