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“Whenever you commend, add your reasons for doing so; it is this which distinguishes the approbation of a man of sense from the flattery of sycophants and admiration of fools.” …

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Richard Steele - Essays from "The Spectator"

Since the essays are contributed to their respective authors, I decided to give them this credit in the heading as well. This essay is a perfect choice for International Women’s Day. 530 more words

Literature

Joseph Addison and Richard Steele - Essays from "The Spectator"

This essay, in which Joseph Addison lists all the people who should read The Spectator, is written in a very self-congratulatory tone, about which I can’t decide whether it is entirely serious or slightly mocking its own self-importance. 450 more words

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Joseph Addison and Richard Steele - Essays from "The Spectator" (ctd.)

The next member of the club is Captain Sentry, a retired officer, who despite his bravery never advanced very high up the ranks, and having a small fortune of his own and being Sir Roger’s heir, he decided to leave the army. 278 more words

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Joseph Addison and Richard Steele - Essays from "The Spectator"

Addison and Steele were probably the most famous duo in English literature until Gilbert and Sullivan. But this comparison doesn’t quite hold, because Sullivan wrote music. 271 more words

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics: Richard Steele - The Spectator Club

Living from approximately March 12, 1672 through September 1, 1729, Sir Richard Steele  was an Irish writer, playwright and politician remembered primarily for co-founding along with his friend, Joseph Addison, several magazines including  31 more words

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Templars meeting in April

The Grand Lodge of Good Templars met at Ozark on Tuesday, the 22nd, and closed at noon on Thursday.

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