Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocott’s 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; don’t 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.
De Quincey.

Authors alone, with more than savage rage,
Unnatural war with brother authors wage.
Churchill.—The Apology, Line 28.