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Drapier-His account of himself, xii. 187; and of the success of his
letters, xviii. 100. A quaker's application of a text of scripture
when a reward was offered for apprehending him, xvii. 22. Verses
on him, xi 376. Letter to the people of Ireland in his name,
xiii. 310.

Drapier's Hill-xi. 169. Reasons for not building at, 170.

Letters-xii. 95. Character of them, i 277.

Dreams-Verses on, in imitation of Petronius, x 313.

Drewe, Francis-In a very odd manner, orcasions a bill, which was
brought into the Irish parliament, for enlarging the power of the
peerage, to be thrown out, xii. 195.

Drugs-Reasons offered by the Company of Upholders against the
inspection of them, xxiii. 312.

Drunkenness The vice of it restored by the gentlemen of the army,
when almost dropped in England, iv. 159.
Dryden, John-His Hind and Panther, iii. 72.

Dedicates different
parts of his books to different patrons, 75. His prefaces, &c. 121.
Unequal to Virgil, 225. Regretted the success of his own instruc-
tions, and found is readers made suddenly too skilful to be easily
satisfied, iii. 121. His opinion of certain writers, iv. 298. Offend
ed Swift, x. 19. Dryden's prefaces, so useful to modern critics,
originally written to swell the bulk and price of his books, xi. 314.
His relationship to Swift, xix. 150. Introduced Alexandrines, 151.
Why so incorrect, ibid. His Annus Mirabilis, xxiii. 118.
Dublin-Humble representation of the Clergy on a Brief, xii. 87.
Observations on a Paper entitled the Case of the Woollen Manu-
facturers of, 268. Letter to the Archbishop concerning the Wea-
vers, 272. Upon giving Badges to the Poor, 281. Considerations
about maintaining the Poor, 283. Examination of certain Abuses,
&c. in, xiii. 177. Humble Petition of the Footmen of, 231. Advice
to the Freemen on the Choice of a Member, 248. Considerations
on the Choice of a Recorder of, 256. The Dean's Speech to the
Lord Mayor, &c. on being presented with his Freedom, 269. Pro-
posal for giving Badges to the Beggars in, 274.
Dublin-The method used by Dr. King, archbishop of it, to encourage
the clergy of his diocese to residence, xiii. 160. The see of it has
many fee-farms, which pay no fines, 174. The many street robbe-
ries committed there owing to the want of courage in gentlemen,
xii. 60. Wants not its due proportion of folly and vice, both native
and foreign, viii. 228. Methods used by the Intelligencers to be
informed of all occurrences in it, ibid. More infested with beg-
gars after the establishment of the poorhouse than before, xiii. 275.
Shares more deeply in the increasing miseries of Ireland than the
meanest village it, 278. Infested with colonies of beggars sent
thither from England, 280. The number of houses in that city, xiii.
18. Number of families, 27. In money matters, that city may be
reckoned about a fourth part of the whole kingdom, as London is
judged to be a third of England, 28. Contest about the choice of a
mayor, xv. 166 University of Dublin wants to have professorships
confined to the fellows, not left at large, xvii. 173. Fellowships there
obtained by great merit, xix. 122. Dean and chapter of St. Pa-
trick's cathedral possessed of 4000l. a year, xvii. 192. Monuments
there preserved or promoted by Dr. Swift, 193. Law and rules
observed there, in the election of their mayors and aldermen,
xv. 166. Remark on the vanity and luxury of feasting there, xx.
85. Statue of King William there how treated, xxi. 93. The
players there, refusing to give the secretary three hundred a year,
obliged to act as strollers, x. 233. See Hoadly, King,

Duck, Stephen, xviii. 18. A quibbling Epigram on him, xi. 219.
Dudley, Sir Matthew-His laconic letter, xxi. 34.
Duelling-An extraordinary duel, i. 114.

Duke, Dr. Richard-His character, xxi. 148.
Duke upon Duke-A new ballad, xxiv. 24.
Dukes, Mrs. x. 44.

Dun, Sir Patrick, xv. 73.

Dunciad. See Pope.

Duncombe, Alderman-Left his niece 200,000l. xxi. 191.

