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Comprehensive information about Joseph Addison including biographical information, facts, literary works, and more. 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. This educational Joseph Addison resource has information about the author's life, works, quotations, articles and essays, and more.


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Quote Left What an absurd thing it is to pass over all the valuable parts of a man, and fix our attention on his infirmities. 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 Nothing is capable of being well set to music that is not nonsense. Quote Right
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Quote Left Young men soon give, and soon forget affronts, Old age is slow in both Quote Right
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Quote Left They were a people so primitive they did not know how to get money, except by working for it. Quote Right
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