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ABIGAILS" (male) in fashion among

the ladies.
Absence in conversation, a remark-

able instance of it in Will Honey-

comb .
The occasion of his absence
And means to conquer it.
The character of an absent man out

of Bruyère
The absence of lovers, death in
love .

How to be made easy

Abstinence, the benefits of it

. 195
Academy for politics .

The regulations of it

. 305
Acasto, his agreeable character . 386
Accompts, their great usefulness 174
Acetus, his character

. 422
Acosta, his answer to Limborch,

touching the multiplicity of cere-

monies in the Jewish religion 21
Acrostic, piece of false wit, divided

into simple and compound . 60.
Act of deformity, for the use of the
Ugly club

. 17
Action, the felicity of the soul

A threefold division of our actions 213
No right judgment to be made of

. 174
A necessary qualification in an

Tully's observations on action ad

ed to the British theatre
Actions, principles of, two in man . 5
Actor, absent, who so called by Theo

Admiration, one of the most pleasing

When turned into contempt : 340

A pleasing motion of the mind : 413
Adversity, no evil in itself .

Advertisements of an Italian chirur-
geon . .

. . 22

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From St. James's coffee-house
From a gentlewoman that teaches

birds to speak .
From another that is a fine flesh

painter ,
From Mr. Sly, the haberdasher :

About the lottery ticket
Advice : no order of persons too con-

siderable to be advised .
In what manner to be given to a

faulty friend .
Usually received with reluctance . 512
Adulterers, how punished by the pri-

mitive Christians
Affectation, a greater enemy to a fine

face than the small-pox.
It deforms beauty, and turns wit

into absurdity .
The original of it.
Found in the wise m

ise man as well as
the coxcomb
The way to get clear of it
The misfortune of it
Affliction and sorrow not always ex-

pressed by tears.
True affliction labours to be invisi-

Afflictions, how to be alleviated
Age rendered ridiculous
How contemned by the Athenians

and respected by the Spartans.
The unnatural misunderstanding

between age and youth.
The authority of an aged virtuous
person preferable to the pleasures

of youth.
A comfortable old age the reward 153

of a well-spent youth. .
The authority assumed by so ome

people on the account of it 336
Aglaus, his story told by Cowley · 610
Agreeable man, who
The art of being agreeable in com-

pany . . . . 386

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Albacinda, her character
Alexander, the Great, wry-necked . 32
His artifice in his Indian expedi-

His answer to those who asked him

if he would not be a competitor
for the prize in the Olympic

Wherein he imitated Achilles in a

piece of cruelty, and the occasion .
of it

His complaint to Aristotle . 379
Allegories, like light to a discourse . 421

Eminent writers faulty in them · 421
The reception the Spectator's alle-

gorical writings meet with from

the public
Allusions, the great art of a writer . 421
Almighty, his power over the innagi-
nation .


Amanda, her adventures

. 375
Amaryllis, her character
Amazons, their commonwealth

How they educated their children
Their wars . .

. 434
They marry their male allies
Ambition never satisfied

The occasion of factions .
By what to be measured .
Many times as hurtful to the princes

who are led by it, as the people 200
Most men subject to it .
Of use when rightly directed
The end of it

. 255
The effects of it in the mind
Subjects us to many troubles 257
The true object of a laudable ambi-

Various kinds of it: .
Laudable .
Americans, their opinions of souls : 56
Exemplified in a vision of one of

their countrymen
Used painting instead of writing.
Amity between agreeable persons of

different sexes dangerous .
Amoret the jilt reclaimed by Philan-


Ample (Lady), her uneasiness, and

the reason of it.
Amusements of life, when inno

necessary and allowable.
Anacharsis, the Corinthian drunka

a saying of his
Anagram, what, and when first pro-
Anatomy, the Spectator's speculations

on it
Ancestry, how far honour is to be

paid to
Ancients in the east, their way of

Andromache, a great fox-hunter : 157
Animals, the different make of every

species . . . .

