What I'd really liketosayabout stardom isthat it gave me everything I never
wanted. Ava originally Lucy Johnson Gardner Ava: My Story.
I'm called little Buttercupdear Little Buttercup, Though I could
never tell why. Sir W(illiam) S(chwenck) Gilbert HMS Pinafore, act1.
: Bad language or abuse, I never, never use,
emergency; Though 'Bother it'
I may Occasionally say, I never use a big,
big D : What, never? : No, never! : What never? : Well, hardly ever! : Hardly ever swears a big, big D Then give three
cheers, and one cheer more, For the well-bred
Captain of the Pinafore! Sir W(illiam) S(chwenck) Gilbert
CAPTALLCAPTALLCAPTALL1878 HMS Pinafore, act1.
This will never do. Lord Francis Jeffrey Of Wordsworth's The Excursion (1814). In the Edinburgh Review, Nov.
Never's a hard call, isn't it? Never-ish. Terry Venables On whether he would ever manage England again. In
The Times, 26 Dec.
Never to have lived is best, ancient writers say; Never to have drawn
the breath of life, never to have looked into the eye
of day; The second best's a
gay goodnight and quickly turn away. W(illiam) B(utler) Yeats 'From Oedipus at Colonnus', stanza 4. Collected in
The Tower (1928).