xt7qjq0stw34_3708 https://exploreuk.uky.edu/dips/xt7qjq0stw34/data/mets.xml https://exploreuk.uky.edu/dips/xt7qjq0stw34/data/1997ms474.dao.xml unknown archival material 1997ms474 English University of Kentucky The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.  Contact the Special Collections Research Center for information regarding rights and use of this collection. W. Hugh Peal manuscript collection Richard Steele letter to Mr. Good text 43.94 Cubic Feet 86 boxes, 4 oversize boxes, 22 items Poor-Good Peal accession no. 11453. Richard Steele letter to Mr. Good 2017 https://exploreuk.uky.edu/dips/xt7qjq0stw34/data/1997ms474/Box_36/Folder_61/Multipage12752.pdf 1720 December 22 1720 1720 December 22 
  Scope and Contents

Peal accession no. 11071. Includes a transcript.

section false xt7qjq0stw34_3708 xt7qjq0stw34 (""1 I?” @? _ ' , / ,/ ‘ , I ( \s \% 3) WW W ’/ ,«/ T} y]? . [r n 7/ . a /1vu/v up. I t[// I l‘ o S T E E L E (Sir Richard), 1672—1729. " He ran/{s first among English humourists for geniality without boisterous— ness, and sentiment withoutl gush.”——George Saintsbury. He excelled as a satirist, and a storyteller. He had a wide knowledge of the world, and considerable dramatic shill. Though overshadowed in some measure by his illustrious friend, Addison; many of his papers equal anything Addison ever wrote. Sir Richard Steele was born in Dublin in March, 1672, the son of an attorney. He was educated at the Charter/louse (1684), where Addison was his schoolfellow. and whence in 1690 he went up to Oxford. At college he dabbled in verse, and in 1695 published ” The Procession,” an elegy on Queen Mary. In 1700 he severely wounded an Irishman in a duel; and a strange outcome of this was his devotional manual, ” The Christian Hero ” (1701). In 1707 he was appointed by Harley to the post of Gazetteer with £300 a year. On 12th April, 1709, appeared the first number of the tri-wee/(ly “ Tatler,” which was continued until Ianuary, 1711. It was succeeded by the more famous “ Spectator,” which ceased 6th December, 1712, and was in its turn followed by the ” Guardian.” In all these enterprises Steele enjoyed the aid of his old friend Addison. For some time he was engaged in controversy with Swift. He entered Parliament for Stoc/(bridge, dropping the ” Guardian ” for the professedly political ”Englishman." In 1714 he was im— peached for seditious utterances in the ” Crisis," and expelled from the House. Again a member of Parliament and knighted, he continued to produce periodicals and pamphlets, one of which, “ The Plebeian,” involved him in a painful controversy with Addison. He was made a patentee of Drury Lane Theatre, where in 1722 he produced ” The Conscious Lovers,” his best comedy. He died 1st September, 1729, at Carmarthen. STEELE (SIR RICI-IARD)—continved. 2277 THE CRISIS: or, a Discourse representing, from the most Authentic Records, the just causes of the late Happy Revolution, etc. FIRST EDITION. Small 4to. Half morocco. London, 1714. £2 105 2278 THE ENGLISHMAN: Being the Sequel of the Guardian. 8V0. Fine copy in full contemporary crimson morocco, gold panel on sides, gilt back, g. e. London, Printed by Sclfll Buckley, 1714. 2279 THE GUARDIAN. Engraved title and frontispiece t0 enc/z volume. 2 vols., small 8V0. Original calf. London, Printed for Incob and Ric/lard Tonson (c. I760). 108 6d 2280 THE LADIES LIBRARY. Wit/2 engraved frontispiece to eac/z volume. Etncw‘ anrnw 2 vols small 8V0 Orioinali/IH In £7 108 1‘ 246 STEELE Sll‘ Richard A 14 S l V S P [ : ( ) . . ., P., 8 0, t0 All]l)l'0.C .. hIleS, lIC H .lIy lllOthEl‘ ill law TS SO €‘(l an e ' at \ ()1 d )6 f e (\t . l . . . . I 1' ly Ill l . i ' ‘ ' _ 10 ' aol able to lea ‘3 H 1'; and she (1881.383 Tillie ‘COIIL'aI'Y 6:1 ”firm” JV, Indece 1 y 1111 ‘7 13 V 9 l . , C. Aut 7 I , ' ' ogzmph note, five lines obl. S'vo to the same askino h' Mr. hdgecomb’s. Steele rides w‘th h 5 1m 10 Comm 10 £12 IO 0 . 1 t c Duke of Mountugue. Apl. (WI, 1712 Mr Good Mr Knight says he could have con- vinced you that you are mistaken had you stay'd to hear him, but desires me to say that he rests upon his integrity and appearance that no allegations you have made can be proved, or any way affect him. Richard Steele Dec 22d 1720. . I believe that this note refers to some dispute arising out of the South Sea Bubble affair. There was a Robert Knight who was cashier of the South Sea Co. His son married Henrietta St John (later Lady Luxborough, friend of Shenstone and Somerville. In July, 1720, the shares of the company had reached the 1000 mark. In August they began to fall, and by November they were 135. Thousands were ruined. Steele-warmly combatted the South Sea mania in two pamphlets, one of which had appeared on February 1, 1720, and the other on February 27. (Collection of Uantain F. L. Pleadwell)