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 Abbott, Rev. Edwin, D.D.Aidé, Hamilton 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Addison, Joseph
(b. Milston, Wiltshire, May 1st, 1672; d. Holland House, June 17th, 1719). “The Campaign” (1704); “Remarks on Several Parts of Italy” (1705); “Present State of the War” (1707); “Poems” (1712); five of the Whig Examiner (1712); “Cato” (1713); “Essay Concerning the Error in Distributing Modern Medals” (1715); “Poems to the Princess of Wales and Sir Godfrey Kneller” (1716); “Dissertations on the most celebrated Roman Poets” (1718); “Notes upon the Twelve Books of ‘Paradise Lost,’” (1719); “Free-holder” (1722); “Dialogues upon the Usefulness of Ancient Medals” (1726); “Ode to Dr. Thomas Burnet” (1727); “Divine Poems” (1728); “On the Evidence of the Christian Religion” (1730); and “Discourses on Ancient and Modern Learning” (1739). Wrote for Steele’s Tatler (1709), and 274 out of 635 numbers of Spectator (1711–12). His “Works” were published in 1765 with a “Life” by Tickell. The best edition, Greene’s (New York and London, 1854). For Biography, see Johnson’s “Lives of the Poets;” the “Lives” by Steele (1724), Sprengel (1810), Lucy Aikin (1843), Elwin (1857), and the “Addisoniana” of Sir Richard Phillips. For Criticism, see Macaulay’s “Essays,” Jeffrey’s “Essays,” Hazlitt’s “Comic Writers,” Thackeray’s “Humorists of the Eighteenth Century,” Leslie Stephen’s “Hours in a Library,” etc.   1

 Abbott, Rev. Edwin, D.D.Aidé, Hamilton 


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