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Converfation an improvement of taste in letters,

N. 409.

Country life, why the poets in love with it, N. 414; what Horace and Virgil fay of it, ibid. rules for it, 424. Courage wants other good qualities to fet it off,

N. 422.

Court and city, their peculiar ways of life and converfation, N. 403.

Critics (French) friends to one another, N. 409. Cuckoldom abused on the stage, N. 446. Curiofity (abfurd) an inftance of it, N, 439. Cuftom, a fecond nature, N. 437; the effect of it, ibid. How to make a good use of it, ibid. cannot make every thing pleafing, 455. Cynthio and Flavia break off their amour very whimsically, N. 399.


DAcinthus, his character, N. 462.

Dainty (Mrs. Mary) her memorial from the country infirmary, N. 429. Damon and Strephon, their amour with Gloriana,

N. 423.

Dancing difplays beauty, N. 466; on the ftage
faulty, ibid. the advantage of it, ibid.
Dangers paft, why the reflection of them pleases,
N. 418.

Day, the several times of it in feveral parts of the town, N. 454.

Deluge, Mr. W- -n's notion of it reproved, N. 396. Defamation, the fign of an ill heart, N. 427; papers of that kind a fcandal to the government, 451; to be punished by good minifters, ibid.

Denying, fometimes a virtue, N. 458. Deportment (religious) why fo little appearance of it in England, N. 448. Defcriptions come fhort of ftatuary and painting, N. 416; please fometimes more than the fight of things, ibid. the fame not alike relished by all, ibid. what pleases in them, 418; what is great, furprising and beautiful, more acceptable to the imagination than what is little, common, or deformed, ibid. Defire, when corrected, N. 400. Devotion, the noblest buildings owing to it, N.

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Employments, whoever excels in any, worthy of
praife, N. 432.
Emulation, the use of it, N. 432.
Enemies, the benefits that may be received from
them, N. 399.

English naturally modeft, N. 407, 435; thought
proud by foreigners, N. 432.

Enmity, the good fruits of it, N. 399.
Epictetus's faying of forrow, N. 397.
Equeftrian ladies, who, N. 435.
Error, his habitation defcribed, N. 460; how
like to Truth, ibid.

Effay on the pleasures of the imagination, from
N. 411, to 421.

Ether (fields of) the pleasures of furveying them,
N. 420.

Ever-greens of the fair-fex, N. 395.
Euphrates river contained in one bason, N. 415.
Exchange (Royal) described, N. 454.


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Fgination that arife from it, ibid. more dif

ficult than any other, and why, ibid. the Englib the best pets of this fort, ibid.

Faith, the benefit of it, N. 459; the means of confirming it, 465.

Fame a follower of merit, N. 426; the palace of, defcribed, 439; courts compared to it, ibid. Familiarities indecent in fociety, N. 429. Fancy, all its images enter by the fight, N. 411. Fashion, a defcription of it, N. 465. Father, the affection of one for a daughter, N. 449

Faults (fecret) how to and them out. N. 399. Fear (paffion of) treated, N. 471. Feeling not fo perfect a fenfe as fight, N. 411. Fiction, the advantage the writers have in it to please the imagination, N. 419; what other writers please in it, 420.

Fidelia, her duty to her father, N. 449.
Final causes of delight, in objects, N. 413; lie
bare, and open, ibid.
Flattery described, N. 460.
Flavia's character and amour with Cynthio,, N.

Flavilla, fpoiled by a marriage, N. 437.
Flora, an attendant on the spring, N. 425.
Follies and defects mistaken by us in ourselves
for worth, N. 460.

Fortius, his character, N. 422.
Fortunatus, the trader, his character, N. 443.
Freart (Monfieur) what he fays of the manner of
both ancients and moderns in architecture,
N. 415.

French, their levity, N. 435. Friends kind to our faults, N. 399.



English gardens not fo entertaining to the fancy, as thofe in France and Italy, ibid, obfer vations concerning its improvement both for benefit and beauty, ibid. applied to education, 455.

Georgics (Virgil's) the beauty of their subjects, N. 417. Gesture, goods in oratory, N. 407. Ghosts, what they fay should be a little difcoloured, N. 419; the defcription of them pleafing to the fancy, ibid. why we incline to believe them, ibid. not a village in England formerly without one, ibid. Shakespear's the best, ibid.

Gladiators of Rome, what Cicero fays of them, N. 436.

Gloriana, the defign upon her, N. 423.
Geats milk the effect it had on a man bred with
it, N. 408.

