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WE have another View of our first Parents in their Evening Discourses, which is full of pleasing Images and Sentiments suitable to their Condition and Characters. The Speech of Eve, in particular, is dressed up in such a soft and natural Turn of Words and Sentiments, as cannot be sufficiently admired.
I shall close my Reflexions upon this Book, with ob. serving the Masterly Transition which the Poet makes to their Evening Worship in the following Lines.
Thus at their frady Lodge arriv’d, both flood,
And Starry Pole : Thou also mad'It the Night, · Maker Omnipotent, and thou the Day, &c.
MOST of thc Modern Heroick Poets have imitated. the Ancients in beginning a Speech without premising, that the Person said thus or thus; but as it is easy to imitate the Ancients in the Omission of two or three Words, it requires Judgment to do it in such a manner as they Shall not be missed, and that the Speech may begin na. turally without them. There is a fine Instance of this Kind out of Homer, in the Twenty Third Chapter of Longinus,
IN D E X.
Cademy for Politicks, No 305. The Regulations of it, &c. ibid.
Admiration, short-lived, N. 256. Age. A confortable old Age, the Reward of a well-spent
Youth, N. 260. Agreeable Man, who, N. 280. Ambition, never satisfy'd, N. 256. The End of it, N. 255.
The Effects of it in the Mind, N. 256. Subjects us to many Troubles, N. 257. The true Object of a lau
dable Ambition, ibid. Appetites the Incumbrances of old Age, N. 260. Ariftotle, his Definition of an intire Action of Epic Poe.
try, N. 267. His Sense of the Greatness of the Astion in a Poem ; his Method of examining an Epic Poem, N. 273. An Observation of that Critick's, ibid. One of the best Logicians in the World, N. 291. His Division of a Poem, N. 297. Another of his Observati. ons, ibid. His Observation on the Fable of an Epic
Poem, N. 315. Art of Criticism, the Spectator's Account of that Poem,
N. 253. Audiences, at present void of common Sense, N. 290. Auguftus, his Requeft to his Friends at his Death, N. 317.
DEAU's Head, the Diffection of one, N. 275.
ous, N. 302. Bills of Mortality, the use of them, N. 289. Boccalini, his Animadversions upon Criticks, N. 291.
Æfar, (Fulius) a frequent Saying of his, N. 256. U Calamities, the Merit of Suffering patiently under
them, N. 312. Camillus, his Deportment to his Son, N. 263. Canidia, an antiquated Beauty, described, N. 301. Capacities of Children not duly regarded in their Edu
cation, N. 307. Cenfor of Marriages, N. 308. Charity-Schools, great Instances of a publick Spirit,
N. 294. Clavius, proving uncapable of any other Studies, be
came a celebrated Mathematician, N. 307. Comparisons in Homer and Milton, defended by Monsieur
Boileau against Monsieur Perrault, N. 303. Coquet's Heart diffected, N. 281. Coverley (Sir Roger de) his Return to Town, and Conver.
fation with the Spectator in Gray's-Inn Walks, N. 269.
His intended Generosity to his Widow, N. 295. Courtship, the pleasanteft Part of a Man's Life, N. 261, Credit undone with a Whisper, N. 320. Criminal Love, some Account of the State of it, N. 274. Critick, the Qualities requisite to a good one, N. 291. D Eath, Deaths of eminent Persons, the most improv. u ing Passages in History, N. 289. Decency, nearly related to Virtue, N. 292. Decency of Behaviour, generally transgressed, N. 292. Delicacy; the difference betwixt a true and false Deli
cacy, No. 286. The Standard of it, ibid. Dependants, Objects of Compassion, N. 282. Difres Mother, a new Tragedy, recommended by the Spectator, N. 290.
