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Blake, Robert, Admiral, his life, xii. 41. Son of a merchant, and
born at Bridgewater, 1598, 41. Entered at Oxford, 1615, where
he continued to 1623, 41. On being refused a fellowship of
Wadham College, retires to the country, 42. Chosen member
for Bridgewater, by the Puritan party, 1640, 42. Declares for
the Parliament, and raises a troop of dragoons, 43. Governor of
Taunton, 1645, which he defends against lord Goring, 43.
Commissioner of the navy, 1648-9, 43. Sent in pursuit of Prince
Rupert, whom he drives into the Tagus, 44. Takes seventeen
and burns three Portuguese ships, 44. Takes a French man of
war, valued at one million, 44. Drives prince Rupert into Car-
thagena, 45. Attacks the prince in the harbour of Malaga, 45.
Takes a French man of war in the Mediterranean, 45. His con-
duct in the war with Holland, 1652, 46. His opinion that it is
pot the business of a seaman to mind state affairs, 54. Sent with
a fleet into the Mediterranean, 1654,56. Forces Algiers to sub-
mission, 1656, 56. Obliges Tunis and Tripoli to submit to him,
56. Obliges the governor of Malaga to give up a priest who had
beat some sailors for paying no respect to a procession of the host,
57. Destroys the plate feet of Spain, 1656, 58. Died at sea,
and buried in Henry VIIth's Chapel, 60. After the Restoration,
his body taken up, and thrown into a pit in St. Margaret's church-
yard, 60. His military character, by lord Clarendon, 61. His
moral character, by the author of Lives English and Foreign, 61.
Got his brother discharged from the command of a ship for not
having done his duty, 62.
Blackwell, Thomas, review of his Memoirs of the Court of Augustus,
ii. 319. His vanity censured, 320.
Blackfriars Bridge, considerations on the plans offered for the con-
struction of, ii. 375.
Blount, Martha, some account of her acquaintance with Pope, xi.
Bluster, Squire, some account of his infamous character, vi. 9.
Body Natural and Body Politick, the parallel between, vii, 135.
Boerhaave, Herman, M. D. his life, xii. 11. Born at Voorhout, near
Leyden, 1668, 11. His character of his father, 12. Designed
for the ministry, 12. A stubborn ulcer on his thigh, the cause of
his turning his thoughts to medicine, 13. His progress in learn-
ing at Leyden, 14. Loses his father, 1682, 14. His diligence
at the university, 15. Continues in the study of divinity, 16.
His fortune being exhausted by his education, he reads lectures in
mathematicks, 17. Begins to study physick, 17. Engages in
the practice of chemistry, 18. Makes researches in botanical
knowledge, 19. Takes the M. D. degree at Hardwich, 1693,
19. Designs to obtain a licence to preach, but finds difficulties,
from being suspected of atheism, 20. Cause of that suspicion, 20.
Begins the practice of physick, 21. Invited to settle at the
Hague, but refuses it, 22.' Elected professor of physick, 1701, 23.
Recommends the study of Hippocrates, and reads lectures as well
in chemistry as physick, 23. Invited to the professorship of phy-
sick at Gottengen, which he refuses, 24. Recommends mathe-
maticks in the science of physick, 24. Advanced to the highest
degrees of the university, 1714, 25. Makes an oration, recom-
mending the attaining to certainty in natural philosophy, 25.
This oration opposed by the professor of Franeker, who at length
submits to him, 26. Elected member of the academy of sciences
at Paris, 1728, 27. Professor of chemistry at Leyden, 1718, 27.
Violently afflicted with the gout, 1722, 28. Seized with a vio-
lent fever, 1727, 29. Resigns his professorships of botany and
chemistry, 1726, 30. Visited by patients from all parts of Eu-
rope, 31. His readiness at discovering disorders, 31. His own
account of his last illness, 31. His opinion of the soul, 33. Died
1738, 34. His person described, 34. His character, 34. Ca-
talogue of his works, 39. His serious reflection on the execution
of criminals, v. 272.
Boerhaave, James, character of him, by his son Herman Boerhaave,
Boetius, Hector, (first president of the king's college, Aberdeen),
account of him, viii. 223. His revenue, as president, forty Scot-
tish marks, about 21. 4s. 6d. 330.
Boileau, his opinion of epick poetry, ix. 364. His sentiments on
power of diction, vi. 164.
Bolingbroke, Lord, supposed to have declared his opinions to Mr.
Hooke, though he concealed them from Pope, xi. 127. Pope
leaves his MS. papers to him, 145. Burns 1500 copies of the
Patriot King, printed by Pope without his knowledge, 146. Em-
ploys Mallett to traduce the memory of Pope, and Warburton de-
fends it, 146. Leaves his works to Mallett, 352.
Bombasine, Mrs. her character, iv. 74.
