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Grocott & Ward, comps.  Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed.  189-?.
 
Never
 
Never wedding, ever wooing,
  Still a lovelorn heart pursuing,
Read you not the wrong you’re doing
  In my cheek’s pale hue?
All my life with sorrow strewing;
  Wed, or cease to woo.
        Campbell.—Maid’s Remonstrance.
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And still be doing, never done.
        Butler.—Hudibras, Part I. Canto I. Line 204.
  2
Never ending, still beginning.
        Dryden.—Alexander’s Feast, Verse 5.
  3
Always filling, never full.
        Cowper.—To Rev. W. Bull, Line 73.
  4
Ever reading, never to be read!
        Pope.—The Dunciad, Book III. Line 194.
  5
Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.
        2 Timothy, Chap. iii. Ver. 7.
  6
Still ending, and beginning still.
        Cowper.—The Task, Book III. Line 627.
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