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Delight and surprise, properties essential to wit, 154.
Demurrers, a sect of women so denominated, 206. Cautions to them,
Dennis, Mr. his humourous lines on laughter, 118.
Devotion, the great advantage of it, 219. A main resource in affic-
tions, 337. Notions of the most refined heathens respecting it, 426.
Distinguishes men from brutes more than reason does, 414. To be
early inculcated in children, 414. Its errors, when not moderated
by reason, 415. Degenerates into enthusiasm and superstition, 416,
and idolatry, 417. Socrates's model of devotions, 426.
Dialogue on Prayer, by Plato, the substance of it, 426.
Dictated, improper use of the word, 287, note.
Diet, simple, most agreeable to nature, 407.
Dignitaries of the law, who, 55.
Diodorus Siculus, his account of the ichneumon, 298.
Diogenes, his encounter with a young man going to a feast, 407.
Disappointment, in love, harder to overcome than any other, 336.
Discharging the fan, directions for, 238.
Diseurs de bonne avanture, fortune-tellers, so called by the French,
Diversions, useful and innocent, a method of employing time, 220.
Divine presence, a sense of it promotes cheerfulness of temper, 219.
Dorset (lord), delighted in old ballads, 201.
Dog, its nature transfused into the souls of scolds, 433.
Dog and gridiron, a sign, 70.
Douglas, Earl, his heroic fall at Chevy Chase, 177.
Drapery, an everlasting one, proposed, 308.
Dream of Glaphyra, from Josephus, 254.
Dress, female, the product of an hundred climates, 171.
Dress, in the country, old fashioned, 271.
Drinking, a rule prescribed for it, 408.
Drolls, admired by the common people of all countries, 118.
Dryden, his successful introduction of rant in tragedy, 99. His
translation of the pleadings of Avarice and Luxury from Persius,
125. Ridicules false wit in his Mac Fleckno, 140. His definition
of wit more applicable to good writing, 158. His criticism op
Ovid's epistle from Dido to Æneas, 159. Delighted in old ballads,
201. His satirical remark on the fair sex, 306. His highly finished
description of a mutable character, 334. His translation of the
speech of Pythagoras from Ovid, 436.
Duellists, a club of them formed in the reign of Charles II. 29. Qua-
lifications for it, 30.
Duels, mode of preventing, 233.
Dulness, the god of, his temple, 161. Filled with an host of Ana-
grams, Acrostics, Chronograms, 162. Magazine of Rebusses, ib.
Dumb bell, wby a favourite exercise with the Spectator, 264.
Duration, the idea of it, how entertained by Mr. Locke, 222. Dif-
ferent beings may obtain different notions of the same parts of du-
D'Urfey, his tales, in verse, in a lady's library, 89.
Dutch, their taste in sepulchral works superior to ours, 68. Their
favourite sign of the Gaper, 117.
Dutch minister of state, a gipsy in his youth, 314.
Duties of the marriage state reciprocal, 305.
Dyer's Letter, a source of amusement to Sir Roger, 301.
Earth, the souls of sluggish women composed of, 433.
Echo, conceit of making it give rational answers, 144. Ridiculed in
Education, its benefits exemplified in the story of Eudoxus and Leon-
tine, 256. Necessity of a good one, and its effects on the mind,
Eginhart, secretary to Charles the Great, a story concerning him,
Elephant, a reverse of Cæsar, 143.
Elizabeth (queen), a saying ascribed to her, 451.
Elzevir classics, in wood, 89.
Emma (queen) allusion to her trial by ordeal, 410.
Eminent men most exposed to censure and flattery, 234.
England, how enriched by commerce, 171.
Englishman, the peculiar blessing of being born one, 318.
English tongue, naturally grave and sonorous, 224, note. Speculations
on, 318. Want of vowels in it, 319. Abbreviations frequent, 320.
Shews the natural temper of the English, ib. Adulterated by the
importation of foreign words, 345. French phrases introduced,
346. A letter filled with them, 347.
Ens Rationis, often exhibited on sign-posts, 70.
Enthusiasm, the offspring of mistaken devotion, 415. Tinctured with
Envy, described as a painter, 197.
Epictetus, compares the world to a theatre, 449.
