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1685, Dec 171740, Apr 21
a minor English poet and man of letters. Tickell's success in literature, as in life, was largely due to the friendship of Joseph Addison, who procured for him (1717) an under-secretaryship of state, to the chagrin of Richard Steele, who from then on bore a grudge against Tickell. During the peace negotiations with France, Tickell published in 1713 the Prospect of Peace. Kensington Gardens (1722), Tickell's longest poem, is sometimes viewed as inflated and pedantic.
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