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Speech—What the common fluency of it is usually owing to, xiv.
Spiders—Made use of at Lagado instead of silk worms, ix. 202.
Spirit—A discourse on its mechanical operation, iii. 237.
Spleen—The effects and cure of it, ix. 298. How it may be pre-
vented, xv. 232. Dr. Swift's character of it, xvi. 252. His care
to avoid it, 275.
Spon, Mr. James, xvi. 259.
Sprat, Bishop—His works, xv. 288.
Squires—General character of those in Ireland, xx. 288.
Stage—Means by which it might become a useful diversion, iv. 165.
A project for the advancement of it, xxiii. 92. Carries other vices
beyond nature, but falls short in the representations of avarice, v.
114. Act for licensing it, xx. 2.
Stamford, Thomas, earl of His character, vi. 166.
Stamp duties—Did not produce the beneficial consequences expected
from them, vii. 142.
Stanhope, James, earl, vi. 195.
—-, Dr. George, dean of Canterbury–Dr. Swift visits him at
Hoihaw, where he saw “the handsome Moll Stanhope,” xxi.
Stanley, Sir John, a commissioner of the customs in England. xx. 54,
59. is observation that, in laying on additional duties, two and
two do not make four, xiii. 41.
Stannard, Eaton, Esq-Chosen recorder of Dublin in 1733, xiii. 256.
Afterward prime sergeant, xx. 141.
Starenberg, Marshal, xv. 135.
States—The usual requital of those who have done some great service
to them, ix. 225, 226. Method of proceeding, in England, for crimes
against the state, 282. Description of a chief minister of state, 288.
A balance of power to be carefully held by every free state, ii. 279.
What necessary to preserve it in a mixed one, 283. The expediency
of examining how the diseases fatal to them are bred, 317. Might
perhaps be immortal, if the balance of power could be always held
exactly even, ibid. . . Oftener ruined by corruption of manners than
. defect in their institution, iii. 312. iv., 167, 174. The folly of
calling in foreigners to assist them against the common enemy, iv.
58. In what cases a mysterious skill in government may be thought
necessary in them, though not so absolutely, vi. 234 For what end
mercenary forces are necessary in free states, v. 63. Maxims to be
observed by them when engaged in war,64, 68. Secrets of state not
to be known but by comparing different accounts, xv. 117.
States General—See Dutch.
State Trials—Terminate as the judges think fit to direct, ix. 77.
Stealing—A vice few gentlemen are inclined to, xiv. 14.
Steele, Sir Richard—Account of him, vi. 134. Engaged at Poplar in
the pursuit of the philosopher's stone, 147,148.x. 152. Satirized for
borrowing wit, and retiring into Wales, to save money to pay his
debts, xi. 138. Nearly involved in a severe prosecution, by publish-
ing the pretender's declaration, with an answer, xiii. 104. Swift
charges him with ingratitude, xv. 271,275,279. By his continually
repeated indiscretions, and a zeal mingled with scutrilities, forfeited
all title to lenity, vii. 18. Arrested for making a lottery, xxii. 126.
Converted the bailiffs into attendant servants, x. 79. Expelled the
house of commons, vi. 184. Writer of the gazette, xv. 56. In
danger of losing his office of gazetteer, xxi. 6. Which he soon after,
actually did lose, for writing a Tattler against his benefactor, Mr.
Harley, 44. Dr. Swist's friendship to him, ibid. 92.... Began the
Spectator in conjunction with Mr. Addison, 171. His characted
**a writer, xxiv. 162. See Crisis, Englishman, Tattlers.
Stella o Johnson.] Born March 13, 1681, at Richmond, xiv. 247.
Her father was a younger brother of a good family in Nottingham-
shire, ibid. , Dr. Swift had a great share in her education, ibid. i.
97. From her childhood to fifteen years of age, sickly; but after
that time, grew into health, and was beautiful, graceful, and agreea.
ble, xiv. 247. When about nineteen, by the advice of Dr. Swift,
went with Mrs. Dingley, to reside in Ireland, 248. i. 107. Account
of Dr. Swift's connexion with her, ii. 9, 20, 26, 33, 40, 59, 70, 263.