Epigram, on a capricious friend, 169.
Epitaph, Italian, on a valetudinarian, 64. Of a charitable man, 373.
Epitaphs, the extravagance of some and modesty of others, 67.
Equipages, the splendor of them in France, 43. A great temptation
to the female sex, ib.
Erasmus, a saying of his, 144. His quotation of a speech of Socrates,
442. Inclined to invoke that philosopher as a saint, 443.
Errors and prepossessions difficult to be avoided, 265.
Erus the Armenian, Plato's vision of, for what remarkable, 436.
Estrades, the marshal d', his book of Treaties and Negotiations re-
commended to the ladies, 215.
Essay writing, its requisites, 291.
Eternity, described as a tide, 323.
Etheridge, Sir George, his way of making love in a tub, 302.
Ethics, Dr. Moore's admirable system of, undeservedly neglected,
Etymology of the English language, confounded by some authors,
Euclid, a great wit, according to Dryden's definition, 158.
Eudoxus and Leontine, story of, 286. Exchange their children, 287.
Disclose the secrets of their birth and marry them, 289.
Europe, all its languages spoken on the Royal Exchange, 173.
Eugenius, a man whose good-nature is regulated by prudence, 371.
Eve, an example to all her daughters, 209.
Everlasting club, account of it, 179, 180. When instituted, ib.
Quantity of liquors and tobacco consumed by it, 181. Four general
meetings in the year, ib.
Evremont, St. Monsr. his apology for Romish superstitions, 440.
Excellency, a title given to ambassadors, 448.
Exchange, a constant resort of the Spectator, 6.
Exercise, necessary to our well being, 263. Ils benefits illustrated in
an eastern allegory, 406.
Exercise of the fan, taught, 238.
Existence, the love of, a proof of the immortality of the soul, 255.
Expedition of Alexander the Great, scheme of an opera on it, 77.
Expences oftener proportioned to our expectations than possessions,
Experiment, a barbarous one, to exemplify parental love in animals,
Eyes of a mistress compared to burning-glasses made of ice, 156.
Fable of the boys and frogs, its application, 61. Of the countryman
and the weather, 65. Of the mole and the spectacles, 292. The
marriage of Pleasure and Pain, 386.
Fables, their antiquity, 353. Favourite compositions in all ages, ib.
The Iliad and the Odyssey, so styled by some critics, 394. Choice
of Hercules, an ancient one, ib.
Face, a good one, a letter of recommendation, 451.
Fair sex, why they prefer coxcombs to men of sense, 306.
Fairy Queen of Spencer, a series of fables, 384.
False humour, its genealogy, 86.
False wit, when revived, 152. Consists in the congruity of words,
letters, &c. 155. Its region allegorically described, 161.
Falsehood, the goddess, her territory, 161. Invaded by Truth and
Wit, 163. Vanishes before the presence of Truth, 164.
Falstaff, describes himself as a butt for other men's wit, 120.
Fame, generally coveted, 182.
Families, great ones, their ill-directed education of their sons, 250.
Family, the proper sphere for women to shine in, 194.
Fan, an academy for training young women in its exercise, 238.
Fantasque, a species of artist, described as a Venetian scaramouch, 196.
Fashion, its slow progress in the country, 271, 309.
Fashionable world, a reformation in, 269.
Fat men, a club of, 28.
Faustina, the younger, her levity, 306.
Fear of death, often mortal, 64.
Feasts, the gluttony of our modern ones, 407.
Female world, utility of the Spectator to it, 34.
Females, their virtues of a domestic turn, 194.
Ferment, political, long in cooling, like a comet, 235.
Feuds, of English and Scotch noblemen, occasioned the ballad of
Chevy Chase, 175. Of the Round-heads and Cavaliers, exemplified,
Finding a hare, a technical phrase, 249, note.
Finishing stroke, a Vindication of the Patriarchal Scheme, recom-
mended to the perusal of the ladies, 215.
Fire, its qualities compared to those of love, 157. Always kept in, at
the everlasting club, 181.
Fishmonger, the Spectator's host, advertises him in the Daily Courant,
Florella inquires for books written against prudes, 216.
