|Hoyt & Roberts, comps. Hoyts New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations. 1922.|
|Tis mean for empty praise of wit to write,|
As fopplings grin to snow their teeth are white.
BrownEssay on Satire. St. 2.
|I marched the lobby, twirled my stick,|
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The girls all cried, Hes quite the kick.
Geo. Colman (The Younger)Broad Grins. Song. St. 1.
|Of all the fools that pride can boast,|
A Coxcomb claims distinction most.
GayFables. Pt. II. Fable 5.
| A beau is one who arranges his curled locks gracefully, who ever smells of balm, and cinnamon; who hums the songs of the Nile, and Cadiz; who throws his sleek arms into various attitudes; who idles away the whole day among the chairs of the ladies, and is ever whispering into some ones ear; who reads little billets-doux from this quarter and that, and writes them in return; who avoids ruffling his dress by contact with his neighbours sleeve, who knows with whom everybody is in love; who flutters from feast to feast, who can recount exactly the pedigree of Hirpinus. What do you tell me? is this a beau, Cotilus? Then a beau, Cotilus, is a very trifling thing.|
MartialEpigrams. Bk. III. Ep. 6.
|Nature made every fop to plague his brother,|
Just as one beauty mortifies another.
PopeSatire IV. L. 258.
|A lofty cane, a sword with silver hilt,|
A ring, two watches, and a snuff box gilt.
Recipe To Make a Modern Fop. (About 1770).
|This is the excellent foppery of the world.|
King Lear. Act I. Sc. 2. L. 128.
|A fop? In this brave, licentious age|
To bring his musty morals on the stage?
Rhime us to reason? and our lives redress
In metre, as Druids did the savages.
TukeThe Adventures of Five Hours. Act V.
|Has death his fopperies?|
YoungNight Thoughts. Night II. L. 231.