|Hoyt & Roberts, comps. Hoyts New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations. 1922.|
|Or light or dark, or short or tall,|
She sets a springe to snare them all:
Alls one to herabove her fan
Shed make sweet eyes at Caliban.
T. B. AldrichQuatrains. Coquette.
| Like a lovely tree|
She grew to womanhood, and between whiles
Rejected several suitors, just to learn
How to accept a better in his turn.
ByronDon Juan. Canto II. St. 128.
|Such is your cold coquette, who cant say No,|
And wont say Yes, and keeps you on and off-ing
On a lee-shore, till it begins to blow,
Then sees your heart wreckd, with an inward scoffing.
ByronDon Juan. Canto XII. St. 63.
|In the School of Coquettes|
Madam Rose is a scholar;
O, they fish with all nets
In the School of Coquettes!
When her brooch she forgets
Tis to show her new collar;
In the School of Coquettes
Madam Rose is a scholar!
Austin DobsonRose-Leaves. Circe.
| Coquetry is the essential characteristic, and the prevalent humor of women; but they do not all practise it, because the coquetry of some it restrained by fear or by reason.|
La RochefoucauldMaxims. No. 252.
| It is a species of coquetry to make a parade of never practising it.|
La RochefoucauldMaxims. No. 110.
|Women know not the whole of their coquetry.|
La RochefoucauldMaxims. No. 342.
| The greatest miracle of love is the cure of coquetry.|
La RochefoucauldMaxims. No. 359.
| Coquetry whets the appetite; flirtation depraves it. Coquetry is the thorn that guards the roseeasily trimmed off when once plucked. Flirtation is like the slime on water-plants, making them hard to handle, and when caught, only to be cherished in slimy waters.|
Ik MarvelReveries of a Bachelor. Sea-Coal. I.