But when they went farther, and appeared to put that authour
upon a level with Warburton, 'Nay, (said Johnson,) he has given him some smart hits to be sure; but there is no proportion between the two men; they must not be named together.
there's none of you but know That haue a child, you loue to see it clipt In dandling armes, & if the authour
slipt Into a fault, because his actiue pen Begott this child, & 'tis the loue of men To wish their heires long-liu'd he hopes you'l please T'excuse his errour.
But in the present crisis the author wonders "Whether the hair-brain'dness of the present world, will give leasure enough to most, to dwell upon any thing at all, much less to practise Heroical Vertues with such a constant settledness as is necessary, being the chief intention of the Authour
(as I conceive) in writing of this Romance.
Opposite the "Catalogue of the several Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies contained in this Volume" there is a poem by Leonard Digges entitled "To the Memorie of the deceased Authour
In this playful manner did he run on, exulting in his own pleasantry, which certainly was not such as might be expected from the authour
of 'The Rambler,' but which is here preserved, that my readers may be acquainted even with the slightest occasional characteristicks of so eminent a man.
6) In Spenser's June eclogue, Colin, the shepherd "under whose person the Authour
selfe is shadowed," (Epis.
48) The same day the army ordered its secretary, John Rushworth, to argue in print that "the Capitall and grand Authour
of our troubles, the person of the King .
According to Heminge and Condell's dedicatory epistle to the First Folio (1623), their lordships had "prosequuted" Shakespeare's writings "and their Authour
living" with "much fauour.
The first whereof apperteining to resolution, is only conteined in this volume, deuided into two partes, and set forth now againe with many corrections, and additions by th' authour
him self, with reprofe of the corrupt and falsified edition of the same booke lately published by M.
When Johnson described Shakespeare as ~one of the original masters of our language', he knew that even his breadth of knowledge as possibly the most widely-read man of his age did not qualify him to carry out a ~compleat explanation of an authour
not systematick and consequential', a task ~not to be expected from any single scholiast'.
There too Watson sees the word as meriting annotation: |the Authour
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