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NAIRN, account of, viii. 235.
Narration, historical, the difficulty of this kind of writing illus-
trated, v. 328.
Nature, the contemplation of its works, fitted to afford pleasure and
instruction, iv. 30. It furnishes a source of proper materials for
reflection from the objects about us, and discovers new reasons
for adoring the sovereign Authour of the universe, 30. By
enlarging our curiosity after the works of nature we multiply the
inlets of happiness, 32.
Nation, its state to be discovered by the manners of the common
people, viii. 232.
Natural History, difficulties in writing on that subject, vii. 220.
Nature, no danger of her being exhausted, vii. 10.
Naval dominion, its origin, ii. 208.
Navigation, no tradition of, before Noah's Ark, ii. 208. Slow
progress of, for two centuries after the discovery of the compass,
209. Don Henry, son of John 1. king of Portugal, the first
who formed the design of making new discoveries about 1410,
209. Short account of discoveries made under the direction of
Don Henry, 210. Short account of the progress of other dis-
Neale, Edmund, known by the name of Smith. See Smith.
Necessaries, and superfluities of life considered, vii. 147.
Needle-work, the folly of confining girls wholly to it, vii. 50.
Negligence, the power of it strengthened by sınall indulgencies, vi.
Nekayah joins her brother Rasselas in flying from the happy valley,
in pursuit of happiness, iii. 342. Her inquiries in private life,
366. During a visit to the Pyramids, her companion Pekuah
carried away by the Arabs, 390. Her sorrow for the loss of Pe-
kuah, 394. Pekuah is recovered, 399. Pekuah's adventures,
401. See Rasselas.
Nelson, James, anecdote of him, iii. 283.
Neutrality, a prisoner may promise to observe it, ix, 11.
News, on the fond appetite for, iv. 387.
Newspapers, account of the Mercurius Aulicus, Mercurius Rusti-
cus, and Mercurius Civicus, x. 86. Account of L'Estrange's Ob-.
servator, and Lesley's Rehearsal, 86. The advantage of, to idlers,
vii. 25. Contribute to the knowledge of the common people, 26.
Directions for spinning out news, 27. The amazing increase of,
119. Description of a news-writer, by Sir Henry Wotton, 119.
Qualifications of a news-writer, 119. On the increase of adver-
New Scotland, the first plan of establishing a colony there, ii. 288.
Newton, Sir Isaac, Pope's Epitaph intended for him, with the
Visitor's criticisms, xi. 214. Observations on his character, ii.
273. An Epitaph recommended for him, 273. Review of his
four Letters to Dr. Bentley, containing some arguments in proof
of a Deity, 328.
Night, described by Dr. Donne, ix. 37.
Nitella, her excessive nicety freely censured, v. 281.
Noir, M. le, short account of, vii. 192.
Nombre de Dios, account of Drake's expedition against it, xii. 67.
Nothing, criticism on Lord Rochester's poem on, ix. 204. Poema
J. Passeratii de Nihilo, 208.
Novelty, the strong propensity of the human mind towards it, v. 54.
Hence we grow weary of uniformity, 55. An eminent source
of pleasing gratification, 409. The charms of it transitory, how-
ever endearing the possession, vi. 191. In writers, considered,
Nouradin, the merchant of Samarcand, his dying address to his
son Almamoulin, v. 314.
Nugaculus, his mean and absurd character delineated, v. 206.
Nugent, Dr. account of his translation of the Life of Benvenuto
Cellini, ii. 194.
Ostig in Sky, account of, viii. 303. Miserable state of agriculture
Ostriches, the Indian method of taking them, xii. 108.
Othello, observations on Shakspeare's play of, ii. 169.
Otway, Thomas, life of, ix. 223. Son of Humphry Otway, rec-
tor of Woolbeding, born at Trottin in Sussex, March 3, 1651,
223. Educated at Winchester school, and Fellow Commoner of
Christ Church 1669, 223. Commences player, in which he
fails, 223. Writes the tragedy of Alcibiades 1675, 224.
Translates “Titus and Berenice," and the Cheats of Scapin
1677, 224. Writes Friendship in Fashion in 1678, 224. Enters
into the army as cornet, but soon quits it, 225. His Don Car-
los, said to have been acted for thirty nights successively, 226.
His Orphan exhibited 1680, 226. History and Fall of Caius
Marius, in the same year, 226. The Soldier's Fortune published
1683, 226. Venice Preserved published 1685, 226. Died April
14, 1685, 227.
Overbury, Sir Thomas, account of Savage's tragedy, x. 298.
Ovid, the Epistle of Sappho to Phaon, translated by Pope, xi. 58.
Ozell, Mr. with Oldisworth and Broome, translate the Iliad, xi. 50.
first three editions, 135. First edition 1667, second 1674, third
1678, 136. Characterized, 162.
Paradise Regained, characterized, ix. 178.
Parallels, on illastrating things by, vii. 134.
Parents, observations on the bad behaviour of, vii. 167. Exempli-
fied in the story of Perdita, 168.
