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Hoyt & Roberts, comps.  Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations.  1922.
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.
          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.
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.
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.
  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.
  It is a species of coquetry to make a parade of never practising it.
        La Rochefoucauld—Maxims. No. 110.
Women know not the whole of their coquetry.
        La Rochefoucauld—Maxims. No. 342.
  The greatest miracle of love is the cure of coquetry.
        La Rochefoucauld—Maxims. No. 359.
  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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