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1672, Mar1729, Sep 1
an Irish writer and politician, remembered as co-founder, with his friend Joseph Addison, of the magazine The Spectator. Steele's first published work, The Christian Hero (1701), attempted to point out the differences between perceived and actual masculinity. Written while Steele served in the army, it expressed his idea of a pamphlet of moral instruction. The Christian Hero was ultimately ridiculed for what some thought was hypocrisy because Steele did not necessarily follow his own preaching. He was criticized for publishing a booklet about morals when he himself enjoyed drinking, occasional dueling, and debauchery around town.
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04/23/1705-Richard Steele's Tender Husband premieres in London
01/19/1714-Richard Steele publishes The Crisis, defending Hanoverian success
11/07/1722-Richard Steele's The Conscious Lovers premieres in London
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