Good fenfe and good nature always go together,
N. 437-

Grace at meals practifed by the Pagans, N. 458.
Grandeur and minutenefs, the extremes pleating
to the fancy, N. 420.

Gratitude, the moft pleafing exercife of the mind,
N. 453; and a divine poem upon it, ibid.
Greatness of objects, what understood by it, in
the pleafures of the imagination, N. 412, 413.
Green-fickness, Sabina Rentfree's letter about it,
N. 431.

Guardian of the fair fex, the Spectator fo, N. 449.


HAmlet's reflections on looking upon Yorick's
fculi, N. 404.

Harlot, a description of one out of the Proverbs,
N. 410.

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Health, the pleafures of the fancy more conducive to it, than thofe of the understanding,

N. 411.

Heaven and hell, the notion of, conformable to
the light of nature, N. 447.

Heavens, verfes on the glory of them, N. 465.
Hebrew idioms run into English, N. 405.
Heliod's faying of a virtuous lite, N. 447.
Hiftorian, his most agreeable talent, N. 420;
how biftory pleafes the imagination, ibid. de-
fcriptions of battles in it fcarce ever understood,'
N. 428.

Hah (Peter) his character, N. 457.
Hymn, David's paítoral one on providence, N.
441; on gratitude, 453; on the glories of the
heaven and earth, 456.
Hypocrify, the various kinds of it, N. 399; to be
preferred to open impiety, 458.


[Deas, how a whole fet of them hang together, N. 416.

the imagination, 414; the fecondary pleasures of the fancy, 416; the power of it, ibid. whence its fecondary pleafures proceed, ib. of a wider and more univerfal nature than those it has when joined with fight, 418; how poetry contributes to its pleafures, 419; how hiftorians, philofophers, and other writers, 420, 421; the delight it takes in enlarging itfelf by degrees, as in the furvey of the earth, and the univerfe, ilid. and when it works from great things to little, hid. where it falls fhort of the underftanding, ibid. how affected by fimilitudes, 421; as liable to pain as pleasure; how much of either it is capable of, ibid. the power of the Almighty over it, ibid. Imagining, the art of it in general, N. 421. Impertinent and trifling perfons, their triumph,

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Idiot, the ftory of one by Dr. Plot, N. 447.
Idle and innocent, few know how to be fo, N. 411.
Jilt, a penitent one, N. 401.

ad, the reading of it like travelling through a
country uninhabited, N. 417.
Imaginary beings in poetry, N. 419.
Jattances in Ovid, Virgil, and Milton, ibid.
Imagination, its pleafures in fome refpes equal
to thofe of the understanding, in fome pre-
ferable, N. 411; their extent, ibid. the advan-
tages of them, ibid. what is meant by them,
bid. two kinds of them, ibid. awaken the fa-
culties of the mind, without fatiguing or per-,
plexing it, ibid. more conducive to health than
thofe of the understanding, ibid. raifed by other
fenfes as well as the fight, 412; the cause of
them not to be affigned, 413; works of art
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Imprudence mistaken for wit, N. 443.
Infirmary, one for good humour, N. 429, 437,

440; a further account out of the country, ibid. Ingoltfon (Charles of Barbican) his cures, N. 444. Invitation, the Spectator's, to all artificers as well as philofophers to affiit him, N. 428, 442; a general one, ibid.


Hockley in the bole gladiators, N. 436.

Homer's defcriptions charm more than Ariftotle's Knowledge of one's felf, rules for it, N. 399.


reafoning, N. 411; compared with Virgil, 417; when he is in his province, ibid. Honefus the trader, his character, N. 443. Honeycomb (Will) his adventure with Sukey, N. 410. Hope (paffion of) treated, N. 471. Horace takes fire at every hint of the Iliad and Ody fey, N. 417.

Hotfpur (Jeffrey, F;) his petition from the coun-
try infirmary, N. 429.

Human nature the best ftudy, N. 408.
Humour (good) the beft companion in the coun-
try, N. 424.

Jolly (Frank, Efq;) his memorial from the country infirmary, N. 429.

Iras, her character, N. 404.
Irony, who deal in it, N. 438.
July and Augufi (months of) described, N. 425.
June (month of) defcribed, N. 425.

Language (licentious) the brutality of it, N. 400.


Languages (European) cold to the oriental, N. 405.
Lapland ode tranilated, N. 406..
Latimer, the martyr, his behaviour at a confer-
ence with the papifts, N. 465.
Law-fuits, the mifery of them, 465.

Leaf (Green) fwarms with millions of animals,
N. 420.

Learning (Men of) who take to business, best fit for it, N. 469.

