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Alacrity, the cultivation of it the source of personal and social plea
sure, v. 18, 19. Albion, in lat. 3o, account of the friendly inhabitants found there by
Drake, xii. 137. Alexandrian Library, its loss lamented, vii. 263. Aliger, his character, vi. 354. Allen, Mr. of Bath, praised by Pope in his satires, xi. 135. All's Well that Ends Well, observations on Shakspeare's, ii.
147. Almamoulin, the dying speech of Nouradin, his father, to bim, v.
314. His thoughtless extravagance, 316. The excellent advice
which the sage gave him, 318. Altilia, her coquetry described, vi. 246. Amazons, observations on the history of the, vii. 351. Old maids
in England most like Amazons, 352. Amazons, of the
iii. 254. Ambition, generally proportioned to capacity, xii. 17. A quality
natural to youth, iv. 97. The peculiar vanity of it in the lower stations of life, 420, 421. A destroyer of friendship, vii. 90.
Characterized, viii. 268. America, Taxation no Tyranny, or, An Answer to the Resolutions and
Address of the American Congress , x. 155. Motives urged by patriots against the taxation of, 157. Examination into our claim to the right of taxing it, and of their objections to be taxed, 162. The plea of want of representation examined, 172. Their claims of exemption from taxation from their charters examined, 179. Objection to taxation made by an old member, examined, 181. Proceedings of the congress of Philadelphia examined, 185. Pleas of the Bostonians exposed, 188. Their resolutions and address exposed, in a supposed address from the Cornish men, 194. Some of the arguments made use of against our taxing it examined, 199. First incited to rebellion from European intelligence, 202. Considerations on the Indians granting their lands to foreign nations, 211. Difficulty of ascertaining boundaries, 282. The power of the French there, 1756, 287. Colonies first settled there in the time of Elizabeth, 294. Continued in the reign of James I. 299. Colony first sent to Canada by the French, 301. The first discovery of Newfoundland by Cabot, and the settlement from thence to Georgia considered, 314. The encroachment of the French on our back settlements
examined, 315. Amicus, his reflections on the deplorable case of prostitutes, v.
231. Amoret, Lady Sophia Murray celebrated by Waller under that name,
ix. 233. Amusements, by what regulations they may be rendered useful, v.
113. Anacreon, Ode ix. translated, i. 159. Anatomy, cruelty in anatomical researches reprobated, vii. 66. Andrew's, St. account of the city of, viii. 111. The ruins of the
cathedral, 113. Account of the university, 114. Expense of education there for a scholar of the highest class, for the term of
ñ months, 15l. for the lower class, 101. 115. Angelo, Michael, observations on his style of painting, vii. 318. Anger, the necessity of checking and regulating it, iv. 66. A tumul
tuous and dangerous passion, derived from pride, 68. Exposed to
contempt and derision, 70. The pernicious effects of it, 71, 72. Animal food, on the choice and rejection of various sorts of, viii. 281. Anningate and Ajut, the Greenland lovers, their history, vi. 267.
276. Anoch, account of, viii. 248. Consists only of three huts, 248. Ac
count of the landlord and his house, 249. Anson, Lord, little advantage to have been expected, had his voyage
succeeded to the extent of his wishes, viii. 62. Anthea, her disagreeable character, iv. 220. 225. Antony and Cleopatra, observations on Shakspeare's play of, ii. 158. Application, desaltory, injurious to our improvements in knowledge and virtue, v. 388. Active and diligent, strongly enforced by a
view of the shortness and uncertainty of human life, 400. Arabs, account of their manner of living, iii. 406. Arbuthnot, Dr. with Pope, supposed to have assisted Gay in writing
Three Hours after Marriage, x. 239. Sketch of his character, xi. 133. The first volume of the Memoirs of Scriblerus published by
him, in conjunction with Pope and Swift, 136. Arcades, written by Milton, about 1637, ix. 92. Archery, the importance of, in former times, xii. 314. Arches, considerations on elliptical and semicircular, which is to be
preferred, ii. 275. Architecture, the degenerate state of at Rome, ii. 280. Argatio, his character, iv. 179. Ariosto, some lines of, from which Pope seems to have borrowed the
sentiments of his own epitaph, xi. 216. Aristophanes, licentiousness of his writings exorbitant, iii. 3. The
only author from whom a just idea of the comedy of his age may be drawn, 5. History of, 16. Praise and censure of, 17. Plu
tarch's sentiments upon, 23. Justification of, 25. Aristotle, his sentiments of what is requisite to the perfection of
tragedy, v. 429. Account of a MS. translation of his politicks in
the library at Aberdeen, viii. 224. Armidel, in the Isle of Sky, account of, viii. 266. Arms of the Highlanders, account of, viii. 351. Army, causes of the superiority of the officers of France to those of
England, ii. 317. Made formidable by regularity and discipline,
ii. 371. Art, terms of, the necessity of, vii. 280. Ascham, Roger, his life, xii. 308. Born at Kirby Wiske, near North
Allerton, 1515, 308. Educated with the sons of Mr. Wingfield, and entered at Cambridge, 1530, 309. Applied to the study of Greek, 309. A favourer of the Protestant opinion, 309. Chosen fellow of St. John's, 1534, 310. M. A. and tutor, 1537, 312. Not less eminent as a writer of Latin than as a teacher of Greek, 313. Fond of archery, 323. Pablished his ** nhilus, 1544
