Joseph Addison
To Mr. Dryden by Joseph Addison

To Mr. Dryden by Joseph Addison

How long, great Poet, shall thy sacred laysProvoke our wonder, and transcend our praise?Can eneither injuries of time, or age,Damp thy poetic heat, and quench thy rage?No so thy ...

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Hope by Joseph Addison

Hope by Joseph Addison

Our lives, discoloured with our present woes,May still grow white and shine with happier hours.So the pure limped stream, when foul with stainsOf rushing torrents and descending ...

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A Letter From Italy by Joseph Addison

A Letter From Italy by Joseph Addison

Salve magna parens frugum Saturnia tellus,Magna virum! tibi res antiqu? laudis et artisAggredior, sanctos ausus recludere fontes.Virg. Geor. 2. While you, my Lord, the ...

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Immortality by Joseph Addison

Immortality by Joseph Addison

O Liberty! thou goddess, heavenly bright,profuse of bliss and pregnant with delight,Eternal pleasures in thy presence reign,And smiling Plenty leads thy smiling train.Eased of her ...

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Ode by Joseph Addison

Ode by Joseph Addison

The spacious firmament on high, With all the blue ethereal sky, And spangled heav'ns, a shining frame, Their great original proclaim: Th' unwearied Sun, from day ...

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On The Lady Manchester by Joseph Addison

On The Lady Manchester by Joseph Addison

While haughty Gallia's dames, that preadO'er their pale cheeks, an artful red,Beheld this beauteous stranger thereIn native charms, divinely fair;Confusion in their looks they ...

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A Song For St. Cecilia’s Day, At Oxford by Joseph Addison

A Song For St. Cecilia’s Day, At Oxford by Joseph Addison

I.Cecilia, whose exalted hymns With joy and wonder fill the blest, In choirs of warbling seraphims Known and distinguish'd fom the rest; Attend, harmonious saint, and see Thy ...

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Psalm 23 : The Lord My Pasture Shall Prepare by Joseph Addison

Psalm 23 : The Lord My Pasture Shall Prepare by Joseph Addison

The Lord my pasture shall prepareAnd feed me with a shepherd's care;His presence shall my wants supplyAnd guard me with a watchful eye;My noonday walks He shall attendAnd all my ...

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When Rising From The Bed Of Death by Joseph Addison

When Rising From The Bed Of Death by Joseph Addison

When rising from the bed of death, O’erwhelmed with guilt and fear, I see my Maker face to face, O how shall I appear? If yet, while pardon may be found, And mercy may be sought, ...

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Spacious Firmament On High, The by Joseph Addison

Spacious Firmament On High, The by Joseph Addison

The spacious firmament on high, With all the blue ethereal sky, And spangled heavens, a shining frame Their great Original proclaim. Th’unwearied sun, from day to day, Does his ...

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The Campaign, A Poem, To His Grace The Duke Of Marlborough by Joseph Addison

The Campaign, A Poem, To His Grace The Duke Of Marlborough by Joseph Addison

While crowds of princes your deserts proclaim, Proud in their number to enrol your name; While emperors to you commit their cause, And Anna's praises crown the vast applause; ...

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The Lord My Pasture Shall Prepare by Joseph Addison

The Lord My Pasture Shall Prepare by Joseph Addison

The Lord my pasture shall prepareAnd feed me with a shepherd’s care;His presence shall my wants supplyAnd guard me with a watchful eye;My noonday walks He shall attendAnd all my ...

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How Are Thy Servants Blest, O Lord! by Joseph Addison

How Are Thy Servants Blest, O Lord! by Joseph Addison

How are Thy servants blest, O Lord! How sure is their defense! Eternal wisdom is their guide, Their help Omnipotence. In foreign realms, and lands remote, Supported by Thy care, ...

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Hymn by Joseph Addison

Hymn by Joseph Addison

THE spacious firmament on high, With all the blue ethereal sky, And spangled heavens, a shining frame, Their great Original proclaim. Th' unwearied Sun from day to day Does his ...

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A Poem To His Magesty, Presented To The Lord Keeper.  To The Right Hon. Sir John Somers, Lord Keeper by Joseph Addison

A Poem To His Magesty, Presented To The Lord Keeper. To The Right Hon. Sir John Somers, Lord Keeper by Joseph Addison

If yet your thoughts are loose from state affairs, Nor feel the burden of a kingdom's cares; If yet your time and actions are your own; Receive the present of a Muse unknown: A ...

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An Account Of The Greatest English Poets by Joseph Addison

An Account Of The Greatest English Poets by Joseph Addison

Since, dearest Harry, you will needs requestA short account of all the Muse possest,That, down from Chaucer's days to Dryden's Times,Have spent their Noble Rage in British ...

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An Ode For St. Cecilia’s Day by Joseph Addison

An Ode For St. Cecilia’s Day by Joseph Addison

I.Prepare the hallow'd strain, My Muse,Thy softest sounds and sweetest numbrs chuse;the bright Cecilia's praise rehearse,In warbling words,a nd glittering verse,that smootly run ...

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Prologue To Steele’s Tender Husband by Joseph Addison

Prologue To Steele’s Tender Husband by Joseph Addison

In the first rise and infancy of farce,When fools were many, and when plays were scarceThe raw unpractis'd authors could, with ease,A young and unexperienc'd audience please:No ...

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The Spacious Firmament by Joseph Addison

The Spacious Firmament by Joseph Addison

The Spacious Firmament on high,With all the blue Ethereal Sky,And spangled Heav'ns, a Shining Frame,Their great Original proclaim:Th' unwearied Sun, from day to day,Does his ...

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When All Thy Mercies, O My God by Joseph Addison

When All Thy Mercies, O My God by Joseph Addison

When all Thy mercies, O my God, My rising soul surveys, Transported with the view, I’m lost In wonder, love and praise. Thy Providence my life sustained, And all my wants ...

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The Spacious Firmament On High by Joseph Addison

The Spacious Firmament On High by Joseph Addison

The Spacious Firmament on high,With all the blue Ethereal Sky,And spangled Heav'ns, a Shining Frame,Their great Original proclaim:Th' unwearied Sun, from day to day,Does his ...

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