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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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Book of Elegant Poetical Extracts

John T. Watson - 1869 - 506 strani
...To well-tim'd, artful flattery may yield. LlLLO. *T is 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 FLATTERY -SYCOPHANT -PRAISE. 878 Minds, By nature great, are conscious...
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Essence of wisdom, distilled from the flowers of ancient and modern ...

Albert Walker - 1873
...thinks the honours below his merit, and scorns to boast. Dean Swift. "Tis an old maxim in the schools, That vanity's the food of fools ; Yet now and then your men of wit, Will condescend to take a bit. Dean Swift. No man is esteemed for gay garments, but by fools and women....
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Familiar Quotations: Being an Attempt to Trace to Their Source Passages and ...

John Bartlett - 1874 - 778 strani
...college joke to cure the dumps. Casstnus and Peter. 'T is 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. Cademts and Vanessa. The two noblest things, which are sweetness and light....
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Familiar Quotations ...

John Bartlett - 1875 - 864 strani
...college joke to cure the dumps. Cassinus and Peter. T is 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. Cadenus and Vanessa. And he gave it for his opinion, that whoever could make...
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Chaucer to Burns

Rossiter Johnson - 1876
...ever read ! And had a most discerning head ! • Tis an old maxim in the schools, That flattery 's condescend to take a bit. So, when Cadeniu could not hide, He chose to justify, his pride ; Construing...
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A dictionary of poetical illustrations

Robert Aitkin Bertram - 1877
...Nor owns the blind award of giddy fortune. Thomson, 3409. VANITY 'Tis an old maxim in the schools, That vanity's the food of fools ; Yet now and then your men of wit Will condescend to take a bit — Saiift. 3410. VANITY. Life's FAME'S but a hollow echo ; gold, pure clay...
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Epigrams: original and selected [by B. Standring.].

Epigrams - 1877 - 113 strani
...vain : -L It gets thee nothing, and hath no excuse. HERBERT. "T'lS an old maxim in the schools, -L That vanity's the food of fools ; Yet now and then your men of wit Will condescend to take a bit. SWIFT. On the Proposed Marriage of Mr. William AB to Miss Grace T . THAT...
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Fables de La Fontaine

Jean de La Fontaine - 1877 - 276 strani
...une mère si chérie et si regrettée ? Bossuet, "lis 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. La femme du lion mourut ; Aussitôt chacun accourut Pour s'acquitter...
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Poetical Quotations from Chaucer to Tennyson

Samuel Austin Allibone - 1878 - 772 strani
...gree, Eftsoons to court he cast t' advance his first degree. SPENSER. "Tis an old maxim in the schools That vanity's the food of fools ; Yet now and then your men of wit Will condescend to take a bit. SWIFT. Almighty vanity ! to thee they owe Their zest of pleasure, and their...
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Carleton's Hand-book of Popular Quotations: A Book of Ready Reference for ...

G.W. Carleton & Co - 1878 - 340 strani
...wicked, bane of honest deeds. — PRIOR. Flattery — "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, Cadenut and Vanessa. Flea — So, naturalists observe, a PLEA Has...
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