Joseph Addison


Born
in Milston, Wiltshire, England
May 01, 1672

Died
June 17, 1719

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Joseph Addison was an English essayist, poet and politician. He was a man of letters, eldest son of Lancelot Addison. His name is usually remembered alongside that of his long-standing friend, Richard Steele, with whom he founded The Spectator magazine.

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The Vision of Mirzah

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The Pleasures of the Imagin...

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Essays And Tales

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“Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.”
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“What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but scattered along life's pathway, the good they do is inconceivable.”
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“Certain is it that there is no kind of affection so purely angelic as of a father to a daughter. In love to our wives there is desire; to our sons, ambition, but to our daughters there is something which there are no words to express.”
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