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teous readers, 120. They and their booksellers the two only satis
fied parties in England, 161. To what the world is indebted for
the number of them, 163. The different dispositions of them in
France and in England, xxiii. 370. Curll's instructions to a porter,
to find those employed by him, 349. Those employed by the whigs
represent the sentiments of their party unfairly, v. 187. An author
should for a time suppress his works, according to the advice of Ho
race, xxii. 243. A rule to discover the author of any book, iv. 116.
Auxiliaries-England should have entered into the confederate war
against France only as an auxiliary, v. 267, 271.

Avarice Description of it, ix. 294. Sir Richard Blackmore's defini-
tion of it, xxiii. 356. The extremes of that passion more frequent
and extravagant than of any other, 114. The mischiefs of it multi-
ply themselves in a public station, 115. Distinguished into two
kinds, one consistent with ambition, the other not, 116.

Avicen-His opinion of the effects of learning in those who are unfit
to receive it, xxiii. 334.

Ay and No. A Tale from Dublin, xi. 365. Ay and No. A Fable,
xxiv 59.

Aylmer, Lord, vi. 177.


Bacon, Lord-His observation on the use of royal prerogative, xii.
157. When convicted of bribery, made a despicable figure, xiv.


Balance of power-To be carefully held by every state, ii. 277. How
to preserve it in a mixed state, ibid. Methods taken to destroy it
in most ages and countries, 284. What the consequences which
ensue upon its being broken, 308. That state might be immortal,
in which it could be always held exactly even, 317. How it has
been affected in England at different times since the Norman con-
quest, 318. The absolute necessity of it in a limited state instanced
in the conduct of Cromwell, 320. Verses on the balance of Europe,
xxiv. 42. Balance of Europe more endangered by the emperor's
overrunning Italy, than by France overrunning the empire, vi.

Balaguer, Mr. private secretary to Lord Carteret, xvii. 49.
Ballad on a Stanza being added to one of the Author's, x. 49.
Baldwin, provost, xvii. 140.

Ballyspellin, spa in the county of Kilkenny-Ballad on, xi. 112. An-
swered, 115.

Balnibarbi-The country and its metropolis described, ix. 195.
Bank-Humourous proposal for establishing a Swearers Bank, xii.


Bankers-Verses on the run upon them in the year 1720, x. 210. A
necessary evil in a trading country, xii. 302. To hang up half a
dozen yearly in Ireland, would be an advantage to it, 303.
Banter-Whence the word borrowed, iii, 34.

Barber, John, lord mayor of London-xvi. 30. xviii. 240. xxi. 202.
Acknowledges his great obligations to Dr. Swift, and at his request
makes Mr. Pilkington his chaplain, xviii. 207. Sends an original
picture of the Dean to the university of Oxford, xx. 297. Some ac-
count of him, xx. 57.

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Mrs-A letter supposed to be written by Dr. Swift to the
queen on her behalf, xviii 61. The dean's invitation to a party of
friends to meet to correct her poems, xi. 285. Her history and cha-
racter, xviii. 70. xix. 30, 36. xx. 61


Rupert, an eminent painter, xx. 62.

Dr. Constantine, a learned physician, xx. 62.

Barnard, Charles-xxiv. 149.

Barrier Treaty-Remarks on it, vi. 1.

Barrier Treaty-The difficulties it occasioned retarded the demoli-
tion of Dunkirk, vi. 220. When concluded, v. 284. The Dutch
appointed by it guarantees of the protestant succession, and reward-
ed for accepting that honour, ibid. Signed by only one of the ple-
nipotentiaries, 287 The first project of it, vi. 3. The article for
the demolition of Dunkirk struck by the Dutch out of the counter-
project of it made in London, 6. Only two of the twenty-one arti-
cles have any relation to England, ibid. The meaning of the word
barrier, as understood by the Dutch, 7. The towns given them as
a barrier imposed more on the English than when under the king
of Spain, 11. The queen unreasonably made guarantee of the
whole of it, 13. The treaty itself, 18 The two separate articles,
28, 30. Articles of the counterproject stuck out or altered by the
Dutch, 31. The sentiments of Prince Eugene and Count Zinzen.
dorf relating to it, 9, 36, 39. Representations of the English mer-
chants at Bruges relating to it, 39. See Townshend.
Barebone, Dr-His scheme for building, xiii. 18.
Barry, Clement-x. 245.

