Joseph Addison

Joseph Addison (1 May 1672 – 17 June 1719) was an English essayist, poet, playwright and politician. He was the eldest son of The Reverend Lancelot Addison. His name is usually remembered alongside that of his long-standing friend Richard Steele, with whom he founded The Spectator magazine. His simple prose style marked the end of the mannerisms and conventional classical images of the 17th century.

No. 183 [from The Spectator] by Joseph Addison

Story type: EssaySaturday, September 29, 1711. [Greek:“Idmen pseudea polla legein etymoisin homoia,Idmen d’ eut’ ethel_omen alaethea mythaesasthai”.Hesiod.]Fables were th ...

No. 184 [from The Spectator] by Joseph Addison

Story type: EssayMonday, October 1, 1711.‘… Opere in longo fas est obrepere somnum …’Hor.When a Man has discovered a new Vein of Humour, it often carries him much further ...