The Guardian, Volume 1

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Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2009 - 372 pages
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1797. Excerpt: ... These characters in this play cannot choose but make it a very pleasant entertainment, and the decorations of singing and dancing will more than repay the good-nature of those who make an honest man a visit of two merry hours to make his following year unpainful. END OF VOLUME J. INDEX. Academy, what a youth first learns there, N. t. Age, if healthy, happy, N. 26. dwells upon past times, N. 5. Auguire, his story, an instance of the spirit of revenge, N. 8. Airs the Penman, his vanity, N. 1. Aleibiades, his character and soliloquy before an engage-.ment, N. 81. Aminta of Tasso, compared with Garini's Pastor Fido, N. 28. Ancients, crying them up reproved, N. 25. all that is good in writing not borrowed from them, N. 12. Animals, a degree of gratitude owing to them that serve, us, N. 61.. ?, .! cruelty towards them condemned, Hid. Anne Bullen, tragedy of, a scene of distress therein, N. 19. Apothecary in Romeo and Juliet described, N. 82. Arcadian, the true character of one, N. 23. Artificers capital, a petition from them, N. 64. Aspasia, a most excellent woman, N. 2. 5. Asphialtes, lake of, a discqurse thereon, N. 61. Astronomy, the study of it recpmmended, N. 70. Atheist, behaviour of one in, sickness, N. 39. Author, account of one raising contributions, N. 58. Bacon, sir Francis, remarks on the style of his history of Henry VII. N. 25. Barbers, inconveniencies attending their being historians, N.50. Bareface (Will.) desires one of lady Lizard's daughters for a wife, N. 38. Bath, wite of, a comedy, characterised, N. 50. Bawd, a mother so, to her own daughter, N. 17. Bear-baiting a barbarous custom, N 61. Beau, an academica1 one described, N. 10. a species to be commiserated, 62. Vol. I. Kk Bevcridge, bishop, a sublime passage quoted from his works, N....

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Addison, son of the Dean of Litchfield, took high honors at Oxford University and then joined the British army. He first came to literary fame by writing a poem, "The Campaign" (1704), to celebrate the Battle of Blenheim. When Richard Steele, whom he had known in his public school Charterhouse, started The Tatler in 1709, Addison became a regular contributor. But his contributions to a later venture The Spectator (generally considered the zenith of the periodical essay), were fundamental. While Steele can be credited with the editorial direction of the journal, Addison's essays, ranging from gently satiric to genuinely funny, secured the journal's success. In The Spectator, No. 10, Addison declared that the journal aimed "to enliven morality with wit, and to temper wit with morality." His brilliant character of Sir Roger de Coverley (followed from rake to reformation) distinguishes the most popular essays. Addison died in 1719. He is buried in Westminster Abbey.

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