His letter to Dr. Tisdall on the subject, xv. 34. In 1716, married
to Dr. Swift, ii.,32; yet never, resided at the deanery, ibid. For
many years had continual ill health; and, during the last year of
her life, was not well a single day, xiv. 248. Her character, 249–
258. ii. 271. An instance of her personal courage, xiv. 250. Her
excellence in conversation, 251. Her high sense of honour, ibid.
Her skill in literature, ibid. Her fortune, 252. Her spirit of thrist,
ibid.; which her mother's overprudence removed, 253. How re-
covered, ibid. Her, judicious method of bestowing charity, 254.
Her address in making agreeable presents, ibid. Her lodgings
frequented by many persons of the graver sort, 255. Some par-
ticulars which rendered her company extremely desirable, ibid.
Her admirable rebuke to an impertinent coxcomb, 256. Why she
preferred the company of men to that of the ladies, 256. Her
conversation always useful and entertaining, ibid., Never positive
in arguing; a practice in which she resembled Mr. Addison, 257.
I oved Ireland, ibid. Never made a parade of her knowledge, 258.
Died Jan. 28, 1728, in the forty-sixth year of her age [not the forty-
fourth, as supposed by Dr. Hawkesworth] ii. 65. A little before her
death, earnestly desired Swift to own their marriage, which he
refused, 64. An account of her by her niece, ii. 264. Reported to
have had a son by Swift, 270. Two specimens of her poetry, ii. 26.
x. 288. Verses on her birthday, xi. 3, 24. x. 183, 188,279, 280, 312.
Verses on her transcribing Swift's poems, x. 189. On her visiting
him in his sickness, 194. On her being at Wood Park, 296. , A T
receipt to restore her youth, xi. 1. . Her verses to Dr. Swift on his
birthday, x. 276. Her boas mots, xiv. 258. Prayers for her, in her
last illness, xiv., 153, 154, 156. Dr. Swift's regard for her, xv. 37.
xxi. 13. , See Tisdall. A character of her sister, xxi. 22. Her
felicity the Dean's principal aim, xxi. 226.
Stephen, king of England—His reign, vii. 271. His person and cha-
Stephen's Green, Dublin—A mile round its outer wall, xxi.155.
Stepney, George—His character, vi. 174.
Sterne, Enoch, collector of Wicklow, xv. 110. xxi. 109, 246.
, Dr. John, dean of St. Patrick's, afterward bishop, xv. 90. His
hospitality, x. 200. Some severe imputations charged upon him by
Dr. Swist, xix. 26. Bequeathed 1200l. to build a spire on St. Pat-
rick's cathedral, xv.277. His library, xv. 219. xxi. 5, 26
Stevens, Captain—A great refiner of the English language, xxii. 264.
Stillingfleet, Mr. Benjamin—His poem on conversation, xx. 121.
—, Bishop—His character vindicated from the aspersions of
Tindal, iv. 60.
Stockjobbing, xvi. 41.
Stocks—Reason of the extraordinary sudden rise of them at tie.
queen's death, Xvi. 91. See Funds.
Stoicks—Absurdity of their scheme, xiv. 170.
Stopford, Dr. James, afterward bishop of Cloyne, xvii. 93. Sent
Swift a picture of Charles, xvii. 55.
Story telling—Qualifications for it, viii. 54.
Stoughton, Rev. Mr—His character, xv. 85. Reflections on a sermon
preached by him at Dublin, 74,85. His sermon burnt the Fe, and
afterward reprinted in England, 206, iv. 3!2.
Stoyte, Mr-Recorder of Dublin, xiii.256.
Stoytes, Alderman—xxii. 86.
Stradling versus Styles—xxiv. 105.
Strafford, Thomas Wentworth, the first earl of Appeared great, when
; made his own defence on histrial, Xiv.227. A short remark on
, Thomas Wentworth, third earl of His character, vi.
