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


Yet let not each gay turn thy rapture move,
For fools admire, but men of sense approve:
As things seem large which we through mist descry,
Dulness is ever apt to magnify.
Pope.—On Criticism, Line 390.

Glory and gain the industrious tribe provoke;
And gentle dulness ever loves a joke.
Pope.—The Dunciad, Book II. Line 33.