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Hoyt & Roberts, comps.  Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations.  1922.
 
Compliments
 
  A compliment is usually accompanied with a bow, as it to beg pardon for paying it.
        J. C. and A. W. Hare—Guesses at Truth.
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          What honour that,
But tedious waste of time, to sit and hear
So many hollow compliments and lies.
        MiltonParadise Regained. Bk. IV. L. 122.
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          ’Twas never merry world
Since lowly feigning was called compliment.
        Twelfth Night. Act III. Sc. 1. L. 109.
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  A woman  *  *  *  always feels herself complimented by love, though it may be from a man incapable of winning her heart, or perhaps even her esteem.
        Abel Stevens—Life of Madame de Staël. Ch. III.
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          Current among men,
Like coin, the tinsel clink of compliment.
        Tennyson—The Princess. Pt. II. L. 40.
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