The boy who listened to Brer Rabbit tales on pro-slavery zealot Joseph Addison
Turner's plantation had learned their lessons well.
was a highly regarded man of his time, who achieved great success in both literature and politics, and in 1711 he paid pounds 10,000 for the then 1,000-acre Bilton Hall country estate.
The main portion of Bilton Hall near Rugby, a five bedroom home dating from the early 17th century, home to famous literary figures and now available for around pounds 565,000 Joseph Addison
by Sir Godfrey Kneller, displayed at the National Portrait Gallery Bilton Hall around 1829 showing the iron gates commemorating the Addison marriage.
was a renowned man of letters who lived from 1672- 1719 and after whom Addison Road in Rugby is named.
Intellectual and social fashion-setters - for instance Joseph Addison
and Richard Steele, the inventors of the Spectator were no longer prepared to acquiesce in old ways, and declined to be passively obedient to fearsome father figures, especially to that terrifying patriarch, the Calvinist Lord.
In 1711 Joseph Addison
published a satire wherein he envisaged an academy for the training of young women in the use of a fan as a weapon, much as young men attended fencing schools.
Famous names include Joseph Addison
(essayist), George Farquhar ( playright), David Garrick (actor), Erasmus Darwin (scientist), Anna Seward (poet).
The Spectator, produced by Joseph Addison
and Richard Steele between 1711 and 1712, was one of the first and most influential--its name lives on today in the conservative-leaning Spectator published in London continuously since 1828.
A grand tradition of English music criticism dates back to the early 18th-century days of Joseph Addison
and Richard Steele in The Spectator.
David Joseph Addison
, 32, of Cargo Fleet Lane, Middlesbrough, given a 12-month community order with an unpaid work requirement and ordered to pay PS105 costs for using threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour.
His topics include the fairy way of writing; the sublime and the fantastic in Joseph Addison
, Longinus, and Edmond Burke; Gothick pasts and Gothick futures in Horace Walpole and Mary Shelley; fairy unexplained in Ann Radcliffe's The Mysteries of Udolpho; William Wordsworth and "Fable's Dark Abyss;" and Coleridge and Anna Letitia Barbauld on The Rime of the Ancient Mariner.
Notably, for English readers, that would have meant in Shakespeare's works, but it took the efforts of Joseph Addison
, John Dryden, and (from a negative standpoint) Jeremy Collier to constitute fairy writing as a distinct, momentous way or kind of writing rather than just as an occasional literary conceit.