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Hoyt & Roberts, comps.  Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations.  1922.
  A compliment is usually accompanied with a bow, as it to beg pardon for paying it.
        J. C. and A. W. Hare—Guesses at Truth.
          What honour that,
But tedious waste of time, to sit and hear
So many hollow compliments and lies.
        MiltonParadise Regained. Bk. IV. L. 122.
          ’Twas never merry world
Since lowly feigning was called compliment.
        Twelfth Night. Act III. Sc. 1. L. 109.
  A woman  *  *  *  always feels herself complimented by love, though it may be from a man incapable of winning her heart, or perhaps even her esteem.
        Abel Stevens—Life of Madame de Staël. Ch. III.
          Current among men,
Like coin, the tinsel clink of compliment.
        Tennyson—The Princess. Pt. II. L. 40.

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