Denkin, Dr. William-Some account of him, xix. 147. xx. 33, 34, 157,
166, 217, 219. His translation of Carberia Rupes, x. 290.

epigram on the Drapier, xi. 376.
Dunkirk-Memorial concerning, delivered by the Sieur Tugghe, vi.
134. Secured to England by the peace, would have been thought
a glorious acquisition under the duke of Marlborough, though at
the cost of many thousand lives, 217. The demolition of it defer-
red, to remove the difficulties which the barrier treaty occasioned,
220. Yielded by the French king in his preliminaries, but clogged
with the demand of an equivalent, 6. Stipulated in the counter-
project to be demolished, but that article struck out in the barrier-
treaty, ibid. 35. Some observations respecting it, xv. 239. The
duke of Ormond not able to send troops to take possession of it,
when yielded to Britain, ibid. vii. 182. Six regiments sent from
England, under Mr. Hill, for that purpose, 184. On its delivery, a
cessation of arms proclaimed, 185. The universal joy occasioned
in England by the news of its being surrendered, 189.
Dunstable-Project for transporting wheaten straw from Ireland
thither, to be manufactured into hats for the Irish women, xii. 17.
Dunton, John, iii. 65. His tract, entitled Neck or Nothing, the
shrewdest piece written in defence of the whigs, vi. 184.

D'urfy, Mr-Verses occasioned by an &c. at the end of his name, in
the title to one of his plays, xxiv. 15. Prologue designed for his
last play, 17.

Dutch-Some remarks on their practice of trampling on the crucifix,
ix. 244. Why they are no precedent for us, either in religion or
government, iii. 302. To what the preservation of their common-
wealth is to be ascribed, 312. Delivered up Traerbach to the
Imperialists without consulting the queen, vi. 219. In what manner
England bound by an old treaty to assist them whenever attacked
by the French, v. 273. Joined with the English in signing two
treaties with Portugal; but wise enough never to observe them,
282. The advantages granted to them as guarantees of the pro-
testant succession, 284, 286, 297, 309. What the proportion of men
they were to contribute toward the war, 288. Gradually lessened
their proportion in all new supplies, ibid. Never furnished their
quota of maritime supplies, 290. Are ever threatening England
with entering into separate measures of a peace, 319 Why against
a peace, vi. 8. Dutch partnership, wherein it consists 13. Though
they allow the fullest liberty of conscience of any Christian state,
yet admit none into civil offices, who do not conform to the legal
worship, xiii. 211. The English highly blameable, in permitting
them to engross the herring fishery, xix. 74 Their behaviour on
finding the queen in earnest inclined to a peace, vii. 67. Greatly
deficient every year in furnishing their quota, 119. Entirely
abandoned the war in Portugal, 120. In low politics, excel every
country in Christendom, 149. Discontented at seeing the queen
at the head of the negotiation, 159 Their intrigues for entering
into separate measures of peace with France, 166, 207. The in-
ducements which led them to sign the treaty of barrier and succes-
sion, 208. Convinced of their error in trusting to a discontented
party, 211.
In what light they seem to have considered England,
v. 329.
Character of them, xix. 74. xviii. 169. Brief remarks on
them, xxii. 78, 85, 125. A learned Dutchman writes a book to

prove that England wronged them by the peace, 144. Yield to the
barrier treaty, which chiefly retarded the peace, 184.
Dyer's Letter-A paper of lying fame, iv. 309.

Dyot, Justice, a commissioner of the stamp office-In danger of the
gallows, for defrauding the revenue, xxi. 23. His trial, ibid. A
remarkable anecdote of the person (a clerk in Doctors' Commons)
who detected the fraud, 32.

Dying speeches-Of what kind they usually are, xii. 57.


Eachard, Dr-His book of the contempt of the clergy, iii. 25. xiv.
181. xxiii. 156.

Edgworth, Colonel Ambrose, xxi. 39.

--, Talbot, his son, ibid.

Education, modern, Essay on, viii. 37. Of Ladies, xiv. 236.
Education-The manner of educating children in Lilliput, ix. 62.
The necessity of it, iv. 161. The consequences of its defects to
many noble families, viii. 38. Is usually less in proportion as the
estate the children are born to is greater, xiv. 51. Not above a
thousand male human creatures in England and Wales of good
sense and education, xiv. 239. Of females not half that number,
240. What too frequently the consequence of a liberal one, xvii.


Edward, the Black Prince-When he appeared great, xiv. 227.
Edward, the Confessor-First introduced a mixture of the French
tongue with the Saxon, vi. 47. In his time the English gentry
began to affect the French language and manners, in compliance
with their king, who had been bred in Normandy, vii. 227. He
was the first of our princes who attempted to cure the king's evil
by touching; and was the first who introduced what we now call
the common law, ibid.

