The Works of Joseph Addison: The Spectator

G.P. Putnam & Company, 1854

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Success of the Spectators with various Classes of Read
Account of various Clubs
The Uses of the Spectator
Stage Tricks to excite PityDramatic Murders
Custom of telling Stories of Ghosts to Children
Conduct of the Lions at the OperaMerit of Nicolini
Remarks on the English by the Indian Kings
Story of Cleantheon Happiness exemplified in Aurelia Fulvia
Vision of Marraton
Various Articles of DressLampoonsScandalPoli ticsLetter from Charles Lillie
History of the Italian Opera
THE SPECTATOR Continued 69 Visit to the Royal ExchangeBenefit of Extensive Commerce
Critique on the Ballad of ChevyChase
Account of the Everlasting Club
Passion for Fame and PraiseCharacter of the Idols
Continuation of the Critique on ChevyChase
Female PartySpirit discovered by Patches
Dream of a Picture Gallery
LoversDemurrageFolly of Demurrage
Punishment of a voluptuous Man after DeathAdven ture of M Pontigna
Books for a Ladys Library
Proper Methods of employing Time
Subject continuedPursuit of Knowledge
Ladies Headdresses
The Chief Point of Honour in Men and WomenDuel
Catalogue of a Ladys LibraryCharacter of Leonora
Spectators visit to Sir R de Coverleys Country Seat the Knights domestic Establishment
On Ghosts and Apparitions
Immateriality of the Soul
A Sunday in the CountrySir Rogers Behaviour at Church
Tragedy and TragiComedy
Labour and Exercise
On WitchcraftStory of Moll White
Rural MannersPoliteness
Instinct in Animals PAGE
THE SPECTATOR Continued 121 The Subject continuedWisdom of Providence A Visit with Sir Roger to the Country Assizes
Education of Country SquiresStory of Eudoxus

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Pagina 82 - When I look upon the tombs of the great, every emotion of envy dies in me ; when I read the epitaphs of the beautiful, every inordinate desire goes out; when I meet with the grief of parents upon a tomb-stone, my heart melts with compassion ; when I see the tomb of the parents themselves, I consider the vanity of grieving for those whom we must quickly follow...
Pagina 1 - I HAVE observed, that a reader seldom peruses a book with pleasure, till he knows whether the writer of it be a black or a fair man, of a mild or choleric disposition, married or a bachelor, with other particulars of the like nature, that conduce very much to the right understanding of an author.
Pagina 287 - ROGER'S family, because it consists of sober and staid persons; for as the knight is the best master in the world, he seldom changes his servants; and as he is beloved by all about him, his servants never care for leaving him. By this means his domestics are all in years, and grown old with their master. You would take his valet...
Pagina 382 - These are the mansions of good men after death, who, according to the degree and kinds of virtue in which they excelled, are distributed among these several islands, which abound with pleasures of different kinds and degrees suitable to the relishes and perfections of those who are settled in them; every island is a paradise accommodated to its respective inhabitants.
Pagina 204 - I never heard the old song of Percy and Douglas that I found not my heart more moved than with a trumpet; and yet it is sung by some blind crowder with no rougher voice than rude style, which being so evil apparelled in the dust and cobweb of that uncivil age, what would it work trimmed in the gorgeous eloquence of Pindar?
Pagina 379 - Genius smiled upon me with a look of compassion and affability that familiarized him to my imagination, and at once dispelled all the fears and apprehensions with which I approached him. He lifted me from the ground, and taking me by the hand, 'Mirza,' said he, 'I have heard thee in thy soliloquies; follow me.
Pagina 301 - But can we believe a thinking being, that is in a perpetual progress of improvements, and travelling on from perfection to perfection, after having just looked abroad into the works of its Creator, and made a few discoveries of his infinite goodness, wisdom, and power, must perish at her first setting out, and in the very beginning of her inquiries ?1 A man, considered in his present state, seems only sent into the world to propagate his kind.
Pagina 6 - Cocoa-tree, and in the theatres both of Drury-lane and the Haymarket. I have been taken for a merchant upon the Exchange for above these ten years, and sometimes pass for a Jew in the assembly of stockjobbers at Jonathan's.
Pagina 7 - I never espoused any party with violence, and am resolved to observe an exact neutrality between the Whigs and Tories, unless I shall be forced to declare myself by the hostilities of either side. In short, I have acted in all the parts of my life as a looker-on, which is the character I intend to preserve in this paper.
Pagina 7 - Thus I live in the world rather as a spectator of mankind than as one of the species...

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