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pendance of the darts of each system, and (if our minds are big enough to grasp the theory) of the several systems upon one another, from whence results the harmony of the universe. In eternity a great deal may be done of this kind. I find it of use to cherish this generous ambition; for, besides the secret refreshment it diffuses through my soul, it engages me in an endeavour to improve my fa. culties as well as to exercise them conformably to * * the rank I now hold among reasonable beings, and * the hope I have of being once advanced to a more exalted station. The other, and the ultimate end of man, is the * - enjoyment of God, beyond which he cannot form a *-wish. Dim at the best are the conceptions we have ** of the Supreme Being, who, as it were, keeps his creatures in suspense, neither discovering nor hid~ ing himself; by which means, the libertine hath a ** handle to dispute his existence, while the most are roo content to speak him fair, but in their hearts prefer ** severy trifling satisfaction to the favour of their Maker, and ridicule the good man for the singularity of his choice. Will there not a time or come when the free-thinker shall see his impious on schemes overturned, and be made a convert to the truths he hates ? When deluded mortals shall be or convinced of the folly of their pursuits; and the so few wise, who followed the guidance of Heaven, and, scorning the blandishments of sense, and the sordid bribery of the world, aspired to a ce. lestial abode, shall stand possessed of their ut. most wish in the vision of the Creator? Here the mind heaves a thought now and then towards him, and hath some transient glances of his presence: when in the instant it thinks itself to have the fastest hold, the object eludes its expectations, and it falls back tired and baffled to the ground. Doubtless there is some more perfect way of con

versing with heavenly beings. Are not spirits capable of mutual intelligence, unless immersed in bodies, or by their intervention? Must superior natures depend on inferior for the main privilege of sociable beings, that of conversing with, and knowing each other? What would they have done had matter never been created? I suppose, not have lived in eternal solitude. As incorporeal substances are of a nobler order, so be sure their manner of intercourse is answerably more expedite and intimate. This method of communication we call intellectual vision, as somewhat analagous to the sense of seeing, which is the medium of our acquaintance with this visible world. And in some such way can God make himself the object of immediate intuition to the blessed; and as he cam, it is not improbable that he will, always condescending, in the circumstances of doing it, to the weakness and proportion of finite minds. His works but faintly reflect the image of his perfections; it is a second-hand knowledge: to have a just idea of him it may be necessary to see him as he is. But what is that? It is something that never entered into the heart of man to conceive; yet what we can easily conceive, will be a fountain of unspeakable and everlasting rapture. All created glories will fade and die away in his presence. Perhaps it will be my happiness to compare the world with the fair exemplar of it in the Divine Mind; perhaps, to view the original plan of those wise designs that have been executing in a long succession of ages. Thus employed in finding out his works, and contemplating their Author, how shall I fall prostrate and adoring, my body swallowed up the immensity of matter, my mind in the infinitude of his perfections!

