Such is your cold coquette, who cant say No, And wont say Yes, and keeps you on and off-ing On a lee-shore, till it begins to blow, Then sees your heart wreckd, with an inward scoffing. ByronDon Juan. Canto XII. St. 63.
In the School of Coquettes Madam Rose is a scholar; O, they fish with all nets In the School of Coquettes! When her brooch she forgets Tis to show her new collar; In the School of Coquettes Madam Rose is a scholar! Austin DobsonRose-Leaves. Circe.
Coquetry is the essential characteristic, and the prevalent humor of women; but they do not all practise it, because the coquetry of some it restrained by fear or by reason. La RochefoucauldMaxims. No. 252.
Coquetry whets the appetite; flirtation depraves it. Coquetry is the thorn that guards the roseeasily trimmed off when once plucked. Flirtation is like the slime on water-plants, making them hard to handle, and when caught, only to be cherished in slimy waters. Ik MarvelReveries of a Bachelor. Sea-Coal. I.