The caterpillars of the commonwealth,
Whom I have soon to weed and pluck away.
SHAKS.: _Richard II.,_ Act ii., Sc. 3.
Not a courtier,
Although they wear their faces to the bent
Of the king's looks, hath a heart that is not
Glad at the thing they scowl at.
SHAKS.: _Cymbeline,_ Act i., Sc. 1.
A mere court butterfly,
That flutters in the pageant of a monarch.
BYRON: _Sardanapalus,_ Act v., Sc. 1.