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being made permanent recommended, 15. Danger from the com-
petitions between different hospitals, 16.
Howard, Sir Robert, joins Dryden in writing the Indian Queen, ix.
312. Has a controversy with Dryden on dramatick rhyme, 319.
Hudibras, Part I. published 1663. Part II. 1664. Part III. pub-
lished 1678, ii. 180. The idea taken from Don Quixote, 184.
The characters compared, 184. Being written on a temporary
subject, is now nearly forgotten, vii. 237.
Hughes, John, his life, x. 142. Born at Marlborough, in Wiltshire,
142. Educated in a dissenter's academy, 142. Became skilled
in poetry and musick, 142. Held a place in the office of ordnance,
142. Translated Fontenelle's Dialogues of the Dead, and added
two new ones, which he dedicates to lord Wharton, who promised
to provide for hiın in Ireland, 144. Assisted in the Tatler, Spec-
tator, and Guardian, 144. Made secretary to the commissioners
of peace, 1717, 146. Died in 1719-20, 147. Account of his
works, 147. His character according to Swift and Pope, 147.
Hum, story of Burnet and Sprat respecting the practice of humming
when serằons were approved of, x. 41.
Human Wishes, the Vanity of, in imitation of the Tenth Satire of
Juvenal, i. 15.
Humour, good, the peculiar value of this quality, v. 7, 8.
Humorist, considerations on that character, iii. 281.
Hungary, Queen of, opposes the king of Prussia's claim on Silesia,
xii. 235. Surrenders half of Silesia to the king of Prussia, 237.
Opposed on every side, prepares for resistance, 245. 500,0001.
voted to her by the English parliament, 246. Makes peace with
the king of Prussia, and surrenders the remaining half of Silesia
to him, 250. Proceedings against the army of France, 252.
Hunt, Arabella, account of her, x. 200.
Huntingdon, sermon at, in commemoration of the conviction of the
witches of Warbois, iri. 84.
Hymenæus, his account of the disagreeable qualities of some ladies,
v. 265. 271, 278. 28t. His marriage with Tranquilla, and the
happiness connected with it, vi. 159.
Hyperboles, examples of enormous and disgusting, ix. 29.
Hyperdulus, account of his treatment by his relations, vi. 51.
Hypertatus, bis reflections upon the conveniences and advantages of
a garret, v. 292. 299.
Hypocrisy, not always to be charged upon such as are zealous for
virtues which they neglect to practise, iv. 90. Wijerein it differs
from affectation, 134.
JAMAICA characterized, ii. 303.
James I. King, a remarkable conversation between him and the
bishops of Durham and Winchester, ix. 230. Wrote in defence
of witchcraft, iii. 85. Characterized, ii. 298.
Ianthe, her character, iv. 121.
Java, island of, account of, and of the inhabitants, xii. 143.
Icolmkill, account of, viii. 395.
Idleness, its fatal effects, v. 89. Its competition with pride, vii. 121.
Character of the true votaries of, 121. Under the appearance of
business, ridiculed, 191.
Idler, definition of an, vii. 1. The peculiar characteristick of man,
2. Has no rivals or enemies, 3. His privilege to form schemes, 3.
Always inquisitive, and seldom retentive, 3. Naturally censorious,
4. May sometimes be stimulated to vigour and activity, 4. In-
vites correspondents, 4. Laments his not having received any
essays, 6. A genuine one described, 34. Enemies to the Idler,
36. Journal of a genuine one, 129. His farewell, 408.
Idlers, the various employment of, vii. 64. Cruel Idlers reprobated,
Jenyns, Soame, review of his Free Enquiry into the Nature and Ori-
gin of Evil, viii. 23.
Ignorance of ourselves, the source of most errours in human conduct,
iv. 158. And admiration, their mutual and reciprocal operation,
Images, how the same images strike the mind in a similar manner,
as Spring, Night, Grove, &c. iii. 239.
Imagination, the danger of indulging the excursions and amusements
of it, iii. 419. On the disorders of, v. 121.
Imitation of others, when attended with servility, highly censurable,
Imlac, the history of, ii. 319. Son of a merchant at Goiama, 320.
Receives 10,000 pieces of gold of his father, for the purpose of
trading, 322. Resolves on travelling instead of trading, 323.
Arrives at Surat, and is plundered by his servants and dependents,
324. Arrives at Agra, the capital of Indostan, 325. Proceeds
through Persia and Arabia, 326. Becomes a poet, 328. Resides
three years in Palestine, 331. Becomes impatient to return to his
native country, 335. His disappointment of finding happiness, on
his return, his father being dead, and divided his estate amongst
his brothers, they left the country, and he found hardly a person
who knew him, 336. His retreat to the happy valley, 337.
Leaves the happy valley with Rasselas and Nekayah, 343.
Impatience of study, the mental disease of the present generation,
Imperia, her ambition and pride, v. 283.
Inch Keith, island of, account of, viii. 209.
Inch Kenneth, account of, viii. 388. Account of a remarkable cave
Inconsistency, distinguished from diversity, iii. 321.
Incontinence, the effect of the magnet in the detection of, v. 341.
A scheme for the detection of it proposed, 344.
Independents and Presbyterians, account of the disputes between
them at Oxford, on the authority of ministers, xii. 200.
Indian, speech of an Indian on the European encroachinents, vii. 325.
Indians of America, considerations on their granting their lands to
foreign nations, ii. 282. The English and French both to be con-
sidered as robbers quarrelling for the spoil, 284.
