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Richard Steele


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  • ''I have the high Satisfaction of beholding all Nature with an unprejudiced Eye.''
    Richard Steele (1672-1729), British author. Mr. Spectator, in The Spectator, No. 4 (1711).
  • ''If I never praised or flattered, I never belyed [sic] or contradicted them.''
    Richard Steele (1672-1729), British author. Mr. Spectator, in The Spectator, No. 4 (1711). Said of women.
  • ''A man may appear learned, without talking Sentences; as in his ordinary Gesture he discovers he can Dance, tho' he does not cut Capers.''
    Richard Steele (1672-1729), British author. Mr. Spectator, in The Spectator, No. 4 (1711). By "sentences" Steele means aphorisms.
  • Innocence of Life and great Ability were the distinguishing Parts of his Character; the latter, he had often observed, had led to the Destruction of the former, and used frequently to lament that Grea...
    Richard Steele (1672-1729), British author. Sir Roger de Coverley, in The Spectator, No. 109 (1711). Said of the ancestor of the character Sir Rog...
  • ''They shift coffee-houses and chocolate-houses from hour to hour, to get over the insupportable labour of doing nothing.''
    Richard Steele (1672-1729), British dramatist, essayist, editor. Spectator (London, Sept. 9, 1712), no. 479, The Spectator, ed. D.F. Bond (1965). ...
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