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education there for a scholar of the highest class, for the term of
7 months, 151. for the lower class, iol. 115.
Angelo, Michael, observations on his style of painting, vii. 318.
Anger, the necessity of checking and regulating it, iv. 66. A tumul.

tuous and dangerous passion, derived from pride, 68. Exposed to

contempt and derision, 70. The pernicious effects of it, 71, 72.
Animal food, on the choice and rejection of various sorts of, viii. 281.
Anningate and Ajut, the Greenland lovers, their history, vi. 267.

Anoch, account of, viii. 248. Consists only of three huts, 248. Ac.

count of the landlord and his house, 249.
Anfon, Lord, little advantage to have been expected, had his voyage

succeeded to the extent of his wishes, viji. 62.
Anthea, her disagreeable character, iv, 220 225
Antony and Cleopatra, observations on Shakespeare's play of, ii. 158.
Application, delultory, injurious to our improvements in knowledge
and virtue, v. 388. Active and diligent, strongly enforced by a

view of the shortness and uncertainty of human life, 400.
Arabs, account of their manner of living, iii. 406.
Arbuthnot, Dr. with Pope, suppoled to have aflisted Gay in writing

Three Hours after Marriage, x. 239. Sketch of his character, xi.
133. The first volume of the Memoirs of Scriblerus published by
him, in conjunction with Pope and Swift, 136.
Arcades, written by Milton, about 1637, ix. 92.
Archery, the importance of, in former times, xii. 314.
Arches, considerations on elliptical and semicircular, which is to be

preferred, ii. 275.
Architecture, the degenerate state of at Rome, ii. 280.
Argatio, his character, iv. 179.
Ariosto, fome lines of, from which Pope seems to have borrowed the

sentiments of his own epitaph, xi. 216.
Ariftophanes, licentiousnels of his writings exorbitant, iii. 3. The
1544, 314. Receives a penfion of 101. from Henry VIII. 317.
The equivalent value of his pension, at this time, considered, 317,
Orator of the university, 319. Taught prince Edward, princess
Elizabeth, and many of the nobility, writing, 39. Receives a
pension from Edward VI. 319. Tutor to the princess Elizabeth,
which he quits without consent, 319. Secretary to Sir Richard
Morisine, ambassador to Germany, 320. On the death of Edw.
VI. loses his pension and places, 321. Latin Secretary to Philip
and Mary, 322. Enquiry how he could as a Protestant hold the
place under Philip and Mary, 322. Favoured by Card. Pole,
324 Continued in the same employment under Elizabeth, 324.
Prebend of Westwang, in the church of York, 324. Died 15742

only author from whom a juft idea of the comedy of his age may
be drawn, 5. History of, 16. Praise and censure of, 17. Plu.
tarch's sentiments upon, 23. Juftification of, 25.
Aristotle, his sentiments of what is requisite to the perfection of a

tragedy, v. 429. Account of a MS. translation of his politics in

the library at Aberdeen, viii. 224.
Armidel, in the Isle of Sky, account of, viii. 266.
Arms of the Highlanders, account of, viii. 351.
Army, caules of the superiority of the officers of France to those of

England, ii, 317. Made formidable by regularity and discipline,
Art, terms of, the neceffity of, vii. 280.
Aliham, Roger, his life, xii. 308. Born at Kirby Wifke, near North

Allerton, 1515, 308, Educated with the sons of Mr. Wingfield,
and entered at Cambridge, 1530, 309. Applied to the study of

A favourer of the Protestant opinion, 309. Chosen
Fellow of St. John's, 1534, 310.

M. A. and tutor, 1537,
312. Not less eminent as a writer of Latin than as a teacher of
Greek, 313. Fond of archery, 323, Published his Toxophilus,


ji. 371.

Greek, 309.

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327. His character, 327.
Asurance, not always connected with abilities, vi. 114.
Aftrology, the credit given to it in the last century, i. 198.
Afironomer, the cause of uneafiness in an, iii. 414. Supposes him-
self to have the power of the winds, rain, and season's, 415.
Leaves his directions to Imlac, 418. Pekuah wishes to become
his scholar, 129. His opinion of the choice of life, 427. His
fuperftition removed, by entering into the amusements of life,

As you like it, observations on Shakespeare's, ii. 146.
Athanatus his just reflections on the near prospect of death, iv. 344.

Atheists, their industry in spreading their opinions, x. 304.
Atterbury, Dr. his inscription on the monument of Philips, ix. 297.
Atterbury, Bp. Pope examined before the Lords on the trial of the

Bilhop, xi. 104. Presents Pope with a Bible at their last inter-
Avarice, faial effects of insatiable, iv. 249.
Aubigny, Lady, carries a commission from Charles I. to Sir Nicholas

Crispe, ix. 243
Auchinleck, Lord, his seat at Auchinleck described, vui. 412.
Avarice, always poor, vii. 293. The vanity of, i. 24.