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istotle, his definition of an entire act of epic poetry, 267|Beauties, whether male or female, very untractable, 87
• His sense of the greatness of the aetion in a poem; his And fantastical, 14:
method of examining an opic poem, 273 Impertinent and disagreeable, 14
- An observation of that critic's, 273 The efficacy of beauty, 144
One of the best logieians in the world, 291 Beauty in a virtuous woman makes her more virtuous, sco
• His division of a poem, 297 Heightened by motion, ... a 3
Another of his observations, 297 Of objects, what understood o it, 412
His observation on the fable of an epic poem, 315 Nothing makes its way more directly to the soul, ..., 412
istus and Aspasin, a happy couple 128 Every species of sensible creatures has different notions
m (the) called by Tully the orator's weapon, 54t of it, , , . 412
sinoe, the first musical opera on the English stage, 18 A second kind of it, 412
t of Criticism, the Spectator's account of that poem, 253 The force of it, 510
Works of art defective to entertain the imagination, , 414 hero Sir Andrew Freeport’s opinion of them, 232
Receive great advantage from their likeness to those of he grievance of them, 430
- nattire. 414 Bei'.gs, the scale of beings considered by the Spectator, 519
* The design of it, 541 Bell (Mr.) his ingenious device, 3: .
*** tillery, the invention and first use of it, to whom ascribed Bell-savage, its etymology, 28
by Milton, 333 || Belvidera, a critique on a song upon her, 470
*** tist, wherein he has the advantage of an author, 166 Belus (Jupiter), temple of, 415
*: aph, St. (the Bishop of), his preface to his Sermons, 384 || Beneficence, the pleasure of it, 588
** sociation of honest men proposed by the Spectator, 126 A discourse on it. col
of surance, what, - 373 || Benevolence treated of, où 1
onheis o. an enemy to cheerfulness of mind, 381 Bicknell (Mrs. Hor what commended by the Spectator, 370
Two unanswerable arguments against it, 389 | Bill proposed by a country gentleman to be brought into the
** In what manner atheists ought to be treated, 38.9 ouse for the better preserving of the female game, 32t,
to heist: great zealots, 185 || Bills of mortality, the use of them, 239
and bigots, 185 Birds, a cage full for the opera, 5.
** . Their opinions downright nonsense, 185 How affected by colours, 412
oa ticus; disinterested and prudent conduct in his friend- Rion, his saying of a greedy search after happiness, *74
to . ships. 385 |Biters, their business, 47
varice, the original of it, 55|Biting, a kind of mongrel wit described and exploded by the
Operates with luxury, 55 Spectator, 5
sa, At war with lus o 55 Biton and clitobus, their story related, and applied by the
or its officers and adherents, 55 Spectator, 483
- Comes to an agreement with luxury, 55 Blackmore (Sir Richard), his observation, to
...audience, the gross of an audience of whom composed, 50: Blank, his letter to the Spectator about his family, 563
The vicious taste of our English audiences, 502 | Bank verse proper for tragedy, 39
or udiences. at present void of cominon sense, 13, 290 Blanks of society, who, ho
ugust and July (months of described, 425 | Blast (Lady), her character, 457
...ugotus, his request to his fiends at his death, 317 | Bluemantse (Lady), an account of her, 427
His reproos to the Roman bachelors, 528 || Board wages, the ill effects of it, 8s
ore. His saying of mourning for the dead, 575 Boccalini, his animadversions upon critics, 291
o urelia, her character, 15 His fable of a grasshopper applied to the Spectator, 355
uthor, the necessity of his readers being acquainted with his Bodily exercises of ancient encouragement. 161
** size; complexion, and temper, in order to read his Body (human), the work of a transcendently wise and power-
works with pleasure. 1. ful Being. 543
* His opinion of his own performances, 4 Bohours (Monsieur), a rreat critic among the French, ty2
... The expedient made use of by those who write for the Boiseau censured, and for what,
- * stage, 51 Bostosus, the drunken Briton, a saying of him after he had
In what manner one author is a mole to another, 124 hanged himself, 569
* Wherein an author has the advantage of an artist, 166 Books, reduced to their quintessence, 124
o The care an author ought to take of what he writes, 166 The legacies of great geniuses, 166
* A story of an atheistical author. 166 Boots Rimez, what, 60
intos, for what most to be admired. 355 Breeding, fine breeding distinguished from good. 66
- Their precedency settled according to the bulk of their Bribery, the most prevailing way of making one's court, 394
works, 529 | British ladies distinguished from the Picts, 41
Brunetta and Phillis, their adventures. so
3ABEL (Tower of). 415 || Bruvere (Monsieur), his character of an absent man, 77
Bacon (Sir Francis), his comparison of a book well written, 19 | Buck (Timothy), his answer to James Miller's challenge, 436
His observation upon envy, 19 Buffoonery censured. 443
o o his reader a poem or prospect, as conducive to Bullock orio differently habited, prove great helps to
heal fa. 41 a silly play.
What he says of the pleasure of taste, 447 Baro or, the delight of ordinary readers, 616,625
His extraordinary learning and parts, 554 Burlesque humour, 616
Bacon-shtch at whichenovre, in Staffordshire, who are en- Burnet (pr.), some passages in his Theory of the Earth con-
titled to it, 607 sidered, 143, 146
Several demands for it, 608 housiness (men of), their error in similitudes, 421.
Bags of money, a sudden transformation of them into sticks Of learning fittest for it. 450
and paper, 3 Bussy d'Amboise, a story of him, 46 or
Bamboo o the philosophical use he resolves to Butt : the adventure of a butt on the water, 175
- maake of a shrew of a wife, 482 | Butts described, 47
Bankruptcy, the misery of it, 428. 456 The qualification of a butt, 47

Bantum, anbassador of, his letter to his master about the
English, 557
Baptist Lilly, his prudent managemen

d the reason for it,

łareface, his success with the ladies, an 156
łor oratory in England.oeflections on it, 407
Basilios Valentinus, and his son, their story, 426
ławdry, never writ but where there is dearth of invention, 51
ławdy-houses frequented by wise men, not out of wanton-
ness but stratagem. 190
axter (Mr.), his last words, 445
More last words, 445
What a blessing he had, 598
ayle (Mr.), what he says of libels, 4.51
eards in former ages a type of wisdom, 331
Instances of the homage heretofore paid to beards, 331

At what time the beard flourished most in this na-
- tion. 331
The ill consequence of introducing it amongst us at
present, 33
A description of Hudibras's beard, 33
argarden, the spectator's method for the improvement 1.

