The Tatler ceased to appear at the end of 1711 , and two months later the Spectator took its place . The details of its history will be found further on ; but it
may here be said that it was a complete success , and pecuniarily most profitable
This volume offers a selection of essays from The Tatler and The Spectator (1709-1714).
Author: Joseph Addison
Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
This volume offers a selection of essays from The Tatler and The Spectator (1709-1714). The accompanying texts include excerpts from other periodicals such as The Guardian, The London Spy, and The Female Tatler; advertisements; and selections by Defoe, Ward, Flecknoe, Gay, Mandville, Pope, and Swift. A general introduction providing historical and cultural background, a chronolgy of Addison's and Steele's lives and times, an introduction to each thematic group of documents, headnotes, extensive annotations, a selected bibliography, and illustrations make this volume a unique scholarly edition of the periodical papers that helped define eighteenth-century culture and standards.
THE SPECTATOR . I. THE SPECTATOR'S ACCOUNT OF HIMSELF . No. 1. ]
Thursday , March 1 , 1711 . [ Addison . Non fumum ex fulgore , sed ex fumo dare
lucem Cogitat , ut speciosa dehinc miracula promat . Hor . A. P. 142 , 3 . One with
About two months after the Tattler ended , * STEELE , in conjunction with Addison
, began the Spectator , in which both generally forbore interfering in politics . The
essays of Steele in this celebrated work are by no means so generally read as ...
This part of the exercise pleases the spectators more than any other , as it
discovers on a sudden an infinite number of Cupids , garlands , altars , birds ,
beasts , rainbows , and the like agreeable figures , that display themselves to
view , whilst ...
Why the Spectator was thus brought to an end in the full tide of its success is
difficult to understand ; and it is nowhere very satisfactorily explained . Weariness
of the scheme may have had something to do with it ; and it is also not unlikely
It was not the Imagination that my Story might be of some Service to our too
unthinking Sex, that was the only Motive which induced me to write to the Female Spectator; I had indeed another, and more selfish one, and that is, if you do not
Author: Eliza Haywood
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Category: Literary Criticism
After Aphra Behn, Eliza Haywood was the most important English female novelist of the early eighteenth century. She also edited several serial newspapers, the most important of which, the Female Spectator, was the first modern periodical written by a woman and addressed to a female audience. This fully annotated collection of articles selected from the Female Spectator includes romantic and satiric fiction, moral essays, and social commentary, covering the broad range of concerns shared by eighteenth-century middle-class women. Perhaps most compelling to a twentieth-century audience is the evidence of what we might be tempted to call feminist awareness. By no means revolutionary in her attitudes, Haywood nonetheless perceives the inequities of her periods social conditions for women. She offers pragmatic advice, such as how to avoid disastrous marriages, how to deal with wandering husbands, and what kind of education women should seek. The essays also report on a broad range of social actualities, from the craze for tea drinking and the dangers of gossip to the problem of compulsive gambling. They allude to such larger matters as politics, war, and diplomacy, and promote the importance of science and the urgency of developing informed relations with nature.
The daily Spectator papers had the same format as the Tatlers , a double -
columned , folio half - sheet with advertisements . The periodical was published
by Samuel Buckley , who also published in the same format the first English daily
Collection of essays includes selected complete numbers of the Tatler and the Spectator, along with single essays from later publications. Known or "reasonably conjectured" authorship indicated. Several of the selected works are by Addison or Steele.
of these the reader will find one or two specimens in the present selection . " The
plan of the Spectator , so far as it regards the feigned person of the author , and of
the several characters that compose his club , was concerted by Addison ] in ...
... ornaments of the mind that make persons illustrious in themselves , and useful
to others . When women are thus perpetually dazzling one another ' s
imaginations , and filling their heads with nothing but colors IO [ No . 15 . THE SPECTATOR .