The Poetical Works of Addison; Gay's Fables; and Somerville's Chase - AUTHOR UNKNOWN

The Poetical Works of Addison; Gay's Fables; and Somerville's Chase

By AUTHOR UNKNOWN

  • Release Date: 2012-03-01
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature

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Joseph Addison, the Spectator, the true founder of our periodical literature, the finest, if not the greatest writer in the English language, was born at Milston, Wiltshire, on the 1st of May 1672. A fanciful mind might trace a correspondence between the particular months when celebrated men have been born and the peculiar complexion of their genius. Milton, the austere and awful, was born in the silent and gloomy month of December. Shakspeare, the most versatile of all writers, was born in April, that month of changeful skies, of sudden sunshine, and sudden showers.

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