Barrymore, Elizabeth, countess-xxii, 139.
Barton, Mrs-Niece to Sir Isaac Newton.
xviii. 6.

Account of her,

Bateman, a famous bookseller, xxi 117.
Bathurst, Earl-His letter to Dr. Swift, alluding to a proposal for
providing for the Irish poor, xvii. 280 His speech about the pen-
sion bill greatly applauded, xviii. 4. Rallies Dr. Swift humour-
ously upon his writings, as borrowed or stolen, 13; and satirically
the writers of the last and present age, 14. More in the same
strain, upon the doctor's way of living, recommending temperance
and frugality to him, 52. His remark on corporations, physicians,
and lawyers, 256. Rallies Dr. Swift upon the course of employ-
ment he was fallen into, 258. His opinion of the state of England,
xvii 280. Conduct toward his tenants, xx. 150. Reflections on the
death of Queen Caroline, 151. Comparison of Mr. Pope, 151. His
fine wood at Oakley described, xix. 48. His friendly indignation
on seeing an article in the newspapers of a gun being fired at Dr.
Swift, 209; whence he takes occasion to expatiate on the exter-
siveness of our author's fame, ibid.

Battle of the Books, iii. 200. Not a plagiarism, ii. 207.
Baucis and Philemon-A poem, x. 69.

Beach, Thomas-Account of his melancholy death, xix. 149.
Beadles Should not be allowed to keep alehouses, xiii. 282.
Beasts-Their Confession to the Priest, xi. 286.

Beau-Character of one, x. 351.

Beaumont, Joseph, xvii. 38. Some account of him, xxi. 1. Invented
mathematical sleaing tables of great use in the linen manufactory,
ibid. Promised a premium of 2001. by government, 6. In expec-
tation of receiving it, 23. Recommended by Swift, 236. Very
old, 240.

Beautiful Young Nymph going to Bed, xi. 232.

Beauty-A Receipt to form one, x. 59. Verses on its Progress, 218.
Beggars-Dublin more infested with them since the poor-house there
than before, xiii. 275. The only objection to the proposal of giv-
ing them badges answered, 276. Have generally a vagabond spi-
rit, that ought to be punished, 284.

Beggars Opera-Its merits and success, viii. 234. xvii. 166, 177, 179.
Disapproved of by Sir Charles Wogan, xviii. 95,99. Reasons why
the second part should not be printed before it is acted. xvii. 248.
A sermon preached against it by Dr. Herring, viii, 236. xvii, 195,

Rerhearsal of the second part of it stopped, by order from the lord
chamberlain, xviii 238.

Behn, Mrs. Afra-iii. 226.

Belief-Not an object of compulsion, xiv. 158.

Bellowers-Beadies so called in Ireland, xiii. 284.

Bennet, Miss Nelly-A celebrated beauty, her visit to France, xvi.
196. Song on her, xxiv. 38.

Bentley, Dr.-According to Mr. Boyle, not famous for civility, iii.
209. A character of him, in the person of Scaliger, 229. On the
English tongue, vi. 47.

Berkeley, Charles, Earl of,-xv. 25, 28. His epitaph, x. 91. Rough
draught of it, xv. 146. His letter to Dr. Swift, xv. 41. The Dean
(who had been formerly his chaplain) invited to attend him in his
fast illness, at Berkeley Castle; but could not go, xxi. 12. The
earl died of a dropsy, 22. His character, vi. 169.

Berkeley, James, Earl of Married Lady Louisa Lenox, the duke of
Richmond's daughter, xxi. 130.

Dr. George, bishop of Cloyne-xvi. 21. xvii. 39, 41. xviii.
182. An account of him. and his plan for erecting a university at
Bermudas, xvi. 300. xvii. 12. The Dean the first cause of his pro-
motion, i. 91. xxii. 227.

Mr. Monck-Extracts from his life of Swift, ii. 255.
2 Hon. George-xix. 189.

Lady Betty-x. 49. Added a stanza to a ballad of Swift's,
49. See Germain.

Lady Penelope-xviii. 125.

Bernage, Mr-xx. 168. Recommended by Swift to the duke of Ar-
gyll, xxi. 145. Obtains a commission, 167, 199.

