Selections from the Spectator

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Cambridge University Press, 28.07.2016 - 272 Seiten
Originally published in 1909, this book contains a selection of essays by the English man of letters and politician Joseph Addison (1672-1719). The essays were selected from The Spectator, the magazine founded by Addison and Richard Steele, which ran from 1711 to 1712. An editorial introduction is included, along with notes. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in the writings of Addison and The Spectator.
 

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Valetudinarians e e 2 I
2
Meditations in the Abbey e tº
25
The Scope of Satire e e o
28
A Ladys Library e
32
Stage Murder e e tº e
36
French Fopperies
42
On Friendship e e o
45
The Ballad of Chevy Chase I
49
Wit and Wisdom
129
The TrunkMaker
133
Female Orators e
137
On Ridicule e I4 I
141
The Cries of London
145
The Philosophy of Hoods
149
Sir Roger comes to Town
153
Milton I º I 56
162

Appearances Deceptive
62
Ladies HeadDresses e e e
66
Fans e e e e e
69
Pedants º e
73
Sir Rogers CountryHouse º
76
Will Wimble
80
Sir Roger in Church e e e
83
The Value of Exercise
87
Sir Roger and Witchcraft e e
90
Sir Roger on the Bench e e
93
Periodical Essays e e e
97
PAGE
98
Sir Roger and the Gipsies
101
Town and Country e e e IO4 XXVIII The Genius of the English Language
108
The Vision of Mirzah II 2
112
R A
113
Inconstancy I 17
117
A Grinning Match
120
On Charity
124
Sir Roger visits the Abbe
170
Sir Roger at the Play
174
On Cheerfulness
178
CoffeeHouse Politicians
182
On Fine Taste e
187
Wealth and Poverty
192
Qualifications for Office
195
Gardens e I97 L CoffeeHouse Opinion
201
Uncharitable Judgment
205
On Giving Advice
209
The Death of Sir Roger 2
212
Project of a new Club
215
On Egotism
218
On Contentment 22 I
221
False Criticism
226
APPENDIX
230
NOTES
236
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Addison, son of the Dean of Litchfield, took high honors at Oxford University and then joined the British army. He first came to literary fame by writing a poem, "The Campaign" (1704), to celebrate the Battle of Blenheim. When Richard Steele, whom he had known in his public school Charterhouse, started The Tatler in 1709, Addison became a regular contributor. But his contributions to a later venture The Spectator (generally considered the zenith of the periodical essay), were fundamental. While Steele can be credited with the editorial direction of the journal, Addison's essays, ranging from gently satiric to genuinely funny, secured the journal's success. In The Spectator, No. 10, Addison declared that the journal aimed "to enliven morality with wit, and to temper wit with morality." His brilliant character of Sir Roger de Coverley (followed from rake to reformation) distinguishes the most popular essays. Addison died in 1719. He is buried in Westminster Abbey.

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