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WRI’TER. n.s.

WRI’TER. n.s. [from write.]
I. One who practices the art of writing.
2. An authour.
All three were ruined by justice and sentence, as delinquents;
and all three famous writers. Bacon.
Peaceable times are the best to live in, though not so proper
to furnish materials for a writer. Addison’s Freeholder.
Writers are more often influenced by a desire of fame, than
a regard to the publick good. Addison’s Freeholder.
Would a writer know how to behave himself with relation to
posterity, let him consider in old books what he finds that he
is glad to know, and what omissions he most laments. Swift.