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The instinct of brutes

Exemplified in several instances . 120
God himself the soul of brutes . 121
The variety of arms with which

they are provided by nature . 121
Anne Boleyn's last letter to King

Henry VIII. ..
Annihilation, by whom desired 210

The most abject of wishes. 210
Answers to several letters at once
Authony (Mark), his witty mir
commended by Tully .

. 386
Antipathies, a letter about them .
Anxieties, unnecessary, the evil of

them and the vanity of them . 615
Apes, what women so called, and

Apollo's temple on the top of Leucate,

by whom frequented, and for
what purpose .

Apothecary, his employment . 195
Apparitions, the creation of weak
minds . . .

. 110
Appearances, the veneration of re-

spect paid to them in all ages. 360
Things not to be trusted for them, 464
Appetites, sooner moved than the

passions. . .
The incumbrances of old age
Applause (public), its pleasure
Censure and applause should not

mislead us
April (the first of), the merriest day

in the year
Month of described.
Arable (Mrs.), the great heiress, the

Spectator's fellow-traveller
Verses on Arabella's singing
Araspas and Panthea, their story out

of Xenophon .
Architecture, the ancients' perfec-

tion in it
The greatness of the manner how

it strikes the fancy
Of the manner of both ancients and

The concave and convex figures

have the greatest air
Every thing that pleases the ima-

gination in it, is either great,

beautiful, or new
Aretine made all the princes of

Europe his tributaries . . 23
Argument, rules for the manage-

ment of one
Argumentum Basilinum, what : 239
Socrates' way of arguing.

In what manner managed by states
and communities

Argus, his qualifications and employ

ments under Juno
Arietta, her character
Her fable of the lion and the man,

in answer to the story of the

Ephesian matron
Her story of Inkle and Yarico : ii

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Augustus, his request to his friends

at his death
His reproof to the Roman bache-

His saying of mourning for the

dead .
Aurelia, her character
Author, the necessity of his readers

being acquainted with his size,
complexion, and temper, in order

to read his works with pleasure 1
His opinion of his own performances
The expedient made use of by those

who write for the stage .
In what manner one author is a
mole to another.

Wherein an author has he advan-

tage of an artist.
The care an author oug take
of what he writes

. 166
A story of an atheistical author 166
Authors, for what most to be admired 355
Their precedency settled according

to the bulk of their works


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Aristinætus, his letters, some account

of them
Aristippus, his saying of content . 574
Aristotle, his observation upon the
Tambic verse

• 31
Upon tragedies
His account of the world
The inventor of syllogism. • 239
His definition of an entire act of

epic poetry
His sense of the greatness of the
action in a poem : his method of

examining an epic poem. 273
An observation of that critic's . 273
One of the best logicians in the

world . .
His division of a poem
Another of his observations
His observation on the fable of an

epic poem
His saying of his being
Aristus and Aspasia, a happy couple 128
Arm (the) called by Tully the orator's

weapon : .. . :
Arsinoe, the first musical

the English stage .
Art of criticism, the Spectator's a

count of that poem
Works of art defective to entertain

the imagination.
Receive great advantage from their

likeness to those of nature . 414
The design of it

Artillery, the invention and first use

of it, to whom ascribed by Milton 333
Artist, wherein he has the advantage
of an author .

Asaph, St. (the Bishop of) his preface
to his Sermons.

. 384
Association of honest men proposed

by the Spectator.
Assurance, what
Atheism, an enemy to cheerfulness of
mind .

Two unanswerable arguments

against it.
In what manner atheists ought to
be treated

. 389
Atheists, great zealots
And bigots.

Their opinions downright nonsense 185
Atticus, disinterested and prudent

conduct in his friendships
Avarice, the original of it .

Operates with luxury
At war with luxury
Its officers and adherents.

