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Joseph Addison
(1672-1719) born on
May 01
English poet, essayist, playwright. He was a regular contributor to "The Tatler" (1709-11).
         
   
F
Books are the legacies that a great genius leaves to mankind, which are delivered down from generation to generation as presents to the posterity of those who are yet unborn.

R
The hours of a wise man are lengthened by his ideas.
A
Admiration is a very short-lived passion that immediately decays upon growing familiar with its object, unless it be still fed with fresh discoveries, and kept alive by a perpetual succession of miracles rising into view.
N
Authors have established it as a kind of rule, that a man ought to be dull sometimes; as the most severe reader makes allowances for many rests and nodding-places in a voluminous writer.
K
If you wish to succeed in life, make perseverance your bosom friend, experience your wise counselor, caution your elder brother, and hope your guardian genius.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "The Book of Success," ed. Richard Shea, 1993.
R: "The Spectator', 18 Jun 1711.
A: In "Spectator," no. 256 (London), 24 Dec 1711.
N: In "Spectator," no. 124 (London), 23 Jul 1711.
K: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
   


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