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ABNEY, counsellor, sarcastic retort on, in a court of justice,

I. 29.

Actions, number of, declared felonies without benefit of
clergy, I. 311.

Address of Wakefield to his judges, II. 142, 388.

one, intended to have been delivered, 113, 120, 125, 151.
parting one, to four condemned criminals, 250 note.
Affection, singular one with which the Blacks in Jamaica are
possessed, I. 296.

instances of the long duration of conjugal, 187.
Affliction, the bitterest not always the least supportable, I. 389.
comparison of our own with the greater ones of

other men, a persuasive to gratitude, 390.

Age of Reason, by Paine, character of, II. 19, 41.
Answer to, 20, 28.

publisher of a cheap edition of, prosecuted,

36, 38.

Aikin, Rev. Dr. particulars respecting, I. 217.

Aikin, Dr. John, charges the early votaries of the mathema-
tics with neglect of the study in after life, I. 147.

Memoir of Dr. Enfield by, II. 225.

sketch of the character of Wakefield by, 314 note.
Aikin, Miss, Lines to the memory of Wakefield by, II. 335.

Alberti, Wakefield, for the multiplicity of his reading, com-
pared with, II. 445.

Alcock, bishop, Jesus College, Cambridge, founded by, I. 65.
Algebra, disinclination of Wakefield to, I. 111.

Alphabetical Characters, Essay on the Origin of, I. 269, 511,
514. II. 339.

America, will attain no eminence in literature for many ge-
nerations, I. 485.

Americans, sanguinary prayer against, in the church service,
during the war, omitted by Wakefield, I. 197.
Amusements, favourite ones of Wakefield, I. 87, 451. II.
307,* 313.

Anexagoras, trait of benevolence recorded of, I. 50 note.
Anecdote of a night-cap, I. 54.

of a traveller in Paris ignorant of French, 55.
of a popish priest respecting the English univer-

sities, 68..


of Dr. Boldero and the bishop of Ely, 80 note.

of a Cambridge proctor, 94.

of Dr. Halifax and Dr. Ogden, 97.

of a Cambridge doctor, by Fuller the historian, 158.

of Secker, 169.

of Chillingworth, 172 note.

of Tiberius, 190 note.

of a Welch curate, 202 note.

of a dissenting preacher, 209.

of Dr. P. of Warrington, 241, 242 note.

of Mr. John Wesley, 243.

of Timothy Bennet, shoe-maker, and Lord Halifax,

of Mr. John Lewis of Richmond, 259, 261, 264 note.
of Aristippus, 271 note.

of a prime minister and a prelate on the question

of repealing the test laws, 319.

of slaves in Scythia in revolt, 322.

Anecdote of the king of Prussia and an hussar, 324.

of a moderator in the astronomical schools at Cam-
bridge, II. 75 note.
Antediluvians, longevity of, a point of difficult determination,

I. 430.

Antichrist, Four Marks of, why published anonymously, I. 288.
Antisthenes quoted, on the advantage of studying philosophy,
I. 345.

Apology for the Liturgy and Clergy of the Church of Eng-
land, virulent spirit of, I. 325.

to whom ascribed, ib. 330.

Apostacy, nothing so injurious to the cause of truth as, I. x.
Apostles, character of, as men of learning, disputed, I. 282


Animal food, Wakefield, in the latter period of his life, an
enemy to the use of, II. 312.*

opinions of Hartley and Sir Thomas More on the sub-
ject, ib. note.

Ascham, Roger, an enemy to severity of discipline in schools,
1. 26 note, 32 note, 33 note.

evils resulting from the want of self-knowledge de-
scribed by, 38 note.

long duration of the matrimonial connection of the
parents of, 187 note

laments the inattention of parents to the education
of their children, 272 note.

Asgil, sentiment of, on authors, I. 327 note.
Ashton, Rev. Dr. Charles, particulars respecting, I. 68.
Attainments, intellectual, valuable only as promoting virtue,

I. 354. II. 299.


Authors, ancient, obligations of the moderns to, I. 347. II. 60.
excellence of the writings of, I. 349, 350.

English, what the favourite ones of Wakefield, II.


cation, 36 note.

Bacon, ideas of, on the value of biography, I. 5.

on the mode in which youth should be in-
structed, 31 note.

on the neglect of states to the subject of edu-

270 note.


on cleanliness, 55 note..

on sacred learning, 99 note.

on insincerity in matters of religion, 206.
on the way to advance in literary studies,

on the effect of lucre on the pursuit of know-
ledge, 285 note.

— on the practice of things just, regardless of
consequences, 302 note.

on penal laws, 311 note.

Backhouse, rev. Mr. instance of the credulity of, I. 120.
Badcock, rev. Mr. dishonest in his conformity to the church,
I. 206.

parody by, 207.

conduct of, as a reviewer, 252.

Bagot, bishop, Dr. Enfield's character of, I. 552.

Bailey, rev. Mr. reasons of, for not desiring church prefer-
ment, I, 18.

Ballad, celebrated one in the Spectator, by whom written,
I. 161.

Bampton Lectures, I. 207.

Baptism, Treatise on, I. 233, 456, 466.

designed for heathen converts, not for the children

of Christian parents, 434.

syllogism on, 458.

Baptism, arguments in favour of, answered, 460.


Barbauld, Mrs. 1. 83, 222.

Barclay, Mr. M. P. one of Wakefield's sureties on his liberation

from prison, II. 264.

Barclay, Robert, tendency of the writings of, I. 418, 436.
Barnwel Priory, ruins of, still in being, I. 80.
Barrington, lord, censures those writers, who put on the guise
of knowledge, to serve party views, I. 288 note,

charges the great with the practice of raising a
cry of danger, by means of their tools, 331 note.
Bath Guide, lines from Anstey's, I. 97.
Beadon, bishop, eloquence of, when public orator at Cambridge,

I. 132.

excuses himself from bearing testimony to the charac-
ter of Wakefield on occasion of his trial, II. 379.

Beccaria, deems the practice of nations no justification of the

penalty of death, I. 316 note.

Beddoes, Dr. recommends the equal apportionment in schools
of application and amusement, I. 32 note.
'Bedford, character of the late duke of, II. 77.

visits Wakefield in his imprisonment, 150.
contributes to his subscription, 157.
letter from him, ib.

Belsham's Answer to Wilberforce cited, II. 110 note.
Benevolence, admirable trait of, I. 50.

amiableness of evangelical, 256.

Bennet, bishop, his regard for Wakefield, I. 106.
popular effect of the extempore preaching of, 200.

Bennet, Timothy, of Hampton Wick, obtains the opening of
a road, which royal encroachment had shut up, I. 258.
Bentley, rev. Dr. Richard, injustice of Dr. Ashton to, I. 68.
weakness of the opponents of, 70.

force and excellence of his writings, 71, 267 note, 351.
charged with insolence and asperity, II. 439.

Berdmore, rev. Samuel, character of, as a schoolmaster, I. 24.
Bible, in some places a simple record of transactions, I. 412.

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