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English citations of authourship

Noun: antiquated spelling of authorship[edit]

1816, 1877 1908
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  • 1816 CE, James Boswell, The Life of Samuel Johnson; eighth edition, Volume II, page #136:
    By comparing the first with the subsequenteditions, this curious circumstance of ministerial authourship may be discovered.
  • 1877 CE, Adams, W. Davenport, Dictionary of English Literature, in The Library of Literary Criticism of English and American Authors, The Moulton Publishing Company; Theophilus Cibber, page #396:
    Shiels was the principal collector and digester of the materials for the work: but as he was very raw in authourship, an indifferent writer in prose, and his language full of Scotticisms, Cibber, who was a clever, lively fellow, and then soliciting employment among the booksellers, was engaged to correct the style and diction of the whole work, then intended to make only four volumes, with power to alter, expunge, or add, as he liked.
  • 1908 CE, Samuel Johnson and Walter Alexander Raleigh, Johnson on Shakespeare: essays and notes, Henry Frowde; The Winter’s Tale, Act IV, page #90:
    The authourship of Shakespeare has supplied him with a metaphor, which rather than he would lose it, he has put with no great propriety into the mouth of a country maid.