Reading Experience Database
1450-1945

Listing for Author: Joseph Addison

 

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Century of ExperienceEvidenceName of Reader / Listener / Reading GroupAuthor of TextTitle of TextForm of Text
 
1700-1799
1800-1849
'Hester Thrale compared herself to Swift's Vanessa who "held Montaigne and read- / while Mrs Susan comb'd her Head", a...Hester Thrale Joseph AddisonThe SpectatorPrint: Serial / periodical, Could have been periodical in bound form
1800-1849'The propaganda of Robert Owen alone did not convert printer Thomas Frost to socialism: "The poetry of Coleridge and S...Thomas Frost Joseph AddisonThe SpectatorPrint: Book, Serial / periodical, periodical bound into books
1800-1849
1850-1899
'[Mary Smith] found emancipation in Shakespeare, Dryden, Goldsmith and other standard male authors, whom she extolled ...Mary Smith Joseph AddisonPrint: Book
1800-1849'[Janet Hamilton] had a heavy literary diet as a child - history by Rollin and Plutarch, Ancient Universal History, Pi...Janet Hamilton Joseph AddisonThe SpectatorPrint: Book, Serial / periodical, might have been the serial versions or, more likely, bound as a book
1800-1849'[Hugh Miller's] literary style was out of date: in 1834 he alluded to "my having kept company with the older English ...Hugh Miller Joseph AddisonPrint: Book, Serial / periodical
1900-1945'In the 1920s Janet Hitchman acquired her literary education among the derelict bookshlves of an orphanage, which incl...Janet Hitchman Joseph AddisonThe SpectatorPrint: Book
1900-1945'[Rose Macaulay's] library comprised chiefly old tomes from the sixteenth, seventeenth and eighteenth centuries which ...Rose Macaulay Joseph Addison[probably The Spectator]Print: Book, Serial / periodical, numbers bound as volume?
1850-1899'[William Robertson] Nicoll's boyhood reading included Scott, Disraeli, the Brontes, Bulwer Lytton, Shelley, Johnson, ...William Robertson Nicoll Joseph AddisonunknownPrint: Book
1800-1849At Kirk as usual. Spent the rest of the day and evening reading Addison's Evidences of the Christian ReligionAdam Mackie Joseph AddisonEvidences of the Christian ReligionPrint: Book
1700-1799'In 1782 Hester Thrale read the Spectator to her daughters, who found hilariously improper the "Idea of a Lady saying ...Hester Thrale Joseph AddisonThe spectatorPrint: Serial / periodical
1850-1899'The essays of Steele and Addison, whose prose has so greatly influenced his own, seem to have impressed but, at this ...John Masefield Joseph Addison[essays]Print: Book
1700-1799'After supper finished "The Tragedy of Cato".'Thomas Turner Joseph AddisonCato, A TragedyPrint: Book
1700-1799'In the even read part of Addison's "Evidences of the Christian Religion".'Thomas Turner Joseph AddisonThe evidences of the Christian ReligionPrint: Book
1700-1799'Though I have constantly been a purchaser of the Ramblers from the first five that you were so kind as to present me ...Samuel Richardson Joseph AddisonThe SpectatorPrint: Serial / periodical
1800-1849'It was at this time that I read the remaining seven volumes of the "Spectator"; to which I added the "Rambler", the "...Thomas Carter Joseph Addison[poems]Print: Book
1800-1849
1850-1899
[Item transcribed into a commonplace book]: [Untitled] ; [Text] 'There is another kind of virtue/ that may find employ...Magdalene Sharpe- Erskine Joseph Addison[Spare Time]Print: Unknown
1700-1799'The hours from seven to nine were spent in reading some useful and entertaining books such as Addison's works and par...Prince George Joseph Addison[Political works]Print: Book
1850-1899
1900-1945
Sir John Hammerton looking back on his early days in Glasgow when he left school and became a correspondence clerk, he...Sir John Hammerton Joseph Addison[unknown]Print: Book
1850-1899'It [central London] was truly a wonder world, for I seeing it not merely with my eyes of flesh but with the eyes of h...Thomas A. Jackson Joseph Addison[unknown]Print: Book
1850-1899'Later on I found at the bottom of a cupboard some of volumes -Addison's "Spectator", Pope's "Homer", and a few other ...Thomas A. Jackson Joseph AddisonSpectatorPrint: Serial / periodical
1800-1849'My chief acquaintance with the writers of the eighteenth century is derived from reading to Aunt Lyddy papers in the ...Elizabeth Sewell Joseph AddisonCatoPrint: Book
1800-1849'? I had a sight of ?Waverley? soon after I received your letter, and I cannot help saying that, in my opinion, it is ...Thomas Carlyle Joseph AddisonThe Free-holder, I-LVPrint: Book