Books, the study of them not sufficient to constitute literary eminence,
vi. 86. Observations on the multiplication of, vii. 343. Com-
pilations in general useless, 343. Multiplication of books dis-
tracts choice, and disappoints inquiry, 376. Of travels, most
generally read of any, and in general disappoint their readers,
386. How they tend to the civilization of mankind, ix. 150.
The various motives to reading, 152.
Booksellers, their treatment of authors complained of, vii. 223.
Bower, Archibald, patronized by lord Lyttelton, xi. 384.
Boyle, Robert, philosophy much improved by his discoveries, v. 225.
His opinion of the best expedients for promoting manufactures,
Bracelet, observations on the re-appearance of it, vii. 155. Pro-
posal to make them a mark of distinction of the character or tem-
per of the wearer, 156. Proper emblems for soldiers to wear on
Braidwood, Mr. account of his academy at Edinburgh for the deaf
and dumb, viii. 414.
Brazil, account of the Indians on that coast, xii. 108.
Brevity, on what occasions it is necessary and useful in an author,
Bridges, considerations on the strength of arches for bridges, viii. 376.
Bristol, and London, delineated by Savage, x. 386.
Britain, Great. See Great Britain.
Brodaus, Græcorum Epigrammatum Versiones Metricæ, i. 192.
Brogues, those made use of in the isles of Sky, described, viii. 267.
Broom, Betty, history of her life, vii. 100. Educated in a charity
school, 100. Objected to as a servant, because she could read and
work. 101. Goes to London, and an account of the various places
she engaged in there, 102. 113. Five hundred pounds left her
by her mistress, with which she resolves to retire into the coun-
try, and teach poor girls to read and write, 116.
Broome, William, born in Cheshire, xi. 49. Educated upon the
foundation at Eton, and sent to St. John's College, 49. In con-
junction with Ozell and Oldisworth, translates the Iliad, 50.
Assists Pope in the notes to the Iliad, 50. Some pieces of his
poetry in Pope's Miscellanies, 50. Assists Pope in the translation
of the Odyssey, 50. Wrote all the notes to the Odyssey,
Browne, Edward, M. D. his life, xii. 271. Son of Sir T. Browne,
Brun, Le, saying of Prior to the king of France on the paintings
of, x. 160.
Buccarelli, the propriety of his attack of Fort Egmont considered,
Buckingham, Edmund, Duke of, Pope's epitaph on him, with the
Visitor's criticisms, xi. 157.
Buckinghamshire, John Sheffield, Duke of, characterizes Dryden
Bustle, Lady, her character expressive of the active scenes of a
country life, iv. 325.
Busy, Mrs. the particularities of her character, v. 426.
Butler, Samuel, assisted Buckingham in writing the Rehearsal, ix.
349. His life, 183. The son of a farmer at Strensham, Wor-
cestershire, born 1612, 183. Not known whether he was of either
university, 184. Clerk to a justice of the peace in Worcester-
shire, 185. Amused himself in musick and painting, 185. Taken
into the family of the countess of Kent, 185. Afterwards into the
family of sir S. Luke, 185. Secretary to the earl of Carbury,
and steward of Ludlow Castle, 186. Married Mrs. Herbert,
186. Part I. of Hudibras published, 1663. Part II, 1664, 186.
Supposed to have been secretary to the duke of Buckingham,
when chancellor of Cambridge, 187. Story of his being to be
introduced to the duke of Bucks, by Mr. Wycherly, 187.
Part III. of Hudibras published, 1678, 188. Died 1680, and
interred in the church-yard of Covent-garden, 188. Reported
to have received 1001. a year of the treasury, 182. Copy of his
monument in Westminster-abbey, 189. Three vols. of his post-
humous works published, 189. Two vols. more, lately by Mr.
Thier, of Manchester, 189. He ridiculed the establishment of
the Royal Society, 190. Character of his Hudibras, 190.
CADENCY, in poetick numbers considered, v. 143.
Cairne, in Sky, a burying-place, described, viii. 272.
Calamities, the duty of not sinking under, iii. 397.
Calder Castle, account of, viii. 236.
Calumnies, the difficulty in suppressing, xii. 21.
Camilla, her affected disrelish of the dispositions and conduct of her
own sex exposed, v. 279, 281.
Canaries, Islands of, account of the first discovery and settlement
of, ii. 214. John de Cerda crowned king of the Canaries, 215.
Candidus, his history, iii. 177.
Cannon, two observations on the danger of, x. 149.
Cantilinus, his low taste censured, vi. 218.
Capel, Edward, observations on his edition of Shakspeare, ii. 122.
Captator, a legacy hunter, his history, vi. 327. 332.
Castles in the Hebrides, account of, viii. 402. Evidences of the fic-
tions of chivalry having had the manners of feudal times for their
Catacombs, visited by Rasselas, iji. 347.
Catalogue of the Harleian Library, plan of the catalogue, ii. 170.
General use of catalogues, 171.
Cato, rather a poem in dialogue than a play, x. 118. Extracts from
Mr. Dennis's Observations, 119.
Cattle, importance of breeding, 281. Progress of breeding, from