- 1818, Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, chapter 2, Frankenstein or, the modern Prometheus, edition 1831 ed.:
- "I distinctly discerned how peculiarly fortunate my lot was, and gratitude assisted the developement of filial love."
- 1871, James Fenimore Cooper, Home as Found:
- "Pray, Mr. Truck," inquired S.R.P., "is it commonly thought in the English literary circles, that Byron was a developement of Shakspeare, or Shakspeare a shadowing forth of Byron?"