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Loyalty-Politeness its firmest foundation, xxii. 266.
Lucan-iï. 226. viii. 180.
Lucas, Lord–His character, vi. 167.
Lucretius–To what he principally stands indebted for his fame;
Ludlow--His Memoirs written in the spirit of rage, prejudice, and
vanity, xiv. 275.
Luggnagg --Character of the people of it, ix. 231.
Lunatics-Proposals for an hospital for them in Dublin, xviii. 217.
Luxury-Taxes upon it usually the most beneficial to a state, but not
so in Ireland, xiii. 19,
Lying-The Houyhnhnms in their language have no word to express
'it by, ix. 264. The faculty of it an abuse of speech, 269. The tell-
ing of one lye imposes the task of inventing twenty more to excuse
it, xxiji. 366 The celerity and duration of a politicallye, 309. The
last relief of a routed rebellious party, v. 19.' Its birth, parentage,
and wonderful exploits, 20. Its professors have need of short me-
Lying, political-Proposals for printing a Discourse on the Art,
Lyttelton, George-Mr. Pope's affection for him, xx. 195. Applied
to by Swift, for his interest in favour of Mr. M'Aulay, for a seat in
the Irish parliament, 231. Politely wishes to be in the number of
Swist's friends, xx. 225.
M'Aulay, Alexander-Recommended by Swist, for Mr. Lyttelton's
and Pope's interests, 10 obtain a seat in the Irish parliament, xx.
Author of a useful treatise on Tillage, xx. 152, 173. Far-
ther particulars of him, xx. 211, 213.
M'Carthy-Set his own house on fire, and obtained a brief for it,
N'Cartney, lieutenant general-Second to Lord Mohun, in the duel
with Duke Hamilton, and was supposed to have murdered the duke,
xxii. 146. A letter printed in his name, vindicating himself from
the murder of Duke Hamilton, 225.
Macclesfield, Thomas Parker, earl of-vi. 196.
Macer-A poetical simile, xxiv. 33.
Machiavel-His observation on the natural disposition of the people,
Mackay, an Irish thief-His hehaviour at the gallows. xix. 198.
Mackfadin, Mrs Mrs. Sheridan's mother, xvi. 31.
M'Coy, General--His character, xiv. 341.
M'Culla--- A Letter on his Project, about Halfpence, xiji. 21.
Mad Mullinix and 'Timothy-xi. 96.
Madness--The greatest actions have proceeded from it, iii. 145, 151.
Its different effects opon mankind, 145, 160. Every species of it
proceeds from a redundancy, 156. How produerd, xxiii. 347. The
symptoms of it in a people, v. 93. Enlarges the good or evil dispo
sitions of the mind, xiii. 78. In what the difference, in respect of
speech, consists, hetwixt a madman and one in his wits, jii. 277.
Talking to one's self esteemed a sign of it, xv. 50. Mankind has
an inexhaustible source of invention in the way of it, xyii. 53.
Many made really mad by ill usage, xviii. 214. Dr. Swift used
'to describe persons in that situation with a striking liveliness and
horror, xx. 264.
Mahomet, the great-An instance of his inflexibility, xiv. 227.
Mahon, Lord- His character, vi. 168.
Main, Charles-His character, xxi. 29.
Majority-When indolent, often gotten the better of by a minority,
xii. 4. Mistakes often arise through too great confidence in com-
puting, vii. :39.
Maittaire, Michael-In what sense a benefactor to the public,
Malbranche-His system, xvii. 39.
Malcom, king of Scotland-Invades England in the absence of Wil-
liam Rufus, vii. 232. Williain, failing to repel his inroads, enters
into a treaty with him, 233. Provoked by the haughtiness of Wil-
liam, invades and ravages Northumberland, 235. Slain with his
eldest son, and his queen dies of grief, 236.
Mallet, David-Lord Bolingbroke hequeathed his writings to him,
xx. 272–Lord Hyde's letter to him on the subject, 273. His an-
Man-The number of his virtues how much inferior to that of his
follies and vices, iii. 58. Is but a complete suit of clothes, with its
trimmings, 79. Several instances of man's inconsistency with him-
self, xiv. 171. Why a man should never be ashamed to own he has
been wrong, xxiii. 364. Why positive men are the most credulous,
369. Aristotle's opinion that he is the most miinic of all animals,
how confirmed, 321. Great abilities in the hands of good men are
blessings, xiv. 41. The advantages one man has over another by
no means blessings in the sense the world usually understands, 42.
