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Hoyt & Roberts, comps.  Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations.  1922.
 
Applause
 
  Applause is the spur of noble minds, the end and aim of weak ones.
        C. C. Colton—Lacon. P. 205.
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O Popular Applause! what heart of man
Is proof against thy sweet, seducing charms?
        Cowper—Task. Bk. II. L. 431.
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  The silence that accepts merit as the most natural thing in the world, is the highest applause.
        Emerson—An Address. July 15, 1838.
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  The applause of a single human being is of great consequence.
        Samuel Johnson—Boswell’s Life of Johnson. (1780).
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Like Cato, give his little senate laws,
And sit attentive to his own applause.
        Pope—Prologue to the Satires. L. 207.
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          They threw their caps
As they would hang them on the horns o’ the moon,
Shouting their emulation.
        Coriolanus. Act I. Sc. 1. L. 216.
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I would applaud thee to the very echo,
That should applaud again.
        Macbeth. Act V. Sc. 3. L. 53.
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          I love the people,
But do not like to stage me to their eyes;
Though it do well, I do not relish well
Their loud applause, and Aves vehement;
Nor do I think the man of safe discretion,
That does affect it.
        Measure for Measure. Act I. Sc. 1. L. 68.
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Vos valete et plaudite.
  Fare ye well, and give us your applause.
        Terence. Last words of several comedies. See his Eunuchus V. 9. 64.
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