|John Bartlett (18201905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.|
|AUTHOR:||Sir John Suckling (16091642)|
|QUOTATION:||High characters, cries one, and he would see|
Things that neer were, nor are, nor eer will be. 1
|ATTRIBUTION:||The Goblins. Epilogue.|
Whoever thinks a faultless piece to see,
Thinks what neer was, nor is, nor eer shall be.
Alexander Pope: Essay on Criticism, part ii. line 53.
There s no such thing in Nature, and you ll draw
A faultless monster which the world neer saw.
Sheffield, Duke of Buckinghamshire: Essay on Poetry. [back]