Edwin, Sir Humphry, lord mayor in 1698-Went in his formalities to
a conventicle, with the insignia of his office, iii. 181. xxiii. 221.
Egremont, John Perceval, earl of, xxi. 175.

Egyptians The first fanatics, iii. 258. Drank nothing but ale, 259.
Eleanor, queen of France-Divorced from Lewis, and married to
Henry duke of Normandy, vii. 295.

Elections Dexterity of the wig ministry in deciding them, v. 58.
Absurdities attending them; 1st, that any who dissent from the
national church should have the privilege of voting; 2d, that an
election should be any charge either to the candidate or to the
ministry; 3d, that the qualification which entitles a freeholder to
vote still remains forty shillings only, though that sum was fixed
when it was equal to twenty pounds at present; 4th, that repre-
sentatives are not elected ex vicinio, but a member perhaps chosen
for Berwick, whose estate is at the Land's End; and many persons
returned for boroughs who do not possess a foot of land in the king-
dom; and, 5th, that decayed boroughs should retain their privilege
of sending members, who in reality represent nobody, xiv. 232, 235.
Elegy-On Mr Demar, a rich usurer, x. 198. A quibbling one on
Judge Boat, 304. A tragical one, called Cassinus and Peter, xi.
A satirical one on the duke of Marlborough, x. 282.
Elephant, or The Parliament-Man, xxiv. 10.


Elizabeth, Queen-Relation of the Riot intended or her Birthday, iv.
307. Her character, iii. 190 Her birthday usually a day of dissi-
pation, iv. 314. Particularly so in 1679, which was intended to be
imitated ie 1711, 316. Her circumstances much resembled those of
Queen Anne, vi. 118 Some account of her conduct ibid. Mixed
money coined by her, for the payment of the army in Ireland, in

the time of Tyrone's rebellion, xii. 107.

Could not resist the arti-
fices of the earl of Leicester; yet would never suffer his openest
enemies to be sacrificed to his vengeance, xiv. 268.

Ellis, Bishop, xv. 47.

Elliston, Ebenezer-His last Speech and dying Words, xii. 55. Ac-
count of him, ibid.

Eloquence-Action necessary to it, viii. 159.
Elstob, Elizabeth, viii. 158.

Emperor of Germany-Why inclined to continue the war, vi. 218,
Prospect of more danger to the balance of Europe from his over-
running Italy, than from France overrunning the empire, 221:
Never paid his contribution toward the Prussian troops, v. 291.
Nor furnished the quota of men stipulated, 292. But chose to
sacrifice the whole alliance to his passion of enslaving his subjects
of Hungary, ibid. Hindered the taking of Toulon, 293. Empire
refuses to grant eight thousand men, for which the English would
have paid forty thousand pounds, toward carrying on the war on
the side of Italy, 294. The emperor's conduct when Portugal came
into the grand alliance, 295. His return made for the places con-
quered for him, by the English, 297. His objections to the peace,
vii. 215. The reasons why he did not agree to it at last, 217.
Emperor of Lilliput-A great patron of learning, ix. 20. Lives
chiefly upon his own demesnes, 29. His style in public instruments,
41. His palace described, 45.

Employments-Good morals more to be regarded than great abilities,
in choosing persons for them, ix. 61 None more eager for them than
such as are least fit for them, xv. 190. In general, very hard to get,
xxii. 202. By the act of succession, no foreigner can enjoy any,
civil or military, xvi. 109.

Enclosures-Reflections on their consequences, xx. 39.
England-History of, vii. 219.

General satire re-

England-Excellence of its government, iii. 316.
ceived in it with thanks instead of offence, whereas in Athens it
might only be personal, 59. The political state of it described, ix.
141. What the bulk of the people in, 213. Degeneracy of the.
people of, 227. State of, in Queen Anne's time, 280. What the.
only means the people of it have to pull down a ministry and
government they are weary of, xxiii. 302. What necessary to
frighten the people of it once a year, 305. Prosecuted the war
with greater disadvantages than either its enemies or allies, and
less able to recover itself at the conclusion of it, v 17. Ought not
to have been a principal in the confederate war with France, v.
263, 267. Had no reason to boast of its success in that under King
William, 270. No nation ever so long and scandalously abused by
its domestic enemies and foreign friends, ibid. Its strength shame-
fully misapplied to ends very different from those for which the war
was undertaken, 275. Carried on the war at a great expense in
Spain, on a vain belief that the Spaniards, on the first appearance
of a few troops, would revolt to the house of Austria, 277. Neglect-
ed to use her maritime power in the West Indies, 278. The reason
alleged for this conduct, 279. Must mortgage the malt tax,
to carry on the war another campaign, 316. Received the refor-
mation in the most regular way, xiii. 239. What it gets yearly
by Ireland, xii. 104. The taste of it infamously corrupted by shoals
of those who write for their bread, xviii. 99. Swift apprehensive
that liberty could not long su vive in, xix. 136, 164. An enumera-
tion of its public absurdities, xiv. 231. An abstract of its history
before the conquest, vii. 224 Above nineteen millions expended
by England in the war more than its proper proportion, vii. 122.
The true way of increasing its inhabitants to the public advantage,