Bettesworth, Mr-Verses on him, xi. 299. The steps he took to re-
venge himself on the Dean, and the resolution of the inhabitants
of St. Patrick's to protect him, ii. 129. xix. 65, 68. His exultation
on hearing his name would be transmitted to posterity in the
Dean's Works, xi. 300.

Betty the Grisette-Verses to, xi. 197.

Bible-The excellence of the English translation of it, vi. 57. The
arguments of objectors against it summarily answered, xiv. 203.
Bickerstaff, Isaac, Esq-His Predictions for the Year 1708, iv. 101.
Answer to his Predictions, 113. Accomplishment of the first of his
Predictions, 119. Mr. Partridge's Detection of them, 124. Vin-
dication of him, 133. His predictions actually burnt in Portugal,
by order of the Inquisition, 134. His origin, viii. 215. Whence the
Dean first assumed the name, iv. 100

Bigamy, Will-Service done by him to the church, v. 84. See Cow-
per, (lord chancellor.)

Bindon, Mr-A celebrated painter and architect, xi. 372. xx. 268.
Bingley, Robert Benson, Lord-xxii 84, 207. Beaten by mistake,
coming out of Lord Oxford's house, xvi. 92.

Birth-day Presents-Verses occasioned by, 282.

Bishopricks-The origin of their revenues, while vacant, being claim-
ed by the crown, vii. 231.

Bishops-Arguments against enlarging their Power in letting Leases,
xii. 63. How elected in the middle ages, vii. 251. Those of Osso-
ry and Killaloe empowered to solicit the affair of the first fruits, &c.
in Ireland, xv. 103 Mr. Pulteney's remark on their political uni-
ty, xix. 139. Wherein their office consists, xiii. 149. Bill passed
the Irish house of lords, empowering them to oblige the country
clergy to build a house upon what part of the glebe they should
command, 151. Another, relating to the division of parishes into
as many parcels as the bishop should think fit, 152. Bishops sent
from England, a great disadvantage and discouragement to the

Irish, xvii. 34. The worst solicitors in the world, except in their
own concerns, and why, xv. 114.

Bishops, (and other ecclesiastical corporations)-Prohibited from set-
ting their land for a term above twenty-one years, xii. 64.
Bite-A new-fashioned way of being witty, and the constant amuse-
ment at court, and among great people, xv. 31
Blackmore, Sir Richard-iii. 262. xxiii. 39, 49, 342. His definition

of avarice, xxiii. 345. A proficient in the low sublime, xi. 318.
Verses to be placed under his picture, xxiv. 74.

Blacksmiths-Their petition to the lord mayor and aldermen of Lon-
don against certain virtuosi, xxiii. 316.'

Blackwall, Sir Lambert-vi. 175.

Blaney, Lord-Dr. Swift's petition against him, i. 25
Blessinton, Wm. Stewart, earl of-xx. 146.

Blount, Mrs. Martha-Verses on her birth-day, xxiv. 36. Her con-
stancy in friendship mentioned with honour by Mr. Pope, xx.

Blueskins A famous thief, xi. 42.

Blunt, Sir John-His account of the funds from 1707 to 1710, vii.

Bohea tea-Bad for the head, xxi. 214.
Bolingbroke-See St. John.

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the old lord, xix. 247.

the first lady, xvi. 140.

the second lady, xvii. 109. 228.

Bolton, (archbishop of Cashell,) xv. 25. xvi. 277. His character, vi.
163. xi. 254. xxi. 47. When chancellor of St. Patrick's took every
opportunity of opposing Swift, xvi. 178, 277; and when made a
bishop, left Swift embroiled for want of him, 277. A maxim he
learned from politicians, xix. 148.

Bon Mots-xiv. 258. See Swiftiana.

Books-Like men, have only one way of coming into the world, but
many of going out of it, iii. 48. The same book may as well be
christened with different names as other infants of quality, 74. Mr.
Dryden gave his a multiplicity of godfathers, 75. The most ac-
complished way of using them in this age, 132. The turn they give
to our thoughts and way of reasoning, viii. 20. A wrong method
and ill choice of them makes women the worse for what they have
read, 90.
A book may be read with pleasure, though the author
detested, xiv. 178. To know from what quarter some books come,
a good way toward their confutation, iv, 45. Little encouragement
for publishing books in Ireland, xviii. 97,
Booksellers-Liberal to authors, xviii. 276.

