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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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1. Joseph, 1672–1719, English essayist and poet.
2. Thomas, 1793–1860, English physician.
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Joseph Addison had gone to College with the idea of becoming a clergyman like his father, but after a time he gave up that idea, and turned his thoughts to politics.
But in the days when Joseph Addison and Richard Steele wrote the Spectator, there were no novels.
Poe's poem of the "Bells" stands incomplete to this day; but it is well enough that it is so, for the public reciter or "reader" who goes around trying to imitate the sounds of the various sorts of bells with his voice would find himself "up a stump" when he got to the church-bell-- as Joseph Addison would say.
So it was Sir Syed who gave an impersonal and intellectual touch to Urdu essay writing and raised it to the level of literary art as well as using it to reform the nation, keeping in line with some of the great essayists of English, such as Richard Steele and Joseph Addison. But at the same time she takes into account the early efforts put in by Master Ramchandr, giving him the credit that he truly deserves, saying that it was Master Ramchandr's magazine Favaaid-un-nazireen that first began publishing Urdu essays.
"READING is to the mind what exercise is to the body," said English poet and playwright Joseph Addison.And while curling up with a good book may not be the first thing you or children think to do this summer, it's undoubtedly one of the most rewarding hobbies you can take up.
Satirist Jonathan Swift and poet Alexander Pope, along with essayists Joseph Addison and Richard Steele, lit up the literary world.
These are but trifles, to be sure; but, scattered along life's pathway, the good they do is inconceivable." - Joseph Addison
Ben Franklin, Jane Austen, Daniel Defoe, Joseph Addison and Richard Steele, Adam Smith, Samuel Johnson ("No man but a blockhead ever wrote except for money"), and many others appear in McCloskey's commentaries, which are always interesting and mostly spot on.
Firstly, there were many highly influential authors in the history of modern aesthetics (in any history of aesthetics) who were not professional philosophers, from Joseph Addison through Denis Diderot to Friedrich Schiller and many more (as, of course, Guyer is well aware of it).
David Joseph Addison, 35, of Eastbourne Road, Linthorpe, Middlesbrough, disquali-fied from driving for 12 months, fined PS120 and ordered to pay PS40 costs and PS30 charges, for drink-driving.
It was no longer enough merely to admire literature, as earlier critics in the tradition of Joseph Addison had done; in the period Lynch examines, nothing but love would do.
Having said that, I agree with Joseph Addison that "reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body."