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Hoyt & Roberts, comps.  Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations.  1922.
 
Coquetry
 
Or light or dark, or short or tall,
She sets a springe to snare them all:
All’s one to her—above her fan
She’d make sweet eyes at Caliban.
        T. B. Aldrich—Quatrains. Coquette.
  1
          Like a lovely tree
She grew to womanhood, and between whiles
Rejected several suitors, just to learn
How to accept a better in his turn.
        Byron—Don Juan. Canto II. St. 128.
  2
Such is your cold coquette, who can’t say “No,”
And won’t say “Yes,” and keeps you on and off-ing
On a lee-shore, till it begins to blow,
Then sees your heart wreck’d, with an inward scoffing.
        Byron—Don Juan. Canto XII. St. 63.
  3
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 Dobson—Rose-Leaves. Circe.
  4
  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 Rochefoucauld—Maxims. No. 252.
  5
  It is a species of coquetry to make a parade of never practising it.
        La Rochefoucauld—Maxims. No. 110.
  6
Women know not the whole of their coquetry.
        La Rochefoucauld—Maxims. No. 342.
  7
  The greatest miracle of love is the cure of coquetry.
        La Rochefoucauld—Maxims. No. 359.
  8
  Coquetry whets the appetite; flirtation depraves it. Coquetry is the thorn that guards the rose—easily 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 Marvel—Reveries of a Bachelor. Sea-Coal. I.
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