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Letters from Cynthio to Flavia, and their answers to the breaking off their amour, N. 398. Letters from Queen Ann Boylene to Henry VIII.

N. 397; from a bankrupt to his friend, 456; the anfwer, ibid. from Lazarus Hopeful to Bafil Plenty, 472.

Letters to the Spectator; from Peter de Quir of St. Febr's college in Cambridge, N. 396; from a penitent Jilt, 401; from a lady importuned by her mother to be unfaithful to her husband, 402: from a married man who out of jealousy obftructed the marriage of a lady to whom he was guardian, ibid. from a lady whofe lover would have abufed her paffion for him, ibid. from a young uncle on the difobedience of his elder nephews and nieces, bid. about a city and country life, 406; with a tranflation of a Lapland ode, ibid. on the paffions, 408; concerning Gloriana, 423; of good humour, 424; of the country infirmary, 429; of common beggars, 430; of charity-fchools, ibid. the freedoms of married men and women, ibid. from Richard and Sabina Rentfree, 431; about preju dice and emulation, 432; naked fhoulders, a country fociety and infirmary, ibid. from Ca milla, 443; from an exchange man, ibid. about


buffoonry, ibid. from Ephraim Weed, 450; from a projector for news, 452, 457; about education, 455; from one who had married a fcold, ibid. from Pill Garlick, ibid. about the ufe and abufe of fimilies, ibid. falutations at churches, 460; with a tranflation of the 114th Pfalm, 461; about the advance on the paper for the stamps, ibid. about King Charles the fecond's gaieties, 462; about dancing, 466; about fight, 472; about panegyrical fatires on ourfelves, 473; from Timothy Stanza, ibid. from Bob Short, ibid.

Libels, a fevere law against them, N. 451; thofe
that write or read them excommunicated, ibid.
Light and colours only ideas in the mind, N. 413.
Livy, in what he excels all other hiftorians, N.
409, 420.

Loller (Lady Lydia) her memorial from the
country infirmary, N. 422.
London, the differences of the manners and poli-
tics of one part from the other, N. 403.


Manilius, his character, N. 467.

March (month of) defcribed, N. 425.
Mariamne the first dancer, N. 466.

MAN, the middle link between angels and Nicodemunice's letter to Olivia, N. 433

himself, 441; the homage he owes his Creator, Nicolini, his perfection of mufic, N. 405.
Night-walk in the country, N. 425.
November (month of) defcribed, N. 425.

Mars, an attendant on the spring, N. 425.
Martial, an epigram of his on a grave man's be-

ing at a lewd play, N. 446.

Machiavel, his obfervation on the wife jealousy of ftates, N. 408.

Matter, the least particle of it contains an unexhaufted fund, N. 320.

May (month of) dangerous to the ladies, N. 395;
defcribed, 425.

Meanwell (Thomas) his letter about the freedoms
of married men and women, N. 430.
Memory, how improved by the ideas of the ima-

gination. N. 417.
Merchant, the worth and importance of his cha-
racter, N. 428.
Mercy, whoever wants it has a taste of no enjoy-
ment, N. 456.
Metamorphofes (Ovid's) like enchanted ground,

N. 417.
Metaphor, when noble, cafts a glory round it,
N. 421.

Miller (James) his challenge to Timothy Buck,
N. 436,
Milton, his vaft genius, N. 417; his poem of Il
Penferofo, 425. His defcription of the arch-
angel and the evil spirit's addreffing themselves
for the combat, 463.

Mimickry (art of) why we delight in it, N. 416.
Minifter, a watchful one defcribed, N. 439.
Minutius, his character, N. 422.
Modefty (falfe) the danger of it, N. 458; dif-
tinguished from the true, ibid.
Monsters, novelty beftows charms on them, N.
412; incapable of propagation, 413; what
gives fatisfaction in the fight of them, 418.
Money; the Spectator proposes it as a Thefis, N.
442; the power of it, 450; the love of it very
commendable, ibid.


AKED fhouldered, N. 437.


Names of authors to be put to their works the hardships and inconveniencies of it, N 45.

Nature, a man's beft guide, N. 404; the mo
ufeful object of human reafon, 408; her works
more perfect than thofe of art to delight th
fancy, 414; yet the more pleasant the more
they refemble them, ibid. more grand and au-
guft than thofe of art, ibid.
Neceffary caufe of our being pleafed with what
is great, new, and beautiful, N. 413,
New or uncommon, why every thing that is fo
raifes a pleasure in the imagination, N. 411:
what understood by the term with refpect to
objects, 412; improves what is great and
beautiful, ibid. why a fecret pleasure annexed
to its idea, 413; every thing so that pleases in
architecture, 415.