1800-1849'It is about ten days since I got rid of a severe inflam[m]ation-of the throat, which confined me to the house for two...Thomas Carlyle Joseph AddisonThe SpectatorPrint: Book, Serial / periodical
1700-1799'Examined, with a view to those principles, Addison's Eleven Papers in the "Spectator"; beginning at No. 409, and with...Thomas Green Joseph AddisonThe SpectatorPrint: Book
1800-1849'Since I left Rome I have read several books of Livy - Antenor - Clarissa Harlowe - The Spectator - a few novels - & a...Mary Shelley Joseph AddisonSpectator, ThePrint: Book
1800-1849'My chief acquaintance with the writers of the eighteenth century is derived from reading to Aunt Lyddy papers in the ...Elizabeth Missing Sewell Joseph AddisonSpectatorPrint: Serial / periodical, possibly bound as a book
1800-1849'My chief acquaintance with the writers of the eighteenth century is derived from reading to Aunt Lyddy papers in the ...Elizabeth Missing Sewell Joseph AddisonCatoPrint: Book
1700-1799'My mind was early formed (or half formed) by the old exploded "Spectator", and Addison's assertion that he had seen "...Louisa, Lady Stuart Joseph AddisonSpectator, ThePrint: Book, Serial / periodical
1700-1799'It has of late been the fashion to compare the style of Addison and Johnson, and to depreciate, I think very unjustly...James Boswell Joseph Addison[essays]Print: Book, Serial / periodical
1700-1799'"Bayle's Dictionary is a very useful work for those to consult who love the biographical part of literature, which is...Samuel Johnson Joseph Addison[unknown]Print: Book
1800-1849'I also sent for Bishop Watson's Apology for the Bible, in Letters to T. Paine; Bishop Porteus's Compendium of the Evi...James Lackington Joseph AddisonEvidence of the Christian ReligionPrint: Book
1700-1799'I expressed a liking for Mr. Francis Osborne's works, and asked him what he thought of that writer. He answered, "A c...James Boswell Joseph AddisonSpectator, ThePrint: Serial / periodical
1700-1799'He talked with approbation of an intended edition of "The Spectator," with notes; two volumes of which had been prepa...Samuel Johnson Joseph AddisonSpectator, ThePrint: Book, Serial / periodical
1700-1799'He talked with approbation of an intended edition of "The Spectator," with notes; two volumes of which had been prepa...Samuel Johnson Joseph AddisonSpectator, The Print: Book
1800-1849'The [Tennyson] boys had one great advantage [as home-educated pupils], the run of their father's excellent library. A...Tennyson children (boys)Joseph AddisonPrint: Book
1700-1799'Friday, April 7, I dined with him at a Tavern, with a numerous company. Johnson. "I have been reading Twiss's 'Travel...Samuel Johnson Joseph AddisonRemarks on Several Parts of ItalyPrint: Book
1700-1799'Johnson praised "The Spectator," particularly the character of Sir Roger de Coverley. He said, "Sir Roger did not die...Samuel Johnson Joseph AddisonSpectator, The [Roger de Coverley essays]Print: Book, Serial / periodical
1700-1799'The Tag at the close of the last Act of Cato is written by Mr Pope, and is apparently the worst Tag in the whole Play...Hester Lynch Thrale Joseph AddisonCatoPrint: Book
1700-1799'Mr Murphy's Grecian Daughter is I think unquestionably the best of all our modern Tragedies, & all its Merit is the P...Hester Lynch Thrale Joseph AddisonCatoPrint: Book
'The two [italics] wittiest [end italics] things in our Language in Verse & Prose are Dr Young's Conjectures on Origin...Hester Lynch Thrale Joseph AddisonCatoPrint: Book
1700-1799'I love Johnson's Prose better than Addison's, I like the Dunciad beyond all Pope's Poems; I delight in Young's Satire...Hester Lynch Thrale Joseph Addison[prose works]Print: Book
1700-1799'While their [her daughters'] Father's Life preserv'd my Authority entire, I used it [italics] all & only [end italics...Hester Lynch Thrale and her daughters Hester, Susanna and SophiaJoseph AddisonworksPrint: Book
1700-1799'I returned to my friend's chambers and we read some of Mr Addison's papers in "The Spectator" with infinite relish'James Boswell Joseph AddisonThe SpectatorPrint: Serial / periodical
1900-1945'Meeting held at Cintra Avenue
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Bruce Dilks Joseph AddisonThe Spacious Firmament on HighUnknown
1900-1945'Each night I hurried into my best second-hand suit of clothes, hurried down my tea and then hurried off to evening cl...Vero Walter Garratt Joseph AddisonunknownPrint: Book

 

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