|Hoyt & Roberts, comps. Hoyts New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations. 1922.|
|To laugh, to lie, to flatter to face,|
Foure waies in court to win mens grace.
Roger AschamThe Schoolmaster.
| A mere court butterfly,|
That flutters in the pageant of a monarch.
ByronSardanapalus. Act V. Sc. 1.
|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 JohnsonLondon. L. 140.
|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.
Henry VIII. Act III. Sc. 2. L. 368.
|At the throngd levee bends the venal tribe:|
With fair but faithless smiles each varnishd oer,
Each smooth as those that mutually deceive,
And for their falsehood each despising each.
ThomsonLiberty. Pt. V. L. 190.