|Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocotts Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.|
|1. Madame, a man in marvellous foul linen, bedaggled all over, and who, so please you, looks very much like a poet, wants to speak with you.|
2. Shew him up; dont stir, gentlemen, tis but an author.
Le Sage.Gil Blas, Vol. I. Book III. Chap. II.
|Cottle was the author of four epic poems, and a new kind of blacking.|
|Authors alone, with more than savage rage,|
Unnatural war with brother authors wage.
Churchill.The Apology, Line 28.