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We cannot insure success, but we can deserve it.

 
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Joseph Addison, 1672-1719, English Secretary of State (Whig), Cato

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Joseph Addison
Joseph Addison
  • Born: May 1, 1672
  • Died: June 17, 1719
  • Nationality: English
  • Profession: Writer Politician

Joseph Addison was an English essayist, poet, playwright, and politician. He was the eldest son of The Reverend Lancelot Addison. His name is usually remembered alongside that of his long-standing friend, Richard Steele, with whom he founded The Spectator magazine.

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