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Used in
Cyrano de Bergerac
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  • THE BORE: No patron? . . . CYRANO: None!  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Have you a patron?  (not reviewed by editor)

  • No, grammercy! What! I, like all the rest Dedicate verse to bankers?—play buffoon In cringing hope to see, at last, a smile Not disapproving, on a patron's lips?  (not reviewed by editor)

  • LE BRET: Oh! lay aside that pride of musketeer, Fortune and glory wait you! . . . CYRANO: Ay, and then? . . . Seek a protector, choose a patron out, And like the crawling ivy round a tree That licks the bark to gain the trunk's support, Climb high by creeping ruse instead of force?  (not reviewed by editor)

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as in: a patron of the arts
as in: a patron of the restaurant
as in: a patron saint
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