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To what compared in the Scriptures, and by the heathen
philosophers,

The present life a state of probation,

We are in this life nothing more than passengers,
Illustrated by the story of a travelling dervise,
The three important articles of life,

Eternal life what we ought to be most solicitous about,
Man's not worth his care,

Valuable only as it prepares for another,

Captain Sity, laght and colours only ifleas of the mind,

is Roger de Covellie (Charles), his present to the Spectator,

the Emperor of Chandamira, the only woman allowed to paint,

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575 Master, a good one, a prince in his family,

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A complaint against some ill masters,

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The advantages of it preferable to a single state,

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Termed purgatory by Tom Dapperwit,

482

143

The excellence of its institution,

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143

The pleasure and uneasiness of married persons, to what

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imputed,

506

159

The foundation of community,

522

For what reason liable to so much ridicule,

522

219

Some further thoughts of the Spectator on that subject, 525

237 Mars, an attendant on the spring,

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289 Martial, an epigram of his on a grave man's being at a lewd

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41 May, a month extremely subject to calentures in women,

403 Memory, how improved by the ideas of the imagination,
477 Men of the town rarely make good husbands,
326 Merab, her character.

339 Merchant, the worth and importance of his character,
191 Merchants of great benefit to the public,

30 Mercy, whoever wants it has no taste of enjoyment,
27 Merit, no judgment to be formed of it from success,
Valuable, according to the application of it,
Merry part of the world amiable,

475 Method, the want of it, in whom only supportable,
The use and necessity of it in writings,
Seldom found in coffee-house debates,

506 Military education, a letter about it,

591, 607 Mill to make verses,

596 Miller (James), his challenge to Timothy Buck,
627 Milton's Paradise Lost: the Spectator's criticisms and ob
servations on that poem, 267, 275, 279, 285, 291, 297, 303,
309, 315, 321

288 Minutius, his character,

128 Mirth in a man ought always to be accidental,

The awkward pretenders to it,

Distinguished from cheerfulness,

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227

233

54

His subject conformable to the talents of which he was
master,

315

55

His fable a master piece,

315

55

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195

The moral of that poem, and length of time contained

"A continuation of the Spectator's criticism on Paradise
Lost,'
327, 333, 339, 345, 351, 357, 363, 369

507

in the action,

369

507

The vast genius of Milton,

417

522

His poem of Il Penseroso,'

425

His description of the archangel and the evil spirits ad-

141

dressing themselves for the combat,

463

408

Mimicry (art of), why we delight in it,

416

85 Mind (human), the wonderful nature of it,

554

631 Minister, a watchful one described,

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196 Mixt communion of men and spirits in Paradise, as described
by Milton,

264 Mode, on what it ought to be built,

A standing mode of dress recommended,
Moderation a great virtue,

441 Modesty, the chief ornament of the fair sex,

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Persons, imaginary, not proper for an heroic poem,
Petition of John a Nokes and John a Stiles,

Petition from a cavalier for a place, with his pretensions to it, 629
Petronius and Socrates, their cheerful behaviour during their

last moments grounded on different motives,

Petticoat, a complaint against the hoop petticoat,

Several conjectures upon it,

Compared to an Egyptian temple,

349

Of Fish street,

Of Cheapside,

127 Poll, a way of arguing,

127 Polycarpus, a man beloved by every body,

127 Pontignan (Monsieur), his adventure with two women,

is the prese Petticoat politicians, a seminary to be established in France, 305 Poor, the scandalous appearance of them,
Pharamond, memoirs of his private life,

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His great wisdom,

His edict against duels,

Phebe and Colin, an original poem by Dr. Byrom,

Phidias, his proposal for a prodigious statue of Alexander,
Philautia, a great votary,

Philips (Mr.), pastoral verses of his,

His pastorals recommended by the Spectator,
Philopater's letter about his daughter's dancing,
Philosopher's, why longer lived than other men,
Philosophy, the use of it,

Said to be brought by Socrates down from heaven,
The use of natural philosophy,

76 Pope (Mr.), his miscellany commended by the Spectator,
76 Popular applause, the vanity of it,

84 Posterity, its privilege,

97 Poverty, the inconveniences and mortifications usually at-

79 Powell (senior), to act Alexander the Great on a drome-

His artifice to raise a clap,

466 Powell (junior), his great skill in motions,

His performance referred to the opera of Rinaldo and
Armida,

No.

578 Polities of Jenny Man's,

357

Of Will's,

577

Of the Temple,

No.

