Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.


Damn with faint praise, assent with civil leer,
And without sneering, teach the rest to sneer.
Pope.—Epi. to Arbuthnot, Line 201.

Or ravish’d with the whistling of a name,
See Cromwell damn’d to everlasting fame.
Pope.—Essay on Man, Epi. IV. Line 283.

Charm’d with the foolish whistling of a name.
Cowley.—Transl. Georg., Book II. Line 458. [The phrase is Cowley’s and not Pope’s, for he was not born until thirty years after the death of Cowley.]