361. xv. 230, 200. , Appointed with the bishop of Bristol, plenipo-
tentiary at Utrecht, vii. 34. Met at first with many obstructions
through the duke of Marlborough and Lord Townshend, 65., In-
structions sent to them from the ministry, 151. The terms they
were directed to demand for the several iii.; 153. Those requir-
ed by Britain, 155. Farther instructions, 161. Sent for home, to
concert matters with the ministry, 167. On his return to Utrecht,
charged with a commission to the duke of Ormond, and another to
the deputies of the States, 184. His final instructions, 204. The
rudent use made by him and his colleague, of a quarrel between
Mesnager and Rechteren, 207. A doubt arose on the extent of
ther commission, 213. Sent to England for new powers, 214. Af-
ter assuming the character of ambassador extraordinary, ...i
till that time been only styled plenipotentiary, concluded a genera
Stratford, Mr. an eminent merchant—Worth a plum, and lent the
overnment forty thousand pounds, xxi. 8. His kindness enabled
#. Swift to make an advantageous purchase of Bank stock, 64,
58. Lost fifteen thousand pounds by the failure of Sir Stephen
Evans, xxii. 56. Mr. Stratford afterward became insolvent, and
was a prisoner in the queen's bench,90.
Straw hats—See Dunstabie.
Strephon and Chloe—A poem, for which the Dean has been severely
censured; though he exerted his raillery to a laudable purpose,
Strephon and Flavia—xxiv. 56.
Stretch, the puppet show man—xi. 160.
Struldbrugs, or Immortals—A particular description of them, ix.
Stubbs, John, of Lincoln's Inn—Some account of, vi. 121. He and
Page lost their right hands for a pamphlet against Queen
Style –The true definition of it, viii. 5. The principal kinds of it, as
improved by the moderns, xxiii. 73. Simplicity the best and truest
ornament of it, viii. 188.
Succession—The advocates for it insist much on one argument of lit-
tle weight, iii. 318. The question, whether the people of England,
convened by their own authority, have power to alter it, answer-
ed, 323. Of Hanover, alleged by Steele to be unalterable, at the
same time that he pleads for every state having a power of setting
aside some branches of the royal line, vi. 211. Thought wrong po-
isy to call in a foreign power to guaranty our succession, vi. 12,
13, 211. That of Hanover well secured by several laws, 228. That
the legislature should have power to change it, is very useful to-
ward preserving our religion and liberty, 12. Queen Anne's
ot of succession to the crown of England denied by France,
, act of Foreign peers deprived of their right of voting, by
it, xvi. 103; and foreigners restrained from enjoying any employ-
ment, civil or military, ibid.
Summerset, what, ix. 36.
Sugbeams--A project for extracting them out of cucumbers, ix. 200.
Proposals for a tax to be laid on them, xxiii. 315.
Sunderland, Robert Spencer, earl of In the reign of James II. turn-
ed ot, and went through the forms of a heretick converted,
———, Charles Spencer, earl of, son of Robert—His character,
vi. 166. vii. 30.
Superstition—What it is, xxiii. 365. Almost incompatible with trade,
soi-Every body ought not to have liberty to abuse them,
Surgeon—Humourous revenge of one, xiii. 77.
Sutherland, earl of His character, vi. 178.
so Mr—Author of two doggrel verses, and a wicked pun, xiii.
* Swandlingbar, a town in Ireland, famous for bad iron—The deriva-
tion of its name, xii. 319,
Swearer's Bank—Proposal for establishing one, xii. 27.
sooring—an observation of the ordinary of Newgate on it, xii.
Sweden—A swarm of Scotch pedlars got established there, by being
at first represented as contemptible, and afterward as formidable,
xii. 10. The liberty of that kingdom destroyed by passive obedi-
ence, xv. 145.
—, Thomas, rector of St. Andrew's Canterbury—Great-great-
grandfather to the Dean, who seems never to have heard of this
relation. ... See the Pedigree, ii. 222.
, William, also rector of St. Andrew's—Great-grandfather to
the Dean, ii.223. See Pedigree, ii. 222.
, Thomas, vicar of Goodrich—Grandfather to the Dean, ii.224.
See Pedigree, ii. 222.
- ; Godwin, uncle to the Dean—ii. 226. . . His widow, xxii. 86.
See Pedigree, ii. 222. Some particulars of his famous iron-works,
xii. 319. -
, Adam, uncle to the Dean—ii. 227. xv. 25. He and Mr.
