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


Whoever thinks a faultless piece to see,
Thinks what ne’er was, nor is, nor e’er shall be.
Pope.—On Criticism, Line 253.

High characters (cries one), and he would see
Things that ne’er were, nor are, nor ne’er will be.
Sir John Suckling.—Epilogue to “The Goblins,” Line 7.