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Life, fashionable, or modish, disgraced by numerous and detestable
follies, v. 286.
Light, the poetical propagation of, ix. 33.
Linger, Dick, the story of, vii. 80.
Listlessness characterized, in the story of Dick Linger, vii. 80.
Literary Property, the villany of piracy in, ix. 308. Never heard
of but in England, 308. Stupidity the surest title to an author's
Literature, the manufacturers of it, account of their characters, vi.
32. State of, in Scotland, from the middle of the sixteenth cen-
tury, viii. 238.
Lobo, Father, Preface to the Translation of his Voyage to Abyssi-
nia, ij. 265.
Lochbuy, account of, viii. 402.
Lofty, Lady, her character, iv. 76.
London and Bristol, delineated by Savage, x. 386. Happiness of
the great on their return to London, vii. 322. Happiness of
virgins going there to try their fortunes, 322. Their happiness
generally ends in disappointment, 324. A Poem in imitation of
the Third Satire of Juvenal, i. 3.
London Chronicle, Preliminary Discourse to it, Jan. 1, 1757, ii. 203
Plan of that newspaper, 204.
Longueville, William, some account of, ix. 184.
Lottery, the life of multitudes compared to it, vi. 244. The passion-
ate and ensnaring hopes of gain by them, vi. 238, 239. Most
commonly visionary and fallacious, 239. The imaginary prospects
of fortuitous riches, injurious to trade, and the sources of per-
petual delusion, 240, 241.
Love, metaphysically described, ix. 26. In geographical poetry
compared to travels throagh various countries, 26. Described
according to the laws of augury, 27. A lover neither dead nor
alive, 32. A lover's heart, a hand-grenado, 33. A mistress
beloved is fairer in idea than in reality, 34. Meditations of a
lover, 35. Described by Dryden, 437. Negatively described,
277. Success in it most easily obtained by indirect approaches,
iv. 3. The various arts of, in different ages, iii. 207. The uni-
versal agent of the stage, except in Shakspeare, ii. 78. The
physical cause of, x. 216. Man inspired to honour and glory by
it, i. 129.
Love of excellence, natural, ix. 10.
Love's Labours Lost, observations on Shakspeare's comedy, ii.
Love's Riddle, written by Cowley, when at school, ix. 3.
Lover of his country, characterized, viii. 145.
Lough Ness, account of, viii. 240. Twenty-four miles long, and
two miles broad, 241. Reported never to freeze, 242.
Louisbourg, the English and French account of the capture of it,
contrasted, vii. 76.
Lucan, his Pharsalia translated by Christopher Pitt, before he was
twenty years of age, xi. 217.
Lucas family, all the brothers valiant, all the sisters virtuons, vii.
Lucia, St. Island of, the conduct of the French when the English
attempted to make a settlement there, ii. 290.
Lucifer, described by Cowley, ix. 55.
Luxury, united with indolence produceth the most pernicious effects,
iv. 217. The veterans of it strongly addicted to sallies and ex-
cess of resentment and fury, v. 259. Its fatal effects exemplified
in the history of Hacho, king of Lapland, vii. 382.
Lyce, an elderly lady, verses to, i. 149.
Lycidas, written by Milton, in 1637, ix. 91. Character of that
Lyttelton, George Lord, his life, xi. 380. Son of sir Thomas Lyt-
telton of Hagley, Worcestershire, born 1709, 380. Educated
at Eton, and removed to Christ Church, 380. An early writer
both in verse and prose, 380. Leaves Oxford 1728, and travels
through France and Italy, 381. An opponent in parliament to
sir R. Walpole, 381. Secretary to the prince of Wales, 381.
Introduces Thomson and Mallet into the suit of the prince of
Wales, 381. Lord of the treasury 1744, 382. Writes observa-
tions on the conversion of St. Paul, 1747, 383. His father's
letter to himn on that publication, 383. Succeeds his father to
the title of baronet 1751, 383. Becomes cofferer and privy
counsellor 1754, 384. Chancellor of the exchequer 1755, 384.
Travels into Wales, 384. Patronises Archibald Bower, 384.
Publishes Dialogues of the Dead, 384. Created lord Lyttelton,
385. Story of the publication of his life of Henry II. 385. Ac-
count of his last illness and death 1763, by his physician, 388
His epitaph, 388. His poetical works characterized, 389. Anec-
dotes of, xi. 198.
