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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
Cave, Edward, his life, xii. 210. Born in Warwicksoire, 1691,
210. Educated at Rugby school, 210. At first encouraged by
his master, but afterwards, being charged with stealing a cock,
loses all his master's favour, 211. Lives with a collector of ex-
cise, 212. Comes to London, and lives some time with a timber-
merchant, 212. Apprenticed to Collins a printer, 212. After
two years sent to conduct a printing-house, and manage a weekly
paper, at Norwich, 213. Writes in Mist's Journal, 213. Gets
a small place in the post-office, 213. Engaged in several small
publications, 213. Loses his place in the post-office, 214. Pur-
chases a small printing-office, and begins the Gentleman's Maga-
zine, 214. Spent much money in projects, 215. Died 1754,
216. Inscription at Rugby, written by Dr. Hawkesworth, to the
memory of Cave's father, himself, and brother, 217. His cha-
Caves, some remarkable ones in the isles of Sky, described, 296.
Account of a remarkable one in the island of Inch Kenneth, viii.
Caution, the connection of it with hope, v. 306.
Cebes, picture of human life translated from the Greek of, ii. 416.
Cecilia, St. Pope's Ode on St. Cecilia's Day, xi. 173.
Celibacy, no pleasures in a state of, ii. 376.
Cellini, Benvenuto, account of a book called his life, ii. 194. After
lying a century and an half in MS. published at Naples, in
1730, 194. His extraordinary character, 195.
Censure, our fondness for it derived from an imagined superiority,
iv. 8. On what occasions it becomes equitable and laudable, 319.
Chairman, his complaint on charging the fat people no more than
thin ones, vii. 112.
Character, not to be drawn from a person's own letters, xi. 156.
Characters, the general inclination to copy_those of other persons
considered, vi. 145. The variety of, in England, exemplified by
the company in a stage-coach, iii. 191. The folly of assuming,
Chariessa, her reflections upon the fashionable follies of modish life,
v. 183. 188.
Charity, the discharge of its duties should be regulated and adjusted
by the rules of justice, v. 62. Introduced by revelation, vii. 13.
No account of it in ancient times transmitted to us, 13. Roman do-
natives rather popular than virtuous, 13. Of Mahometans trans-
planted from Christianity, 14. Of the present age commended,
14. Danger of its abating, 15. Danger from the competitions
between different hospitals, 16. If no want, no charity, 359.
Charity schools, the false notion of the mischief of them, vii. 100.
Charles I. tries the Sortes Virgiliana. Charged with inserting a
prayer in the Icon Basilike, taken from Sidney's Arcadia, which
is, however, supposed to have been interpolated by Milton, ix.
Charles II. employs Salmasius to write in defence of Charles I. and
Monarchy, ix. 108. Passes an act of oblivion to all except the
Charles XII. of Sweden, the vanity of a warrior exemplified in him,
Charters, their extent and authority, viii. 169.
Chartophylax, his character, vi. 218.
Charybdis, her disposition to profuse expenses, v. 282.
Chaucer, Geoffry, January and May, and the prologue to the Wife
of Bath, put into modern English, by Pope, xi. 58.
Cheerful man characterized, ix. 155.
Cheynel, Francis, his life, xii. 190. Born at Oxford, 1608, 190.
Éntered at that university, 1623, 190. Fellow of Merton Col-
lege, 191. Takes orders in the church of England, 191. Re-
fused his degree of B. D. for disputing concerning Predestination,
191. Account of the disputes at Merton College, 193.
sented to a valuable living near Banbury, 193. Has a dispute
with Archbishop Land, 193. Declares himself a Presbyterian,
and a friend of the parliament, 194. His house plundered, and
living forfeited, 194. Retires into Sussex, 195. His behaviour
to Chillingworth when a prisoner to the parliament's troops, 196.
In the army of Essex, show3 himself equally brave as learned,
197. Is presented by parliament to the living of Petworth, 198.
Sent by the parliament, with six others, to reform the University,
198. Fixes a Scruple-shop at Oxford, 199. His disputes with
Earbury and the Independents, 199. His controversy with Mr.
Hammond, on his Practical Catechism, 203. His further pro-
ceedings at Oxford, 204. President of St. John's College and
Lady Margaret Professor, 206. Writes in defence of the Trinity
against the Socinians, 207. Retires from Oxford to his living
at Petworth, 208. Loses Petworth at the Restoration, 209.
Supposed to have died distracted, 1665, 209.
Chillingworth, Dr. for a short time embraced Popery, ix. 356. Ac-
count of his sickness and death, in the hands of the parliament's
troops, xii. 197.
Chinese, account of a man of that country at the island of Ternate,
Choice of life, astronomer's opinion of, ii. 429.
Christianus perfectus, i. 175.
Chrysalus, the fatal effects of his peevishness, v. 26).
Cibber, Mr. the lives of the poets not written by him, but by one
Robert Shiels, x, 274. Appointed Poet Laureat, 344. Takes
umbrage at the Volunteer Laureat, 346. Celebrated by Pope
in his last book of the Dunciad, xi. 139. He resents the affront
in a pamphlet, 139.
Cicero, his reflections upon the vanity of transitory applause, v. 300.
