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NOTES CRITICAL AND EXPLANATORY.

No. 521.

(a) By St. 7. ch. 17. of Anne, all wagers laid upon a contingency relating to the war with France were declared to be

void.

No. 523.

(a) By Mr. Thomas Tickell-See No. 620.

No. 524.

(a) This paper has been ascribed to Professor Simpson of Glasgow-others say it was the joint production of Professor Dunlop and a Mr. Montgomery a merchant, both of that city.

No. 526.

(a) "The Bishop Hoadly was once invited, and was present,, when Bishop of Bangor, at one of the Whig meetings, at the Trumpet in Sheer-lane, where Steele rather exposed himself in his zeal, having the double duty of the day upon him, as well to celebrate the immortal memory of King William, it being the 4th of November, as to drink his friend Addison up to conversation pitch, whose phlegmatic constitution was hardly warmed for society by that time Steele was not fit for it. "Sir Richard being, in the evening, a little too much in the same condition, was put into a chair and sent home. morning he was much ashamed, and sent the Bishop this distich;

"Virtue with so much ease on Bangor sits,

"All faults he pardons, though he none commits."

Next:

"On such another occasion the waiters were hoisting him into a hackney-coach, with some labor and pains, when a Tory Mob was just passing by, and their cry was, Down with the Rump, &c. Up with the RUMP, cried Sir Richard to the waiters, or I shall not get home to-night.

No. 527.

(a) This last letter, and the verses, are by Pope, but the paper has no signature.

A a

No. 529.

(a) In some universities, as in Dublin for instance, they have Doctors of Music, who take rank after the doctors of the three learned professions, and above Esquires.

No. 531.

(a) By Bishop Burnet, at the funeral of the Honorable Robert Boyle.

No. 545.

(a) This paper is ridiculing the corruption of the Jesuit missionaries in China.

No. 546.

(a) Ximenia, or The Heroic Daughter, by C. Cibber, taken from the Cid of Racine.

No. 547.

(a) Dr. Grant, then a celebrated oculist, originally a cobler.— Moore was a vender of worm-powder.

No. 555.

(a) This is by many considered as a blunder of Steele's.See Notes on No. 1. Vol. 1. (e)

(b) Addison.

Mr. Garrick told that Addison was really the author of this Epilogue, and that he gave it to Mr. Budgell, that it might add weight to an application then making for him to Ministry.

(d) This gentleman is supposed to be alluded to in the cha racter of Sir Andrew Freeport. He was an ingenious man, and wrote several things on the British trade.

(e) Sir A. Vandycke, prior to this, excelled in face-painting. Though a Dutchman, he spent most of his days in England, and died at Blackfriars, December 1641, aged 42.

No. 556.

(a) In Johnson's lives, the following papers in this volume are given to Addison, viz. Nos. 556, 557, 558, 559, 561, 562, 565, 567, 568, 569, 571, 574, 575, 579, 580, 582, 583, 584, 585, 590, 591, 598, and 600-but several others are undoubtedly his.

In the seven preceding volumes of the Spectator the papers were published every day, Sunday excepted; those in the eighth volume came out only three times a week. Steele, it is said, had no concern in the last volume, which we are told was chiefly composed by Addison and Mr. Eustace Budgell. There are none of the papers in it lettered at the end, as they

are in the other seven volumes. Addison produced more than a fourth part, and the other contributors are by no means un worthy of appearing as his associates-Dr. Johnson thought this volume more valuable than any one of those that went before it. Addison's papers in it are marked on the authority of Mr. Tickell.

No. 557.

(a) Archbishop Tillotson, vol. 2. ser. 1.

No. 567.

(a) Marlborough, Treasurer.

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INDEX.

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CTION, a necessary qualification in an orator, No. 541.

Tully's observations on action adapted to the British the-
atre, ibid.

Actor, absent, who so called by Theophrastus, ibid.
Ambition, various kinds of it, No. 570.

Anatomy, the Spectator's speculation on it, No. 543.

Anacharsis, the Corinthian drunkard, a saying of his, No. 569.
Araspas and Panthea, their story out of Xenophon, No. 564.
Aristippus, his saying of content, No. 574.

Arm (the) called by Tully the orator's weapon, No. 541.
Art, the design of it, ibid.

Augustus, his saying of mourning for the dead, No. 575.
His reproof to the Roman bachelors, No. 528.

Authors, their precedency settled according to the bulk of
their works, No. 529.

BACON (Sir Francis) his extraordinary learning and parts,

No. 554.

Bantam, ambassador of, his letter to his master about the Eng-
lish, No. 557.

Bion, his saying of a greedy search after happiness, No. 574.
Blank, his letter to the Spectator about his family, No. 563.
Bonosus, the drunken Briton, a saying of him, after he had
hanged himself, No 569.

Body (human), the work of a transcendently wise and powerful
Being, No. 543.

CALAMITIES, whimsical ones, No. 558.

Cato, the grounds for his belief of the immortality of the
soul, No. 537.

An instance of his probity, No. 557.

Celibacy the great evil of the nation, No. 528.
Chancery court, why erected, No. 564.

Chit-chat club's letter to the Spectator, No. 560.

Christianity, the only system that can produce content, No. 574.
Cicero, the great Roman orator, his extraordinary desire of
glory, No. 554.

Coffee- house liars, two sorts of them, No. 521.

Content, how described by a Rosicrusian, No. 574.

The virtue of it, ibid.

Crazy, a man thought so by reading Milton aloud, No. 577.
Cyrus, how he tried a young lord's virtue, No. 564.

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