Indians on the coast of Brazil, their method of taking ostriches, xii.
108. Account of them, 109.
Indolence, the difficulty of being reformed from it, vi. 93.
Industry, necessary, as well as genius, to acquire an eminence in li-
terary productions, iv. 165. 167.
Ingratitude, the peculiar baseness and infamy of it, vi. 51. The ef-
fect of great depravity of mind, 51.
Injuries, the forgiveness of them necessary to happiness, vi. 260.
When easiest to be practised, 261. The motives to encourage it,
Innocence, the great prerogative of this excellent quality, iv. 434.
Interest, the influence of it upon the resolutions and actions of life,
vi. 250. A destroyer of friendship, vii. 90.
Inverary, account of, viii. 409.
Inverness, account of, viii. 237. Account of the castle of Macbeth,
Jocularity, must be caught at a particular point, iii. 4.
John, King, observations on Shakspeare's play of, ii. 149.
Johnson, his Tour to the Western Islands. See Hebrides.
Johnson, Dr. is presented with the freedom of Aberdeen, viii. 226.
Conceived the first thoughts of the Journey to the Hebrides whilst
resting by the side of a river in the Highlands, 255. His opinion
of the authenticity of the poems of Ossian, 356. Select letters
of, froin Mrs. Piozzi's collection, xii. 331. Select prayers and
meditations, 441. Prayers and devotional exercises, 449.
Johnson, Mr. (of the Lay Monastery), his character, x. 210.
Johnson, Mrs. See Steila.
Iona, account of, viii. 396.
Jonson, Ben, made his own plots, ix. 330. Characterized as a
writer of plays, 344.
Jortin, Mr. assists Pope in the notes to the Iliad, xi. 81.
Journal of a senior fellow of a college, vii. 129. Of a scholar, 267.
Journey into Devonshire, exaggeratingly related, vii. 198.
Ireland may date its riches and prosperity from the patronage of
Dean Swift, xi. 37.
Irene, a tragedy, i. 35.
Iron, every where to be found, vii. 146. More valuable for the
use of man than gold, 146. Necessaries of life plentiful as iron,
superfluities scarce as gold, 146.
Julian, Port, account of the inhabitants, xii. 113.
Julius Cæsar, observations on Shakspeare's tragedy of, ii. 158.
Junius, his writings characterized, ii. 40.
Junius (the Grammarian), account of his writings, ii. 39.
Justice, the measure of it prescribed to us, clear and comprehensive,
v. 60. A strict regard to it ought to regulate the distributions of
mercy, 61. The exercise of it should be softened by prudence and
lenity, 271. First impelled by injustice, vii. 358. State of the
administration of, in the Hebrides, viii. 322.
Juvenal, Satire III. imitated, in London, a poem, i. 3. Satire X.
imitated, in the Vanity of Human Wishes, i. 15.
KAIL, account of that plant, viii. 238.
Kelp, account of the manufacture of, in Sky, viii. 308.
King, William, his life, x. 31. Born in London, 1663, and allied
LABOUR and rest the parents of health and vigour, iv. 218. The
necessity of it considered, viii. 40.
Ladies, many of their indiscretions and errours arise from unacquaint-
ance with themselves, iv. 161. Some of their appropriate virtues
related, v. 165. Several of their degrading qualities described
in the characters of Ferocula, Misothea, and Sophronia, 268. The
folly of rendering themselves cheap, v. 171.
Lady, unfortunate, on whom Pope wrote verses, story of, xi. 69.
Lairds, in Sky, described, viii. 314.
Lansdown, Lord. See Granville, George.
Language, a plan for a society for the reformation, formed by the
earl of Roscommon assisted by Dryden, ix. 214. The plan re-
vived by Dr. Swift, 215. The probable consequences of such a
society, 216. Remarks on the purity and propriety of it, vi. 165.
The progress of, vii. 253. The impossibility of reducing it to a
fixed standard, ii. 52. Refinement in, obtained only froin books,
Last, the general dread of the last, vii. 408. Reflections on the use
to be made of the last of any human action, 409.
Latrona, her character, vi. 247.
Laud, Abp., account of a dispute between him and Cheynel, xii.
Lander, William, Letter from, to Mr. Douglas, written by Johnson,
Laurence, Th. M. D. ad, cum filium peregre agentem desiderio
nimis tristi persequeretur, i. 180.
Lay Monastery, account of a periodical paper of that name, pub-
lished as a sequel to the Spectators, x. 209.
Laziness, commonly associated with timidity, v. 402.
Lear, King, observations on Shakspeare's tragedy of, ii. 162.
Learned men, their complaints of ill treatment and neglected merit
examined, v. 36. The neglect of some occasioned by their own
inconsistency of conduct, 38. Such become objects of just con-
tempt, who by their writings seduce others to vice, 41. By va-
- rious actions exposed to contempt, 420. Their condescension
and affability scources of great esteem, 422. Advantages from
their living in societies, iii. 152.
Learning, Sir R. Blackmore's opinion of, x. 220. Eminence in,
not to be obtained without labour, iv. 139. The possession of
applause on that account, a precarious tenure, 140.
and excellence, 144. Wherein it differs from wit, 145. The
mutual advantages from an union with wit, 145.
business of youth, v. 238. Degraded by promiscuous and indecent
dedications, 413. Wherein the chief art consists, 418. Literary
eminence not to be acquired from the study of books, vi. 86. Ad-
vanced by adhering to a settled plan, vii, 266. Sometimes im-
proved by accident, 266. Obstructions to, 375. . Not confined to