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English press, 367
His activity and perseverance, 374
Lost his life by neglecting a Roman angur's caution, 395.
Calamities. the merit of suffering patiently under them, 312
Not to be distinguished from blessings, 485.
Whimsical calamities, 55g
Caligula, his wish, 16
Calisthenes, his character. 422
Calumny, the ill effects of it. 451
The great offence of calumny, 594
Rules against it by the fathers of La Trappe, 594

of it, 41
A combat there, 436
The cheats of it. 449
aver, the haberdasher, a great politician, 49
au’s head, the dissection of one, 275
auries, when plagiaries, 4.
The true secret how to improve beauty, 33
Then the most charming when heightened by virtue, 32

Cambray (the Bishop of), his education of a daughter recom.

mended, os
Camilla, a true woman in one particular, 15
Her letter to the Spectator from venice, 445
How applauded there, 44?
Camillus, his deportment to his son, 233.

Campbell (Mr.), the dumb fortune-teller, an extraordinary
person, 474,
Candour, the consequence and benefit of it, 33d

Candia. an * uated beauty described,


Cant, from whence to be derived,

Capacities of children, not duly regarded in their educa-

Caprice often acts in the place of reason,
Carbuncle (Dr.), his dye, what,
Care: what ought to be a man's chief care,
Carleades, the philosopher, his definition of beauty,
Cartesian, how he would account for the ideas formed
by the fancy, from a single circumstance of the me-
Cases in love answered,
Casimir Liszynski, an atheist in Poland, the manner of his
Cassius, the proof he gave of his temper in his childhood,
castilian, the story of a Castilian husband and his wife,
castle builders, who, and their folles exposed,
Cat, a great contributor to harmony,
Cat cal), a dissertation upon that instrument,
Catiline. Tully's character of him,
Cato, the respect paid him at the Roman theatre, -
The grounds for his belief of the inamortality of the
An instance of his probity,
Cave of Trophonius, several people put into it to be
~Celibacy, the great evil of the nation,
censor, of small wares, an officer to be appointed,
Of marriages,
censure, a tax, by whom paid to the public, and for what,
censure and applause should not mislead us,
Chamont's saying of Monitna’s misfortunts,
chancery court, why erected,
Chaplain. he character of Sir Roger de Coverley's,
chartv, tho great want of it among Christians,
charity-, hool, great instances of a public spirit,
Should be encouraged,
Charles 1. a famous picture of that prince,
chartes 11. h; gaieties.
Charles the Great, his behaviour to his secretary, who had
debanehed his daughter, -
, charins, none can supply the place of virtue,
chastity, the great point of honour in women,
How chastity was prized by the heathens,
chastity of renown, what,

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Civilizes human nature,

181 How to touch it,
395 |Complaisance, what kind of it peculiar to courth
99 compliments in ordinary discourse censured,
579 Exthange of compliments,

