Sir Richard Steele (1672-1729), Dramatist and essayist
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Dramatist, essayist and Whig politician; noted for his periodical essays in The Tatler 1709-11, The Spectator 1711-12 and various political papers. A prominent member of the Kit-cat Club.
by Jacobus Houbraken, published by John & Paul Knapton, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt