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Henry David Thoreau
American writer 1817-1862+2
I sat at a table where were rich food and wine in abundance, and obsequious attendance, but sincerity and truth were not; and I went away hungry from the inhospitable board.
Sir Walter Raleigh
British courtier, writer 1552-16180
But it is hard to know them from friends, they are so obsequious and full of protestations; for a wolf resembles a dog, so doth a flatterer a friend.
American writer 1783-18590
Those men are most apt to be obsequious and conciliating abroad, who are under the discipline of shrews at home.