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" Tis an old maxim in the schools, That flattery's the food of fools; Yet now and then your men of wit Will condescend to take a bit. "
The Works of Jonathan Swift: Accurately Revised in Twelve Volumes, Adorned ... - Stran 30
avtor: Jonathan Swift, John Hawkesworth - 1754
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Graded City Speller, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, and Eighth Year Grades

William Estabrook Chancellor - 1908
...the grave of the poet who has starved to death." " 'Tis an old maxim in the schools, That flattery is the food of fools ; Yet, now and then, your men of wit Will condescend to take a bit." "Self-defense is nature's first law." " Wert thou more fickle than the restless...
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Graded City Speller: Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, and Eighth Year Grades

William Estabrook Chancellor - 1908
...the grave of the poet who has starved to death." " 'Tis an old maxim in the schools, That flattery is the food of fools ; Yet, now and then, your men of wit con de scend' Will condescend to take a bit." de fense' " Self-defense is nature's first law." wert...
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A Dictionary of Quotations from English and American Poets

Henry George Bohn, Anna Lydia Ward - 1911 - 761 strani
...self-conceit. 1712 Gay: Fables. Pt. i. Fable 18. 'Tis an old maxim in the schools, That flattery's the food of fools ; Yet, now and then, your men of wit Will condescend to take a bit. 1713 Swift : Cadenus and Vanessa. Line 755 Of folly, vice, disease, men proud...
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Laconics

Hanford Lennox Gordon - 1913 - 442 strani
...neighbor, spreadeth a net for his feet. — Solomon. 'Tis an old maxim of the schools, That flattery is the food of fools ; Yet now and then your men of wit Will condescend to take a bit. — Dean Swift. Face-flatterer and back-biter are the same. — Tennyson....
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The Handbook of Quotations

1913 - 250 strani
...shun it, but to make it sure. Young: Love of Fame. 'Tis an old maxim in the schools, That flattery's the food of fools; Yet, now and then, your men of wit Will condescend to take a bit. Swift: Cadenus and Vanessa. Minds, By nature great, are conscious of their...
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The Poetical Works of George Crabbe

George Crabbe - 1914 - 600 strani
...TERENT. in Eunuch. Act II, Sc. 2, v. 12, ... 20, 21. It lias been held in ancient rules, That flattery is the food of fools ; Yet now and then your men of wit Will condescend to taste a bit. SWIFT, Cadenus and Vanessa, 1. 758. The Subject — Poverty and Cunning...
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The Naturalist in a Boarding School

William A. Murrill - 1919 - 276 strani
...To counsel deaf, but not to flattery! Shakespeare 'Tis an old maxim in the schools, That flattery's the food of fools; Yet now and then your men of wit Will condescend to take a bit. Swift Percunctatorem fugito, nam garrulus idem est. Horace Satis eloquentiae,...
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HOYT'S NEW CYCLOPEDIA OF PRACTICAL QUOTATIONS

KATE LOUISE ROBERTS - 1922
...Two Gentlemen of Verona. Act HI. Sc. 1. L. 100. 21 Tis an old maxim in the schools, That flattery's s: Thus mellowed to that tender light Which heaven to ga condescend to take a bit. SWIFT— Cadenus and Vanessa. L. 769. 22 Where Young must torture his invention...
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Means of Social Control

Frederick Elmore Lumley - 1925 - 415 strani
...device continues to work. It was Swift who said : " Tis an old maxim in the schools, That flattery's the food of fools; Yet now and then your men of wit Will condescend to take a bit." Dr. Charles W. Eliot, former president of Harvard University, tells of sitting...
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Report and Transactions - The Devonshire Association for the ..., Količina 30

Devonshire Association for the Advancement of Science, Literature and Art - 1898
...heartstain away on its blade." In Swift's Writings : '"Tis an old maxim in the schools That flattery is the food of fools ; Yet now and then your men of wit Will condescend to take a bit. " Fuller, in his Book of Natural Fools, says : " Their heads are sometimes...
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