About Joseph Addison

Works Online

An Account of the Greatest English Poets
Cato (A Tragedy in Five Acts)
Days With Sir Roger De Coverley
Essays and Tales
The Campaign A Poem, to His Grace the Duke of Marlborough, 1705.
Westminster Abbey

Additional Resources

Life Of Joseph Addison
   by Samuel Johnson


1672 Born in Milston, Wiltshire, England.

1687 Left the Charter House School to enter Queen?s College, University of Oxford.

1689 Transferred to Magdalen College at the University of Oxford.

1693 Graduated from Magdalen.

1693 Wrote Account of the Greatest English Poets

1699 Traveled Europe.

1703 Returned to England.

1705 Wrote The Campaign

1705 Wrote Remarks on Several Parts of Italy (1718)

1706 Produced an unsuccessful opera, Rosamond.

1708 Secretaryship in Ireland under the Lord Lieutenant.

1709 Published The Tatler(Collaboration with Sir Richard Steele 1709 - 1711.)

1711 Published The Spectator(Collaboration with Sir Richard Steele 1711 -1714.)

1713 Wrote Cato: A Tragedy

1713 The Guardian published as a book.

1716 Married the Countess of Warwick.

1719 Passed Away.

Resources On The Web

Joseph Addison Quotes - From The Quotations Page

Biography - Short, concise. From Infoplease.com

Religon and Liberty - Short Essay

Questia.com - Full of links to literary criticisms, more indepth research

I Love Poetry - Poetry of Joseph Addison

Literary Criticism - From The Cambridge History of English and American Literature

Brothers Judd - Review of Joseph Addisons work Cato: A Tragedy




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