ESSAY UPON WIT
Sir Richard Blackmore
With Commentary by Joseph Addison (Freeholder, No.
45, 1716) and an Introduction by Richard C. Boys
Series One: Essays on Wit No. 1
Sir Richard Black...
Sir Richard Blackmore, physician and man of letters, was a cultural event. His ambitious epic poetry provoked pamphlet wars and coffeehouse cabals; it earned artistic scorn and royal gratitude. Althou...