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Joseph Addison

When he is in a serious mood, Addison says, he often walks round Westminster Abbey, which provokes feelings of melancholy or thoughtfulness which are not disagreeable. He sees the tombstones as a...

Latest answer posted October 14, 2019, 2:51 pm (UTC)

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As my colleague above has provided excellent brief summaries of both essays, I will endeavor to concentrate on one essay and provide an analysis of said essay. Summary of Party Patches. The...

Latest answer posted July 27, 2015, 3:47 pm (UTC)

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Joseph Addison

In this 1712 essay in The Spectator, Joseph Addison makes a case for the pleasures of the imagination. He first isolates sight as the "most delightful" of the senses and the source of most...

Latest answer posted June 18, 2020, 3:29 pm (UTC)

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Joseph Addison

The essay "Meditation in Westminster Abbey" discusses the ways that peoples's lives are so often memorialized simply by their deaths. This is true in the ways that gravestones only depict the dates...

Latest answer posted September 25, 2019, 7:10 pm (UTC)

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Joseph Addison

Joseph Addison wrote an article, "Party Patches," in the satirical newspaper he and Sir Richard Steele published called The Spectator (meant to "delight and instruct"). It is important to note that...

Latest answer posted June 19, 2013, 6:33 am (UTC)

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The theme of "hope," as presented in Addison's title, demonstrates the very essence of what can be found (or so we hope) in a child's life: when all things are possible, and the worries and...

Latest answer posted January 31, 2013, 11:17 pm (UTC)

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The purpose of the essay "Labour and Exercise" is to discuss how the body stays in good health through both labor and exercise. As the essay was written in 1711, Addison cites labor as the primary...

Latest answer posted February 14, 2019, 4:12 pm (UTC)

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