It continued to grow in popularity especially in the American colonies for several generations. The noble sons of Cato Portius and Marcus are both in love with Lucia the daughter of Lucius a senatorial ally of Cato. A second letter to his friend Sir Richard Steele was also found concerning the Tatler and other matters.
He was the eldest son of reverend Lancelot Addison. Joseph Addison (1 May 1672 – 17 June 1719) was an English essayist poet playwright and politician.