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Questions related to the authorship of a literary work or the author of a specific quote.

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Has the Melford Hall manuscript poem "Whoso terms love a fire" been attributed to any poet—Donne, Roe, or other?

The Melford Hall manuscript, discovered in 2018 and referred to in this earlier question, contains 145 poems by John Donne among sundry other poems by divers poets such as Thomas Overbury, Francis ...
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Are quotes from a character technically quotes from the author?

I was recently browsing for some quotes from a few of my favorite authors, and I noticed that in all the lists of "Top Quotes by..." were quotes from characters within the story. I understand that ...
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Who illustrated "Exotic Zoology"?

I love the illustrations in Willy Ley's Exotic Zoology, which appear to be line art. Sadly my copy is a battered library-discard; either the front matter never attributed the artist or it was on a ...
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