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Pax Gulielmi Auspiciis Europæ reddita, 1697
et Grues commissum
Resurrectio delineata ad Altare Col. Magd. Oxon..
Ad D. D. Hannes, insignissimum Medicum et Poetam
DIALOGUES UPON THE USEFULNESS OF ANCIENT MEdals, espe-
CIALLY IN RELATION TO THE LATIN AND GREEK POETS
Three Sets of Medals, illustrated by the Ancient Poets in the
The Index will supply deficient references. For the sake of convenience the age is put india.
Born at Milston, near Amesbury, Wilts, vi. 673.
Probably at School under the Rev. Mr. Naish, of Amesbury.
10 Probably at School under the Rev. Mr. Taylor, of Salisbury.
At School at Lichfield under Mr. Shaw.
Elected Demy of Magdalen College by the influence of Dr. Lan
Edits and publishes the first volume of Musa Anglicane.
Publishes his Dissertatio de Romanorum Poetis, vi. 587.
Takes degree of M.A., vi. 674.
Writes" Verses to Dryden," i. 1, vi. 684.
Delivers his Oratio de Nova Philosophia, vi. 607.
Writes his "Poem to King William," i. 3, vi. 547.
Engaged in translating Herodotus, v. 318-321.
Writes his poem "on the Peace of Ryswick," i. 233, vi. 549, and
Obtains his Fellowship, vi. 674.
Publishes the second volume of Musa Anglicana, containing
Obtains a travelling grant of £200 from King William, vi. 636, 675.
At Geneva, having composed his "Letter to Lord Halifax"
30 Dates the original draft of his "Letter to Lord Halifax" from
Death of King William.
At Paris, writes to Lord Somers, Montagu, and Frowde, v. 322-3.
At Lyons, writes to Bishop Hough, v. 382.
In Italy, writes to the Earl of Manchester and Lord Halifax,
At Geneva, v. 337.
At Vienna, digesting his Dissertation on Medals, v. 337.
32 Elected Member of the Kit-cat Club immediately after his return
At Hamburgh, v. 338-340.
Death of Addison's father, v. 430, vi. 672.
In Holland, at the Hague, Leyden, Amsterdam, v. 339-345.
Engaged in writing his celebrated Poem "the Campaign," on
Appointed Commissioner of Appeals, in place of the celebrated
33 In London, publishes his Travels, v. 347.
Writes Prologue to Steele's Tender Husband, i. 81.
O Goes to Hanover with Lord Halifax, v. 348.
34 | Appointed Under-Secretary of State, first to Sir Charles Hedges,
At the Duke of Marlborough's camp at Helchin near the Hague,
Returns to England, v. 349.
1706 Dec. 8 34
1707 March 4 35 Nov.
1708 April 36 Returned M. P. for Lostwithiel, but
1713 Mar. 12 41
1719 Mar. 19
39 Steele's last Tatler published, vi. 688.
1718 Mar. 14 46
Loses his place, £2000 per annum, an estate in the Indies worth
40 Writes Epilogue to Phillips' "Distressed Mother," v. 228.
Returned M. P. for Malmesbury for the 3rd time (Jan. 1715).
1715 Ma. Ju. 43 Engaged in reporting Political News to Earl Sunderland
1716 Mar. 10
Lord Sunderland appointed Secretary of State, to whom Addison
His Rosamond acted (run only three nights).
not duly elected," v. 425.
Appointed Chief Secretary to the Marquis of Wharton, Lord-
Salary as Keeper of the Irish Records raised to £400 per annum,
Tatler commenced by Steele, vi. 687.
In Ireland. Returned M. P. for Cavan, May 13th.
Returned M. P. for Malmesbury (the second time). Last Number of the Guardian published, v. 411. 42Publishes the Reader, No. 3.
Ditto, No. 4.
Speaks in Irish Parliament, August 10th, &c., v. 377-9, vi. 726.
In London, v. 382.
Publishes the First Number of Whig-Examiner, iv. 370.
Returned M. P. for Malmesbury, v. 425.
In London, v. 396, 404.
Cato performed, vi. 715.
Publishes Trial of Count Tariff, iv. 364.
Assigns vol. viii. of Spectator to Tonson, vi. 631.
Salary as Keeper of the Irish Records raised to £500, vi. 637.
The Drummer performed (ran only three nights).
Sunderland resigns Viceroyalty of Ireland. Addison loses secre-
Spends honeymoon in Paris, vi. 744.
Writes Defence of the Christian Religion, v. 103.
Appointed Secretary of State with £1850 per annum, (Gazetted
INSCRIPTION TO MR. ADDISON,
WRITTEN IN 1805.
GRATIA, FAMA, FORTUNA COMMENDATO; HUMANIORIBUS LITERIS UNICÈ INSTRUCTƆ;
HAUD IGNOBILI POETÆ;
IN ORATIONE SOLUTA CONTEXENDA
R. W. 1805, Sept. 5.
GRAVI SANÉ, SED ET PERJUCUNDO
LEVIORIBUS IN ARGUMENTIS
RES ETIAM SERIAS
LEPORE QUODAM SUO CONTINGENTI;
HOC EST, CHRISTIANÆ,
HOC MONUMENTUM SACRUM ESTO.
RIGHT HONOURABLE JAMES CRAGGS, ESQ.
HIS MAJESTY'S PRINCIPAL SECRETARY OF STATE.
I CANNOT wish that any of my writings should last longer than the memory of our friendship, and therefore I thus publicly bequeath them to you, in return for the many valuable instances of your affection.
That they may come to you with as little disadvantage as pos sible, I have left the care of them to one, whom, by the experience of some years, I know well qualified to answer my intentions He has already the honour and happiness of being under your protection; and, as he will very much stand in need of it, I cannot wish him better, than that he may continue to deserve the favour and countenance of such a patron.
I have no time to lay out in forming such compliments, as would but ill suit that familiarity between us, which was once my greatest pleasure, and will be my greatest honour hereafter. Instead of them, accept of my hearty wishes, that the great reputation you have acquired so early may increase more and more: and that you may long serve your country with those excellent talents and unblemished integrity, which have so powerfully recommended you to the most gracious and amiable monarch that ever filled a throne. May the frankness and generosity of your spirit continue to soften and subdue your enemies, and gain you many friends, if possible, as sincere as yourself. When you have found such, they cannot wish you more true happiness than I, who am, with the greatest zeal,
DEAR SIR, your most entirely affectionate Friend,
June 4, 1719.