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“Mr. Addison is generally allowed to be the most correct and elegant of

all our writers; yet some inaccuracies of style have escaped him, which it is the chief design of the following notes to point out. A work of this sort, well executed, would be of use to foreigners who study our language; and even to such of our countrymen as wish to write it in

perfect purity.”—R. Worcester (Bp. Hurd]. “I set out many years ago with a warm admiration of this amiable writer

[Addison]. I then took a surfeit of his natural, easy manner; and was taken, like my betters, with the raptures and high rights of Shakspeare. My maturer judgment, or lenient age, (call it which you will,) has now led me back to the favourite of my youth. And here, I think, I shall stick;

for such useful sense, in so charming words, I find not elsewhere. His taste is so pure, and his Virgilian prose (as Dr. Young styles it) so exquisite, that I have but now found out, at the close of a critical life,

the full value of his writings.”Ibid. “Whoever wishes to attain an English style, familiar but not coarse, and

elegant but not ostentatious, must give his days and nights to the

volumes of Addison."-Dr. Johnson. "It was not till three generations had laughed and wept over the pages of

Addison that the omission [of a monument to his memory] was supplied by public veneration. At length, in our own time, his image, skilfully graven, appeared in Poets' Corner.-Such a mark of national respect was due to the unsullied statesman, to the accomplished scholar, to the master of pure English eloquence, to the consummate painter of life and

It was due, above all, to the great satirist, who alone knew how to use ridicule without abusing it, who, without inflicting a wound, effected a great social reform, and who reconciled wit and virtue, after a long and disastrous separation, during which wit had been led astray by profligacy, and virtue by fanaticism.”—Macaulay.

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OF THE

RIGHT HONOURABLE

JOSEPH ADDISON.

WITH NOTES

BY RICHARD HURD, D.D.

LORD BISHOP OF WORCESTER.

I Flem Edition,

WITH LARGE ADDITIONS, CHIEFLY UNPUBLISHED,

COLLECTED AND EDITED BY HENRY G. BOHN.

IN SIX VOLUMES.

VOL. VI.

LONDON:
HENRY G. BOHN, YORK STREET, COVENT GARDEN.

MDCCCLVI.

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[Though called vol. vi. for convenience, this is really the second half of vol. v.,

as will be seen by the paging, which is a continuation.]

The asterisks prefixed indicate those letters which have previously

appeared in Miss Aikin's Memoirs.

LETTERS, continued-

Addison to the Earl of Stair Whitehall, June 3, 1717 453

to the Attorney-General Whitehall, June 6, 1717 455

- to the Earl of Stair . Whitehall, June 9, 1717 ib.

to the same

Whitehall, June 10, 1717 457

Tickell to Vice-admiral Cornwall Whitehall, June 10, 1717 45%

Addison to the Earl of Stair Whitehall, June 18, 1717 ib.

to the Earl of Stair Whitehall, June 24, 1717 460

to the Lords of the Treasury

Whitehall, June 29, 1717 462

to the Earl of Stair Whitehall

, July 12, 1717 463

to the Commissioners at Mardyke

Whitehall, July 15, 1717 465

to the Lords Commissioners of Trade

Whitehall, July 15, 1717 ib.

to the Earl of Stair

Whitehall, July 17, 1717 466

- to Viscount Stanhope Whitehall, July 18, 1717 467

to the Lords of the Treasury

Whitehall, July 22, 1717 468

Lieut. Cossley to Addison

ib.

Addison to the Earl of Stair

Whitehall

, July 25, 1717 469

to the Commissioners of Customs

Whitehall, July 29, 1717 471

- to the Commissioners at Mardyke

Whitehall, Aug. 5, 1717 472

to the Earl of Stair

Whitehall, Aug. 5, 1717 473

- to the Commissioners of Trade

Whitehall, Aug. 22, 1717 474

- to the Earl of Stair

Whitehall, Sept. 2, 1717 ib.

- to the Lords Commissioners of Trade

Whitehall, Sept. 3, 1717 475

- to the Lords of the Treasury Whitehall, Sept. 6, 1717 479

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LETTERS, continued-

Addison to the Lords of the Treasury

Whitehall, Sept. 6, 1717 480

- to the Earl of Stair

Whitehall, Sept. 6, 1717 ib.

to Mr. Dayrolles

431

to Mons. L'Envoye de Danemarc

Whitehall, Sept. 9, 1717 482

to the Earl of Stair Hampton Court, Sept. 2, 1717 ib.

to the Lords of the Treasury

Whitehall

, Sept. 16, 1717 483

Auchmuty to Addison, with Memorial

ib.

Addison to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland

Hampton Court, Sept. 19, 1717 484

to the Earl of Stair Hampton Court, Sept. 19, 1717 485

· to the Board of Ordnance Whitehall

, Sept. 26, 1717 ib.

- to the Commissioners of Trade

Whitehall, Sept. 26, 1717 486

Memorial of Lord Archibald Hamilton

487

Samuel Page to Lord Archibald Hamilton March 6, 1715 490

Addison to the Lord Mayor Whitehall, Sept. 27, 1717 ib.

Mr. Bubb to Mr. Addison

Madrid, Aug. 2, 1717 491

* Addison to Mr. Wortley Montagu

Sept. 28, 1717

to the Earl of Stair

Whitehall, Oct. 3, 1717 492

to the Lords of the Treasury Whitehall, Oct. 5, 1717 493

Report of the state of the 10,000 Arms sent from Holland

during the late Rebellion .

494
Duke of Bolton to Addison Dublin Castle, Sept. 28, 1717 ib.

Addison to the Lords Commissioners of Trade

Whitehall, Oct. 5, 1717 495

- to the Officers of the Ordnance

Hampton Court, Oct. 13, 1717 ib.

to the Earl of Stair

Whitehall, Oct. 14, 1717 ib.

to the Secretary of War Whitehall, Oct. 14, 1717 496

to the Earl of Stair

Whitehall, Oct. 21, 1717 ib.

to the same

Whitehall, Nov. 4, 1717 497

to the same

Whitehall, Nov. 5, 1717 498

to the Lords of the Treasury Whitehall, Nov.6, 1717 499

to the Lords Commissioners of Trade

Whitehall, Nov. 6, 1717 500

to the Duchess of St. Alban's

Whitehall, Nov. 8, 1717 ib.

Duke of Bolton to Addison Dublin Castle, Nov. 10, 1717 501

Addison to Mr. Crawford Whitehall, Nov. 12, 1717 502

to the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury

Whitehall, Nov. 15, 1717 503

Duke of Bolton to Addison Dublin Castle, Oct. 22, 1717 ib.

Addison to the Earl of Stair Whitehall, Nov. 18, 1717 504

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