Ad·di·son(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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