A line in At Middleton goes:
Did you read up ever on this bell tower?
This sentence has "ever" inserted inside a particle-prepositional verb, before the preposition and after the particle. It's a curious word order with the placement of "ever", because more commonly the "ever" would follow "you" or appear at the end of the sentence.
A search on Google Books seems to show that this word order is very uncommon with next to zero instances.
Is this an idiosyncrasy? Does this sound natural to anyone? What about other possibilities?
Did they gang up ever on you?
Do you look forward ever to a class?