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Joseph Addison (1 May 1672 – 17 June 1719) was an English essayist, poet, playwright 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. English essayist poet writer and politician.


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Quote Left Though we seem grieved at the shortness of life in general, we are wishing every period of it at an end. The minor longs to be at age, then to be a man of business, then to make up an estate, then to arrive at honors, then to retire. Quote Right
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Quote Left See in what peace a Christian can die. Quote Right
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Quote Left Self discipline is that which, next to virtue, truly and essentially raises one man above another. Quote Right
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Quote Left Mysterious love, uncertain treasure, hast thou more of pain or pleasure! Endless torments dwell about thee: Yet who would live, and live without thee! Quote Right
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Quote Left Music, the greatest good that mortals know and all of heaven we have hear below. Quote Right
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