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The characters in Sir Richard Steele's essay "The Spectator Club" all serve to represent different types of people in upper-class English society. In doing this, Steele is able to comment on...

Latest answer posted December 17, 2020, 4:18 pm (UTC)

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Sir Richard Steele is now best remembered as the founder and principal writer of several early eighteenth-century periodicals, the foremost of which was The Spectator, which began publication in...

Latest answer posted January 5, 2020, 1:54 pm (UTC)

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Joseph Addison and Richard Steele's The Spectator, ran, in its first incarnation, 555 essays. The first essay was published on March 1, 1711 and the last on Thursday, December 17, 1712. It then...

Latest answer posted July 26, 2020, 1:12 pm (UTC)

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Will Honeycomb, one of the members of the fictional Spectator Club, represents the views of the city-bred gentlemen in eighteenth-century British society. He is described as an older man, but one...

Latest answer posted July 17, 2021, 11:37 pm (UTC)

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“The Spectator” was a daily periodical written and published by Joseph Addison and Richard Steele. The publication was considered the defining standard for informal essays of its era and years to...

Latest answer posted June 15, 2009, 9:15 am (UTC)

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While Addison claims to be a mere "spectator" detached from the practical happenings of society and thus able to give unbiased advise, this is clearly not true. To be truly detached and unbiased is...

Latest answer posted October 16, 2019, 6:54 pm (UTC)

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The Templar in The Spectator, a periodical whose essays were written by Richard Steele and Joseph Addison and published in 1711–12, is unnamed, but he is a recognizable character type in...

Latest answer posted November 11, 2019, 8:47 pm (UTC)

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In Issue No. 10 of The Spectator, the character Mr. Spectator comments on the paper’s success to date. While all families can benefit, he encourages three groups of people in particular to consult...

Latest answer posted January 25, 2019, 8:24 pm (UTC)

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Joseph Addison's essay on "Party Patches," published in The Specator, No. 81, on June 2, 1711, just a few months after he started the magazine in March, 1711, is his attempt to poke fun at a...

Latest answer posted October 27, 2013, 2:50 pm (UTC)

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These lines are part of chapter 7, “The Coverley Sabbath,” in which the narrator, the Spectator, presents the way that the people of Sir Roger de Coverley’s parish spend a “country Sunday.” The...

Latest answer posted August 7, 2019, 6:51 pm (UTC)

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They indicate opposites even though they may sound quite a bit alike. Take the "Chimney Sweep" poems, for instance. They are both about the young boy whose job it is to clean out chimneys, but the...

Latest answer posted June 16, 2009, 7:44 pm (UTC)

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These early issues of The Spectator are indeed available for purchase. It may be that you are also able to find copies of them in your local library. These issues were most recently republished by...

Latest answer posted April 23, 2018, 8:08 pm (UTC)

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The Spectator has actually made it extremely easy for you to find archived articles from older issues of the magazine. In fact, The Spectator has a digitized archive, fully available online, in...

Latest answer posted April 23, 2018, 7:31 pm (UTC)

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