Lownds married two sisters, xxi. 224. His Daughter Nanny mar-
ried a Mr. Perry, ibid. --
, Jonathan—Father to the Dean, i. 75. ii. 227. See Pedi-
gree, ii.222. -
——, Abigail, the Dean's mother—ii. 228. Her death, xv. 92.
Anecdote of her, ibid.
—, Jane, sister to the Dean—xv. 17. The Dean engages to use
his credit in a request she had made in a very difficult matter, xxi.
70. The Dean much displeased with her, 261. Desired him to get
her son into the Charterhouse, 299. Lost her hearing, 308.
, Thomas, rector of Puttenham—Some account of him, iii. 4,
3. Affected to be thought author of the Tale of a Tub, iii. 4. xv.
100. A sermon of his printed to pass for the Dean's, xxii. 3. See
Pedigree, ii. 222. - -
—, Deane, grandson to Godwin by the sole heiress of Admiral
Deane—Recommended by the Dean to Mr. Pope, xx. 222. His
character, ibid. The paternal estate in Herefordshire in his pos-
session, 223. Has several works of Sir Charles Wogan in manu-
script, xviii. 93.
, William—A cousin of the Dean's, xx. 207,213, 215, 216.
——, Willoughby-xv. 8. -
Swift, Jonathan—descended from a younger branch of an ancient
family in Yorkshire, i. 76. Anecdotes of his family, ii. 222.
1667. May. His father Jonathan (who, with four of his brothers,
went to Ireland to practise the law) died; leaving his widow
(Abigail Erick, of Leicester, to whom he had been married
about two years) one child, a daughter, and pregnant with
another, i. 76. See Pedigree, ii. 222. -
Nov. 30. Jonathan born seven months after his father's death,
i. 76. ii. 227.
Carried to Whitehaven, at a year old, by his nurse, a native
of that place, i. 76. -
*...* years of age, sent to school at Kilkenny, i. 76. ii.
At about fourteen years of age, admitted in the university of
Dublin, i. 76. Where he became attached to a Miss Waryng,
Denied his bachelor's degree there for insufficiency; but ob-
tained it at length, speciali gratiá, i. 78. ii. 229.
Drew the first sketch of the #. of a Tub, i. 80.
Cane to Leicester, to take advice from his mother what course
of life he should pursue; she advised him to go to Sir Wil-
liam Temple, who immediately took him under his protec-
In June addressed an ode to Sir William, x. 10. - t
Had the honour of conversing familiarly with King William
at Sheen, who offered to make him a captain of horse, and
probably promised him ecclesiastical preferment, ii. 88.
By the advice of his physicians, went to Ireland, for his health,
Feb. 11. Having been returned seven weeks, asserts that he
had, in that time, written on all manner of subjects, more
than perhaps any other man in England, xv. 2. Suspected
of an intention to marry a Leicester woman, which he with
some warmth denies, ii. 3. xv. 1.
. June 14. Admitted ad eundem at Oxford; and, July 5, took
his master's degree there at the same time with his cousin
Thomas, who was then of Baliol College, while our author
was at Hart Hall, i.88. See Pedigree, ii.222.
Acknowledged the civility he met with at Oxford, xv. 6.
Despatched by Sir William Temple to Kensington, to explain
to the king the nature of the bill for shortening the duration
of parliaments, ii. 231.
Mortified by Sir William Temple's censure and contempt of
burlesque writing, iii. 200.
Thinking himself neglected hy his patron (who offered, howe-
ver, to make him his deputy as master of the rolls in Ire-
land,) went to Ireland, and took orders, i. 91. xv. 8. His
letter to Sir W. Temple, requesting a certificate for this
J. 3. Wished to have been châplain to the factory at Lis-
on, xv. 8.
Presented by Lord Cape to the prebend of Kilroot; but was
soon persuaded by Sir William Temple to resign it, and re-
turn to him in England, i. 91..ii. 232. xv. 22.
Wrote the Battle of the Books, in compliment to his friend and
patron, whom he makes his hero, and digressions in the
Tale of a Tub, i. 97. His studies during this year, 96.
ho aversion for Bentley from Sir William Temple,
. Sir William Temple dying, Swift presented a memorial to
King William, reminding him of his promise to promote
him to a prebend of Canterbury or Westminster, but without
effect, i. 97, 102, 103. ii. 232.