|Antony and Cleopatra
|shall prove the immediate author of their variance.
|shall proue the immediate Author of their variance.
|As if a man were author of himself
|As if a man were Author of himself,
|the author of affectation, but called it an honest method,
|the Author of affectation, but cal'd it an honest method.
|Next, your son gone, and he most violent author
|Next your Sonne gone, and he most violent Author
|Henry IV Part 2
|much cloyed with fat meat, our humble author will
|much cloid with Fat Meate, our humble Author will
|the author of the servant's damnation. But this is not so.
|the author of the Seruants damnation: but this is not so:
|Our bending author hath pursued the story,
|Our bending Author hath pursu'd the Story,
|Henry VI Part 3
|He was the author, thou the instrument.
|He was the Author, thou the Instrument.
|King Edward III
|But to corrupt the author of my blood
|But to corrupt the author of my blood,
|Love's Labour's Lost
|And abstinence engenders maladies.
|And abstinence ingenders maladies. / And where that you haue vow'd to studie (Lords) / In that each of you haue forsworne his Booke. / Can you still dreame and pore, and thereon looke. / For when would you my Lord, or you, or you, / Haue found the ground of studies excellence, / Without the beauty of a womans face; / From womens eyes this doctrine I deriue, / They are the Ground, the Bookes, the Achadems, / From whence doth spring the true Promethean fire. / Why, vniuersall plodding poysons vp / The nimble spirits in the arteries, / As motion and long during action tyres / The sinnowy vigour of the trauailer. / Now for not looking on a womans face, / You haue in that forsworne the vse of eyes: / And studie too, the causer of your vow. / For where is any Author in the world, / Teaches such beauty as a womans eye: / Learning is but an adiunct to our selfe, / And where we are, our Learning likewise is. / Then when our selues we see in Ladies eyes, / With our selues. / Doe we not likewise see our learning there?
|Love's Labour's Lost
|Or for men's sake, the authors of these women,
|Or for Mens sake, the author of these Women:
|Much Ado About Nothing
|and Don John is the author of all, who is fled and gone.
|and Don Iohn is the author of all, who is fled and gone:
|O thou, the earthly author of my blood,
|Oh thou the earthy author of my blood,
|I should be author to dishonour you.
|I should be Authour to dishonour you.
|Troilus and Cressida
|As truth's authentic author to be cited,
|(As truths authenticke author to be cited)