430 concave and convex figures in architecture haveo,

choroloess of temper, how to be obtained and pre- est air, and why, ".
served, . - 143 condé (prince of), his face like that of an eagle. g
wherein preferable to mirth, 381 |Confidence, the danger of it to the ladies, *
When worse than tolly or naduloss. 381 | Conquests, the vanity of them,
I he many advantages of a cheerful temper, 381 Connecte (Thomas), a monk in the 14th century, so
cherubins, what the rabbio, say they are; a 600 preacher against the women's commoa • * , es.
chevy Chase, the Spectator's examen of it. 70,74 days, 1 light
children, wrong, measures taken in the education of the Consciousness, when called affectation, i. on A.
13ritish children, - - 157 constancy in sufferings, be excellency of it, o A gre;
The unnaturalness of mothers in making them suck a &om the oy to use mountain otheno. 1 on
stranger's milk, - 246 content, how described by a Rosicrucian, * I onlity
The duty of children to their palents, 436 The virtue of it. so Who of L
If t duelition of children fatal; 431 contentment, the utmost good we can hope" into * I minal
A multitude of them one of the blessings of the married conversation most straightened in numerous.” * I oth,
state. Usually - it compliments, onties or
choir, m in the wood, a ballad, wherein to be commended 85 Wo: *::::::: !. the words”, o
chinese, the punishment anong them for parricide, 189 ‘tion, o tos (M
why the chinese laugh at our gardens, 414 An improvement of taste in letters, : as
chio cha. Jub's letter to the Spectator, 560 Coquette's heart dissected, - o Co.
chke, the illiot, - 456 coquettes, the present numerousnce to what owing to
choyous, his character out of Aristophanes, 464 Great coveys of them about this town, * no
cion, ow religion, the clear proof of its articles, and excel. corollers, their story of St. Francis, theiro it.
kney of its docuriues. 186, 213 Cornaro (Lewis), a remarkable injo" g p
Christianity, the only system that can produce content 574 perance • * An
how much above philosophy. 634 Cot-queans described by a lady who has one so be "et too.
chocolate, a great lo; ! the blood in women, 365 band, - th
chronogram, a piece of falso w it. - o - - - -
§o reproved for not keeping to the text as well §'o, of the Spectato ** o .
hs the preachers, - - 33 ič, ćharlo, "" it ones
church work, slow work, according to Sir Roger de co- His opinion of men offine parts, o
worley. - - 3. Is something of a humorist, * 1 out,
church-yard, the country Change on Sunday, 1 2 His choice of a chaplain, o t
jcero, a nunster, 6 : - x-ran- - -
Ct. or he oment sound in his philosophical writings, 61 * . '. o isoto * : *tus
His genus, - - - 404 is forced to have every room in his hou" evo", or
The oracle's advice to him, 40.4 his chaplain . . . Law.
who be says of scandal, 427 Aotoetor to his church in Woo" 2
of the Roman gladiators, . 436 ino, no one to sleep but ho solo *
o, supersulion, 505 He gives the spectator an account of his .4 ou.
ad desire of glory, 55 - -- - - - -
Clarendon (Earl of his character of a person of a trouble- 4 o to. exploits in the two !
some curiosity. * ----- "a ~ - --
A reflection of that historian, o: o: *...amure o
clarinda, an idol. in what connner worshipped, 73 His aversion to o y o
clavius, provos incapable of auy other studies, became a ce- The manner of his reception at the asite, what o : *
lorated mathematician, 307 whispers the judges in the ear, of to
cleanliness, the praise of “, 631 His adventure when a schoolboy, *
o:eter, * A man tor the landed interest. o
o:a.a description of her sailing down the Cydnos, 400 Ho: o
... ... three-toolooloo.o.o. 21 A doulose won homond Sir Amorowo,
&omen one of the Soto club. 2 fii ooo-eration with * *.
c. ło". o in wearing scarves, 609 tor in Gray's to works, *
:lub: the stie,” " - 217 is int.” - - - --
Cl *"So o that club, #| ||... .."$o. in wou":
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o tion, - 03
Xourtier's habit, on what occasions hieroglyphical, 64
Fourtship, the pleasantest part of a man's life, 261
oowards naturally impudent, 231
'owley (Mr.), abounds in mixed wit, 62
His .# 114
o His opinion of Perseus the Latin satirist, 339
- His description of heaven, 590
His story of Aglais, 610
His ambition, 613
Coxoombs, generally the women's favourites, 123
- Crab, of King's college, Cambridge, chaplain to the club of 78
- y Faces,
"Crazy.orian thought to by reading Milton aloud, 577
"Creation, a poem, commended by the Spectator. 339

The contemplations on creation a perpetual feast of de-
light to the mind of a good man, 3
Credit, a beautiful v. her situation and equipage,
A great valetudinarian,

Credit undone with a whisper, 320
oredulity in wounen infamous, 190
Qies of London require some regulation, 251
Sriminal love, some account of the state of it, 274
£ritic, the qualities requisite to a good one, 291
Critics (French), fool, to one another, 409

Modern ones, some errors of theirs about plays, 592

Cross (Miss), wanted near half a ton of being as handsome
as Madam Van Brisket, a great beauty in the Low

Countries, 32
Cuckoldom abused on the stage, 44t,
Cunning, the accomplishment of whom, 225

Curiosity, one of the strongest and most lasting of our ap-
petites, 23


An instance of absurd curiosity, 439
Custom, a second nature, 437
The effect of it, 437
How to make a good use of it, 437
Cannot make every thing pleasing, 453

Cynaeas, Pyrrhus's chief minister, his handsome reproof to
- that prince, -
Cynthio and Flavia break off their amour very whimsi.




