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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).
Of all the diversions of life, there is none so proper to fill up its empty spaces as the reading of useful and entertaining authors.

We are growing serious, and let me tell you, that's the next step to being dull.
Mirth is like a flash of lightning that breaks through a gloom of clouds and glitters for a moment.
Friendships, in general, are suddenly contracted; and therefore it is no wonder they are easily dissolved.
A true critic ought to dwell rather upon excellencies than imperfections, to discover the concealed beauties of a writer, and communicate to the world such things as are worth their observation.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "Spectator," no. 93 (London), 16 Jun 1711.
R: In "The Book of Success," ed. Richard Shea, 1993.
A: "Spectator," no. 381 (London), 17 May 1712.
N: "Interesting Anecdotes, Memoirs, Allegories, Essays, and Poetical Fragments, " "Of Friendship," 1794.
K: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.

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