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Hoyt & Roberts, comps.  Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations.  1922.
  Applause is the spur of noble minds, the end and aim of weak ones.
        C. C. Colton—Lacon. P. 205.
O Popular Applause! what heart of man
Is proof against thy sweet, seducing charms?
        Cowper—Task. Bk. II. L. 431.
  The silence that accepts merit as the most natural thing in the world, is the highest applause.
        Emerson—An Address. July 15, 1838.
  The applause of a single human being is of great consequence.
        Samuel Johnson—Boswell’s Life of Johnson. (1780).
Like Cato, give his little senate laws,
And sit attentive to his own applause.
        Pope—Prologue to the Satires. L. 207.
          They threw their caps
As they would hang them on the horns o’ the moon,
Shouting their emulation.
        Coriolanus. Act I. Sc. 1. L. 216.
I would applaud thee to the very echo,
That should applaud again.
        Macbeth. Act V. Sc. 3. L. 53.
          I love the people,
But do not like to stage me to their eyes;
Though it do well, I do not relish well
Their loud applause, and Aves vehement;
Nor do I think the man of safe discretion,
That does affect it.
        Measure for Measure. Act I. Sc. 1. L. 68.
Vos valete et plaudite.
  Fare ye well, and give us your applause.
        Terence. Last words of several comedies. See his Eunuchus V. 9. 64.

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