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Praise, the love of it implanted in us,

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A generous mind the most sensible of it,

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His saying of a vain promiser,

Physic, the substitute of exercise or temperance,

Physician and surgeon, their different employment,
The physicians a formidable body of men,
Compared to the British army in Cæsar's time,
Their way of converting one distemper into another,
Physiognomy, every man in some degree master of that art,

Los Picts, what women so called,

No faith to be kept with them,

Picture not so natural a representation as a statue,

What pleases most in one,

Pictures, witty, what pieces so called,

Piety an ornament to human nature,

Base Pindar's saying of Theron,

the Pin money condemned,

Pinkethman to personate King Porus on an elephant,

ecomePisistratus, the Athenian.tyrant, his generous behaviour on

a particular occasion,

Pitch-pipe, the invention and use of it,

Pittacus, a wise saying of his about riches,

or de Pity, is love softened by sorrow,

That and terror leading passions in poetry,
The reasonableness of pity,

Place and precedency more contested among women of an
inferior rank than ladies of quality,

sand Places of trust, who most fit for them,

Why courted by men of generous principles,

The unreasonableness of party-pretences to places,
Planets, to survey them fills us with astonishment,
Planting recomiended to country gentlemen,

Plato, his notion of the soul,

Wherein, according to him and his followers, the punish
ment of a voluptuous man consists,

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Why not freely conferred on men till dead,
When changed into fame,

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Prayers, Phoenix's allegorical description of them to Achilles

188

in Homer,

391

448

195

16 Precipice, distant, why its prospect pleases,

The folly and extravagance of our prayers in general,
make set forms necessary,

391

418

21 Prediction, the many arts of it in use among the vulgar,
21 Prejudice, the prevalency of it,

505

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A letter about it, as it respects parties in England,
Prerogative, when and how to be asserted with honour,
Pride, a great enemy to a fine face,

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Poetesses (Engish, wherein remarkable,

Poeny has the whole circle of nature for its province,
Poets (English), reproved,

Ba pocts given to envy and detraction,

The chief qualification of a good poet,

The pains they should take to form the imagination,
Should mend nature, and add to her beauties,
How much they are at liberty in it.

Polite imagination let into a great many pleasures the vulgar
are not capable of,

Politicians, the mischief they do,

Politics of St. James's coffee house, on the report of the

418 Qualities, what are truly valuable,
418 Quality no exemption from reproof,

183

A pun of thought,

454

By whom punning is affected,

504

484 Punsters, their talents,

525 Puss, speculations on an old and a young one,

504

58 Pyramids of Egypt,

483 Puzzle (Tom), a most eminent immethodical disputant,

626

470

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267 Pythagoras, his precepts about the choice of a course of life, 447
His advice to his scholars about examining at night what
they had done in the day,

415

586

39, 40 QUACK bill,

44

Doctors, the cheats of them,

444

253

Au essay against quacks by Dr. Z. Pearce,

444

417

314 Quakers, project of an act to mary them to the olive beau-
ties.

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And our own countrymen,

A rebus at Blenheim house condemned,

Recitative (Italian), not agreeable to an English audience,
Recitative music in every language ought to be adapted
to the accent of the language,

Recreation, the necessity of it,

Religion, the greatest incentive to good and worthy actions,
Considered,

Self-conceit, one of the inhabitants of the paradise of foods, 49
Self-denial, the great foundation of civil virtue,

120 Self love transplanted, what,

408

The narrowness and danger of self-love,

408 Semanthe, her character,

59 Semiramis, her prodigious works and powers,

59 Sempronia, a professed admirer of the French nation,
The match-maker,

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A morose melancholy behaviour, which is observed in se
veral precise professors of religion, reproved by the
Spectator,

494

The true spirit of religion not only composes, but cheers
the soul,

494

426

431

Renatus Valentinus, his father and grandfather, their story,
Rentfree (Sabina), her letter about the green sickness.
Repository for fashions, a building proposed and described,
The usefulness of it,

Reproof, when justly deserved, how we ought to behave un-
der it,

Reputation, a species of fame,

The stability of it, if well founded,

Retirement, the pleasure of it where truly enjoyed,

487

487

Seneca, his saying of drunkenness,

Sense; some men of sense more despicable than commit
beggars,

The different degrees of sense in the several different
species of animals,

Sentry (Captain), a member of the Spectator's club, his che
racter,

His account of a soldier's life,

His discourse with a young wrangler in the law,
He receives a letter from Ipswich, giving an account t

an engagement between a French privateer and a
httle vessel belonging to that place,

His reflections on that action,

Takes possession of his uncle Sir Roger de Coverley'

estate,

September (month of), described,

382 Servants, the general corruption of their manners,
Assume their master's title,

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A dream of it.

425

Revelation, what light it gives to the joys of heaven,
Revenge of a Spanish lady on a man who boasted of her

600

favours,

611

Rhubarb (John, Esq.), his memorial from the country in-
firmary,

429

Rich (Mr.), would not suffer the opera of Whittington's Cat'
to be performed in his house, and the reason for it,

5

Rich: to be rich, the way to please,

280

The advantages of riches,

283

The art of growing rich,

283

The proper use of riches,

The defects of rich men overlooked,

Richelieu (Cardinal), his politics made France the terror of
Europe,

Riches corrupt men's morals,

Ridicule, the talent of ungenerous tempers,

The two great branches of ridicule in writing,
Put to a good use,

Riding, a healthy exercise,

Riding dress of ladies, the extravagance of it,
Rival mother, the first part of her history,

Robin, the porter at Will's coffee-house, his qualification,
Roman and Sabine ladies, their example recommended to the
British.

