|Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocotts Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.|
|Now get you to my ladys chamber, and tell her, let her paint an inch thick, to this favour she must come.|
Shakespeare.Hamlet, Act V. Scene 1.
| Who gild our scenes,|
Poison the British stage, and paint damnation gay.
Dr. Watts.On Burning several Poems, &c., Verse 2.
|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.