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).
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  • ''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 Great and Good had not the same Signification.''
    Richard Steele (1672-1729), British author. Sir Roger de Coverley, in The Spectator, No. 109 (1711). Said of the ancestor of the character Sir Roger de Coverley, a country gentleman.
  • ''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). Last words of article, referring to "loungers ... satisfied with being merely part of the number of mankind, without distinguishing themselves from amongst them."
  • ''The married state, with and without the affection suitable to it, is the completest image of heaven and hell we are capable of receiving in this life.''
    Richard Steele (1672-1729), British dramatist, essayist, editor. Spectator (London, Sept. 9, 1712), no. 479, The Spectator, ed. D.F. Bond (1965).
  • ''To behold her is an immediate check to loose behaviour; to love her is a liberal education.''
    Richard Steele (1672-1729), British dramatist, essayist, editor. Tatler (London, Aug. 2, 1709), vol. 1, no. 49, The Tatler, ed. G.A. Aitken (1898). Referring to Lady Elizabeth Hastings.
  • ''It is to be noted that when any part of this paper appears dull there is a design in it.''
    Richard Steele (1672-1729), British dramatist, essayist, editor. Tatler (London, July 7, 1709), no. 38, The Tatler, vol. 1, ed. G.A. Aitken (1898).
  • ''A little in drink, but at all times your faithful husband.''
    Richard Steele (1672-1729), British dramatist, essayist, editor. midnight letter to his wife, Sept. 27, 1708. The Correspondence of Sir Richard Steele, ed. R. Blanchard (1941).
  • ''To be exempt from the Passions with which others are tormented, is the only pleasing Solitude.''
    Richard Steele (1672-1729), British author. The Spectator, No. 4 (1711).

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Best Poem of Richard Steele

'My Angel'

Before you came into my life, I was struggling and going through strife.

I did not feel like I could go on, I no longer felt strong.

But then you came, soaring into my heart as an angel without wings.

I am glad that you are so much a part, of my life.

you helped me when depression cut me like a knife.

You are my miracle, and I am so grateful for a wonderful gift in my life.

In the future, I can see eternity, you and I as husband and wife.

Baby you are.....

My Angel, my miracle, The Queen of my heart.

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'My Angel'

Before you came into my life, I was struggling and going through strife.

I did not feel like I could go on, I no longer felt strong.

But then you came, soaring into my heart as an angel without wings.

I am glad that you are so much a part, of my life.

you helped me when depression cut me like a knife.

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