His remarks upon the importance of being acquainted with past
Cleobulus, his maxim on the excellence of mediocrity, iy. 245.
Cleora, her Letter on Gaming, iv. 96. 100.
Clergy, Milton's objections to entering into the ministry, ix. 90.
Clifford, Martin, attacks Dryden's Conquest of Grenada, with a
specimen, ix. 333. Assisted Buckingham in writing the Rehear-
Climate, has no influence on freedom and slavery, or virtue and vice,
Coach, provided by marriage-articles without horses, vii. 218.
Coal-pit compared to the sun, ix, 32.
Coins, observations on the collectors of, vii. 226.
Col, Island of, account of, viii. 359. Account of Grissipol in Col,
361. Account of the castle of Col, 363. Turnips introduced
there, 364. Account of the violent tempests there, 365. The
inhabitants attempt to supply there own wants, 372. Malt-tax
of the island only 20s, a year, 373. No emigrations from, 374.
Their funerals, 375. Amusements on New Year's Eve, 376.
Account of the custom of protecting murderers there, 376. Ac-
count of the custom of fosterage there, 378.
Collier, Jeremy, account of his dispute on the entertainments of the
stage, x. 190.
Collins, William, his life, xi. 265. Born at Chichester, 1720, 165.
Admitted at Winchester College, 1733, 265. Came to London,
about 1744, a literary adventurer, 266. His uncle leaves him
about 2,0001. 266. Troubled with disease and insanity, 267. His
character, 269. Died 1756, 269. His works characterized, 270.
Colonies, observations on the settlement of, iii. 357. More politick
to remove grievances than to drive men to seek shelter in foreign
countries, 357. Crimes committed by the discoveries of new
regions, 358. Considerations how they are constituted, viii. 165.
Constitution of English colonies, 169. Their power from their
charters, 169. Compared to a member of the body, 170. Ought
to be bound by statutes of the mother-country, 171. The plea of
want of representation examined, 172. Advantages of, to the
Columbus, little advantage to Europe from his discoveries, viii. 166.
Comedy, ridicule the business of, iii. 4. History of, 7. Origin of,
8. Three ages of, 11. The slave of its subject and the reigning
taste, 37. Tragedy more uniform than, 41. General rules of,
44. Purpose of, is to divert, 56. Character of ancient, 61.
Critical remarks upon
manner of composing it, v. 345.
Greek, dissertation upon the, iii. 1.
Commendation, false claims to it censured, vi. 282.
Commentators, the difficulties they meet with, ii. 122.
Commerce, Preface to Rolt's Dictionary of, ii. 256. The present
Compassion, supposed by some to be a selfish passion, vii. 14.
Competitions often supported by interest and envy, vi. 249. Their
different influence on this occasion stated, 250, 251.
Complainers, incessant, represented as the screech-owls of mankind,
Complaint, little got by it, vii. 378.
Complaints of the conduct of others, what principles will support our
claim to it, iv. 319, 320.
Composition, different methods of, xi. 165.
Compton, Sir Spencer, presents Thomson with twenty guineas, having
dedicated Winter to him, xi. 223.
Comus, the Masque of, first acted in 1634, ix. 91. Derived from
Homer's Circe, 91. The fact on which it was founded, 91.
Supposed by the editor to be derived from the Comus of Erycius
Puteanus, 92. Acted April 5, 1750, for the benefit of a grand-
daughter of Milton, 150. Characterized, 157. Prologue to, when
acted for the benefit of a grand-daughter of Milton, i. 131.
Conduct, the absurdity of it, whence it ariseth, v. 407.
Congo, island of, first discovered by the Portuguese, ii. 231.
Congreve, William, his life, x. 185. Descended from a family in
Staffordshire, 185. Born about 1672, the place uncertain, 185.
First educated at Kilkenny, afterwards at Dublin, 186. Entered
at the Middle-Temple, but paid little attention to statutes or
reports, 186. The Old Batchelor, his first dramatick labour,
1693, 187. This play procured him the patronage of Halifax,
who made him a commissioner for licensing coaches, and places
in the Pipe-Office and Customs, 188. Account of this comedy,
188. The Double Dealer, 1694, 189. Love for Love, 1695,
189. Mourning Bride, 1697, 190. Defends the stage against
Collier, 191. Writes The Way of the World, 193. Retires
from the world as a writer, 193.' Made Secretary for the island
of Jamaica, 194. Wished to be considered rather as a gentle-
man than an author, 194. His conversation with Voltaire, 194.
Loses his sight, 194. Died Jan. 29, 1728-9, buried in West-
minster Abbey, and a monument erected by the duchess of
Marlborough, to whom he left 10,0001. 195. His character as an
Consolation under afflictions, by what methods it may be obtained,
iv. 332. On what occasion it may be drawn from a view of the
afflictions of others, 333. Its useful influence against the depres-
sions of melancholy, 334. The tendency of it to strengthen pa-
tience and fortitude, 336.
Constantia and Philetus, written by Cowley at twelve years of age,
Constantius, his history and character, vi. 299. 304.
Contentment with the situation in life assigned us, recommended, iv.
Controversies of the learned, a moderator recommended in them, ii.