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Bellarmine, Card. writes in defence of Paul V. against the Vene-
tians, xii. 6.
Bemoin (a prince of Africa), account of him, ii. 225. Is driven
from his kingdom, visits Portugal, and becomes a Christian, ii.
226. On his return to regain his kingdom, through the assist-
ance of the Portuguese, is stabbed by the Portuguese com-
Beneficence, mutual, the great end of society, iv. 358. The extent
and proportion of it to be adjusted by the rules of justice, v. 63.
Ben Hannase Rabbi Abraham, his account of the power of the
magnet in the detection of incontivence, vi. 341.
Benserade, Mons, translation of his lines, a son lit, i. 164.
Bentley, Dr. his saying on Pope's translation of Homer, xi. 184.
Bernardi, John, account of him, xi. 203. Died in Newgate in
1736, after being confined near forty years, for being concerned
with Rookwood in his plot against K. William, without being
brought to a trial, 203.
Betterton, a picture of him painted by Pope, xi. 74.
Bible, the veneration always paid to sacred history, ix. 55.
Biography, impediments in the way of, iii. 76. By what means it
is rendered disgustful and useless, iv. 385. A species of writing
entertaining and instructive, 386. Most eagerly read of any kind
of writing, vii. 339. More useful than history, 339. Every man
the best writer of his own story, 340. Difficulties in writing the
life of another, 341. Few authors write their own lives, whilst
statesmen, generals, &c. frequently do, 405. The necessity of
adhering to truth in, xi. 198.
Biographia Britannica, many untruths in that publication in the
life of Dr. E. Young, xi. 335.
Birch, Thomas, E. Bigxrow, i. 186.
Blackmore, Sir Richard, charged by Dryden with stealing the plan
of Prince Arthur from him, ix. 365. Libels Dryden in his Satire
upon Wit, 379. His life, x. 202. Born at Corsham, in Wilt-
shire, 202. Educated at Westminster, and entered at Oxford,
1668, 202. Made doctor of physick, at Padua, 202. For a
short time a schoolmaster, 203. Fellow of the college of phy-
sicians, Apr. 12, 1687, 203. Resided at Sadlers' Hall, Cheap-
side, 203. Wrote for fame, or to engage poetry in the cause of
virtue, 204. Published his Prince Arthur, 1695, 204. Made
physician in ordinary to K. William, and knighted, 205. His
paraphrase of Job, 1700, 206. His Satire on Wit, the same year,
207. Creation, a philosophical poem, 1712, 208. His account
of wit, 212. Observations on the Tale of a Tub, 214. Extract
from his Essay on the Spleen, 215. Censor of the college of
physicians, 1716, 216. His New Version of Psalms, 1721, 216.
His Alfred, 1723, 217. Becomes despised as a poet, and neg-
lected as a physician, 217. Wrote many books on physick, 217.
His censure of Hippocrates's Aphorisms, 218. His opinion of
learning, 219. Died Oct. 8, 1729. His character, and as an
author, 220. Extract from his Prince Arthur, 223.
Blank Verse, characterized, xi. 360.
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 feet 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 fleet 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. bis 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. Élected 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, 3i. 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. 45. 6d. 330.
Boileau, his opinion of epick poetry, ix. 364. His sentiments on
the 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.
Brodæus, 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,
born at Norwich, 1642, 271. Educated at Norwich, first entered
at Cambridge, and removed to Oxford, 272. Travelled through
Germany, Austria, Hungary, and Thessaly, 1668 and 1669, 293.
Published his Travels, 603. Physician to Charles II. and Bar-
tholomew's Hospital, 294. Assists in the translation of Plutarch's
Lives, 294. President of the college of physicians, and died
Browne, Thomas, answers Dryden's Hind and, Panther, ix. 360.
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
under the character of Bayes, in the Rehearsal, ix. 349. His life,
x. 148. Son of Edmund earl of Mulgrave, was born 1649, 148.
Not satisfied with his tutor, undertakes his own education at twelve
years of age, 148. Served under prince Rupert, in the war against
the Dutch, 148. Commanded an independent troop of horse,
149. Had a quarrel with the earl of Rochester, 149. Served at
sea in the Dutch war, 1672, 149. Obtains a garter, and made
gentleman of the bedchamber, 150. Entered into the French
service, 150. Lieutenant of Yorkshire, and governor of Hall,
150. Sent with 2000 men to the relief of Tangier, 150. Ac-
cepts places under king James, whom he attends to mass, 15).
Acquiesces in the Revolution, 152. Made marquis of Norman-
by, 1694, 152. Received into the cabinet council, with a pension
of 30001. 152. Said to have courted queen Anne, when young,
153. Made lord privy seal, 153. Lord lieutenant of the
North Riding of Yorkshire, 153.
Made duke of Normanby,
and after of Buckinghamshire, 153, Joined the Tories, 153.
Offered the Chancellorship, 153. Lord chamberlain of the
household, 153. After the queen's death opposed the court,
153. Died Feb. 24, 1720-21, 153. His character, 154. His
character as a writer, 154.
Bucolus, his account of Mrs. Busy's economical character and con-
duct, v. 426.
Budgel, Eustace, writes the Epilogue to Philips's translation of Ra-
cine's Andromache, xi. 251.
Buller of Buchan, account of the extraordinary cavity there, viii.
Burman, Peter, his life, xii. 168. Born at Utrecht, 1668, 168.
Educated at Utrecht, and admitted into the university in his
thirteenth year, 168. His quick acquirement of learning, 169.
Becomes a pupil under Grævius, 170. Studied philosophy at
Leyden, 171. Doctor of laws, 1688, 172. Travelled into
Switzerland and Germany, 172. Collector of the tenths, 1691,
172. Visits Paris, 1714, where he is introduced to Montfaucon,
173. Professor of history, eloquence, and the Greek language,
at Leyden, 1715, 175. Chief librarian at Leyden, 176. Died
March 31, 1741, 176. His character, 176. Catalogue of some
of his works, 179.
Burnet, Gilbert, Observations on Dryden's Answer to his Remarks
on Varillas, ix. 358.
Business, the neglect of it foolish and pernicious, vi. 240. The folly
of a man's attempting to do too much business himself, by which
all is neglected : exemplified in the history of Jack Whistler, vii.
72. Very seldom reckoned a pleasure, 405.