314. Receives a pension of 101. from Henry VIII. 317. The
327. His character, 327.
self to have the power of the winds, rain, and seasons, 415.
bishop, xi. 104. Presents Pope with a Bible at their last inter-
Crispe, ix. 243.
chance, x. 187. Criticism a proper check on bad ones, xi. 187.
13. Some peculiar discouragements to which he is exposed, 13. His proper task is to instruct and entertain, 14. The difficulty of executing it with advantage, 14. Increased by the caprice and ill-nature of his readers, 14. His acquisition of fame difficult, and his possession of it precarious, 139. The great difference between the productions of the same author accounted for, 141. Naturally fond of their own productions, 362. Many deluded by the vain hope of acquiring immortal reputation, v. 221. Their literary fame destined to various measures of duration, 223. vi. 35. Their being esteemed, principally owing to the influence of curiosity or pride, v. 224. Their proper rank and usefulness in society, 411. Characters of the manufacturers of literature, 32. As they grow more elegant become less intelligible, vii. 143. Difficulties they find in publishing their works, 222. The precarious fame of, 236. Who write on subjects which have been pre-occupied by great men generally sink, 265. Journal of an, 267. Seldom write their own lives, 405. Their lives full of incident, 406. Signs of knowing how a publication is received, 406. Writing their own lives recommended, 408. Their misfortune in not having their works understood by the readers, iii. 170. Not to be charged with plagiarism merely for similarity of sentiment, 214. Who communicate truth with success, among the first benefactors to mankind, 215. Hints for them to attract the favour and notice of mankind, 217. No want of topick whilst mankind are mutable, 218. The present age an age of authors, 252. Want of patronage complained of, 255. Qualifications necessary for 257. Their importance to the welfare of the publick, 285. The good they do to mankind compared to a single drop in a shower of rain, 288. Who provide innocent amusement, may be considered as benefactors to life, 289. Their condition with regard to themselves, 292. Their expectation before publication considered, 293. The pleasure and difficulties of composition, 294. After all, the publick judgment frequently perverted from the merit of his work, 296. The merit of his works ascertained by the test of time which they have retained fame, ii. 78. A century the term fixed for the test of literary merit, 79. The genius of the age to be considered in order to fix the abilities of, 71. The expectation they form of the reception of their labours, 422. Should not promise more than they can perform, ii. 320. May compile new works with old materials, 320. Some supposed to write for the sake of making sport for superiour beings, ii. 48. No longer master of a book which he has given
to the publick, ii. 333. Authority, the accidental prescriptions of it often confounded with
the laws of nature, vi. 96. Authority, parental, frequently exerted with rigour, vi. 45. Autumn, an ode, i. 137.
BACON, Francis, Lord, the life prefixed to the edition of his
works, 1740, written by Mallet, xi. 350. His severe reflection
Observations on his character, iii. 279.
renus, iii. 176.
twenty-six inches high, 368.
nister, and born at Schwabach, 1720-21, 149. His early ac-
In his eleventh year
Died 1740, 159.
114. Frequently produced by too high an opinion of our own
logy, v. 163.
Died 1745, 268.
ercise of charity, v. 4.
rácter also supposed to be designed for Davenant and Sir Robert
relative and comparative, v. 128. The disadvantages incident to
The most general form of nature the most beautiful, 330. Depends
merous in Scotland as in England, viii. 220. Account of, in the