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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 As vivacity is the gift of women, gravity is that of men. Quote Right
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Quote Left Good nature is more agreeable in conversation than wit and gives a certain air to the countenance which is more amiable than beauty. Quote Right
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Quote Left No oppression is so heavy or lasting as that which is inflicted by the perversion and exorbitance of legal authority. Quote Right
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Quote Left It is folly for an eminent man to think of escaping censure, and a weakness to be affected with it. All the illustrious persons of ;antiquity, and indeed of every age in the world, have passed through this fiery persecution. Quote Right
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Quote Left Nothing is more gratifying to the mind of man than power or dominion. Quote Right
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