Joseph Addison

Standard Name: Addison, Joseph


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Education Matilda Betham-Edwards
Because of her mother's early death, MBE , she said later, was largely self-educated, her teachers being plenty of the best books.
Black, Helen C. Notable Women Authors of the Day. D. Bryce.
Apart from the family library, a half-guinea annual subscription to the Ipswich Mechanics' Institution
Education Ann Fisher
It is not known where or how AF acquired an education, but she certainly did so, to a far higher level than was normal for people of her class, regardless of their gender. She had...
Education Anne Grant
Of her childhood, AG wrote that she developed early powers of imagination and memory, but received little attention: no one fondled or caressed me . . . I did not till the sixth year of...
Education Sarah Josepha Hale
Sarah Josepha Buell (later SJH ) was taught at home by her mother, with her father and her brother Horatio (then a law student) joining in for such higher branches of learning as writing, Latin...
Family and Intimate relationships Judith Cowper Madan
A son, John, born early in 1728 lived only a month. Then came Spencer, born just over a year later, who rose in the Church to become a bishop, and lived until 1813; Penelope, born...
Friends, Associates Lady Mary Wortley Montagu
Lady Mary claimed that at every stage of her life she picked a few intimate friends and cared little for the opinions of anyone else. She always retained the highest opinion of her father's and...
Friends, Associates Jane Brereton
In her youth JB knew Thomas Beach, who grew up at Wrexham, in the same district as herself (and later joined in the same verse exchanges in the Gentleman's Magazine), and probably...
Intertextuality and Influence Lady Mary Wortley Montagu
Her widow is President of a club of widows which had featured in the recent number 561, by Addison . Montagu's heroine, sold into marriage at an early age, has resolved to exploit as the...
Intertextuality and Influence Judith Sargent Murray
In her usual formal style, which she does not adapt to the more usual conventions of epistolarity, she says it would be useless for her to give Winthrop the current domestic, and commercial intelligence,
Skemp, Sheila L. Judith Sargent Murray. A Brief Biography with Documents. Bedford Books.
Intertextuality and Influence Barbara Hofland
The title-page quotes Francis Bacon and Joseph Addison .
Butts, Dennis. Mistress of our Tears, A Literary and Bibliographical Study of Barbara Hofland. Scolar Press.
Intertextuality and Influence Sarah Murray
This volume opens with The Plan of a School, and then, continuing a story-line from volume one, with Mrs Wheatley's demanding of Miss Le Maine how she can use rouge and plume herself on...
Intertextuality and Influence Jane Johnson
The poem is headed with a quotation from Psalm 19: The Heavens declare the Glory of God, & the Firmament showeth his handy work—the same psalm which Addison had famously rendered as The spacious...
Intertextuality and Influence Sarah Pearson
An introductory address To the Reviewers urges them (with the trembling deemed appropriate for a woman writer) not to read the book in the morning but in the period of good humour after dinner.
Pearson, Susanna. The Medallion. G. G. and J. Robinson.
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Intertextuality and Influence Mary Ann Kelty
The volume is strong in local colour and nostalgia. The narrator practises a Quaker -like interior religion. In conclusion MAK quotes first from Addison 's The Vision of Mirza, then the final two lines...
Intertextuality and Influence Mary Savage
The opening poem, Nothing New, situates the anxieties of authors in regard to critics in the tradition of anxieties of lovers: both are right to be anxious. The contents include an English translation of...


14 December 1704: Joseph Addison published The Campaign, a...

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14 December 1704

Joseph Addison published The Campaign, a patriotic poem celebrating Marlborough 's victory of Blenheim.

12 April 1709: Richard Steele began issuing his ground-breaking...

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12 April 1709

Richard Steele began issuing his ground-breaking periodicalThe Tatler, using the pseudonym Isaac Bickerstaff and declaring his intention of reporting topics of talk from all the London coffeehouses.

2 January 1711: Richard Steele ceased publishing his ground-breaking...

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2 January 1711

Richard Steele ceased publishing his ground-breaking periodical, The Tatler.

1 March 1711: Joseph Addison began to publish the Spec...

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1 March 1711

Joseph Addison began to publish the Spectator.

19 May 1711: Joseph Addison, in a famous Spectator essay...

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19 May 1711

Joseph Addison , in a famous Spectatoressay in praise of trade and the Royal Exchange , described Englishwomen as clad in exotic clothes, like spoils or tribute from all over the world.

21 June 1712: Joseph Addison wrote in the Spectator that...

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21 June 1712

Joseph Addison wrote in the Spectator that a man of refined taste would take more pleasure from looking at a landscape than from owning the land.

27 September 1712: Addison, in his role as Mr Spectator, obliged...

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27 September 1712

Addison , in his role as Mr Spectator, obliged to look into all kinds of men, reported on the status of the Jews in England.

6 December 1712: Joseph Addison and his associates ceased...

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6 December 1712

Joseph Addison and his associates ceased publishing The Spectator.

14 April 1713: Joseph Addison's influential classical tragedy,...

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14 April 1713

Joseph Addison 's influential classical tragedy, Cato, opened.

18 June 1714: Addison, helped by Eustace Budgell and Thomas...

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18 June 1714

Addison , helped by Eustace Budgell and Thomas Tickell , began publishing a continuation of the Spectator.

December 1715: Joseph Addison began publishing a political...

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December 1715

Joseph Addison began publishing a political periodical, The Freeholder.

1767: At auctions of copyright, Richardson's Clarissa...

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At auctions of copyright, Richardson 's Clarissa was valued at £600, but Addison and Steele 's Spectator at £1,300, Shakespeare at £1,800, and Pope at £4,400.


Steele, Sir Richard, and Joseph Addison. Selections from the Tatler and Spectator. Editor Ross, Angus, Penguin, 1982.
Steele, Sir Richard, and Joseph Addison, editors. The Guardian. J. Tonson.
Steele, Sir Richard et al., editors. The Guardian. University Press of Kentucky, 1982.
Addison, Joseph et al., editors. The Spectator (1711-1714). Clarendon Press, 1965.