Romans; an instance of the general good understanding of

the ancient Romans,

Rosalinda, a famous Whig partisan. her misfortune,

Rosicrucius, the story of his sepulchre,

A pretended discovery made by a Rosicrucian,

Rowley (Mr.), his proposals for a new pair of globes,

Royal Exchange, the great resort to it,

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Royal Progress,' a poem,

Rusticity shocking,

Rusty (Scabbard), his letter to the Spectator,

Rynsault, the unjust governor, in what manner punished by

Charles, Duke of Burgundy, his sovereign,

SAINT Paul's eloquence,

Salamanders, an order of ladies described,

Sallust, his excellence,

Salmon (Mrs.), her ingenuity,

Salutation, subject to great enormities,

Salutations in churches censured,

Sanctorius, his invention,

Santer (Mrs.), a great snuff-taker,

Sappho, an excellent poetess,

Dies for love of Phaon,

Her hymn to Venus,

A fragment of Sappho's translated into three different

languages,

Satire, Whole duty of Man' turned into one,

Satires, the English, ribaldry and Billingsgate,

Panegyrical on ourselves,

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81

the Flood,

Sherlock (Dr.), the reason his discourse of death hath bee

so much perused,

Improved the notion of heaven and bell,
Shoeing horns, who, and by whom employed,
Shovel (Sir Cloudesley), the ill contrivance of his monument

in Westminster Abbey,

Shows and diversions lie properly within the province of the

Spectator,

Sickness, a thought on it,

Sidney (Sir Philip), his opinion of the song of 'Chery Chase,"

Verses on his modesty,

Sighers, a club of them at Oxford,

Their regulations,

602 Sight, the most perfect sense,

81

379

574

552

The pleasures of the imagination arise originally

from it,

Furnishes it with ideas,

Sight, second, in Scotland,

69 Sign posts, the absurdity of many of them,
Silk-worm, a character of one,
Similitudes, eminent writers faulty in them,

620

400

The preservation of several poems,
449 An ill one in a pulpit,

491

633

198

Simonides, his satire on women,
Sincerity, the great want of it in conversation,

The advantages of it over dissimulation and deceit,
The most compendious wisdom,

409 Singularity, when a virtue,

28

An instance of it in a north-country gentleman,

259 Sippet (Jack), his character,

460 Slavery, what kind of government the most removed from it, 2
25 Sloven, a character affected by some, and for what reason, 19

344

The folly and antiquity of it,

223 Sly, the haberdasher, his advertisement to young gentlemen
in the last year of their apprenticeship,

223

223 Sly (John), the tobacconist, his representation to the Spee

229

tator,

His minute,

568 Smithfield bargain, in marriage, the inhumanity of it,
451 Snape (Dr.), a quotation from his charity sermon,
473 Snailers,

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The character given of him in his own presence, at
coffee-house near Aldgate,

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383

He accompanies Sir Roger de Coverley into the
country,

He goes with Sir Roger a hunting,

And to the assizes,

His adventure with a crew of gipsies,

The several opinions of him in the country,

His return to London, and fellow-travellers in the stage-
coach,

His soliloquy upon the sudden and unexpected death of a
friend,

His artifice to engage his different readers,

His aversion to pretty fellows, and the reason of it,
His acknowledgments to the public,

His advice to the British ladies.

His adventure with a woman of the town,

His description of a French puppet newly arrived,

His opinion of our form of government and religion,
Sometimes taken for a parish sexton, and why,
His reflections upon Clarinda's journal,
Accompanies Sir Roger to Westminster Abbey,
His sacrifices to humanity,

His behaviour under reproach, and reasons for not re-
turning an answer to those who have animadverted on
his paper,

His contemplations on Good-Friday,

The benefits accruing to the public from his specula-

tions,

His papers much sought for about Christmas by all his
neighbours,

His comparison of the world to a stage,

He accompanies Sir Roger to Spring-garden,

His zeal for the Hanover succession,

262

An error arising from a mistaken devotion,
Has something in it destructive of religion,

266 Surprise, the life of stories,

277 Susanna, or Innocence Betrayed,' to be exhibited by Mr.

289 Sweaters, a species of the Mohock club,

356 TALF-BEARERS censured,

Talents ought to be valued according as they are applied,
367 Taste (corrupt) of the age, to what attributed,
Taste of writing, what it is, and how it may he acquired,
The perfection of a man's taste as a sense,
Defined,

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That of the English,

384 Tears, not always the sign of true sorrow,

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132 Sukey's adventure with Will Honeycomb and Sir Roger de
Coverley,

131 Sudden (Thomas, Esq.) his memorial from the country
infirmary,

592

429

410

Sun rising and setting, the most glorious show in nature,
Superiority reduced to the notion of quality,
To be founded only on merit and virtue,

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412

219

202

Superstition, the folly of it described,

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213

538

Powell, with a new pair of Elders,

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323 Swingers, a set of familiar romps at Tunbridge,
329 Symmetry of objects, how it strikes,
355 Syncopists, modern ones,

492

411

567

Syncopius, the passionate, his character,
Syracusan prince jealous of his wife, how he served her,

438

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