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Hoyt & Roberts, comps.  Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations.  1922.
 
Courtiers
 
To laugh, to lie, to flatter to face,
Foure waies in court to win men’s grace.
        Roger Ascham—The Schoolmaster.
  1
          A mere court butterfly,
That flutters in the pageant of a monarch.
        Byron—Sardanapalus. Act V. Sc. 1.
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To shake with laughter ere the jest they hear,
To pour at will the counterfeited tear;
And, as their patron hints the cold or heat,
To shake in dog-days, in December sweat.
        Samuel Johnson—London. L. 140.
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There is, betwixt that smile we would aspire to,
That sweet aspect of princes, and their ruin,
More pangs and fears than wars or women have.
        Henry VIII. Act III. Sc. 2. L. 368.
  4
At the throng’d levee bends the venal tribe:
With fair but faithless smiles each varnish’d o’er,
Each smooth as those that mutually deceive,
And for their falsehood each despising each.
        Thomson—Liberty. Pt. V. L. 190.
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