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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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The Wordsworth Dictionary of Quotations

Connie Robertson - 1998 - 669 strani
...man desires to live long; but no man would be old. Tis an old maxim in the schools, That flattery's how forgo Thy sweet converse and love so dearly joined. condescend to take a bit. 11342 I shall be like that tree, I shall die at the top. 11343 Usually speaking,...
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Book of Humorous Quotations

Connie Robertson - 1998 - 381 strani
...how much it altered her person for the worse. 4113 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. 4129 What some invent, the rest enlarge. SWINBURNE Algernon Charles 18371909...
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Wise Words and Quotes

Vernon K. McLellan - 2000 - 296 strani
...until she couldn't see for the suds. MARY R. RINEHART '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. JONATHAN SWIFT Flattery is soft soap — and soap is 90 percent lye. Tell...
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Words on Words: Quotations about Language and Languages

David Crystal, Hilary Crystal - 2000 - 580 strani
...inhale. Adlai Stevenson, i February 1961, speech 33:25 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. Jonathan Swift, 1713, Codenus and Vanessa, 758 33:26 This barren verbiage,...
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How to Write & Give a Speech: A Practical Guide for Executives, PR People ...

Joan Detz - 2002 - 202 strani
...hat flying off into the wind. PRESENTING AN AWARD "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. — Jonathan Swift A person who retires after forty years of service, an...
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Murder Makes a Pilgrimage: A Sister Mary Helen Mystery

Sister Carol Anne O'Marie - 2007 - 304 strani
...Helen recalled a stanza from an old poem of Swift's: '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. From where she sat, Roger DeAngleo seemed to be sucking in considerably more...
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Poems

...assentari. Terent. in Eunuch. [Aft II. Sc. a.] It has 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. S<wift[, Cadenus and Vanessa.] MUSE of my Spenser, who so well could sing...
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Locomotive Engineers Journal, Količina 29

1895
...sincerity of smooth sayings is very easily discerned. " '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 use of slang in polite conversation is an unpardonable offense, while...
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American Cookery, Količina 26

1922
...comparisons, and not without reason, when he 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." Sir Philip Sidney, who lived in tke sixteenth century, defended poetry in...
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