[COMPLETE] Life and Writings of Addison by T.B. Macaulay - dc

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Post by pnagami » February 20th, 2021, 11:35 am

Life and Writings of Addison, by Thomas Babington Macaulay (1800 - 1859)

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Joseph Addison (1672-1719) was an English essayist, poet, playwright, and Whig politician. Today he is most famous for his contributions, with Richard Steele, to the "The Spectator" magazine. In this essay, Macaulay portrays the life and work of this quiet, compassionate man, who amidst the cut and thrust of bitter political and literary rivalries, was always a gentleman, loved by his friends and, in the person of the Spectator, by posterity, as well. (Summary by Pamela Nagami, M.D.)
Source text (please read only from this text!): https://archive.org/details/worksjosephaddi16addigoog

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Genres for the project: *Non-fiction/Biography & Autobiography; *Non-fiction/History/Early Modern; *Non-fiction/Literary Criticism; *Non-fiction/Political Science

Keywords that describe the book: Jonathan Swift, Alexander Pope, Virgil, Whigs, John Dryden, Queen Anne, George I, Joseph Addison, Tories, Richard Steele, Thomas Babington Macaulay, Specator, Nicolas Boileau-Despréaux, Kit-Cat Club, Marlborough

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Last edited by pnagami on April 10th, 2021, 12:34 pm, edited 4 times in total.
"Quiet minds cannot be perplexed or frightened but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace, like a clock during a thunderstorm."

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Post by pnagami » February 20th, 2021, 11:35 am

Newgatenovelist has kindly agreed to DPL this project.

My best,

Pam
"Quiet minds cannot be perplexed or frightened but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace, like a clock during a thunderstorm."

Robert Louis Stevenson

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Post by craigdav1 » February 20th, 2021, 4:57 pm

MW coming up.

edit: I gather you are doing only part of this book/collection.

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Post by pnagami » February 20th, 2021, 5:39 pm

Thank you, DaveC!

Yes, just the introductory essay.

Pam
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Post by pnagami » February 20th, 2021, 7:36 pm

No, DaveC.

That version is the original negative review of Lucy Aikin's "Life of Joseph Addison," published in 1843.

The one I want to use has the negative review scrubbed out. It's the one that was prefaced to this American edition of Addison's works and is different from the review version that is usually published in Macaulay's collected essays. Macaulay prepared this version also (cf. "The Life and Letters of Lord Macaulay, Vol. II," p. 75 by Sir George Otto Trevelyan.)

Pam
"Quiet minds cannot be perplexed or frightened but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace, like a clock during a thunderstorm."

Robert Louis Stevenson

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Post by Newgatenovelist » February 21st, 2021, 3:43 am

Checking in for ten sections of PLing enjoyment!

I love this textual history of the work. Keep telling me more!
Erin

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Post by pnagami » February 21st, 2021, 7:04 am

Thank you, Erin!

Pam
"Quiet minds cannot be perplexed or frightened but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace, like a clock during a thunderstorm."

Robert Louis Stevenson

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Post by craigdav1 » February 21st, 2021, 7:55 am

Moving to Going Solo forum to keep the Launch Pad tidy.

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Post by pnagami » February 21st, 2021, 7:57 am

Thank you, DaveC!

Pam
"Quiet minds cannot be perplexed or frightened but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace, like a clock during a thunderstorm."

Robert Louis Stevenson

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Post by pnagami » February 27th, 2021, 10:05 am

Hi Erin and DaveC,

I have substituted a new link to the text, as the old link has illegible pages.

My best,

Pam
"Quiet minds cannot be perplexed or frightened but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace, like a clock during a thunderstorm."

Robert Louis Stevenson

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Post by craigdav1 » February 27th, 2021, 12:55 pm

Updated link on Project Screen to match that in first post.

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Post by pnagami » February 27th, 2021, 2:22 pm

Thank you, DaveC.

Pam
"Quiet minds cannot be perplexed or frightened but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace, like a clock during a thunderstorm."

Robert Louis Stevenson

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Post by pnagami » February 28th, 2021, 6:44 am

Hi Erin,

Section 1 is up:

18:08

https://librivox.org/uploads/craigdav1/bismarck_05_powicke_128kb.mp3

Thanks again for taking this on,

Pam
"Quiet minds cannot be perplexed or frightened but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace, like a clock during a thunderstorm."

Robert Louis Stevenson

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Post by Newgatenovelist » February 28th, 2021, 8:15 am

Hi Pam,

I'm seeing a file for Bismarck. Could you just double check that the files haven't been mixed up? Or if you really need me to PL Bismarck, I will!
Erin

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