1690 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Joseph Addison

Anthony Wood, Athenae Oxonienses (1690-91; 1721) 1023.



JOSEPH ADDISON, Son of Dr. Lan. Addison Dean of Lichfield, was born at Milston or Milestone near Amesbury in Wilts. became a Com. or Qu. Coll. in the latter end of the Year (in Lent time) 1688, aged 17 Years. Afterwards Demy of Magd. Coll. He is author of

Poem to Mr. Joh. Dryden, the 2nd of June 1693—

In Examen Poeticum. The third part of Miscellany Poems, &c. Lond. 1693. oct. p. 247, 248, &c.

In the annual Miscellany for the Year 1694, being The fourth part of Miscellany Poems, &c. Lond. 1694. oct. Jo. Addison hath written, (1) A Translation of all Virgil's Fourth Georgic, except the Story of Aristeus. p. 58 &c. (2) A Song for S. Cecilia's Day at Oxford. p. 124, &c. (3) The Story of Salmacis, from the fourth Book of Ovid's Metamorphosis, p. 139, &c. (4) An Account of the greatest English Poets, to Mr. H. S. the 3d of Apr. 1694. p. 317. &c.