• Whoever thinks a faultless piece to see, Thinks what ne'er was, nor is, nor e'er shall be, In every work regard the writer's end, Since none can compass more than they intend; And if the means be just, the conduct true, Applause, in spite of trivial faults, is due.

    Alexander Pope, Henry Francis Cary (1841). “The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope. Edited by the Rev. H. F. Cary, Etc”, p.19