News, how the English thirst after it, N. 452;
project for a supply of it, ibid. of whispers,

Morality, the benefits of it, N. 459; ftrengthens faith, 465.

Moufe-alley doctor, N. 444.
Music (church) of the improvement of it, N.
405; it may raife confused notions of things
in the fancy, 416.


DE (Laplander's) to his mistress, N. 406. Oftentation, one of the inhabitants of the paradife of fools, N. 460.

Orway, his admirable description of the miferies of law-fuits, N. 456.

Ovid, in what he excels, 417; his defcription o the palace of fame, 439.



Amphlets, defamatory, deteftable, N. 451.
Pantheon at Rome, how it ftrikes the ima
gination at the first entrance, N. 415.
Paradife of fools, N. 460.

Paradife loft (Milton's) its fine image, N. 417.
Parents, their care due to their children, N, 426
Party not to be followed with innocence, N. 399
Party prejudices in England, N. 432.
Paffions treated of, N. 408; what moves them
in defcriptions moft pleafing, 418; in all men,
but appear not in all, ibid. of hope and fear


Paffionate people, their faults, N. 438; Na
Lee's defcription of it, ibid.
Peevith fellow defcribed, N. 438.
Penferofo (Poem of) by Milton, N. 425.
Perfecution in religious matters immoral, N. 459
Perfian foldier, reproved for railing against an
enemy, N. 427.

Phidias, his propofal of a prodigious statue of
Alexander, N. 415.

Phocion's faying of a vain promifer, N. 448.
Philopater's letter about his daughter's dancing,
N. 466.

Philips (Mr.) paftoral verfes of his, N. 400.
Philofophy (new) the authors of it gratify and
enlarge the imagination, N. 420.
Picture not fo natural a reprefentation as a fta

tue, N. 416; what pleases most in one, 418. Pindar's faying of Theron, N. 467.

Pity, is love foftened by forrow, N. 397; tha

and terror leading paffions in poetry, 418. Places of truft, who most fit for them, N. 469 why courted by men of generous principles ibid.

Planets, to furvey them fills us with aftonif ment, N. 420.

Pleafant fellows to be avoided, N. 462.
Pleafantry in converfation, the fault it covers,
N. 462.

Poems, feveral preferved for their fimilies, N.


Poetry has the whole circle of nature for its
proving, N. 419.

Poets, the pains they fhould take to form the
imagination, N. 417; fhould mend nature,
and add to her beauties, 418; how much they
are at liberty in it, ibid.
Polite imagination let into a great many pleasures
the vulgar are not capable of, N. 411.
Politics of St. James's coffee-houfe, on the report
of the French King's death, N. 403; of Giles's,
ibid. of Jenny Man's, ibid. of Will's, ibid. the
Temple, ibid. Fifb-ftreet, ibid. Cheapfide, ibid.
Garraway's, ibid.

Poor, the fcandalous appearance of them, N. 430.
Poverty the loss of merit, N. 464.
Praife, the love of it deeply fixed in men's,
minds, N. 467.

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Precipice, diftant, why it profpect pleafes, N. 418.
Prejudice, a letter about it as it refpects parties
in England, N. 432.
Promifes (neglect of) through frivolous falfhood,
N. 448.

Promifers condemned, N. 448.
Profpect, a beautiful one delights the foul as
much as a demonftration, N. 411; wide ones
pleafing to the fancy, ibid. enlivened by no-
thing fo much as rivers and falls of water, 412;
that of hills and vallies foon tires, ibid.
Proverbs (the 7th chapter of) turned into verfe,
N. 410.

Pfalm the 114th tranflated, N. 461.
Pfalmift, against hypocrify, N. 399; of provi-

dence, 441.

Punning, whose privilege, N. 396; a pun of
thought, 454.

Pyramids of Egypt, N. 415.
Pythagoras, his precepts about the choice of a
courfe of life, N. 447.



UACK bill, N. 444; Doctors, the cheats
of them, ibid.

Quakers, project of an act to marry them to the
olive beauties, N. 396.

Quir (Peter de) his letter to the Spectator about
puns, N. 396.


R Allery in converfation, the absurdity of it,

Rainbow, the figure of one contributes to its
magnificence, as much as the colours to its
beauty, N. 415.

