Deception

Doubtless the pleasure is as great Of being cheated as to cheat: As lookers-on feel most delight That least perceive a juggler's sleight, And still the less they understand, The more they admire his sleight of hand.

Butler: Hudibras, part ii. 3.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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