Why inen of great parts are often unfortunate in the management
of public business, 181. Those of a happy genius seldom without
some bent toward virtue, xix. 143. The greatest villains usually
brutes in their understandings as well as actions, ibid.
Man, Jenny-Presided over a club of politicians, vi. 228.
Mandeville-Character of his Fable of the Bees, xxiv. 101.
Alanley, Mrs. Delarivier, author of the Atalantis-Account of her,
iv, 202, 288. viii. 158. Wrote a Narrative of the particulars of Mr.
Harley's being stabbed, from hints furnished by Dr. Swift, iv. 288.
xxi. 197. Wrote a Vindication of the Duke of Marlhorough, 330;
to which Swift pays a high compliment, ibid. Characterized,
Isaac-Postmaster.in Ireland, xv. 296. xvi. 190. xxi. 6.
Manly Virtue-Birth of, x. 320.
Manners, Good sort of artificial good sense, to facilitate the com-
merce of mankind with each other, viii. 205. xiv. 185. Wherein it
consists, viii. 205. xiv. 184, 189. By what means the common forms
of good manners have been corrupted, viii. 205. xiv. 185. A pe-
dantry in manners, as in all arts and sciences, xiv, 187. Good,
manners not a plant of the court growth, ibid. The difference be-
tween good-manners and good breeding, 188. Ignorance of forròs
no proof of ill manners, 189,
Mansel, Mr-His character, vi. 171.
Mansfield, William, earl of-15.228.
Manton, Dr. Thomas--xvi. 258.
Manufactures-To what the improvement of them is owing-
Mapp, Mrs. the bonesetter-Anecdote of her, xx. 79.
Mar, John Erskine, earl of--xv. 173.
Marchmont, Hugh, carl of--xx. 228.
Margarita, iv. 11.
Margoux wine, xvi. 249,
Marius--His noble appearance on a perilous occasion, xiv. 227.
Market Hill-Dean Swift's Visit to, xi. 70. On a very old Glass af,
72. On cutting down the old Thorn at, ibid.
Marlborough, John Churchill, duke of_New Vindication of him, iv.
287. Advised King James to take the air on horseback, intending
to give him up to the prince of Orange, iv. 296. xiv. 327. The fol.
lowing night, after swearing allegiance to his majesty, went over
to the prince, ibid. His intention of seizing King James II. discuss-
ed, iv. 296. His opposition to king William, ibid. His conduet
on the queen's intending a regiment for Mr. Hill, iv. 293. vi. 271.
Pretends to unite with Mr. Harley on a moderating plan, but pri-
vately ousted him from the ministry, 272. Endeavoured to pro-
cure a commission to be general for life, vi. 216, 274. At the gene-
ral change in 1710, preserved his high office, vii. 21. His abject be.
haviour at an andience with the queen, xv. 135. Removed from
all his employments, vii. 51. Reflections on that remarkable oc-
currence, vi. 79. vii. 55. Would have been turned out, though the
war had continued, wv. 223. Observations on the clamour about
the pretended inconstancy and ingratitude of the kingdom to him,
v. 33. The grants and donations made to him at different periods,
3. Thought to have more ready money than all the kings in
Christendom, vi. 212. Put himself
at the head of all the whiggish
cabals, 216. vii. 54. Greatly debased himself in one instance, xiv,
228. Accused of receiving large sums of money from contractors
for the army, vii. 97. Of deducting two and a half per cent. from
the money paid to foreign troops, ibid. An emissary of his en-
deavoured to delay the signing of the peace, 214. Had the sea
been his element, the war had been carried on with more success to
England, v. 280. Why he continued so easy at the last, under the
several impositions of the allied powers, 301. Lameots his having
joined the whigs, xxi. 106. Tells the queen, he is neither covetons
nor ambitious, ibid. Dr. Swift wishes he may continue general,
ibid. 122. Wished to contrive some way to soften Dr. Swist, xsü.
