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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 Speaker's Garland: Comprising 100 Choice Selections ...

Phineas Garrett - 1885
...speech, it is the bodily symbol of identity. Emtrsan. '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. Advice is like snow ; the softer it falls, the longer it dwells upon...
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The Battle of the Books, and Other Short Pieces

Jonathan Swift - 1886 - 192 strani
...fail. She noted all she ever read, And had a most discerning head. "Pis 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. • CADENUS AND VANESSA. Ill So when Cadenus conld not hide, He chose to...
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The Tale of a Tub and Other Works

Jonathan Swift - 1889 - 448 strani
...all 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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Poetical Quotations from Chaucer to Tennyson: With Copious ..., Količina 1873

Samuel Austin Allibone - 1896 - 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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Many Thoughts of Many Minds: A Treasury of Quotations from the Literature of ...

Louis Klopsch - 1896 - 304 strani
...more easy to flatter than to praise. —JEAN PAUL. '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. Ah! when the means are gone, that buy this praise, The breath...
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The Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations: English, Latin, and Modern Foreign ...

1896 - 1178 strani
...follow fawning. g. Hamlet. Act III. Sc. 2. L. 65. 'Tis an old maxim in the schools, That flattery's , condescend to take a bit. r. SWIFT — Cadmus and Vanessa. L. 760. Where Young must torture his invention...
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The Story of My Life, Količina 1

Augustus John Cuthbert Hare - 1896
...always dislike the flattery. Swift says truly — " '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." Another resident of whom I saw much at Bath was my mother's cousin, Miss...
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The Story of My Life, Količina 1

Augustus John Cuthbert Hare - 1896
...always dislike the flattery. Swift says truty — " '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." Another resident of whom I saw much at Bath was my mother's cousin, Miss...
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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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The Cyclopedia of Oratory: A Handbook of Authorities on Oratory as an Art ...

W. V. Byars - 1901 - 557 strani
...come short of self-conceit. — Gay: * Pables. ' '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. — Swifi : *Cadfnus and Va Of folly, vice, disease, men proud we see ; And...
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