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Lap-dogs and blood-hounds enjoy the greatest respect at court; house-dogs and no dogs at all are not even considered.
At court I met it, in clothes brave enough
To be a courtier, and looks grave enough
To seem a statesman.
Fine Madam Would-Be, wherefore should you fear,
That love to make so well, a child to bear?
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A friend i'the court is better than a penny in purse.
I know the thing that's most uncommon
(Envy be silent and attend!);
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In respect it is in the fields, it pleaseth me well; but
in respect it is not in the court, it is tedious.
--Then, said Cranly, you do not intend to become a protestant?
MI said that I had lost the faith, Stephen answered, but not t
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If I had a mind to be honest, I see Fortune would not suffer me: she drops booties in my mouth.
Be checked for silence,
But never taxed for speech.
He that plays the king shall be welcome.
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