53; who, though he professed to dislike tlie duke, did not approve
bis being dismissed, ibid. Reasons assigned of his intention to go
out of England, 143. His public entry through the city described,
xvi. 93. Hissed by more than huzzaed, ibid. Made a prince of
the empire, though this little more than a compliment, iv. 310. His
chiaracter, ibid. vi. 161. vii. 27, 28. xxi. 106. xxiii. 168. Satirical
elegy on his death, x. 282.
Marlborough, Sarah, duchess of-Her interest with the queen begao
to decline very soon after her accession to the throne, vi. 257, 269.
Displaced, 313. Her removal had been seven years working, xv.
118. Her character, iv. 310. vii. 28. A singular instance of her
meanness and ingratitude to the queerr, xviii. 226. Would willingly
have compounded, to keep her place, xxi. 122. Too rich to enjoy
any thing, xvii. 228.
Marr, earl of His character, vi. 179.
Marriage A Letter of Advice to a Young Lady, on her entering
into that State, viii. 82. Progress of Marriage, a satirical Poem, si.
211, Why so seldom happy, xiv. 170. On what original contract
founded, xxiii. 185. Ireland would be less miserable, if it were dis-
couraged there as far as is consistent with christianity, xiii. 279.
Recoinmended by forcihle arguments, xx. 265.
Marsh, lord primate-His character, xiv. 241. xv. 10, 32.
Martin–His proceedings toward a reformation, on being turned oit
of doors hy his brother Peter, jii. 126. His history, 187.
Martin, an eminent goldsmith, xxiv. 44,
Martinus Scriblerus—Whence the origin of the naine, xxi. 321.
Mary, queen of Scots-In one particular of her conduct, appeared
contemptible, xiv. 230.
Mary, the cook-maid--Her letter to Dr. Sheridan, x. 308.
Masham, Lord--xxii. 79.
Lady-xvi. 78. The whigs endeavoured to impeach her,
Alluded to in a fictitious prophecy, x. 97. Assisted in rein-
stating Mr. Harley, vi. 275. Speech of her's to Lord Oxford. xvi.
62. Her censure of him, 79. Her character, v. 59. vi. 316, 321.
Masquerades—The conversation there, xxii. 261.
Mathematics- A singular method of learning them, ix. 207.
Mather, Charles—an eminent toyman, x. 87.
Mathew, Mr- Account of him and his mode of living, ii. 103. The
first who abolished vales, 109.
Maude, daughter to King Henry - Deinanded in marriage by the
emperor, vii. 255. Her portion levied, 250. On the death of the
emperor, the crown of England settled by her father on her and
her heirs, 264. Farther particulars of her life, 265, 294.
king Stephen's queen-Made proposals of accommodation
to the empress; which beiug rejected, urges her son Eustace to
arms, vii. 287. Her army haviag taken the earl of Gloucester pri-
soner, the queen sent hiin to Rochester, to be treated as the king
bad been, 289.
Maule, Dr. Henry, bishop of Closne, xvii. 74.
Maxias controlled in Ireland, xiii. 13.
Maxims-Paraphrase on a famous maxim of the duke de Roche-
foucault, xi. 258. Two of Tindal's refuted, iv. 89, 90: One to
which the Irish banks are much indebted, xii. 27. One indisputa-
ble in politics, viii. 223. Dr. Swift confesses he was mistaken in
his contradiction of an old one, vi. 311. In politics, there are few
but what, at some conjunctures, are liable to exception vi. 330.
“ That it is more eligible for a king to be hated than despised,"
calculated for an absolute monarchy, 339. That “people are the
riches of a nation," in what sense it is properly to be understood,
vii. 131. To do what is right, and disregard the world, a good
one, xvi. 122. What the best in life, in Dr. Swift's opinion, 276.
A good moral maxim of the ancient Heathens, xx. 281.
Maynard, Sergeant- His speech to King William, xiv. 330.
Maynwaring, Arthur-Recom mended Mr. Steele to the office of ga-
zetteer, vi. 135, 136. Wrote the Whig Examiner, in conjunction
with Addison, xxiv. 158. Author of the Medley, 160. iv, 289.
Mead, Dr-xx. 169.
Mealtub plot-iii. 73.
Mean and great Figures niade by several Persons, xiv. 226.
Meath, Dorothy, countess of,xxii. 87.
Lady-xi. 110. Epitaph on her and her husband, ibid.
