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 (ăd′ĭ-sən), Joseph 1672-1719.
English essayist whose witty and elegant works appeared in The Tatler, founded by Richard Steele in 1709, and The Spectator, founded by Addison and Steele in 1711.

Ad′di·so′ni·an (-sō′nē-ən) adj.
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(Biography) Joseph. 1672–1719, English essayist and poet who, with Richard Steele, founded The Spectator (1711–14) and contributed most of its essays, including the de Coverley Papers
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(ˈæd ə sən)

1. Joseph, 1672–1719, English essayist and poet.
2. Thomas, 1793–1860, English physician.
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Andrew Addison, Joseph Rose, Christopher Jackson and Alex Puchir are on trial at York Crown Court accused of religiously aggravated assault against the teenager, which they deny, when he was an apprentice at the Direct Interior Solutions shopfitting company in Selby, North Yorkshire.
The youth started an apprenticeship at a shopfitting company in Selby, Yorkshire, in July 2014, York Crown Court was told During his training, he worked on jobs in London, the south-east and Yorkshire with the four defendants, company manager Andrew Addison, Joseph Rose, Christopher Jackson - all of Yorkshire - and Alex Puchir, from Edinburgh.