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ABSENCE of lovers, page 37.

made easy, ibid, &c.


Death in love, 38. How to be

Academy for politics, 258. Regulations of it, 259.

Admiration, one of the most pleasing passions, 29. It is short-
lived, 72. A pleasing notion of the mind, 363.

Adversity, no evil in itself, 31.

Advice usually received with reluctance, 534.

Allegories, like light to a discourse, 395. Eminent writers faulty

in them, ibid.

Allusions, the great art of a writer, 395.

Almighty, his power over the imagination, 397.

ing of his being, 464.

Amazons, their commonwealth, 398.
children, 401. Their wars, 402.
allies, 403.

Aristotle's say-

How they educated their
They marry their male

Ambition, the end of it, 65. Never satisfied, 72. The effect of
it in the mind, ibid. Subjects us to many troubles, 75. The
true object of a laudable ambition, 79.

Americans used painting instead of writing, 376.

Ancients in the east, their way of building, 370, &c.
Ann Boleyn's last letter to King Henry VIII. 332.

Apollo's temple on the top of Leucate, by whom frequented, and
for what purpose, 2.

Appearances, things not to be trusted for them, 458.

Architecture, the ancients perfection in it, 370. The greatness
of the manner how it strikes the fancy, 372. Of the manner
of both ancients and moderns, 373. The concave and convex
figures have the greatest air, ibid. Every thing that pleases
the imagination in it, is either great, beautiful, or new, 374.
Argumentum Basilinum, what, 31. Socrates's way of arguing, 33.
In what manner managed by states and communities, 35.
Aristotle, the inventor of syllogisms, 33. His definition of an
entire action in epic poetry, 93. His sense of the greatness of
the action in a poem, 94. His method of examining an epic
poem, 96. An observation of that critic's, 100. One of the

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best critics and logicians in the world, 114. His division of a
Another of his observations, 119. His observation
poem, 117.

on the fable of an epic poem, 143.

Art, works of, very defective to entertain the imagination, 366.
Receive great advantage from their likeness to those of nature,


Art of Criticism, the Spectator's account of that poem, 62.
Atheism an enemy to cheerfulness of mind, 313.

Augustus's request to his friends at his death, 267.
Authors, for what most to be admired, 296.

Babel, tower of, 370.


Bacon, Sir Francis, prescribes his reader a poem or prospect as
conclusive to health, 357. What he says of the pleasure of
taste, 426.

Bamboo, Benjamin, the philosophical use he resolves to make
of a shrew of a wife, 490.

Bar, oratory in England, reflections on it, 349.

Baxter, Mr. his last words, 418. More last words, ibid.
Bayle, Mr. what he says of libels, 433.

Beau's head, the dissection of one, 228.
Beauty of objects, what understood by it, 358.
its way more directly to the soul, 360. Every
sible creatures has different notions of it, ibid.
cf it, 361.

Belvidera, a critique upon a song of her, 470.
Belus Jupiter, temple of, 370.

Bills of mortality, the use of them, 240, &c.
Birds, how affected by colours, 361.

Nothing makes

species of sen-
A second kind

Biton and Clitobus, their story related and applied by the Spec-
tator, 498.

Blast, Lady, her character, 444.

Boccalini, his fable of a grasshopper applied by the Spectator,
296. His animadversions upon critics, 116.

Business, men of, their error in similitudes, 395. Of learning
fittest for it, 468.


Cæsar, Julius, a frequent saying of his, 73. His Commentaries,
the new edition of it an honour to the English press, 303.
Calamities not to be distinguished from blessings, 495, 496.
Calumny, the ill effects of it, 431, &c.

Cartesian, how he would account for the ideas formed by the
fancy from a single circumstance of the memory, 379.

Cat, a great contributor to harmony, 298.

Cat-call, a dissertation upon that instrument, 297.

Cato, the respect paid him at the Roman theatre, 423.

Cheerfulness, wherein preferable to mirth, and when worse than
folly or madness, 311, &c. The many advantages of a cheer-
ful temper, 319, &c.

Children, a multitude of them one of the blessings of the married
state, 520.

Chinese, why they laugh at our gardens, 368.

Chremylus, his character out of Aristophanes, 459.

Church work slow work according to Sir Roger, 317.

Cicero, the great Roman orator, his extraordinary superstition,


Clarendon, Earl of, his character of a person of a troublesome
curiosity, 410.

Club law, 34.

Coffee-house debates seldom regular or methodical, 480.

Colours, the eye takes most delight in them, 361. Why the poets
borrow most epithets from them, 362. Only ideas in the mind,
365. Speak all languages, 375.

Comedies, English, vicious, 422.
Commonwealth of Amazons, 398.

Comparisons in Homer and Milton defended by M. Boileau
against M. Perrault, 130, 131.

Compassion civilizes human nature, 332. How to touch it, ibid.
Concave and convex figures on architecture have the greatest air,
and why, 373.

Constancy in sufferings, the excellency of it, 31.

Conversation an improvement of taste in letters, 353.

Coquette's heart dissected, 232.

Cordeliers, their story of St. Francis their founder, 44.

Cotqueens described by a lady who has one for her husband, 431.
Coverley, Sir Roger de, his return to town, and conversation with
the Spectator in Grays-Inn walks, 222. His intended gene-

rosity to his widow, 253. His reflections upon visiting the
tombs in Westminster Abbey, 278. Goes with the Spectator
and Captain Sentry to a play called the Distressed Mother, 282.
His behaviour and remarks at it, 282, 283. His observations in
his passage with the Spectator to Spring Garden, 316. In what
manner affronted upon this occasion, 317.

Country life, why the poets in love with it, 366. What Horace
and Virgil say of it, ibid.

Court and city, their peculiar way of life and conversation, 340.
Courtship the pleasantest part of a man's life, 80.

Cowards naturally impudent, 19.

Creation, a poem, commended by the Spectator,, 178. The con-
templations on creation a perpetual feast of delight to the mind
of a good man, 330.

Cries of London require some regulation, 56.

Critic, the qualities requisite to a good one, 113.

Critics, French, friends to one another, 353.

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