Boots, torturing-When and how used, xiv. 339.

Bothmar, M. envoy from the elector of Hanover-His memorial, xv.
292 Published by the connivance of his master, vii. 47. A strata-
gem used by M. Bothmar to make it appear authentic, 48.
ceived his master by false representations, 190.


Bothwell bridge-The action there between the king's forces under
the Duke of Monmouth, and the rebels, xiv. 299, 303.

Bottle On a great buried one, x. 279. The epitaph, ibid.

Boucher, a famous gamester-When worth 50,0001. dunned the duke
of Buckingham (to whom he had been footman) for wages, viii.


Boufflers, Mons-A fanfaronnade of his, viii. 99.

Boulter, Primate, xii. 165.

Bounce at Twickenhamn, to Fop at Court, xxiv. 76.

Bourbon, duke of-The magnificence of his stables at Chantilly, xix.


Bourignon, Madam-Her opinion respecting man at his first creation,
xxiii 119.

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Bouts Rimés. On Signora Domitilla, xi. 156. Origin of their inved-
tion, ibid. Finely ridiculed by Sarasin, ibid.

Boyer, Abel-Remarks on his Political State of Great Britain, v. 213.
Taken up for his abuse, iv. 217, xxi. 321.

Boyle, Hon. Charles, xvi. 278.

Boyle, Mr. Henry, v. 42. Secretary of state, xv. 106. Turned out,
xxi. 12. His character, vi. 172. See Orrery.

Boyse, Mr.-His book, "Of a scriptural bishop," burnt at Dublin, xv.

Brain-Of what composed, iii. 252. If of a contexture not fit to re-
ceive learning, how affected upon being mixed with it, according to
Avicen, xxiii. 334.

Brasiers-Their petition against certain virtuosi, xxiii. 316.
Breut, Mrs. The Dean's housekeeper, xviii. 108.
Brevet-What the term means, xxii. 209.

Brief-The representation of the clergy of Dublin, against the arch-
bishop's command concerning one, xii. 87. Clergy and church-
wardens cannot be legally commanded to go from house to house
to collect for it, 89.

Brinsden, the oculist, xvi. 102.

Bristol-Some few vessels fitted out there by private adventurers took
one of the Aquapulco ships, v. 279.

Bristol, George Lord Digby, earl of, xvi. 271.

Britain-The purchase of the whole island, if it were to be sold, v.
315. The Britons embraced Christianity very early, vii. 225.
Their original language, 226.

British Apollo-Some account of that paper, xxiv. 168.

British tongue-Why more Latin words remain in it than in the old
Saxon, vi. 47.

Brobdingnag-Voyage to, ix. 87. Described, 121. The king of it
discourses with Gulliver upon the political state of England, 141.
The learning of its inhabitants, 152. Their style and manner of
writing, 153.

Broderick, Alan, iv. 24. xv. 47, 302.

Thomas, vi. 142.

Brogue. A covering for the feet, xii. 174.
Bromley, Clobery, xxi. 174.

William, vi. 205. xv. 286.
Broomstick-Meditation upon, iii. 275.

Brother Protestants and fellow Christians-On the use of the words,
xi. 298.

Brotherly love-No duty more incumbent upon those who profess the
Gospel than it, xiv. 56. The several causes of the want of it, and
the consequences of such want, 56, 62. Motives and exhortations
to embrace and continue in it, 62, 66.

Brown, Sir Thomas, viii. 151.

Dr. Peter. Bishop of Corke, xvii. 30. xxii. 170.
Ursula. Sister of Sir John Duncombe, xxi. 191.

Browne, Sir John, xiii 3. xvii. 186. His letter to Swift, xvii. 183.
One of Wood's evidences, xii. 127.

Bruges Representation of the English merchants there, relative to
the Barrier Treaty, vi. 39.

Brutes-Why incapable of carrying on war against their own species,
iii. 193.

Brutus, Junius and Marcus.

world, ix. 219.

Two of the six greatest men in the

Brutus, Marcus-The motives which induced him to prefer Pompey
to Cæsar commended, vi. 30.

La Bruyere-Introduces new terms not to be found before his time,
vi. 49.

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