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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
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.

R
We are growing serious, and let me tell you, that's the next step to being dull.
A
Mirth is like a flash of lightning that breaks through a gloom of clouds and glitters for a moment.
N
Friendships, in general, are suddenly contracted; and therefore it is no wonder they are easily dissolved.
K
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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