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Hoyt & Roberts, comps.  Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations.  1922.
 
Knavery
 
Now I will show myself
To have more of the serpent than the dove;
That is—more knave than fool.
        Marlowe—The Jew of Malta. Act II. Sc. 3.
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  Zeno first started that doctrine, that knavery is the best defence against a knave.
        Plutarch—Morals. Vol. I. Of Bashfulness.
  2
There’s ne’er a villain dwelling in all Denmark
But he’s an arrant knave.
        Hamlet. Act I. Sc. 5. L. 124.
  3
A knave; a rascal; an eater of broken meats.
        King Lear. Act II. Sc. 2. L. 14.
  4
Whip me such honest knaves.
        Othello. Act I. Sc. 1. L. 49.
  5
His nunc præmium est qui recta prava faciunt.
  Knavery’s now its own reward.
        Terence—Phormio. V. 1. 6.
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