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Converfation an improvement of taste in letters,
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,
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,
Dancing difplays beauty, N. 466; on the ftage
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.
Employments, whoever excels in any, worthy of
English naturally modeft, N. 407, 435; thought
Enmity, the good fruits of it, N. 399.
Effay on the pleasures of the imagination, from
Ether (fields of) the pleasures of furveying them,
Ever-greens of the fair-fex, N. 395.
AIRY N. the of ima
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.
Flavilla, fpoiled by a marriage, N. 437.
Fortius, his character, N. 422.
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.
Good fenfe and good nature always go together,
Grace at meals practifed by the Pagans, N. 458.
Gratitude, the moft pleafing exercife of the mind,
Guardian of the fair fex, the Spectator fo, N. 449.
HAmlet's reflections on looking upon Yorick's
Harlot, a description of one out of the Proverbs,
Health, the pleafures of the fancy more conducive to it, than thofe of the understanding,
Heaven and hell, the notion of, conformable to
Heavens, verfes on the glory of them, N. 465.
Hah (Peter) his character, N. 457.
[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,
Idiot, the ftory of one by Dr. Plot, N. 447.
ad, the reading of it like travelling through a
Imprudence mistaken for wit, N. 443.
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-
Human nature the best ftudy, N. 408.
Jolly (Frank, Efq;) his memorial from the country infirmary, N. 429.
Iras, her character, N. 404.
Language (licentious) the brutality of it, N. 400.
Languages (European) cold to the oriental, N. 405.
Leaf (Green) fwarms with millions of animals,
Learning (Men of) who take to business, best fit for it, N. 469.
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
Loller (Lady Lydia) her memorial from the
Manilius, his character, N. 467.
March (month of) defcribed, N. 425.
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.
Mars, an attendant on the spring, N. 425.
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;
Meanwell (Thomas) his letter about the freedoms
gination. N. 417.
Miller (James) his challenge to Timothy Buck,
Mimickry (art of) why we delight in it, N. 416.
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
News, how the English thirst after it, N. 452;
Morality, the benefits of it, N. 459; ftrengthens faith, 465.
Moufe-alley doctor, N. 444.
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.
Paradife loft (Milton's) its fine image, N. 417.
Paffionate people, their faults, N. 438; Na
Phidias, his propofal of a prodigious statue of
Phocion's faying of a vain promifer, N. 448.
Philips (Mr.) paftoral verfes of his, N. 400.
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.
Poems, feveral preferved for their fimilies, N.
Poetry has the whole circle of nature for its
Poets, the pains they fhould take to form the
Poor, the fcandalous appearance of them, N. 430.
Precipice, diftant, why it profpect pleafes, N. 418.
Promifers condemned, N. 448.
Pfalm the 114th tranflated, N. 461.
Punning, whose privilege, N. 396; a pun of
Pyramids of Egypt, N. 415.
UACK bill, N. 444; Doctors, the cheats
Quakers, project of an act to marry them to the
Quir (Peter de) his letter to the Spectator about
R Allery in converfation, the absurdity of it,
Ramble, from Richmond by water to London,
Retirement, a dream of it, N. 425.
Ridicule put to a good use, N. 445.
Robin, the porter at Will's coffee-house, his qua-
Rufticity fhocking, N. 400.
Salutations in churches cenfured, N. 460.
Scot (Dr.) his Chriftian Life, its merit, N. 447.
Seafons, a dream of them, N. 425.
Sempronia the match-maker, N. 437.
Shakespear excels all writers in his ghofts, N. 419.
Sight the moft perfect fenfe, N. 411; the plea-
Socrates, why the oracle pronounced him the
Spenfer, his whole creation of fhadowy persons,
Theognis, a beautiful faying of his, N. 464. Thimbleton (Ralph) his letter to the Spectator,
Thoughts, of the highest importance to fift them, N. 399.
Tillotfon (Archbishop) improved the notion of
Trap (Mr.) his letter to Mr. Stint, N. 448.
Ainloves, the family of, N. 454.
Valentinus, Bafilius, and Alexandrinus, their ftory, N. 426.
Valerio, his character, N. 404.
Vanity, the paradife of fools, N. 460; a vifion of her and her attendants, ibid.
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.