Death: the benefit of death. 349
Rebauchee; his pleasure is that of a destroyer, 199
Debt, the ill state of such as run in debt, 32
Decency nearly related to virtue, 104, 202
Recency of behaviour generally transgressed, 292
Pedications, the absurdity of them in general, 188
Defamation, the sign of an ill heart, 427
Papers of that kind a scandal to the government, 451
To be punished by good ministers, 451
Refinitions, the use of them recommended by Mr. Locke, 373
Deformity no cause of shame, 17

Delicacy; the difference between a true and a false deli.

cacy, 286
The standard of it, 286
Delight and surprise, properties essential to wit, 62
Deluge, Mr. W-n's notion of it reproved, 396
Demurrers, what sort of women so to be called. go
Denying, sometimes a virtue, 458
Dependants, objects of compassion. 282
Deportment. (religious) why so little appearances of it in
England, 448
Descriptions come short of statuary and painting, 416
Please sometime; more than the sight of things, 416
The same not alike relished by all, 41 to
What pleases in them, 4.18

What is great, surprising, and beautiful, more accept-
able to the imagination than what is little, common, or
deformed, 4.18

Desire, when corrected, 400
Detraction, the generality of it in conversation, 348
Devotee, the description of one, 3.54
Devotion, the great advantage of it, 93.

The most natural relief in our afflictions, 163

A man is distinguished from brutes more by devotion
than reason

The errors into which it often leads us, 2

The notions the most refined among the heathens had

of it. 207
Socrates's model of devotions, 207
The noblest buildings owing to devotion, 415.
Diagoras, the atheist, his behaviour to the Athenians in a
storm. 483
Diana's cruel sacrifices condemned by an ancient poet, 45-
Dick Crastin challenges Tom Tulip, 91
Dignitaries of the law, who, 21
Dionysius's ear, what it was, 439
Dionysius, a club tyrant, 508
Disappointment" in love, the most difficult to be conquered
of any other, 163
Discontent, to what often owing, 21-
Discourse in conversation not to be engrossed by one man, 428
Discretion, an under agent of Providence, 1225
loistinguished from cnn.ning, 225
Absolutely necessary in a good husband, 607
Dissenters, their canting way of reading, 147
Dissimulation, the perpetuai inconvenience of it, 10.5
Distempers, difficult to change them for the better, 599.
bono the desire of it implanted in our natures, and
wny. 224
Distra"; persons, the sight of them the most mortifying
thing in nature, 421
• Distrest Mother, a new tragedy, recommended by the spec-
tator, - 290
Divine nature, our narrow conceptions of it, - 565
Its omnipresence and omniscience, 565
Divorce, what esteem d to be a just pretension to one, 41
Doctor in Moorfields, his contrivance. 193
Dogget, the comedian, how cuckolded on the stage, 44t,
For what commende: by the Spectator, 502
Domestic life, reflections concerning it, 45.5
Donne (Dr.) his description of his mistress. 41
Dorigny (Monsieur, his piece of the Transfiguration excel-
cellent in its kind, - 226
Doris, Mr. Congreve's character of, 422
Drama, its first original a religious worship, 40.5
Dream of the Seasons, 4.25
Of golden scales. - 463
Dreams, on what manner considered by the Spectator, 487
The folly of laying any stress upon, or drawing conse-
quences from our dreams, 505
The multitude of dreams sent to the Spectator, 524
A discourse on dreams, 593. 597
Several extravagant ones, 597
Of Trophonius's cave. 599
Dress, the advantage of being well dressed, 360
The ladies' extravagance in it, 435
An ill utention in their singularity, 435
The English character to be modest in it, 435
Drink, the effects it has on modesty, 458
Drinking, a rule prescribed for it. - - 195
Drums, customary, but very improper instruments in a mar-
riage concert. 364
Drunkard, a character of one, 569
is a monster, - 569
Drunkenness, the ill effects of it. 559
What Seneca and Publius Synes said of it. 569
Dry (Will), a man of a clear head, but few words, 476
Dryden (Mr.), his definition of wit censurd, 62

sically, 308
2yrus, how he tried a young lord's virtue, 564
)ACINTHUS, his character, . 462

Jainty (Mrs. Mary), her memorial from the country in-
firmary, 429
"amon and Strephon, their amour with Gloriana, 423
Mancing a discourse on it defended, 67
A necessary accomplishment, - 334
The disadvantages it lieth under, to what owing, 334
Useful on the stage, 370
On the stag faulty, 4to,

The advantages of it.
ange, past, why the reflection of them pleases, 418
ap, orwit (Torn), his opinion of matrimony, . . 482
Reconnended by Will Honeycomb to succeed him in
the Spectator's club. -
ay, the several times of it in several parts of the town,
eath, the time and manner of our death not known to
us, -
The contemplation of it affords a delight mixed with
terror and sorrow. 13
Intended for our relief - -
o of eminent persons the most improving passages
if history, 1 <3. *

His happy turn for prologue or epilogue - - 341
his translation of Iapis's cure of Eucas out of Virgil, 572

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