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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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Talkers

Robert Shelton Bate - 1878
...heart To well-tim'd artful flattery may yield." " '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 Flatterer is a lurking foe, a dangerous friend, a subtle destroyer....
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Lord of himself, Količina 2

lord William Pitt Lennox - 1880
...be taken in by it, she promptly replied — • It has been held in ancient rales That flattery is the food of fools ; Yet now and then your men of wit Will condescend to taste a bit. The youngest, Miss Matilda prided herself upon saying smart and severe things...
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Old favourites from the elder poets, with a few newer friends, a selection ...

Old favourites, Matilda Sharpe - 1881 - 393 strani
...to Stella's at fourscore. From CADENUS TO VANESSA. '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 DAPHNE. Send me hence ten thousand miles, From a face that always smiles....
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Experience, Količine 2–4

...whole region is filled with vapours and complaints. 'T is 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. — Dean Swift. AIMS OF FLATTERERS. A flatterer spreads a net for a friend's...
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A Dictionary of Quotations from the English Poets

Henry George Bohn - 1881 - 715 strani
...draws, The very echo to our self-applause ! Pope. '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 Yanessa. Of folly, vice, disease, men proud we see ; And,...
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The Cyclopædia of Practical Quotations: English and Latin, with an Appendix ...

1882 - 899 strani
...But poison'd flattery? h. Henry V. Act IV. 8c. 1. "I'i- 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. {. SWUT — Cadenus and Vanessa. FLOWEKS. Part I.— Unclassified Flora....
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The Works of Jonathan Swift: containing additional letters ..., Količina 14

Jonathan Swift, Sir Walter Scott - 1883
...she ever read ! And had a most discerning head ! '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. So when Cadenus could not hide, He chose to justify his pride ; Construing...
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Christian ethics and wise sayings, by a presbyter of the Church of England

Christian ethics - 1883 - 277 strani
...all the court which we ourselves think our due. '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. He that loves to be flattered is worthy o' the flatterer. You play the spaniel,...
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Literature for Beginners: Containing Biographies of the Most Prominent ...

Harriet B. Swineford - 1883 - 287 strani
...for being eminent. Thoughts on, Various Subjects. '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, Cadenus ana Vanessa. customed to writing his name " Daniel D. Foe," which...
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Familiar quotations [compiled] by J. Bartlett. Author's ed

Familiar quotations - 1883
...college joke to cure the dumps. Cauinut and Ptter. '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. Cadeniu and Vanasa. And he gave it for his opinion, that whoever could make...
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