author (n.) Old form(s): Authour
creator, originator, instigator
3H6 IV.vi.18[King to Warwick, of God and his freedom] He was the author, thou the instrument
Ham IV.v.81[Claudius to Gertrude, of Hamlet] he most violent author / Of his own just remove
Luc.1244[of the oppressed] Then call them not the authors of their ill
TC III.ii.179[Troilus to Cressida, of himself] As truth's authentic author to be cited
Tit I.i.438[Tamora to Saturninus] The gods of Rome forfend / I should be author to dishonour you [i.e. the cause of an action]
Ven.1006[Venus as if to death, of the boar] he's author of thy slander
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