Comes to an agreement with luxury 55
Audience, the gross of an audience of

whom composed ..
The vicious taste of o

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BABEL (tower of)
Bacon (Sir Francis), his comparison

of a book well written .
His observation upon envy.
Prescribes his reader a poem or

prospect, as conducive to health 411
What he says of the pleasure of

His extraordinary learning and parts 554
Bacon flitch at Whichenovre, in Staf-

fordshire, who are entitled to it 607
Several demands for it

Bags of money, a sudden transforma-

tion of them into sticks and

Bamboo (Benjamin), the philosophi

cal use he resolves to make of a

shrew of a wife.
Bankruptcy, the misery of it 428, 456
Bantuin (ambassador of), his letter to

his master about the English . 557
Baptist Lully, his prudent manage- a

ment .
Bareface, his success with the ladies

and the reason for it
Bar-oratory in England, reflections on

it .
Basilius Valentinus, and his son, their

story .
Bawdry, never writ but where there

is dearth of invention .
Bawdy-houses frequented by wise

men, not out of wantonness but

Baxter (Mr.), his last words. . 445
More last words

What a blessing he had

. 596
Bayle (Mr.), what he says of libels. 451
Beards in former ages a type of wis-



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Audiendiences taste of

Audiences, at present void of common

August and July (months of) de

13, 2

. 331


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Instances of the homage heretofore

paid to beards .
At what time the beard flourished

most in this nation
The ill consequence of introduci

it amongst us at present.
A description of Hudibras' beard . 331
Bear-garden, the Spectator's method

for the improvement of it
A combat there

. 436
The cheats of it

· 449
Beaver, the haberdasher, a great poli-

Beau's head, the dissection of one :
Beauties, when plagiaries
The true secret how to improve

beauty .
Then the most charming when

heightened by virtue
Whether male or female, very un-

And fantastical
Impertinent and disagreeable i

. 144
Beauty in a virtuous woman makes

her more virtuous
Heightened by motion

Of objects, what understood by it. 412
Nothing makes its way more di-
rectly to the soul '.

Every species of sensible creatures

has different notions of it
A second kind of it.

The force of it
Beggars, Sir Andrew Freeport's opi-

nion of them
The grievance of them
Beings: the scale of beings considered

by the Spectator.
Bell (Mr.), his ingenious device
Bell-savage, its etymology .
Belvidera, a critique on a song upon

Belus (Jupiter), temple of:
Beneficence, the pleasure of it . 588

A discourse on it.
Benevolence treated of
Bicknell (Mrs.), for what commended

by the Spectator
Bill proposed by a country gentleman

to be brought into the House for
the better preserving of the

female game
Bills of mortality, the use of them . 289
Birds, a cage fuil for the opera

How affected by colours.
Bion, his saying of a greedy search

after happiness
Biters, their business

. 47
Biting, a kind of mongrel wit de-

scribed and exploded by the Spec-

tator .
Biton and clitobus, their story re-

lated, and applied by the Spec

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Blackmore (Sir Richard), his obser-

Blank, his letter to the spectator

about his family.
Blank verse proper for tra
Blanks of society, who
Blast (Lady), her character,
Bluemantle (Lady), an account of her 43
Board-wages, the ill effects of it .
Boccalini, his animadversions upon

critics ,
His fable of a grasshopper applied**

to the Spectator :
Bodily exercises of ancient encourage

ment . .
Body (human) e work of a tran-

scendently wise and powerful

being .
Bohours (Monsieur), a great critic

among the French
Boileau censured, and for what
Bonosus, the drunken Briton, a say-

ing of him after he had hanged

Books, reduced to their quintessence 124

The legacies of great geniuses
Boots Rimez, what .
Breeding, fine breeding distinguished

from good
Bribery, the most prevailing' way of

making one's court
British ladies distinguished from the

Picts .
Brunetta and Phillis, their adven-

tures :
Bruyère Monsieur), his character of

an absent man .
Buck (Timothy), his answer to James

Miller's challenge
Buffoonery censured
Bullock and Norris, differently habit-

ed, prove great helps to a silly
Burlesque authors the

dinary readers . . 616, 625
Burlesque humour .

