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Edward (the Black Prince). When he appeared
great, xiv. 224. - Edward (the Confessor). First introduced a mixture of the French tongue with the Saxon, vi. 45. In his time the English gentry began to affect the French language and manners, in compliance with their king, who had been bred in Normandy, vii. 227. He was the first of our princes who attempted to cure the king's evil by touching; and was the first who introduced what we now call the common law, ibid. Edwin (sir Humphry, lord mayor in 1698). Went in his formalities to a conventicle, with the insignia of his office, iii. 183. xxiii. 211. Egremont (john Perceval, earl of). xxi. 175. Egyptians. The first fanaticks, iii. 258. Drank nothing but ale, 259. Eleanor (queen of France). Divorced from Lewis, and married to Henry duke of Normandy, vii. 295. Eğ. Dexterity of the whig ministry in deciding them, v. 56. Absurdities attending them; 1st, that any who dissent frem the nationak church should have the privilege of voting; 2d, that an election should be any charge either to the candidate or to the ministry; 3d, that the qualification which entitles a freeholder to vote still remains forty shillings only, though that sum was fixed when it was equal to twenty pounds at present: 4th, that representatives are not elected ex vicinio, but a member perhaps chosen for Berwick, whose estate is at the Land's End; and many persons returned for boroughs who do not possess a foot of land in the kingdom; and, 5th, that decayed boroughs should retain their privilege of sending members, who in reality represent nobody, xiv. ... 229-231. Strongly contested in 1713, xv. 288, 1%gy. On Mr. Demar, a rich usurer, x. 189. A
... quibbling one on judge Boat, 289. A tragical
Emperor (of Lilliput). A great patron of learning, ix. 20. , Lives chiefly upon his own demesnes, 29. His style in public instruments, 41. His palace described, 45. - Employments. Good morals more to be regarded than great abilities, in choosing persons for them, ix. 6 t. None more eager for them than such as are least fit for them, xv 179. In general, very hard to get, xxii. 201. By the act of succession, no foreigner can enjoy any, civil or military, xvi. 103. Eacks&res. Reflections on their consequences, xx.40. England. History of, vii. 219. England. Excellence of its government, iii. 316. General satire received in it with thanks instead of offence, whereas in Athens it might only be personal, iii. 59. The political state of it described, ix. 141. What the bulk of the people in, 212. Degeneracy of the people of, 225. State of in queen Anne's time, 280. What the only means the people of it have to pull down a ministry and government they are weary of, xxiii. 200. What necessary to frighten the people of it once a year, 293. Prosecuted the war with greater disadvantages than either its enemies or allies, and less able to recover itself at the conclusion of it, v. 17. 312. Ought not to have been a principal in the confederate war with France, v. 263. 207. Had no reason to boast of its success in that under king William, 266. No nation ever so long and scandalously abused by its domestick cnemies and foreign friends, ibid. Its strength shamefully misapplied to ends very different from those for which the war was undertaken, 271. Carried on the war at a great expense in Spain, on a vain belief that the Spaniards, on the first appearance of a few troops, would revolt to the house of Austria, 273. Neglected to use her maritime power in the West Indies, 274. The reason alleged for this conduct, 275. Must mortgage the malt tax, to carry on the war another campaign, 31 . The landed popish interest in it much greater than in Ireland, vi. 313. Received the reformation in the most regular way, xiii. 229. What it gets yearly by Ireland, xii. 103. xiii. 7. The taste of it infamously corrupted by shoals of those who write for their bread, xviii. 146. Swift apprehensive that liberty could not long survive in, xix. 139. 19. An enumeration of its publick absurdities, xiv. 228. An abstract of its history before the conquest, vii. 224. Above nineteen millions expended by England in the war more than its proper proportion, vii. 122. The true way of increasing its inhabitants to the publick advantage, 13 1. Character of the people, iv. 219. vi. 22. xxiii. 161. Progress of its government, xviii. 203. 2C4. Its constitution admirably fitted for the purposes of a king, 21 1. General discontent, that it should be engaged in a very expensive war, while all th: other powers of Europe were in peace, xvii. 85. What the too frequent practice there with respect to madhouses, xviii. 2; 9. So connected with Ireland, that the natives of both islands should study and advance each others interest, xix. 73.
English langzage. Letter to the Earl of Oxford on its • Improvement, vi. 41. English tongue. Discourse to rove its Antiquity, xiv. 350. The expediency of an effectual method of correcting, enlarging, and ascertaining it, vi. 43. Its improvements are not in proportion to its corruptions, 14. . Had two or three hundred years ago a greater mixture with the French than at present, 46. Not arrived to such perfection as to occasion any apprehension of its decay, 47. The period wherein it received most * improvement, 48. The state of it in king Charles the Second's time, 49 Has been much injured by the poets since the restoration, 50. Reasons why
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words in it ought not to be spelt as pronounced, 51. The pronunciation of it much more difficult to the Spaniards, French, and Italians, than to the Swedes, Danes, Germans, and Dutch, 52. Means to be used for reforming it, 53. A society of judicious men should be selected for that purpose, ibid. To whom the French academy, as far as it is right, might be a model, ibid. Many words ought to be thrown out of the English language; , many more corrected; some, long since antiquated, restored on account of their energy and sound, ibid. When the language is fully corrected, it might occasionally be enlarged by the adoption of a new word, which, having once received a sanction, should never be suffered to become obsolete, 56. Corruptions of it, viii. 183. The progress of the Dean's plan, xv. 164. 216. 228. 232. The language advanced by sir William Temple to great perfection, iii. 280. In Swift's younger days, had • produced no letters of any value, 2.81. English Bubbles, Essay on, xii. 22. Englishman. A paper so called, vi. 183. Enthusiasm. The spring-head of it as troubled and muddy as the current, iii. 153. Has produced revolutions of the greatest figure in history, 243. Definition of the word in its universal acceptation, i/id. The various operations of religious enthusiasm, 244. Enthusiasm, Letter on. By whom written, iii. 9. Epaminondas. One of the six greatest men in the world, ix. 218. An instance in which he appeared great, xiv. 224. Epsori. Wherein their office consisted at Sparta, ii. 286. And in England, v 180. Epick poem. A receipt to make one, xxiii. 82. Epicurus. Opinions ascribed to him not his own, iii. 268. Had no notion of justice, but as it was profitable, xiv. 136. Misled his followers into the greatest vices, ibid. His sect began to spread at