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Joseph Addison
Original: "A man must be excessively stupid as well as uncharitable, who believes that there is no virtue but on his own side". From: The spectator - Volume 3 (1776 edition), p. 324
Joseph Addison
A Collection of Interesting Anecdotes, Memoirs, Allegories, Essays, and Poetical Fragments (1793 edition)

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Born: May 1, 1672

Died: June 17, 1719 (aged 47)

Nationality: English

Occupation: Writer

Bio: Joseph Addison was an English essayist, poet, playwright and politician. He was a man of letters, eldest son of 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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