MACBETH, a tragedy, remarks on the impropriety, as well as
energy, of its diction, vi. 166. Observations ou Shakspeare's
tragedy, iii. 81. Account of the castle of, at Inverness, x. 343.
Macclesfield, Earl and Countess of, account of their divorce, x. 283.
The countess marries col. Brett, 283. Gives 501. to Savage,
295. Disappointed in her South Sea traffick, 295. Continues to
persecute her son, 297.
Macdonald, Sir Alexander, account of his house at Armidel in the
Isle of Sky, viii. 266. The tradition of one of his predecessors
burning the inhabitants of Culloden in a church, 267.
Macdonald, Hugh, account of his conspiracy against his chief to
Maclean, Sir Allan, account of his family, viii. 388.
Maclean, Donald (heir of the laird of Col), spent a considerable
time in Hertfordshire and Hampshire, in order to acquire the
knowledge of agriculture, viii. 301.
Macleod, account of that happy family, proprietors of the island of
Raasay, viii. 278. Account of that family and their house at
Macleod, Col. of Talisker, in Sky, account of his house and family,
Macquarry, account of the clan of, viii. 387.
Macrae, account of that clan in the Highlands, viii. 256.
Magnet, the pretended and imaginary influence of it, vi. 341. First
discovered 1299, ii. 209.
Mallet, David, writes part of the prologue to Sophonisba, xi. 226.
In conjunction with Thomson, writes the Mask of Alfred,
229. 350. His life, 347. Of the clan of Macgregors, his father
took the name of Malloch, 347. Janitor of the high school at
Edinburgh, 347. Tutor to the sons of the duke of Montrose, 347.
Travels with his pupils, and on his return to London is intro-
duced to persons of the highest rank and character, 348. Wil-
liam and Margaret, his first production, 1724, 348. His other
works, 348. Changes his name to Mallet, 349. Becomes ac-
quainted with Pope, 349. Writes the Life of Bacon prefixed to
his works, 1750, 350. Undertakes the Life of Marlborough,
350. Under-secretary to the prince of Wales, with a pension
of 2001. a year, 350. His conversation with Garrick on in-
troducing his name in the Life of Marlborough, 350. Duchess
of Marlborough leaves him 10001. 351. Leaves no historical
labours behind him, 351. Mustapha acted at Drury Lane, 1739,
351. Sells the copy of Amynta and Theodore for 1201. 352.
Introduced to the friendship of lord Bolingbroke, 352. Lord
Bolingbroke leaves him his works, 352. Mask of Britannia,
acted 1753, 353. Elvira acted 1763, 353. Keeper of the book
of entries for ships in the port of London, 353. Writes a letter
of accusation against admiral Byng, under the character of a Plain
Man, for which he receives a pension, 353. Died 1765, 353.
Character of him and his works, 353.
Malouines. See Falkland Islands.
Man, a good man, a telescope, ix. 28. All he has to do is to live
and die, 34. Who travels, compared with his wife who stays at
home, 38. Characters of a cheerful and pensive man, 155. Lord
Rochester's satire criticised, 207. Diversified by various tastes,
iv. 31. In the different classes have desires and pleasures peculiar
to themselves, 441. Their desires more numerous than their attain-
ments, v. 210. Ranged under the two classes of merely animal
and reasonable beings, 226, 227. These qualities expressive of
their constitutional and habitual characters, 226, 227. The
importance of every one in his own eyes, vii. 45. Most men
struggle for fame, 45. The difficulty of getting a name, 45.
The necessity of his being acquainted with himself, 105. The
difficulty of such inquiries, 105. His desires increase with his
acquisitions, 117. Money and time the heaviest burthens of life,
118. The similar condition in all situations of life, 203. Few
opportunities of showing great powers, 204. The necessity of the
inquiry, “ What have ye done?" 355. The characters of a read-
ing man, a ready man, and of an exact man, considered, iii. 197.
Inquiry how far he was first created perfect, viii. 56. Of the
islands of Sky described, 311. Different ranks of, there, 314.
