Joseph Addison Died on This Date

Joseph Addison died on this date in 1719. Addison and his friend Richard Steele founded The Spectator magazine “to enliven morality with wit, and to temper wit with morality” and also “to bring philosophy out of the closets and libraries, schools and colleges, to dwell in clubs and assemblies, at tea-tables and coffeehouses” (No. 10).

Joseph Addison


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