Ramble, from Richmond by water to London,
and about it, by the Spectator, N. 454.
Raphael, the excellence of his pictures, N. 467.
Read (Sir William) his operations on the eyes,
N. 472.
Reafon the pilot of the paffions, N. 408; a pretty
nice proportion between that and paffion, ibid.
Religion confidered, N. 459.
Renatas Valentinus, his father and grandfather,
their ftory, N. 426.
·Rentfree (Sabina) her letter about the green
ficknefs, N. 431.

Retirement, a dream of it, N. 425.
Rhubarb (John Efq;) his memorial from the
country infirmary, N. 429.
Riches corrupt men's morals, N. 464.
Rich men, their defects overlooked, N. 464,

Ridicule put to a good use, N. 445.
Riding-dress of ladies, the extravagance of it,

N. 435.

Robin, the porter at Will's coffee-house, his qua-
lifications, N. 398.

Rufticity fhocking, N. 400.
Rufty (Scabbard) his letter to the Spectator, N.

Alluft, his excellence, N. 409,

Salutations in churches cenfured, N. 460.
Satires, the English, ribaldry and Billingsgate, N.
451. Panegyrical on ourselves, 473.
Scales (golden) a dream of them, N. 463.
Scandal, to whom moft pleafing, N. 426; how
monitrous it renders us, 451.

Scot (Dr.) his Chriftian Life, its merit, N. 447.
Scotch, a faying of theirs, N. 463.
Scribblers against the Spectator, why neglected
by him, N. 445.

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Seafons, a dream of them, N. 425.
Sidney, verfes on his modefty, N. 400.
Self-conceit, one of the inhabitants of the para-
dife of fools, N. 460.
Semanthe, her character, N. 404.
Semiramis, her prodigious works and power, N.


Sempronia the match-maker, N. 437.
September (month of) described, N. 425.
Sexes, amity between agreeable perfons of dif-
ferent, dangerous, N. 400; the advantages of
it to each, 433.

Shakespear excels all writers in his ghofts, N. 419.
Sherlock (Dr.) improved the notion of heaven
and hell, N. 447.

Sight the moft perfect fenfe, N. 411; the plea-
fures of the imagination arise originally from
it, ibid. furnishes it with ideas, ibid.
Silk-worm, a character of one, N. 454.
Similitudes, eminent writers faulty in them,
N. 421; the preservation of feveral poems,
ibid. an ill one in a pulpit, 455.
Sippet (Jack) his character, N. 448.
Snarlers, N. 438.


Socrates, why the oracle pronounced him the
wifeft of men, 408.
Song with notes, N.
Soul, its happiness the contemplation of God,
N. 413; ftate of it after feparation, ibid.
Sounds, how improper for defcription, N. 416.
Spectator, his invitation to all forts of people to
affift him, N. 442; about the ftamps, 445;
guardian of the fair fex, 449; his advertise-
ments, 461; about the price of his paper, ibid.
put into the golden fcales, 463; a fort of
news-letter, 468.

Spenfer, his whole creation of fhadowy persons,

N. 419.

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Theognis, a beautiful faying of his, N. 464. Thimbleton (Ralph) his letter to the Spectator,

N. 432.

Thoughts, of the highest importance to fift them, N. 399.

Tillotfon (Archbishop) improved the notion of
heaven and hell, N. 447.
Torture, why the defcription of it pleases, and
not the profpect, N. 418.
Tranfmigration of fouls, how believed by the
ancients, N. 408.

Trap (Mr.) his letter to Mr. Stint, N. 448.
Trees, more beautiful in all their luxuriancy
than when cut and trimmed, N. 414.
Trimming, the Spectator unjustly accused of it,
N. 445.


Ainloves, the family of, N. 454.

Valentinus, Bafilius, and Alexandrinus, their ftory, N. 426.

Valerio, his character, N. 404.
Valetudinarians in chastity, N. 395.

Vanity, the paradife of fools, N. 460; a vifion of her and her attendants, ibid.

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Wars, the late, made us fo greedy of news, N. 452.

Wealthy men fix the character of perfons to their circumstances, N. 469.

Weed (Ephraim) his letter to the Spectator about his marriages and estate, N. 450. Whispering-place, Dionyfius the tyrant's, N. 439. Whisperers political, N. 457. Wig, long one,, the eloquence of the bar, N. 407. Wit (falfe) why it sometimes pleases, N. 415; nothing without judgment, 422. Witchcraft generally believed by our forefathers, N. 419. Women have always defigns upon men, N. 433. Words, the pleafures proceeding to the imagination from the ideas raised by them, N. 416. Writer, how to perfect his imagination, N. 417; who among the ancient poets had this faculty, ibid.

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