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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 A cloudy day or a little sunshine have as great an influence on many constitutions as the most recent blessings or misfortunes. Quote Right
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Quote Left Words, when well chosen, have so great a force in them that a description often gives us more lively ideas than the sight of things themselves Quote Right
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Quote Left A just and reasonable modesty does not only recommend eloquence, but sets off every great talent which a man can be possessed of. Quote Right
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Quote Left Music, the greatest good that mortals know, And all of heaven we have below. Quote Right
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Quote Left There is nothing more requisite in business than dispatch. Quote Right
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