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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:3434
AUTHOR:Alexander Pope (1688–1744)
QUOTATION:If parts allure thee, think how Bacon shin’d,
The wisest, brightest, meanest of mankind!
Or ravish’d with the whistling of a name, 1
See Cromwell, damn’d to everlasting fame! 2
ATTRIBUTION:Essay on Man. Epistle iv. Line 281.
 
Note 1.
See Cowley, Quotation 18. [back]
Note 2.
May see thee now, though late, redeem thy name,
And glorify what else is damn’d to fame.
Richard Savage: Character of Foster. [back]
 

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