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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 Handbook of Oratory: A Cyclopedia of Authorities on Oratory as an Art ...

William Vincent Byars - 1901 - 533 strani
...come short of self-conceit. — Gay: • Fabtei.' '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.* Of folly, vice, disease, men proud we...
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Chambers's Cyclopaedia of English Literature: A History Critical and ...

Robert Chambers - 1902
...she 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 Cadenus could not hide, He chose to justify his pride ; Construing...
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The Essentials of of Our Language: A Guide to Accuracy in the Use of the ...

George W. Rine - 1902 - 282 strani
...I to others show, That mercy show to me. —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. guillotine, jovial, July, August, simony, bacchanalian, boycott,...
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Familiar Quotations: A Collection of Passages, Phrases, and Proverbs Traced ...

1903 - 1158 strani
...college joke to Cure the dumps. Cassinut 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. Hail fellow, well met.8 My Lady's Lamentation. Big-endians...
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Proverb Lore: Many Sayings, Wise Or Otherwise, on Many Subjects, Gleaned ...

Frederick Edward Hulme - 1902 - 269 strani
...than displays our possessions." Swift asserts that " "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." Bacon tells us, however, that " There is no such flatterer as is a man's...
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Chamber's Cyclopædia of English Literature

Robert Chambers - 1902
...ever read ! And had a most discerning head ! 'Tis an old maxim in the schools, That flattery 's ihe and there is no hope of my conversion. Dorimant. Lea condescend to take a bit. So, when Cadenus could not hide, He chose to justify his pride ; Construing...
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Proverbial Wisdom: Proverbs, Maxims and Ethical Sentences, of Interest to ...

Abram N. Coleman - 1903 - 302 strani
...be their humiliation. Colion. CHAPTER X. 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. 1. The only benefit of flattery is by hearing what we are not, we...
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The Entering Wedge: A Romance of the Heroic Days of Kansas

William Kennedy Marshall - 1904 - 274 strani
...flattery is sometimes admissible. Dean Swift asserts : '"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." "It seems we do not agree yet in our political sentiments. It is strange...
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Best Thoughts of Best Thinkers: Amplified, Classified, Exemplified and ...

Hialmer Day Gould, Edward Louis Hessenmueller - 1904 - 643 strani
...I wonder where you stole 'em. — Jonathan Swift. 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. And he gave it for his opinion, that whoever could make...
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Speller, Knjiga 1

California. State Text-Book Committee - 1907
...rest'less at tach' fil'ter par'a sol re late' ze'ro " '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...
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