Irish Poet Educated at Trinity College Found Shelter in England during Jacobite Rebellion Moved back to Ireland in 1699 Became a Torie after Whigs and Church began feuding Wrote “A Modest Proposal” in 1729
Born in England to Roman Catholic Parents As a child, afflicted by a tubercular condition known as Pott’s Disease (spinal curvature) Deprived Protestant religion due to his religion Mostly self taught Friends with Swift(both Tories) Wrote “The Rape of the Lock” in 1714
born in Lichfield, Staffordshire, England One of the most quoted English writers Sickly child, suffered from a tubercular infection that made him deaf in left ear Wrote A Dictionary of the English Language in 1755 In his time, it was the most comprehensive English dictionary
Allow children to be happy in their own way, for what better way will they find? A wise man is cured of ambition by ambition itself; his aim is so exalted that riches, office, fortune and favour cannot satisfy him. Actions are visible, though motives are secret.
Friend and biographer of Samuel Johnson Born in Scotland Studied law Father of five children-gave children expensive educations The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. was published in 1791
Born in Cornhill, London Educated at Eton College Became writing poems after his friend Richard West died Known as one of the “Graveyard Poets” Wrote “Elegy” in 1750
Born in Dublin, Ireland Began His friendship with Joseph Addison at School Had a casual writing style Worked for essay periodical The Tatler prior to publishing The Spectator The Spectator was first published in 1711
Born in Milston, Wiltshire Educated at Charterhouse (here met Steele) Had a more serious writing style, which complimented Steele’s writing style Most famous work is Cato
Which two of the following authors were born in Ireland? A) Richard Steele B) Thomas Grey C) Samuel Johnson D) Jonathan Swift E) Alexander Pope * *
Which of the following authors is known for his great friendship with Samuel Johnson? A)Thomas Grey B) James Boswell C)Jonathan Swift D) Joseph Addison *
This author was deprived a proper education due to his Roman Catholic beliefs and also suffered from Pott’s Disease A) Samuel Johnson B)Jonathan Swift C)Alexander Pope D)Joseph Addison *
Which writer compiled the 1 st English Dictionary? A)Alexander Pope B)Samuel Johnson C)James Boswell D)Richard Steele *
Joseph Addison’s writing style is deemed more than Richard Steele’s style which has been deemed more. A) clever, boring B) serious, casual C) colorful, simplistic *
This poet is known as a “Graveyard Poet” who wrote “Elegy” in 1750 A)Jonathan Swift B)Samuel Johnson C) James Boswell D) Thomas Grey *
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