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Rhodes, Isle of, story of the dragon which ravaged it, vii. 30.
Rhodoclia, her remarks on the amusements and pleasures of the town,
Richard II. observations on Shakspeare's play of, ii. 149.
Richard III. observations on Shakspeare's play of, ii. 156.
Richardson's, Samuel, Treatise on Painting, gave the first fondness of
that art to sir Joshua Reynolds, ix. 2. His character of Lovelace
taken from the Lothario of the Fair Pepitent, x. 62. Charac-
terized as a writer, 62.
Riches, the folly of pursuing them as the chief end of our being,
Romances, the general design of them, iv. 20. Those of the former
and present age compared, 22.
Romans, their donatives rather popular than virtuous, vii. 13. Made
no standing provision for the needy, 13. Their history has long
found employment for the studious, and amusement for the idle,
ii. 319. When poor, robbed mankind; when rich, robbed one
Rome, supplied by Sicily with corn, ii. 385. Afterwards supplied
with corn from Africa and Egypt, 385.
Romeo and Juliet, observations on Shakspeare's play of, ii. 166.
Rona, account of the island of, viii. 280.
Roscommon, Wentworth Dillon, Earl of, his life, ix. 211. Son of
James Dillon, earl of Roscommon, born in Ireland, 211. Edu-
cated in Yorkshire, at his uncle's, lord Strafford's, 211. Sent
to Caen, to study under Bochart, 212. Is said to have had pre-
ternatural intelligence of his father's death, 212. The credit to
be given to such intelligence, 212. Travels into Italy, 213.- At
the Restoration returns to England, is made captain of the band
of pensioners, and addicts himself to gaming, 213. Goes to
Ireland, and made captain of the guards, 214. Attacked by
three ruffians, on his return from the gaming-table, is rescued by a
half-pay officer, to whom he resigns his commission in the guards,
214. Returns to England, and marries a daughter of the earl of
Burlington, 214. Forms a plan of a society for reforming
our language, 214. Purposes to retire to Rome, but is attacked
by the gout, and, with the assistance of a French empirick, dies
in 1684, and is buried in Westminster-Abbey, 216. His poetical
character, 216. Dryden's opinion of Roscommon's Essay on
translated Verse, 218. His Art of Poetry praised, 219. Account
of his other pieces, 221. Mrs. Philip's opinion of some of his
Rota club, account of, and the members, ix. 121.
Rowe, Nicholas, the first who had three nights of a new play, ix.
347. His life, X. 60. Born at Little Beckford, Bedfordshire,
1673, 60. Educated at Westminster, under Busby, 61. A stu-
dent of the Middle-Temple, 61. At twenty-five produced the
Ambitious Step-mother, 61. Tamerlane in 1702, 61. Fair
Penitent in 1703, 62. Ulysses in 1706 ; Royal Convert, 1708,
63. The Biter, a comedy, 1706, 64. Jane Shore, 1714, 64.
Lady Jane Grey, 1715, 64. Publishes an edition of Shakspeare
in 1709, 65. Under-secretary to the duke of Queensberry, 65.
Advised by lord Oxford to study Spanish, 66. Succeeded N.
Tate as Poet-Laureat, 66. Land-surveyor of the customs, 66.
Clerk of the council to the prince of Wales, 66. Secretary of
the presentations, 66. His life, as prefixed to his translation of
Lucan's Pharsalia, by Dr. Welwood, 66. Died Dec. 6, 1718, and
buried in Westminster-Abbey, 69. The testimony of Pope in his
favour, 69. Chiefly considered as a tragick authour and translator,
70. Character of his works, 71. Pope's epitaph intended for
him, with the Visitor's criticisms, xi. 206. Observations on his
edition of Shakspeare's works, ii. 116.
Royal Society, supposed to have been established to divert the at-
tention of the people from publick discontent, X. 86. Inquiry
into, What have they done ? vii. 354.
Rudeness to convenience, the progress of, vii. 252.
Ruling passion, M. Crousaz's observations on Pope's opinion of it,
Rum, account of the island of, viii. 367. Land there not more than
24d, an acre, 368.
Rupert, Prince, driven by admiral Blake into the Tagus, xii. 44.
Afterwards into Carthagena, 45. His fleet destroyed by Blake in
the harbour of Malaga, 45.
Rural elegance, observations in the praise of, xi. 275.
Rural situation, a sketch of its peculiar pleasures and advantages,
Ruricola, his observations upon the prevalence of a fond appetite for
SABRINUS Georgius, de sacerdote furem consolante epigram-
Sacharissa, that character designed by Waller for lady Dorothea
Sidney, ix. 232.
Salmasius, employed by Charles II. to write in defence of his father
paid him, 285. Placed at a small grammar-school near St. Al-
ban’s, 285. Lord Rivers on his death-bed inquires particularly
of him, and is assured by his mother that he was dead, by which
he loses 60001. left him by his father, 286. His mother at-
tempts to send him to America secretly, 287. His mother places
him with a shoemaker in Holborn, 288. On the death of his
nurse, discovers his parents, 288. Applies to his mother, who
resolves to neglect him, 288. Became an authour through neces-
sity, 289. Publishes his first Poems against the bishop of Bangor,
289. Writes his first play, Woman 's a Riddle, in his eighteenth
year, 290. At twenty-one writes Love in a Veil, 291. Is patron-
ized by sir Richard Steele, 291. Story of his going with 'sir R.