Parliament of England, the right of punishing its own members
asserted, viii. 68. A man attainted of felony cannot sit in parlia-
ment. 70. Proceedings on the expulsion of Mr. Wilkes consi-
dered, 71. On their declaring Mr. Luttrel elected, 72. Consi-
derations on the re-election of persons who have accepted of
places or pensions, 77. Difference between their vote and a law,
explained, 79. Progress of petitions to, 87. Favourers for a
dissolution always to be found, 90. Persons proper to be elected
representatives, 142. The power of, over the Americans, consi-
Parnell, Thomas, his life by Goldsmith, x. 49. Descended from a
Cheshire family, born at Dublin, 1679, 50. Educated at Dublin
university, 50. Archdeacon of Clogher 1705, 50. Married Anne
Minchen, 50. Joins the Tories in the latter end of queen Anne's
reign, 50. Becomes too fond of the bottle, 51. Died July 1717,
in his way to Ireland, 51. Character of his works, 52. Wrote
the life of Homer prefixed to Pope's translation of the Iliad, xi.
81. His poems published by Pope in 1721, 102.
Passeratius, Jo. poema ad Erricum Memmiuin, ix. 208.
Passion, the ruling, theory of, xi. 130.
Passions, persons under the predominant influence of them exceed-
ingly offensive to others, iv. 66. Natural and adscititious, strong
motives of action, 314, 315. Excited by sympathy, 443.
Pastorals, generally the first productions of a poet, xi. 170.
Pastoral Poetry, the progress of, xi. 253.
Pastoral Life, a glimpse of the state of happiness in, iii. 354.
Pastor Fido, specimen of Waller's translation of, ix. 280.
Patience, the usefulness of it in alleviating the miseries of human
life, iv. 209. Motives to the exercise of patience and submission
under the severest afflictions, 212, 213.
Patriots, their conduct considered and reprobated, viii. 127. 140.
Patriot, addressed to the electors of Great Britain (1774], viii. 142.
Characterized, 143. No claim to that character from an acrimo-
nious and unremitting opposition to the Court, 143. The true
lover of his country, 145. Marks of a man not being a Patriot,
Patriotism, no man can be boro a lover of his country, xi. 131.
Patrons, their avarice of praise and flattery, v. 217. Often corrupted
by avarice, and deluded by credulity, vi. 118.
Paul V. Pope, account of the quarrel between him and the Vene-
tians, xii. 7.
Paul, Father. See Sarpi.
Pauses, their influence on the harmony of poetical measures, v. 117.
Peat, account of the nature of that fuel, viii. 335.
Pedantry, the persons to whom the censures of it may be justly ap-
plied, vi. 195. The fear of it often produces it, 198.
Peevishness, a species of depravity, disgusting and offensive, v. 19.
Sometimes the effect of distemper or affliction, 20, 21. Exem-
plified in the character of Tetrica, 20, 21. Persons of this tem-
per the sources of peculiar affliction to their dependents, 261. A
due attention to the dignity of human nature a proper preservative
and remedy against this vice of narrow minds, 263.
Peirese, the fate of his MSS. vii. 260.
Pekuah, lady, is carried off by Arabs, iii. 390. The princess Ne-
kayah's sorrow for the loss of, 394. She is recovered from the
Arabs, 399. Her adventures amongst the Arabs, 401.
Pensive man, characterized, ix. 155.
Pepys Island. See Falkland's Islands.
Perdita, her story, vii. 163.
Perfection, in compositions, the effect of attention and diligence, v.
170. The methods by which the ancients attained to an eminence
Periander, his opinion of the importance of restraining anger, iv.
Periodical Essays, the difficulties of carrying them on, vii. 1. The
advantages of writing in, 7. New ones under the same disadvan-
tages as new plays, 9.
Perseverance, its resistless force and excellence, iv. 279. In intel-
lectual pursuits necessary to eminence in learning and judgment,
v. 419. The advantages of, iii. 341.
Persians, their contempt for men who violated the laws of secrecy,
Persian Tales, translated by Ambrose Philips, xi. 250.
Persius, his opinion of learning, iii. 199.
Pertinax, his skill in disputation, v. 152.
Petitions, their progress, viii. 87. By whom generally supported,
Petrarch, his fame filled the world with amorous ditties, ix. 6.
Peevishness, the fatal effects of, v. 261.
Philips, Ambrose, his life, xi. 249. Educated at St. John's College,
Cambridge, 249. Published his Pastorals before 1708, 249. A
zealous Whig, 249. Translates the Persian Tales for Tonson,
250. Writes the Distressed Mother, and translates Racine's An-
dromache, 250. The Epilogue to Andromache written by Bud-
gel, 251. The melevolence between him and Pope, 254. Com-
missioner of the lottery 1717, and made justice of the peace, 255.
Writes the Briton, a Tragedy, 1721, and also Humphrey duke of
Gloucester, 256. Undertakes a periodical publication, called the
Free Thinker, 256. Appointed secretary to Boulter, primate of
Ireland, 256. Chosen to represent the county of Armagh, 257.
Secretary to the lord chancellor, and judge of the prerogative court,
Returns to London 1748, and died 1749, 258. His cha-
racter, 208. His works characterized, 258.
Philips, Claude, an itinerant musician, lines on, i. 152.