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soothsayer's, he cannot then refrain from wicked and profane expressions. When he is making his oblations at the temple, he will let the dish drop out of his hand, and fall a laughing, as if he had done some brave exploit. At the finest concert of music he cannot forbear clapping his hands, and making a rude noise: will pretend to sing along with them, and fall a railing at them to leave off. Sitting at table, he spits full upon the servants who waited there."
I cannot close this paper without observing, that if gentlemen of leisure and genius would take the same pains upon some other Greek or Roman author, that has been bestowed upon this, we should no longer be be abused by our booksellers, who set their hackneywriters at work for so much a sheet. The world would soon be convinced, that there is a great deal of difference between putting an author into English and translating him.
ADDRESS, a non-resisting one, page 482.
Of the Quakers to King James the Second, 485.
Afterwise, who they are, 443.
Alcibiades, his character, 470. Speech to the Atheniang, 471.
Alexander the Great's false notion of glory, 433. His letter to Aris-
All for Love, tragedy of, its faults, 59.
Allegiance to be broke by other methods besides rebellion, 229.
Allegory, directions for using it, 133.
Alnareschin the great king of Persia's story, 191.
Alphonso's story told by Strada's Lucan, 93.
Ambassador, what his business is, according to Sir Henry Wotton,
Anaximander's saying upon being laughed at, 113.
Ancestry renders the good only illustrious, 100. To value one's self
upon it is ridiculous, 118. When it is to be venerated, 119.
Ancient authors, how distinguished in Strada's Prolusion, 92 to 100.
Ander (St.) British trade there, 395.
Androcles, the story of him and the lion, 127.
Anne, Queen, how celebrated by the Examiner, 465, 469.
Anti-climax, an instance of that figure, 469.
Ants, their way of nesting in Siam, 156. And elsewhere, 157. Let-
ters about them, 171.
Arbitrary power exemplified, 248. Interwoven with popery, 261.
Aristotle's contempt of censure, 113. His nomination of a successor
in his school, 475.
Association, female, 238. Subscriptions to it, 254. The ribbons,
Atalantis, author of, to whom a-kin, 47.
Athaliah of Racine, some parts of it sublime, 79.
Augustus, Virgil's praises of him, 123.
Aurelia, a dream that she had a window to her breast, and what was
in it, 43, 44.
Aurengzebe's tragedy, its faults, 59.
Authors, when their arguments lose their weight, 201. How they
are usually treated, 386, &c. To what compared by Mr. Con-
Bacon, Sir Francis, his observations on peaceable times, 323. His
legacy to foreign nations and posterity, 370.
Balance, precarious one, a criticism upon it, 468.
Barrier, Dutch, some thoughts on it, 476, 479.
Beauty at war with Fortitude, 134.
Bias's saying of calumny, 112.
Binicorn (Humphrey) his letter to the Guardian, 105.
Biographers, Grub-street, what they are, 368.
Biron (Marshal de) his execution, 347.
Birth-day of King George I. celebrated by the Freeholder, 413.
Black Prince, his character, 427, 428.
Boadicea, her example proposed to the British widows, 238.
Boileau's account of the sublime, 79.
Bosoms, naked, a grievance, 77. The Pope's order against them,
ibid. Letters concerning them, 82, 91.
Bouhours, his character, 334.
Breeding, good, commended by Lord Roscommon, 493,494.
British constitution, how far preferable to any among the Greeks and
Bubnelia angry about the tucker, 53.
Caroline, Queen, her character when Princess of Wales, drawn by the
Freeholder, 295, &c.
Cartel settled for the British ladies during their party contentions,
Catalans, remarks on the treatment of that people, 349.
Cato, the censor, distinguished from Cato of Utica, 466.
Cause, a bad one, the greatest sign of it, 230.
Censor of Great Britain compared with the censor of Rome, 465.
Censure despised by philosophers, 111, 115.
Chaplains of people of quality to be respected, 180. One ill used,
Chariot of government, a criticism on that phrase, 468.
Charity schools recommended, 40, &c.
Charity, a virtue of the heart, 187. Nestor Ironside's intended chari-
Charles I. his troubles, to whom partly owing, 413.
Chastity in men a noble virtue, 100. "The trial of suspected ehastity
among the Jews, 282.
Cheshire prophecy, how much relied on by the disaffected, 310.
Chevreau's character of the Germans, of Bouhours, of the Duchess
of Hanover, and the late Princess Sophia, 334.
China, Emperor of, honours none till they are dead, 9.
China ware, a lecture upon it, and the inconveniences of women's
passion for it, 487, &c.
Christianity, its preference to any other system of religion, 435,
Christina, queen of Sweden, her resignation of the crown, 404. Church, the ridiculous notion of its danger, 233, 358, 375. A rę
flection on such as engross that name, 328. Ill consequences
the cry of its danger with regard to religion, 375. Cicero, whether most admired as an author or as a consul, 390. Citizens, the danger of their turning politicians, 442. Claudian, Strada's, 74, 75,95. Clelia, a Roman spinster, her story recommended to the British vir
gins, 238. Cleomenes, tragedy of, its faults, 57. Climate, the inconstancy of the British, 29. Club, the silent one, 88. Cold bath recomniended, 31. Comet, the prodigious one in 1680, 35. Complaisance, the benefits of it, 177. Conde, prince of, his raillery upon the fickleness of the English poli
tics, 312. Congreve's character of an ill critic, 73. Of an author, 388. Conscience to the soul, what health is to the body, 111. Coquet, how she should paint herself, 130. Coriolanus's wife proposed as a pattern to the British wives, 238. Courtship, the extravagance of it, 67, &c. Coxcombs dangerous in families, 184. Crassus, a chilly old fellow, 31. Creed of a tory malecontent, 268, 270. Criticisms on several plays, 57. Critic, the severity of one upon the fire-works on the Thames, 33.
How he differs from a caviller, 56. The marks of an ill one, 73. Cromwell, what M. Paschal says of his death, 116. Cunning opposed to wisdom, 134.
Dædalus's letter about flying, 64.
Dead men only have honours in China, 9.
Death compared to Proteus, 115.
Detráction from merit, what it is owing to, 279.
Diogenes, what he said to one who slandered him, 113.
Disaffection, how punished in some former reigns, 438.
Discontented temper described by Theophrastus, 491.
Dispensary (Garth's) vindicated against the Examiner's criticism, 461.
Distich (Mr.) of the short club, 51.
Distresses, imaginary, the greatest part of man's affliction, 177.
Ditton and Whiston, their letter about the longitude, 48.
Don Sebastian's tragedy, its faults, 57.
Dream of Aurelia, 42, &c. Of a Spaniard concerning death, 115.--
Of the punishment of the idle in the infernal regions, 161.
Dryden, a blunder of his, 57. Wrong in his sentiments, 59.
Dublin university, an encomium on it, 359.
Duck hunting, what M. Bayle compares to it, 336.