Steele, and writing a pamphlet, which he sells for two guineas,
to raise money, 292. Steele proposes to marry one of his natural
daughters to Savage, 293. Steele discards him, 293. Through
the intercession of Wilks obtains 501. from his mother, 295. Fre-
quents the stage, becomes acquainted with Mrs. Oldfield, who
allows him 501. a year during her life, 296. Mr. Wilks occasion-
ally allows him a benefit, which is counteracted by his mother,
297. Writes the tragedy of_Sir Tho. Overbury, 298. Cibber
corrects the tragedy, 299. Experiences the friendship of Aaron
Hill, who writes the prologue and epilogue to the tragedy of
Overbury, 300. Acts the part of Overbury, 300. Seventy gui-
neas left for Savage, by Mr. Hill's publishing his case in the
Plain Dealer, 302. His flattery of lady M. W. Montagu in his
dedication to his volume of Poems, 303. Adds to his reputa-
tion by his poem on the death of Geo. I. 304. Account of his
killing Mr. James Sinclair, 305. His trial and defence, 308.
Is found guilty of murder, 309. He obtains a pardon, although
it had been greatly obstructed by his mother, 310. Further ac-
counts of his mother's enmity, 311, Meets the principal evi-
dence against him in distress, and divides his only guinea with
her, 314. His own opinion of the killing of Sinclair, 315.
Lived a life of want and plenty, 316. Threatens to publish a
narrative of his mother's conduct, in hopes of extorting a pension
from her, 317. Received into the family of lord Tyrconnel,
who promises him a pension of 2001. a year, 317. Writes the
Author to be Let, 318. The part he had in the Dunciad, 321.
His epigram on Dennis, 322. Receives twenty guineas for a pa-
negyrick on sir R. Walpole, 322. Laments the misery of living
at other men's tables, 323. Publishes the Wanderer, with the
character of that poem, 324. His peculiar attention to correct-
ness in printing, 326. Sells the copy of the Wanderer for ten
guineas, 326. His quarrel with lord Tyrconnel, 328. Writes
the Triumph of Health and Mirth, 330. Closely studies the
great, 331. Again turned adrift on the world, 333. Too much
elevated by good fortune, 334. · His mother continues her ill
treatment of him, 336. The resentment between lord Tyrcon-
nel and him kept up for many years, 337. Publishes the Bastard,
a Poem, 338. This poem obliges his mother to retire from Bath
to London, 339. Ready to accept the praises of the people, and
to find excuses for their censure, 340. Imputed' none of his mi-
series to himself, 341. Mistook the love, for the practice of
virtue, 342. His actions precipitate and blamable, his writings
tended to the propagation of morality and piety, 342. Exerts
all his interest to be appointed poet laureat, but is disappointed,
343. Becomes volunteer laureat to the queen, for which the
queen sends him 501. and leave to continue it annually, 344.
Copy of the first volunteer laureat, 344. Accused of influencing
elections against the court, 348. An inforination against him in
the King's Bench, for publishing an obscene pamphlet, 349.
Writes the Progress of a Divine, 350. Satirized in the Weekly
Miscellany, and defended in the Gentleman's Magazine, 352.
The information dismissed by sir Philip Yorke, 353. Purposes
writing the Progress of a Freethinker, 354. His practice to con-
ceal bimself from his friends, whilst he spent the queen's pension,
354. Sir R. Walpole promises him the first place vacant, not
exceeding 2001. a year, 355. Extracts from his poem on the
Poet's dependence on a Statesman, 356. Extracts from an
Epistle upon Authours, never published, 357. Dedicates a poem
on Publick Spirit to the prince of Wales, for which he received no
reward, 360. For a great part of the year lived by invitations,
and lodged by accident sometimes in summer on a bulk, and in
winter in a glass-house, 366. Wherever he went could not
conform to the economy of a family, 368. As his affairs grew
desperate, his reputation declined, 369. Proposes to publish his
works by subscription, but not so much encouraged as he either
expected or merited, spent the money he received, and never pub-
lished his poems, 369. His universal acquaintance, 370. By
the death of the queen, loses both his prospect of preferment and
his annuity, 371. Purposes writing a vew tragedy, on the story
of sir John Overbury, 371. Writes a poem on the death of the
queen, on her subsequent birth-day, with extracts from it, 372.
His friends send him into Wales, on a promise of allowing him
501. a year, 375. Forms enchanting prospects of a country life,
376. Takes a lodging in the liberties of the Fleet, and receives
one guinea a week of his friends' subscription, 376. Sets off for
Wales in July 1739, spends all his money before he reaches Bris-
tol, gets a fresh remittance, arrives at Bristol, where he is well
received, and stays for some time, and at last goes to Swansea, the
place of his destination, 381. His annuity greatly diminished,
382. Completes his tragedy, 382. Returns to Bristol, where
301. is subscribed for him, 383. Becomes neglected at Bristol,
384. Arrested at Bristol, and his Letter to a Friend on that occa-
sion, 387. Is very kindly treated by the keeper of the prison,
392. His poem London and Bristol delineated, 393. His Letter
to a friend, who advised him not to publish London and Bristol
delineated, 394. Postpones the publication, 395. Dies in prison,
Aug. 1, 1743, and buried in the churchyard of St. Peter's, Bristol,
398. His person described, 398. His character, 398. Allowed
201. a year by Pope, xi. 161.
Savecharges, Súkey, her complaint, vii. 215. By marriage articles