Theodore's vision on the progress of the life of, ii. 401. First
guarded by innocence, 401. Conducted by education, and at-
tended by habits, 402. Reason endeavours to conduct to religion,
405. Attacked by appetites and passions, 406. Habits continue
to insinuate themselves, 408. Happiness of those who submit to
religion. 410. Progress of those who follow reason only, 413.
View of those who pursue intemperance, 414. State of the
captives of indolence, 414.
Man and wife, on disputes between, vii. 49.
Manna, metaphysically described, ix. 24.
Manuscripts, the propriety of placing them in some publick library,
vii. 201. The loss of knowledge, by the loss of old libraries,
Marino, metaphysical poetry borrowed from him, ix. 23.
Marlborough, Duke of, his life undertaken by Mallet, xi. 350. The
old duchess leaves Malet 10001, as a reward for writing the
Marlborough, Henrietta, Duchess of, her partiality for Congreve, x.
195. Congreve leaves her 10,0001. 195. Erects a monument
to his memory, 195. Had his image in wax on her toilet, 195.
Stole his picture from Jacob Tonson, 195.
Marlborough, Sarah, Duchess of, celebrated by Pope in his charac-
ters of women, under the character of Atossa, xi. 132. Severe
reflections on her conduct, iv. 84.
Marriage, the divorce of the earl and countess of Macclesfield by
the Lords, considered as a bad precedent, x. 283. The dictate
of nature, and the institution of Providence, iv. 116. General
observations concerning it, 226. The sources of those infeli.
cities which frequently attend that state, 117. 253. Why so
many are unsuitable, 292. Contracts of it begun in fraud, end
in disappointment, 294. The afflictions incident to it how to be
alleviated, 291. The officiousness of some in promoting them
censured, v. 278. The folly of pablishing them in newspapers,
vii. 46. Praises on that occasion generally fallacious, 47. Pro-
posal for an office for writing matrimonial panegyricks, 48. Has
many pains, but celibacy no pleasures, iii. 372. On the happi-
ness and unhappiness of that state, 376. Early marriages cha-
racterized, 379. Misfortunes of late marriages, 380. Early
marriages best pleased with their partners, late ones with their
Martin (who wrote the history of the Hebrides), account of him,
Marvel, Will, story of his journey into Devonshire, vii. 194.
Mason, Mr. additions to Mr. Temple's character of Gray, xi. 371.
Masquerades, their pernicious influence and effects, iv. 64.
Matter, considerations on the hypothesis of, by Sir Isaac Newton,
May, Thomas, superior both to Cowley and Milton in Latin poetry,
Maypole, Miss, ber observations on the imprudent conduct of her
mother, iv. 351.
Measure for Measure, observations on Shakspeare's comedy, ii.
Mediocrity, a quality essential to happiness as well as virtue, iv.
Melanthia, her character, iv. 255.
Melcombe, Lord, his Tusculan la Trappe, sent to Dr. Young, xi. 331.
His Letter to Young, 331.
Melissa, her character, v. 25. Her vanity excited by a general
veneration, 25. By an unexpected reduction of her fortune sub-
ject to various mortifications, 29.
Melissus, his character, iv. 121.
Memory, the peculiar exercise of that faculty of the mind, iv. 265.
Characterized, vii. 175. Collection and distribution the two
offices of, 175. Collection the most agreeable part, 175.
Themistocles wished to learn the art of forgetfulness, 178. Ob-
servations on the improvement of, 288. The mother of the
Muses, 296. The necessity of, in the acquisition of knowledge,
296. Nature seldom sparing in the gifts of, 296. Few examples
of enormous, wonderful, and gigantick memory, 297. Methods
of improvement, 298.
Men, misled by deceit, ii. 419.
Menander, style of, clear and natural, iii. 18. Plutarch's sentiment
Mercator, his history, iii. 228.
Merchant, the knowledge necessary for a merchant, ii. 261. The
necessity of, between the manufacturer and consumer, explained,
Merchant of Venice, observations on Shakspeare's, ii. 146.
Merchant, Mr. in company with Savage and Gregory when James
Sinclair was murdered, x. 305.
Merit, the complaints of the neglect of it often ill-grounded, iv.
378. The persecutors of real merit distinguished into various
classes, vi. 24.
Merriment, preconcerted, seldom answers the expectation, vii. 232.
Generally the effect of chance, 233.
Merry Wives of Windsor, observations on Shakspeare's comedy, ii.