Florio, the son of Eudoxus, educated by Leontine, 287. His passion
for Leonilla, 289. The secret of their birth disclosed, and their
happy union, 289.
Flutter of the fan, its various kinds, 239.
Fontanges, old fashioned head-dresses, 228.
Fools, why subjects of laughter, 117, 118, 119.
Fopperies, French, importation of them ought to be prohibited, 109.
Foppery, an indication of vice, 47.
Forest of cedars, women's head-dresses compared to one, 229.
Foreigners, imposed on by the artifices of female libertines, 424.
Forgiveness, why an indispensible duty, 381.
Fortune, the most shining quality in the eye of the world, 447.
Fortune-telling adventure of Sir Roger and the Spectator, 312.
Fourberia della scena, stage tricks, so called by the Italians, 103.
Fox, a class of females compared to that animal, 433.
Fox and seven stars, a sign, 70.
Fox-hunting, a remedy for unrequited love, 264.
France, distracted by factions for and against the League, 296.
French, absurdities in their opera, 76. Drums, trumpets, &c. banished
from the stage, 103. Have refined too much on Horace's rule re-
specting the stage, 107. Levity of the nation, censured, 111. Their
language adapted to their character, 321. Industriously propagated,
345. Instance, in a letter from an officer in the English army, 347.
Terms therein introduced, now grown familiar, 348.
Frenchman, a competitor at a grinning-match, 368.
Freeport, Sir Andrew, account of him, 10. His hints to the Spectator
respecting the city, 81. Answered by the arguments of the clergy-
man, 83. His commercial metaphors, 172. Inclined to the monied
interest in opposition to Sir Roger, 299. His moderation in politics,
Friendship, its fruits, 166. Illustrated in the Wisdom of the son of
Sirach, 167. The greatest blessing in life, 221. Qualifications of a
good friend, 168.
Friezeland hen, compared to an old-fashioned lady, 309.
Frugality in words, observable in the English language, 321.
Fulvia, a character, 45.
Future state, a prospect of it, the secret comfort of a virtuous soul,
Gaming, the folly of it, 220.
Gaper, a common sign in Amsterdam, 117.
Genealogy, of an illegitimate family, 418.
Genius, a character too indiscriminately given, 327. In what it con-
sists, 328. The first class, 329. The second not inferior to the first,
330. Sometimes wasted on trifles, 330.
Gentleman, the name given to the Spectator at his lodgings, 37.
Germans, their language characteristic of their national humour, 321.
Giles Gorgon, a cobler, the winner at a grinning-match, 369.
Ghost-scene, in Hamlet, a master-piece in its kind, 104.
Ghost-stories, their pernicious effect on young persons, 37.
Ghosts, the belief in, common to all nations, 253.
Giving and forgiving, two different things, 400.
Glaphyra, daughter of king Archelaus, her dream, 254.
Glass, to be read bottle, in Sir W. Temple's rule for drinking, 425.
Gluttony, how to be prevented, 408.
Goat, a perfumer's sign, 71.
God, the soul of brutes, 276.
Golden dreams, of Homer, compared with those of Nicholas Hart,
Golden fleece, an improper'subject for a Roman poet, 175.
Good-breeding, revolutions in, 269, 270. Often an affectation of
Good-fellow, Robin, his correction of Sir W. Temple's rule for drink-
Good-luck, notions respecting, 402.
Good-nature, more agreeable in conversation than wit, 353. To be
improved, but not produced by education, 353. Examples in the
character of Cyrus, ib. and Cæsar, 354. Considered as a moral vir.
tue, 370. Rules for its exercise, 371. Exemplified, ib.
Good-natured men, not always men of the most wit, 354.
Good-sense, the father of wit, 85.
Gosling, George, his letter on a lucky number in the lottery, 404.
Gospel gossips, described, 116.
Goths, in poetry, 158.
Governments, when prone to luxury, 126.
Grave-digging, reflections on, 67.
Gravitation in bodies, how accounted for, 276.
Gravity, the gift of men, 304.
Grecian law, prohibiting neutrality in political divisions, 49.
Great book, a great evil, 290.
Greek, an opera proposed in that language, 79.
Greek mottos, in the Spectator, pleasing to the ladies, 452.