Addison, Joseph (M)

Surname: Addison
Forename(s): Joseph
b. 1 May 1672. d. 17 June 1719. Nationality: English. VIAF.
Poet, writer, and politician. From Milston, Wiltshire. Son of Lancelot Addison and Jane Gulston. Educated at the University of Oxford, and was a fellow of Queen's College, Oxford. Friends with Jonathan Swift. Held several minor political offices, including member of parliament for the borough of Lostwithiel. Married Charlotte Rich, Countess of Warwick. Contributed poems and political essays to The Tatler, The Spectator, Cato, The Guardian, and The Freeholder. Biographical information: ODNB. (BGL)

Poems associated with this person

Total poems: 1
Poem title Date Periodical Roles id #
“The spacious firmament on high” 1878-07 The Argosy Poet 16435