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To laugh, to lie, to flatter to face, Foure waies in court to win men's grace.

Roger Ascham Quotes , Source: Schoolmaster

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A mere court butterfly, That flutters in the pageant of a monarch.

Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) Quotes , Source: 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 Quotes , Source: 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; And when he falls, he falls like Lucifer, Never to hope again.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: The Life of King Henry the Eighth (Wolsey at III, ii)

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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.

James Thomson (1) Quotes , Source: Liberty (pt. V, l. 190)

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