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kins sent with a fleet to the East Indies, 1595, 147. Died 1597,
and buried in the sea, 147..
Drama. See Stage.
Drowsy, Tom, bis history, iii. 187.
Drugget, Ned, his history, vii. 60. His false conceptions of plea-
sure, such as are pursued by mankind in general, 68.
Dryden, John, his life, ix. 315. Born at Aldwincle, Northampton-
shire, August 9, 1631, 315. Said to have inherited an estate of
2001. a year, and to have been bred an anabaptist, 315. Edu-
cated at Westminster school under Dr. Busby, 316. Admitted
Batchelor at Cambridge, 1653, 316. His first poem on the death
of lord Hastings, 316. Wrote a Stanza on the death of Crom-
well, and on the Restoration Astrea Redux, 317. Commenced
a writer for the stage about 1663, 318. His first play, the Wild
Gallant, 319. Published the Rival Ladies, 1664, 319. Joins
sir Robert Howard in writing the Indian Queen, 319. The
Indian Emperor, published 1667, 319. Published his Annus
Mirabilis 1667, 320. Has a controversy with sir Robert How-
ard on dramatick rhyme, 321. Succeeds sir W. Davenant as
Poet Laureat, 322. Publishes his Essay on Dramatick Rhyme,
322. Secret Love, or the Maiden Queen, 322. Sir Martin
Mar-all, 322. Io conjunction with Davenant, alters Shake-
speare's Tempest, 323. His quiet disturbed by Settle's Empress
of Morocco, 323. His character of Settle, with remarks on the
Empress of Morocco, 324. His Mock Astrologer, dedicated to
the duke of Newcastle, 330. Tyrannick Love, or the Virgin
Martyr, 331. Conquest of Granada, 331. That play attacked
by Martin Clifford, 333. Settle vindicates himself, 334. His
Marriage A-la-mode, dedicated to the earl of Rochester, 339.
The Assignation, or Love in a Nunnery, dedicated to sir Charles
Sedley, 340. Amboyna, 340. Troilus and Cressida, altered
from Shakespeare, 340. The Spanish Fryar, 340. The Duke
of Guise, written in conjunction with Lee, 341. Albion and Al-
banius, with some account of the plan, and a ballad upon it, 342.
State of Innocence and Fall of Man, 343. Many hundred copies
in MS. before it was printed, 343. Aureng Zebe, 343. All for
Love, or the World Well Lost, founded on the story of Antony
and Cleopatra, 344. Limberham, or the Kind Keeper, 345.
Edipus, forined by him and Lee from Sophocles, 345. Don Se-
bastian, 345. Amphytrion, derived from Plautus and Moliere,
346. Cleomenes, 346. King Arthur, 346. Love Triumphant,
346. Did not raise his fortune by the number of his pieces, 347.
Used to add a preface of criticism to his plays, 348. Wrote Pro-
logues to many plays, the price of which was two guineas, and af-
terwards raised to three guineas, 348. Contracted to furnish four
plays a year, 348. In 1678, produced six full plays, 348. At-
tacked by criticks, and opposed by rivals, 349. Characterized by
the name of Bayes in the Rehearsal, 349. Criticks nor rivals did
him no harm, 351. Repels censure by an adamantine confidence,
351. Waylaid and beaten for being supposed to have been the
author of an Essay on Satire, 352. His name thought necessary
for the success of every poetical and literary performance, 352.
He wrote the lives of Polybius, Lucian, and Plutarch, and trans-
lated the first book of Tacitus, 352. Assisted in translating Ovid's
Epistles, and adds a preface on translation, 353. Writes Absalom
and Achitophel, which is several times answered, 353. Medal,
which is answered by Settle and others, 355. After the accession
of James, declared himself a convert to popery, 356. Engaged to
defend the papers found in the strong box of Charles II. 357.
Translates Maimburg's History of the League, and the life of Fran-
cis Xavier, 358. Supposed to have undertaken to translate Varil-
las's History of Heresies, and to have answered Burnet, 358. Bur-
net's observation on the Answer, 358. Publishes the Hind and
Panther, which is answered by the earl of Halifax, Prior, Tom
Brown, &c. 360. Writes on the birth of a prince, 362. At the
Revolution loses the place of Laureat, 362. Celebrates Shad-
well's inauguration in Mac Flecknoe, 362, Lord Dorset is said
to have continued the salary of Lanreat to him, 363. In 1690,
writes Don Sebastian, and in 1691 four other dramas, 363. In
1693, publishes his translation of Juvenal and Persius, 364. Pur-
poses writing an Epick Poem either on Arthur or the Black Prince,
364. He charged Blackmore with stealing his plan, 365. In
1694, begins his translation of Virgil, which he publishes in 1697,
365. Translates Fresnoy's Art of Painting into English prose,
365. Fables, his last work, published 1699, 366. Doubts re-
specting the person who first set the Ode on St. Cecilia's Day to
musick, 366. Died in Gerard-street, May 1, 1701, 366. A
wild story respecting his funeral, 367. Buried amongst the poets
in Westminster Abbey, 371. A monument erected to his me-
mory by the duke of Buckinghamshire, 371. Account of his
descendants, 371. His character as described by Congreve, 372.
