Lying is an occupation used by all who mean to rise:
Politicians owe their station
But to well-concerted lies.
These to lovers give assistance
To ensnare the fair one`s heart;
And the virgin`s best resisitance
Yields to this commanding art.
Study this superior science,
Would you rise in church or state;
Bid to truth a bold defiance,
`Tis the practise of the great.
Laetitia Pilkington (1708 - 1750)