British Essayist Sir Richard
and his fellows really deal with is the least transitory aspects of life, though still merely aspects--those points in which all human nature, great or little, finds what it has in common, and directly shows itself up.
had spoken of Edward, increased her curiosity; for it struck her as being rather ill-natured, and suggested the suspicion of that lady's knowing, or fancying herself to know something to his disadvantage.
Scarcely anything is known concerning his first wife, who died a few months after their marriage.
His improvidence and free-living finally caught up with him, and debts forced his retirement to Wales in 1724, where he spent his remaining years in obscurity. A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic.Steele was often sorely tried by his irregularities, extravagance, and convivial habits; and although considered by some of his friends stiff and prudish, she was acknowledged by all to be good-hearted, forbearing, and true.She even took to her home and heart Steele's illegitimate daughter, of whose existence, prior to her marriage, she had been ignorant.In the following year he published his first comedy, The Funeral, and soon afterwards The Tender Husband.It has been remarked that "they were the first that were written expressly with a view, not to imitate the manners, but to reform the morals of the age.. It is almost a misnomer to call them comedies; they are rather homilies in dialogue." On the advent to power of his friends, the Whigs, in Queen Anne's reign, he was appointed (May 1707), chiefly through Addison's influence, editor of the Gazette, and one of the gentlemen ushers of the Prince Consort.Will you have the survival skills to master our quiz? Sir Richard Steele, 1672–1729, English essayist and playwright, b. After studying at Charterhouse and Oxford, he entered the army in 1694 and rose to the rank of captain by 1700.On the 7th September 1707 he married his second wife, Miss Scurlock, of Llangunnor, in Caermarthenshire, a lady of great personal attractions, and possessed of an estate of about £400 a year.Steele continued devotedly attached to her through life. Forster says: "He writes to her on the way to the Kit-Kat, in waiting on my Lord Wharton or the Duke of Newcastle.There he formed an intimacy with Addison, who was one year his junior.In 1689 he matriculated at Oxford; but left without taking his degree.