Meaih diocese-One of the best in Ireland. Its annual income in the
time of King Charles 1, xii. 65.
Medals---Why a less reward in modern times than in ancient, viii.
2:24. The Romans recorded their illustrious actions on them, ibid.
A society instituted for a like purpose in France, 225. A scheme
for rendering them of more use in England, 226. Shonld be like-
wise current money, 227.
Media--Its form of government, vii. 258.
Medicine-The ridicule of it a very copious subject, xvi. 44. A good
one against giddiness and headache, xviii. 25.
Medicines-Reasons offered by the Company of Upholders against
inspecting them, xxiii. 312.
Medley, by Ridpath_Account and character of a paper so called,
written in defence of the whig party, iv. 290. y. 209. xxiv, 107.
Some passages in it reflecting on the speaker of the bouse of cor-
mons and Mr. Harley, v. 210.
Medlicot, Thomas-xvii. 64.
Memoirs- A species of writing introduced by the French, ii. 288.
Meinoirs of P. P. Clerk of this Parish, xxiii. 148.
Memorial to the Queen-vi. 359.
Menage- A story of his applied, viii. 194.
Merit--Every man's bill of it much overrated, v. 39. A poetical ge-
nealogy of true and false inerit, 137. A bold opinion a short easy
way to it, and very necessary for these who have no other, xv. 85.
Transcendent merit forces its way, in spite of all obstacles; but
merit of a second, third, or fourth rate, is seldom able to get for
Merlin-His Prediction relating to the Year 1709, iv. 141. x. 78.
Merrill, John-xix. 246.
Mesnager, Monsieur, a French plenipotentiary at Utrecht-Advan-
tages gained to England by an idle quarrel of his, vii. 207. The
peace retarded by his obstinacy, 209.
Methuen, Sir Paul-xxi. 21. His character, vi. 171.
Nietropolis-- Increase of buildings in, does not always argue a flourish-
ing state, xiii. 17.
Midas-The Fable of, x. 99.
Kliddleton, Charlm, the second earl of-vi. 84. His character, 180.
Viscount, lord chancellor--An enemy to Wood's project,
Mildinay, Lord Fitzwalter--Avaricious, xvii. 193.
Niilles, bishop of Waterford— v. 42, 47. xxi. 262.
Milton-Why his hook on divorce soon rejected, iv. 46. His Paradise
Lost, a proposal to turo it into rhyme, viii. 69. The first edition
of it long in going off, xviii. 98. Swift's opinion of it, viii, 69. xviii.
98. But once quoted by Swift, xvi. 148; though glanced at among
intellectual trifiers, viii. 147.
Mind-Tritical essay on its faculties, iji. 265.
Minerals—The richest are ever found under the most ragged and
withered surface of earth, viii. 73.
Ministers of staie-A definition of one, ix. 288. Plato's observation
on them, ii 313. Events imputed to their skill and address, fre-
sienily the effect of negligence, weakness, Irumour, passion, or
pride, vi. 235. Have no virtues or defects by which the public is
not affected, 237, 238. Reputation of secrecy a character of no
advantage to them, 238. Are wont to have a mean opinion of
most men's understanding, 235. The general wishes of a people
inore obvious to others than to them, ibid. The whig ministers
praised for those very qualities which their admirers owned they
chiefly wanted, v, 110. Morals inore necessary than abilities in,
ix. tl. The greatest princes see only by their eyes, 74. The diff-
culties they are often subjected to, from a necessity of concealing
their want of the power they are thought to be possessed of, vi.
330. Make no scruple of moulding the alphabet into what words
they please, xv. 117. The felicity of a familiarity with thein con-
sists only in the vanity of it, 299. Seldom record the important
parts of their own administration, and why, vi. 266. Ministers of
genius seldom so fortunate in life as those of meaner qualifications,
xvi. 214, The cause of it, 215. When they have received bad impres-
sions of any one, though groundless, seldom lay them aside, xviii.
:30, 74. A minister of state, however he may cover his designs, can
never wholly conceal his opinions, vi. 335. tie is grievously mis-
taken, in neglecting or despising, but still more in irritating mea
of genius and learning, xii. 291. It is not impossible for a bad mi-
nister to find a man of wit to defend him ; but in such cases, the