Differently described by Dr. Johnson, 373. Copy of the agree-
ment with Jacob Topson, to pay him 250 guineas for 10,000
Said to have received 5001. from the duchess
of Ormond, as a compliment for his Fables, 384. Said to have
received forty pounds from a musical society for the use of Alex-
ander's Feast, 384. In his younger years put confidence in judi-
cial astrology, 385. His character as a poet and critick, 386.
The father of English criticism, 386. Criticisms on various pas-
sages of his poems, 397. Specimen of Milborne's criticism on
Dryden's translation of Virgil, 426. His observations on Rymer's
remarks on the tragedies of the last age, 447. Copy of a Letter
to his sons in Italy, 458. His opinion of lord Roscommon's
Essay on Translated Verse, 218. Milton thought him a good rhy-
mist, but no poet, 146. Declares that Swift will never be a poet,
xi. 6. Compared with Pope, 167. Wrote merely for the people,
167. His prose works characterised, 169. Composed without
consideration, and published without correction, 169. His in-
attention and inaccuracy remarked, iv. 201. His character of
Shakespeare, ii. 134.
Dryden, John, jun. writer of The Husband his own Cuckold, ix.
Duke, Richard, his life, x. 29. Bred at Westminster, and took his
Master's Degree at Cambridge, 1682, 29. Prebendary of Glou-
cester, and chaplain to Queen Anne, 30. Died February 10,
Dumb and Deaf, account of Braidwood's academy at Edinburgh for,
Dun or Borough, in the Isle of Sky, described, viii. 295. Supposed
to have been places of safety for the cattle, 296.
Dun Bay, account of, viii. 228.
Dunciad, the part Savage was supposed to have in publishing it, x.
Dutch war of. 1652, account of the engagement at sea between the
Dutch admirals and admiral Blake, xij. 47.
Dutch, their revolt against the power of Spain, ii. 299. Raised to
power by their plan of commerce, 300. Their increasing power,
Dyer, John, his life, xi. 272. Born in 1700, at Aberglasney, in
Caermarthenshire, 272. Educated at Westminster, and designed
for the law, 272. Becomes itinerant painter, 272. Travels to
Italy, and on his return publishes the Ruins of Rome, 273. En-
ters into the church, 273. His preferments, 273. Publishes
The Fleece, 1757, 273. Died 1758, 274. His works charac-
terised, 274. Akenside's opinion of The Fleece, 275.
of a scholar of the highest class in the University of St. Andrews,
for the term of seven months 15l. for the lower class 101. 214. The
course of, in the University of Aberdeen, 221.
Egmont, Port. See Falkland Islands.
Elgin, account of, vii. 233. The ruins of the cathedral, 233.
Eloquence, that false sort which only confuses the reader, ridiculed,
Elwood, the Quaker, some account of, ix. 126.
Eminent men, least eminent at home, vii. 202.
Embalming, on the practice of, iii. 436.
Emigration, state of, from the Hebrides, considered, viii. 326.
Eminence, a proof of it in having inany enemies as well as friends,
Employment, the necessity of, vii. 291.
Enemies, the duty and charity of relieving them, ii. 370.
England supposed by Milton to be too cold a climate for flights of
imagination, ix. 131.
English, remarkably barren of historical genius, v. 329. The little
proficiency made by them in civil wisdom, viii. 66. On the bravery
of their common soldiers, ii. 271. Arises very much from the dis-
solution of dependence which obliges every man to regard his own
English Dictionary, plan of that work addressed to the earl of
Chesterfield, ii. 3. Original motives, only from the patronage
of the proprietors, 3. Difficulties in fixing the plan, 7. From
the words to be omitted, 7. From the accents, 10. From the un-
certainty of orthography, 27. From the provunciation, 8. From
the etymology, 10. 14. From the syntax, 18. From explanation
with brevity, 19. From the various meaning of the same word,
20. From antiquated words, 25. From impure words, 25. Pre-
face to the English Dictionary, 31. A writer of dictionaries
English language, the progress of, vii. 255.
Richer than commonly
supposed, 365. Contains sufficient information in every branch
bear a strict conformity to nature, and the various purposes de-
signed by it, 72. 74.
Epitaphs, the difficulty of writing them on common characters, ii.
273. Essay on, ii. 270. Enquiry into what the perfection of,
consists, 271. Intended to perpetuate examples of virtue, 272.
The name alone sufficient for eminent men, 272. All allusions
to Heathen mythology absurd, 274. Impropriety of addressing
the passenger in, 276. First rule in writing, not to omit the
Regard for truth to be observed, 278. Private
virtue the best subject for, 279. For Mr. Hogarth, xi. 164.
Erasmus, his diligent and unwearied improvement of time applauded,
Eriphile, her excessive peevishness censured, v. 162.
Errol, Earl of, invites Dr. Johnson to his seat at Slanes Castle, viii,