E. Ating, Drinking and Sleeping, with the generality of L People, the three important Articles of Life, N. 317. Education ; whether the Education at a publick School,
or under a private Tutor, be to be preferred, N. 313,
The Advantage of a publick Education, ibid. Elizabeth (Queen) her Medal on the Defeat of the Stanijl Armada, N. 293:
Emilia, an excellent Woman, her Character, N. 302. Envy; the Abhorrence of Envy, a certain Note of a
great Mind, N. 253. Eyes ; the prevailing Influence of the Eye instanced in several Particulars, N. 252.
F. LAble, of a Drop of Water, N. 293. T Fame, the Difficulty of obtaining and preserving it,
N. 255. The Inconveniencies attending the Defire of
it, ibid. Fop, what sort of Persons deserve that Character, N. 280. Fortune often unjustly complained of, N. 282. To be
controuled by nothing but infinite Wisdom, N. 293. Fortune-Stealers, who they are that set up for fuch, N.
311. Distinguish'd from Forfune-Hunters, ibid. Fribblers, who, N. 288.
G. nifts of Fortune, more valued than they ought to be, ON: 294. Government, what Form of it the most reasonable, N.
287. Gracefulness of Action, the Excellency of it, N. 292. Greeks and Romans, the different Methods observed by them in the Education of their Children, N. 313.
H. u Omer's Excellence in the Multitude and Variety of 11 his Characters, N. 273. He degenerates sometimes
into Burlesque, N. 279. Honeycomb (Will) his great Infight into Gallantry, N. 2653
His Application to rich Widows, N. 311. Hoods, colour'd, a new Invention, N. 265.
1. TANE (Mrs.) a great Pickthank, N. 272.
Idleness, a great Diftemper, N. 316. Jesuits, their gréat Sagacity in difcovering the Talent
of a young Student, N. 397. Indolence, an Enemy to Virtue, N. 316. Journal, a Week of a deceased Citizen's Journal prefent
ed by Sir Andrew Freeport to the Spectator's Club, N.
317. The Use of such a Journal, ibid. Irus ; the great Artifice of Irus, N. 264.
| Adylove (Bartholomew) his Petition to the Spectator; LN. 334. Letters to the Spettator ; from Mary Heartfree, defcribing
the powerful Effects of the Eye, N. 252. from Barbara Crabtree, to know if she may not make use of a . Cudgel on her Sot of a Husband, ibid. from a Lawyer whose Wife is a great Orator, ibid. from Lydia to Harriot, a Lady newly married, N. 254. Harriot's An: fwer, ibid. to the Spettator, from a Gentleman in Love with a Beauty without Fortune, ibid. from Ralph Crotchet, for a Theatre of Ease to be erected, N. 258. from Mr. Clayton, &c. ibid. from fack Afterday, an old Batchelor, who is grown dead to all other Pleasures but that of being worth 50000 I. N. 260. from a Lover, with an inclosed Letter to his humoursom Mistress, ibid. from a Father discourfing on the relative Duties betwixt Parents and their Children, N. 263. from a Mother to her undutiful Son, ibid, the Son's Answer, ibid. to the Spectator, from Richard Encourt, with one inclosed from Sir Roger de Coverley, N. 264. from James Easy, who had his Nose abused in the Pit, N. 268. from A. B. on the mercenary Views of Persons when they marry, ibid. from Anthony Gape, who had the Misfortune to run his Nose against a Poft, whilft he was staring at a Beauty, ibid. from about the new fashioned Hoods, ibid. from one at Ox. ford in Love with Patetia, ibid. from Tom Trippit, on a Greek Quotation in a former Spectator, N. 271. from C. D. on Sir Roger's return to Town, ibid. from S. T. who has a Sbow in a Box of a Man, a Woman, and a Horse, ibid. from Cleanthes, complaining of Mrs. Jane, an old Maid, and a Pickthank, N. 272. from with an inclosed Letter from a Bawd to a noble Lord, N. 274. from Frank Courtly, reproving the Spectator for fome Freedoms he had taken, N. 276. from Celia incensed at a Gentleman, who had named the Words lusly Fellow in her presence, ibid. from Pucella, kept by an old Batchelor, ibid. from Hezekiah Broadbrim, accu