Augustus, review of Blackwell's Memoirs of the Court of, ii. 318.
Auguftus Fort, account of, viii. 247.
Auknasheals, account of the village of, viii. 256.
Aurantius, his unjust and abufive treatment of Liberalis, vi. 141.
Aureng Zebe, a tragedy, remarks upon some improprieties in it, v,

Aufierities, and mortifications, their use in religion, v. 251.
Authors, have a desire of appearing to have done every thing by

chance, X. 187. Criticism a proper check on bad ones, xi. 187,
The impropriety of editors in altering the posthumous works of
authors, iv, 227. Character of, not to be collected from their
works, 228. The complaict of furrep.itious editions en-
quired into, xii. 274. The difficulty of his first address, iv. 1.
By what methods he may be introduced with advantage to the
public, 3, 4. Often deluded by the visionary and vain anticipa-
tions of rappiness, II. The neglect of him the most dreadful
mortification, 12. The folly of endeavouring to acquire fame


view, 105

merely by writing, 13. Some peculiar discouragements to which
he is exposed, 13. His proper task is to instruct and entertain, 14.
The difficulty of executing it with advantage, 14. Increase by
the caprice and ill-nature of his readers, 14. His acquisition of
fame difficult, and his poffefion of it precarious, 139. The great
difference between the productions of the same author accounted
for, 141. Naturally fond of their own productions, 362. Many
deluded by the vain hope of acquiring immortal reputation, v.

Their literary fame destined to various measures of dura.
tion, 223, vi. 35. Their being esteemed, principally owing to
the influence of curiosity or pride, v. 224. Their proper rank
and usefulness in society, 411. Characters of the manufacturers
of literature, 32. As they grow more elegant become less intelli-
gible, vii. 143. Difficulties they find in publishing their works,



The precarious fame of, 236. Who write on subjects
which have been pre-occupied by great men generally fink, 265.
Journal of an, 267. Seldom write their own lives, 405. Their
lives full of incident, 406. Signs of knowing how a publication
is received, 406. Writing their own lives recommended, 408.
Their misfortune in not having their works understood by the
readers, iii. 170. Not to be charged with plagiarism merely for
similarity of sentiment, 214. Who communicate truth with fuc-
cefs, among the first benefactors to mankind, 215. Hints for
them to attract the favour and notice of mankind, 217. No want
of topick whilft mankind are mutable, 218. The present age
an age of authors, 252. Want of patronage complained of,
255. Qualifications necessary for an, 257. Their importance
to the welfare of the publick, 285. The good they do to man-
kind compared to a single drop in a shower of rain, 288. Who
provides innocent amusement, may be considered as benefactors
to life, 289. Their condition with regard to themselves, 292.
Their expectation before publication considered, 293.

The plea-
sure and difficulties of composition, 294. After all, the publick
judgement frequently perverted from the merit of his work, 296.
The merit of his works ascertained by the test of time which they
have retained fame, ii. 78. A century the term fixed for the teit
of literary merit, 79. The genius of the age to be considered in
order to fix the abilities of, 71. The expectation they form of
the reception of their labours, 422. Should not promise more
than they can perform, ii. 320. May compile new works with
old materials, 320. Some fupposed to write for the sake of
making sport for superior beings, ii. 48. No longer master of a

book which he has given to the publick, ii. 333.
Authority, the accidental prescriptions of it often confounded with

the laws of nature, vi. 96.
Authority parental, frequently exerted with rigour, vi. 45.
Autumn, an ode, i. 137.



BACON, Francis, Lord, the life prefixed to the edition of his

works, 1740, written by Mallett, xi. 350. His severe reflection
on beautiful women, iv. 246. Was of opinion that his moral essays
would be of longer duration than bis other works, v. 226. Obfer.

vations on his character, iii, 279.
Bail, the danger of becoming, exemplified in the character of Sere-

nus, iii, 176.
Baillet, his collection of critical decisions remarked, v. 138.
Bamff, account of that town, viii. 230.
Bards, uncertainty in the account of them, viii.
Bargains, the folly of buying bargains exposed, vii. 138.
Barra, Island of, account of, viii. 368. Horses there not more than

twenty-fix inches high, 368.
Barratier, John Philip, his life, xii. 149. Son of a Calvinist mi-
nister, and born at Schwabach, 1720-21, 149.

