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Grocott & Ward, comps.  Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed.  189-?.
 
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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; don’t stir, gentlemen, ’tis but an author.
        Le Sage.—Gil Blas, Vol. I. Book III. Chap. II.
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Cottle was the author of four epic poems, and a new kind of blacking.
        De Quincey.
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Authors alone, with more than savage rage,
Unnatural war with brother authors wage.
        Churchill.—The Apology, Line 28.
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