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To frame the little animal, provide All the gay hues that wait on female pride: Let Nature guide thee; sometimes golden wire The shining belles of the fly require; The peacock's plumes thy tackle must not fail, Nor the dear purchase of the sable's tail.

John Gay Quotes , Source: Rural Sports (canto I, l. 177)

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Why, 'a stalks up and down like a peacock--a stride and a stand; ruminates like an hostess that hath no arithmetic but her brain to set down her reckoning; bites his lip with a politic regard, as who should say, 'There were wit in this head an 'twould out'; and so there is, but it lies as coldly in him as fire in a flint, which will not show without knocking.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: The History of Troilus and Cressida (Thersites at III, iii)

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To Paradise, the Arabs say, Satan could never find the way Until the peacock led him in.

Charles Godfrey Leland Quotes , Source: The Peacock

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For everything seemed resting on his nod, As they could read in all eyes. Now to them, Who were accustomed, as a sort of god, To see the sultan, rich in many a gem, Like an imperial peacock stalk abroad (That royal bird, whose tail's a diadem,) With all the pomp of power, it was a doubt How power could condescend to do without.

Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) Quotes , Source: Don Juan (canto VII, st. 74)

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Fly pride, says the peacock: mistress, that you know.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: The Comedy of Errors (Dromio of Syracuse at IV, iii)

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Let frantic Talbot triumph for a while And like a peacock sweep along his tail; We'll pull his plumes and take away his train, If Dauphin and the rest will be but ruled.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: King Henry the Sixth, Part I (Pucelle at III, iii)

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And there they placed a peacock in his pride, Before the damsel.

Lord Alfred Tennyson Quotes , Source: Gareth and Lynette

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