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    This is the excellent foppery of the world, that when we are sick
    in fortune, often the surfeits of our own behavior, we make
    guilty of our disasters the sun, the moon, and stars; as if we
    were villains on necessity; fools by heavenly compulsion; knaves,
    thieves, and treachers by spherical predominance; drunkards,
    liars, and adulterers by an enforced obedience of planetary
    influence; and all that we are evil in, by a divine thrusting on.
    An admirable evasion of whoremaster man, to lay his goatish
    disposition on the charge of a star.

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I marched the lobby, twirled my stick,
. . . .
The girls all cried, "He's quite read more

I marched the lobby, twirled my stick,
. . . .
The girls all cried, "He's quite the kick."

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A beau is one who arranges his curled locks gracefully, who ever
smells of balm, and cinnamon; who hums read more

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 chair of the ladies, and is
ever whispering into some one's 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 neighbour's 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.

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Has death his fopperies?

Has death his fopperies?

by Edward Young Found in: Foppery Quotes,
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Of all the fools that pride can boast,
A Coxcomb claims distinction most.

Of all the fools that pride can boast,
A Coxcomb claims distinction most.

by John Gay Found in: Foppery Quotes,
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'Tis mean for empty praise of wit to write,
As fopplings grin to show their teeth are white.

'Tis mean for empty praise of wit to write,
As fopplings grin to show their teeth are white.

by John Brown (1) Found in: Foppery Quotes,
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A lofty cane, a sword with silver hilt,
A ring, two watches, and a snuff box gilt.

A lofty cane, a sword with silver hilt,
A ring, two watches, and a snuff box gilt.

by Unattributed Author Found in: Foppery Quotes,
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A fop? In this brave, licentious age
To bring his musty morals on the stage?
Rhime us read more

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.

by Sir Samuel Tuke Found in: Foppery Quotes,
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Nature made every fop to plague his brother,
Just as one beauty mortifies another.

Nature made every fop to plague his brother,
Just as one beauty mortifies another.

by Alexander Pope Found in: Foppery Quotes,
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