Burnet (Dr.), some passages in his
Theory of the Earth considered

143, 146
Business (men of), their error in simi-

Of learning fittest for it :
Bussy d'Amboise, a story of him . 467
Busy World
Butt : the adventure of a butt on the

Butts described

The qualification of a butt
CACOETHES, or itch of writing, an

epidemical distemper . .
Calia, her character.
Cæsar (Julius), his behaviour to

Catullus, who had put him into

a lampoon
His reproof to an ill reader : 147

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A frequent saying of his. 256
His Commentaries, the new edition

of it an honour to the English

His activity and perseverance . 374
Lost his life by neglecting a Roman
augur's caution :

Calamities, the merit of sufferin

patiently under them . 312
Not to be distinguished from bless-

Whimsical calamities
Caligula, his wish .
Calisthenes, his character .

. 422
Calumny, the ill effects of it. 451

The great offence of calumny . 594
Rules against it by the fathers of

La Trappe
Cambray (the bishopo his education

of a daughter recommended : 95
Camilla, a true woman in one parti-

Her letter to the Spectator from

How applauded there

Camillus, his deportment to his son 263
Campbell Mr.), the dumb fortune-

teller, an extraordinary person . 474
Candour, the consequence and benefit

of it
Canidia, an antiquated beauty de-

Cant, from whence said to be derived 147
Capacities of children not duly re-

garded in their education . 307
Caprice often acts in the place of
reason ..

. 191
Carbuncle (Dr.), his dye, what 52
Care : what ought to be a man's

chief care.
Carneades, the philosopher, his defi
nition of beauty

Cartesian, how he would account for

the ideas formed by the fancy,
from a single circumstance of the

memory . . . . 417
Cases in love answered
Casimir Liszinski, an atheist in

Poland, the manner of his punish-

Cassius, the proof he gave of his tem-

per in his childhood
Castilian, the story of a Castilian hus-

band and his wife
Castle-builders, who, an

exposed . .
Cat, a great contributor to harmony 361
Cat-call, a dissertation upon that in-

strument. .
Catiline, Tully's character of hi
Cato, the respect paid him at the ..

Roman theatre.
The grounds for his belief of the

immortality of the soul.
An instance of his probity.


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Cave of Trophonius, several people

put into it to be mended
Celibacy, the great evil of the nation 528
Censor of small wares, an officer to be

Of marriages
Censure, a tax, by whom paid to the
public, and for what

. 101
Censure and applause should not mis-
lead us

Chamont's saying of Monimia's mis-

fortunes :
Chancery-court, why erected : 564
Chaplain, the character of Sir Roger
de Coverley's . .

. 106
Charity, the great want of it among

. 51
Charity-schools, great instances of a

public spirit
Should be encouraged
Charles I. a famous picture of that
prince . .

. . 58
Charles II. his gaieties
Charles the Great, his behaviour to

his secretary, who had debauched
his daughter

Charms, none can supply the place of

Chastity, the great point of honour in

women .
How chastity was prized by the

Chastity of renown, what .
Cheerfulness of temper, how to be
obtained and preserved.

Wherein preferable to mirth . 381
When worse than folly or madness 381
The many advantages of a cheerful
temper .

Cherubims, what the rabbins say they

of it ."

70, 74
Children, wrong measures taken in

the education of the British chil-
dren ,

Children : the unnaturalness of mo-

thers in making them suck a
stranger's milk

The duty of children to their pa-

rents :
Ill education of children fatal ..
A multitude of them one of the

blessings of the married state 500
Children in the wood, a ballad, where-

in to be commended : . 85
Chinese, the punishment among them

for parricide
Why the Chinese laugh' at our

Chit-chat club's letter to the Spec- ***

Chloe, the idiot
Chremylus, his character out of Aris-


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Chevy Chase, the Spectator's examen 600

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