Isaac Bickerstaff

Isaac Bickerstaff

by Richard Steele
     
 

Of the relations between Steele and Addison, and the origin of Steele’s “Tatler,” which was developed afterwards into the “Spectator,” account has already been given in the introduction to a volume of this Library, * containing essays from the “Spectator”— “Sir Roger de Coverley and the Spectator… See more details below

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Of the relations between Steele and Addison, and the origin of Steele’s “Tatler,” which was developed afterwards into the “Spectator,” account has already been given in the introduction to a volume of this Library, * containing essays from the “Spectator”— “Sir Roger de Coverley and the Spectator Club.” There had been a centre of life in the “Tatler,” designed, as Sir Roger and his friends were designed, to carry the human interest of a distinct personality through the whole series of papers. The “Tatler’s” personality was Isaac Bickerstaff, Physician and Astrologer; as to years, just over the grand climacteric, sixty-three, mystical multiple of nine and seven; dispensing counsel from his lodgings at Shire Lane, and seeking occasional rest in the vacuity of thought proper to his club at the “Trumpet.”

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ISBN-13:
2940015141023
Publisher:
Library of Alexandria
Publication date:
09/04/2012
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