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ABSENCE of lovers, page 37. Death in love, 38. How to be

made easy, ibid, &c.
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. Aristotle's say-

ing of his being, 464. .
Amazons, their commonwealth, 398. How they educated their

children, 401. Their wars, 402. They marry their male

allies, 403.
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


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

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.

B. Babel, tower of, 370. Bacon, Sir Francis, prescribes his reader a poem or prospect 4

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. Nothing makes

its way more directly to the soul, 360. Every species of sensible creatures has different notions of it, ibid. A second kind

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. 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,

524. 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, į 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 generosity 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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