131. Character of the people, iv. 219. vi. 124. xxiii. 169. Progress
of its government, xviii. 157, 158. Its constitution admirably fitted
for the purposes of a king, 165 General discontent, that it should
be engaged in a very expensive war, while all the other powers of
Europe were in peace, xvii. 85. What the too frequent practice
there with respect to mad-houses, xviii. 214.


So connected with
Ireland, that the natives of both islands should study and advance
each others interest, xix. 72.
English language-Letter to the Earl of Oxford on its Improvement,
vi. 43. English tongue. Discourse to prove its Antiquity, xiv.
351. The expediency of an effectual method of correcting, enlarg-
ing, and ascertaining it, vi. 45. Its improvements are not in pro-
portion to its corruptions, 46. Had two or three hundred years
ago a greater mixture with the French than at present, 48.
arrived to such perfection as to occasion any apprehension of its
decay, 49. The period wherein it received most improvement, 50.
The state of it in King Charles the Second's time, 51 Has been
much injured by the poets since the restoration, 52. Reasons why
words in it ought not to be spelt as pronounced, 53. The pronun
ciation of it much more difficult to the Spaniards, French, and
Italians, than to the Swedes, Danes, Germans, and Dutch, 54.
Means to be used for reforming it, 55. A society of judicious men
should be selected for that purpose, ibid. To whom, the French
academy, as far as it is right, might be a model, 56. Many words
ought to be thrown out of the English language; many more
corrected; some, long since antiquated, restored on account of
their energy and sound, ibid. When the language is fully correct-
ed, it might occasionally be enlarged by the adoption of a new
word, which, having once received a sanction, should never be
Buffered to become obsolete, 59. Corruptions of it, viii. 184. The
progress of the Dean's plan, xv. 175, 228, 241, 245. The language
advanced by Sir William Temple to great perfection, iii. 280.
Swift's younger days, had produced no letters of any value, 281.
English Bubbles, Essay on, xii. 22.

Englishman-A paper so called, vi. 190.


Enthusiasm The spring-head of it as troubled and muddy as the
current, iii. 151. Has produced revolutions of the greatest figure in
history, 243. Definition of the word in its universal acceptation,
ibid. The various operations of religious enthusiasm, 244.
Enthusiasm, Letter on-By whom written, iii. 9.

Epaminondas-One of the six greatest men in the world, ix. 219. An
instance in which he appeared great, xiv. 227.

Ephori-Wherein their office consisted at Sparta, ii. 280.
Epic poem-A receipt to make one, xxiii. 86.

Epicurus Opinions ascribed to him not his own, iii. 268. Had no
notion of justice, but as it was profitable, xiv. 136, Misled his
followers into the greatest vices, ibid. His sect began to spread at
Rome in the empire of Augustus, and in England in Charles II.'s
reign, 178. The greatest of all freethinkers, 217.

Epigrams Tom cudgelled, x. 97. Catullus de Lesbia, 121. From
the French, 122. On scolding, 235. Joan cudgels Ned, 303. On
Wood's brass money, xi. 4. On windows, 51, 55. On a very old
glass, 72. Paulus, 119. On Stephen Duck, 219. The power of
time, 224. On the busts in Richmond hermitage, 281. On Gulli-
ver, 346. The Dean and Duke, 347. By Dr. Swift on his deafness,
348. Answered, 349. On Virtiginosus, 350. On Bishop Rundle's
fall, 352. On the magazine at Dublin, 367. On Dr. Swift's in-
tended hospital for idiots and lunatics, 369. On the Drapier, 376.
On two great men, 378. Occasioned by an inscription on the Dean's
monument, 382. On Carthy's threatening to translate Pindar, 396.
On Delacourt's complimenting Carthy, ibid. The inconstant love,

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