His early ac-
quirements of learning, 150. In his ninth year could speak Latin,
German, and French, equally well. 150. In his eleventh year
translated the Travels of Rabbi Benjamin from the Hebrew into,
French, with notes, 151.

The method by which his father
taught him the languages, 153. Published Anti-Artemonius,
1735, 156. Patronized for his learning by the king of Pruffia,

1735, 156. Died 1740, 159.
Bajhfulness, sometimes the effe&t of studious retirement, vi. 106. 114.

Frequently produced by too high an opinion of our own import-
Barretti, translation of some lines at the end of his Easy Phraseology,
Bellarmine, Card, writes in defence of Paul V. against the Venetians,

v. 163.
Bavaria, Ele&tor of, invested with the imperial dignity, xii, 244.

Died 1745, 268.
Baxter, Mr. Richard, incitement he often urged to the present exer-

cise of charity, v. 4.
Bayes, that character designed for Dryden, ix. 350. That character

also supposed to be designed for Davenant and Sir Robert Howard,

Beaumont and Fletcher, their plots in Spanish stories, ix, 230.
Beauty, disgustingly described, ii. 37. A mental quality, merely

relative and comparative, v, 128. The disadvantages incident
to such as are celebrated for it, 377. The folly of anxiety and
solicitude upon account of it, 378. The natural principle of,
vii. 330. "The most general form of nature the most beautiful,
330. Depends much on the general received ideas, 332. No.
velty said to be one of the causes of beauty, 333. Misfortunes

which frequently attend it, 25.
Beggars, the best method of reducing the number, ii. 344. As

numerous in Scotland as in England, viii, 220. Account of, in

the Hebrides, 370.
Bellaria, her character, vi. 293.'


ançe, 116.

xii. 6.
Bemoin (a Prince of Africa), account of him, ii. 225. Is driven

from his kingdom, visits Portugal, and becomes a Chriftian, ii.
226. On his return to regain his kingdom, through the affilte
ance of the Portuguese, is ftabbed by the Portuguese commander,

Beneficence, mutual, the great end of society, iv. 358. The extent

and proportion of it to be adjusted by the rules of justice, v. 63.
Ben Hannafe Rabbi Abraham, his account of the power of the magnet

in the derection of incontinence, vi. 341.
Benserade, Mons. translation of his lines, a son lit, i. 164.
Bentley, Dr. his saying on Pope's translation of Homer, xi. 184.
Bernardi, John, account of him, xi. 203. Died in Newgate in

1736, after being confined near forty years, for being concerned
with Rookwood in his ploc against K. William, without being

brought to a trial, 203.
Betterton, a picture of him painted by Pope, xi. 74.
Bible, the veneration always paid to sacred history, ix. 55.
Biography, impediments in the way of, iii. 76. By what means it

is rendered disgustful and useless, iv. 385. A species of writing
entertaining and instructive, 386. Most eagerly read of any kind
of writing, vii. 339. more useful than history, 339. Every man
the best writer of his own story, 340. Difficulties in writing the
life of another, 341. Few authors write their own lives, whilft
ftatesmen, generals, &c. frequently do, 405. The necesüty of

adhering to truth in, xi, 198.
Biographia Britannica, many untruths in that publication in the life

of Dr. E. Young, xi. 335.
Birch, Thomas, Eos Bigxsoy, i. 186.
Blackmore, Sir Richard, charged by Dryden with stealing the plan

of Prince Arthur from him, ix. 365. Libels Dryden in his Satire
upon Wit, 379. His life, x. 202. Born at Corliam, in Wilt-
fire, 202. Educated at Westminster, and entered at Oxford,
1668, 202. Made Doctor of Physick, at Padua, 202.
fhort time a schoolmaster, 203. Fellow of the College of Phy-
sicians, Apr. 12, 1687, 203. Resided at Sadler's Hall, Cheap-
fide, 203.

W rote for fame, or to engage poetry in the cause of
virtue, 204.

Published his Prince Arthur, 169;, 204. Made
Physician in ordinary to K. William, and knighted, 205. His
paraphrase of Job, 1700, 206. His Satire on Wit, the same year,
207. Creation, a philosophical poem, 1712, 208. His account
of wit, 212. Observations on the Tale of a Tub, 214. Extract
from his Essay on the Spleen, 215 Censor of the College of
Physicians, 1716, 216. His New Version of Psalms, 1721, 216.
His Alfred, 1723, 217. Becomes despised as a poet, and ne-
glected as a physician, 217. Wrote many books on physick, 217.
His censure of Hippocrates's Aphorisms, 218. His opinion of
learning, 219. Died Oa. 8, 1729. His character, and as an
author, 220.

Extract from his Prince Arthur, 223.
Blank Verse, characterized, xi. 360.


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