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Joseph Addison
b. May 1, 1672 – d. June 17, 1719 • Poet • Politician
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Addison, Joseph
ADDISON, JOSEPH (1672–1719)English statesman, essayist, and hymn writerAddison attended Queen’s College and Magdalen College, Oxford, and won the attention of leaders in the Whig party, particularly the Earl of Halifax. In spite of the Whigs’ changing fortunes, Addison eventually became secretary of