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Alexander Pope (1688—1744) poet

Joseph Addison (1672—1719) writer and politician


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The character under which Pope satirized Addison in lines written in 1715, first printed in the St James's Journal (15 Dec. 1722) and finally in a much altered version in Pope's Epistle to Dr Arbuthnot (1735), Il. 193–214. The original Atticus (109–32 bc), so called from his long residence in Athens, was a friend of Cicero.

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