Selected Essays of Joseph Addison

Selected Essays of Joseph Addison : With an Introduction (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Selected Essays of Joseph Addison: With an Introduction IN this oft-quoted line, Mr. Pope, with his own admirable terseness, has summed up the character of his great contemporary Joseph Addison. For Mr. Addison seems to have had by nature that most excel lent gift, an even and cheerful temper. One thinks of him as wearing a certain calm dignity and decorum always. Courteous, urbane, with no angularities of character, throughout a long and busy life he seldom gavebffence to any one 3 and when he did give Offence he offered his enemy no point of attack. And he had a good luck to match his good temper. Pensions and places he seemed to get without seeking, and to keep when everybody else' lost them. I believe Mr. Addi son might be king if he chose, said Swift once, with a twinge of envy. The truth is, however, that Addison's good luck, like most good luck, was no mere accident, but the result of uniform good sense and good humor. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • Paperback | 184 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 10mm | 254g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • , black & white illustrations
  • 0243204205
  • 9780243204205