The TLS had been concerned from the beginning with establishing itself as a guide for what the common reader should read, a project that has its roots in the criticism of Joseph Addison
and Samuel Johnson.
In a 1711 issue of the Spectator, Joseph Addison
condemned the "loose Tribe of Men .
Biography was enlisted in explanation: In 1862, Harris, an illegitimate child who never knew his father, went to work as a boy of fifteen in the printshop of Joseph Addison
Turner's Turnwold plantation, near his home town of Eatonton in Putnam County, Georgia.
The most famous of its owners was the 18th century poet, essayist and politician, Joseph Addison
, and a previous occupant was playwright Edward De Vere, who some believe to be the true author of many of Shakespeare's plays.
I was encouraged to believe Joseph Addison
when he wrote, "What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity.
The piece is another exercise in massed orchestral sonorities (a genre currently popular with a number of today's composers), springing from a poem by Joseph Addison
Woodes Rogers sought the help of Richard Steele (partner of Joseph Addison
in the publication of the Tatler).
With his friend and collaborator, Joseph Addison
, Sir Richard Steele began magazine writing in London.
He does so through careful examination of critical pronouncements by such figures as John Dennis, Joseph Addison
, and Richard Blackmore, who attempted to articulate rationales for a language of feeling that supplies Irlam's strongest unifying concept, as he investigates its justification and its instantiation in the poetry of Young and Thomson.
The Whig Joseph Addison
, on the other hand, in the Spectator (1711-12), takes Quixotic madness as a model for revaluing the imagination that Swift treats as transgressive, and transforms Swiftian satiric ridicule into pure comedy, based on an aesthetics of pleasurable response or sympathetic laughter, an area which he designated as the Novel, New, or Uncommon.
I have often thought," wrote Joseph Addison
in The Tatler, "it happens very well that Christmas should fall out in the middle of winter.
, an 18th-century essayist, made the following observation: "Man is subject to innumerable pains and sorrows by the very condition of humanity, and, yet, as if nature had not sown evils enough in life, we are continually adding grief to grief and aggravating the common calamity by our cruel treatment of one another.