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A. ABBREVIATIONS of English proper names, 320. Abbey, near Sir Roger's house, contemplations in it, 251. Abel Drugger, his appropriate sign-post, 71. Abigails, male, in fashion among the ladies, 109. Abstinence, the benefit of it, 408. Academy for the exercise of the fan, 238. Accent in the speech of every nation different, 74. Acosta, his answer to Limborch, on Jewish ceremonies, 440. Acrostic, a piece of false wit, divided into simple and compound, 147. Action, of Nicolini, superior to that of English tragedians, 42. Actions, classed into good, evil, and indifferent, 439. Acts of parliament, in favour of public credit pointed out, 14. Addison, a much better poet in prose than in verse, 327, note. Addisonian termination, graceful in light writing, 224, note. Advertisement, for finding the Spectator, 36. Respecting Mr. Powell,

100. Of races and a grinning-match at Coleshill, in Warwickshire,

367. Of a lottery ticket, 403. Advice: no order of persons too great to be advised, 82. Æneas, his lamentation over Lausus whom he had slain, 179. Æneid, turned into Latin rhymes, 145. Ægyptian temple, compared to a hoop-petticoat, 303. Ægyptians, worship the crocodile, 298. AMictions, remedies for, 336. Devotion, a principal one, 337. Agamemnon, transmigration of his soul into an eagle, 437: Ajax, transmigration of his soul into a lion, 436. Alabaster, Dr. a rabbinical divine, his mysterious text, 454. Alcibiades the second, Plato's dialogue on prayer, so entitled, 426. Alcoran, a famous passage in it respecting time, 223. Ale, quantity drank by the everlasting club, 181. Alexander the Great, his expedition, an opera projected on it, 77. His

stratagem of burying gigantic suits of armour, 303. Allegory of Luxury and Avarice, 127. On Wit, 160. In the style of

Plato, 385.
Alpheus, river, in the French opera, appears in a periwig, 76.
Altar, a species of minor Greek poetry, 139.

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Ambition the occasion of factions, 296. Most men subject to it, 447.

Of use when rightly directed, ib.
Americans, their belief that all creatures have souls, 128. Exemplified

in a vision of one of their countrymen, 129.
Amorous men, most susceptible of jealousy, 358.
Amsterdam, a standing jest there, 116.
Amusements of life, when innocent, necessary, and allowable, 220.
Anachronism in the tragedy of Edipus, 100.
* Anagram of a man,' 146.
Anagrams, an invention of the monkish ages, 146. A regiment of, in

the temple of Dulness, 162.
Anarchy, a phantom in the hall of Public Credit, 16.
Andrews, Bishop, punned sinners into repentance, 151.
Andromache, a great fox-hunter, 134.
Animals, the different make of every species, 272. The instinct of

brutes exemplified in several instances, 273, 274. God himself the
soul of brutes, 276. The variety of arms with which they are
provided by nature, 277. Formation of the oyster and the mole,

Anne the First, idea of an imaginary historian describing her reign,

Antanaclasis, a species of pun, 151.
Ape, a species of female formed from it, 434.
Apollodorus, a saying of his, on cats and whore-masters, 419.
Apology, an artful one, for an hyperbole, 229, note.
Apothecary, his employment, 406.
Apparitions, the creation of weak minds, 251.
Appetites, lust and hunger the most violent in all creatures, 272.
April, the first of, the merriest day in the year, 118.
Arabian Nights' Tales, story of the king and physician from, 405.
Aretine, the satirist, boasted to have laid the Sophi of Persia under

contribution, 60.
Argentre, Monsieur d', notices the extravagant head-dresses of the

fourteenth century, 229.
Arguments for the immortality of the soul, 255.
Aristenætus, his description of a beautiful woman applied to wit, 153.
Aristotle, his observations on lambic verse, 92. Respecting tragedy,

94, 97, 100. His recommendation of several species of puns, 150.
Belonging to the second class of great geniuses, 330. His notion
of the world and its Creator, 349. His remark on sculpture applied

to education, 443.
Aristophanes, his ridicule of Socrates, 59.
Aristus and Aspasia, their characters, 307. Their virtues blended in

their children, 305.
Armida, an Amazonian enchantress, 19.
Arrow, its path, an emblem of life, 66.
Arsinoe, the first opera that gave us a taste for Italian music, 50.
Art, its productions perishable, 350.
Artifice, an ill contrived one, in a tragic poet, for moving pity, 102. -

Artist, wherein he has the advantage of an author, 350.
Arts, several acquired without learning them, 202.
As in præsenti, a fund of quotations for sermons, 452.
As much as, the comparative, used improperly, 258, note.
Aspatia, her character, 307.
Ass, between two bundles of hay, a case put by the schoolmen, 401.

A species of women made fronı the ingredients which compose that

animal, 433. Ass-races, at Coleshill, 367. Assembly, an irregular one, information against, 25. Association of honest men, proposed, to neutralize party-spirit, 296.

Form of their declaration, 297. Associations of ideas instanced from Mr. Locke, 252. Atheism, a phantom in the hall of Public Credit, 16. Atheists, great zealots and bigots, 392. Their opinions downright

nonsense, ib. Inexcusable in endeavouring to convert a believer, 394. Atheistical author, his death-bed conference with a curate, 351. Audiences are at present void of common sense, 42. Aulus Gellius, an heathen saying on religion quoted by him, 416. Aurelia, a character, 45. Author, necessity of the reader's knowing his size, temper, and com

plexion, 3. In what manner one author is a mole to another, 292. Wherein an author has the advantage of an artist, 350. The care an author ought to take of what he writes, ib. A story of an atheistical author, 351. Authors, most apt to miscarry in works of

humour, 84. Avarice, its temples, adherents, attendants, officers, &c. 127. Operates

with luxury, 125. Its war and accommodation with luxury, 127,

128. Avarice, described as a painter, 197. Ax, a species of Greek poem so called, 139.

B. Bacon, Sir Francis, his observation on a well-written book, 33. Be

longing to the second class of great geniuses, 330. His description

of the fruits of friendship, 166. Badinage of Mr. Addison, never detracts from the dignity of his cha

racter, 195, note.
Bags of money suddenly transformed into sticks and paper, 16.
Ball, a great help to female conversation, 44.
Bank, the Spectator's visit to it, 14.
Baptist Lully, his prudent management, 75.
Barbarity arising from unbridled passions, 445.
Battles, in tragedy, better told than represented, 102.
Baxter, a page of his found under a Christmas pye, 199. Raillery on

that subject, how tempered, 200, note.
Bayle, his opinion on the soul of brutes, 276.
Beau, contrasted with a Quaker, 47.
Beauty, its duration much shorter than the term of life, 208.

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