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method of communication we call intellec-l heart of man to conceive; yet, what we can tual vision, as something analogous to the easily conceive, will be a fountain of unsense of seeing, which is the medium of our speakable and everlasting rapture. All acquaintance with this visible world. And created glories will fade and die away in his in some such way can God make himself presence. Perhaps it will be my happithe object of immediate intuition to the ness to compare the world with the fair blessed; and as he can, it is not improbable exemplar of it in the Divine Mind; perthat he will, always condescending, in the haps, to view the original plan of those circumstances of doing it, to the weakness wise designs that have been executing in a and proportion of finite minds. His works long succession of ages. Thus employed but faintly reflect the image of his perfec- in finding out his works, and contemplating tions: it is a second-hand knowledge: to their Author, how shall I fall prostrate and have a just idea of him, it may be necessary adoring, my body swallowed up in the imto see him as he is. But what is that? It mensity of matter, my mind in the infinis something that never entered into the tude of his perfections!

THE END.

INDEX.

No. 1

No
ABIGAILS, (ma.e) in fashion among the ladies 55 Aglaus, his story told by Cowley . - 610
Absence in conversation, a remarkable instance Agreeable man, who .

- 280
of it in Will Honeycomb - .. 77. The art of being agreeable in company
The occasion of his absence

greeave in company - 386
.: . 177 | Albacinda, her character . . . . . 144
And means to conquer it . . . . 77 Alexander the great, wry-necked . .

. . 32
The character of an absent man out of Bruyere 77 His artifice in his Indian expedition - ... 127
The absence of lovers, death in love . 241 His answer when asked if he would not be a
How to be made easy . . • 241 competitor for the prize in the Olympic
Abstinence, the benefits of it . .

195 games - - - - - - - 157
Academy for politics - - -

305 Wherein he imitated Achilles in a piece of
The regulations of it - .

305 cruelty, and the occasion of it . • - 337
Acasto, his agreeable character -

386 His complaint to Aristotle . . . . 379
Accom ts, their great usefulness - .: · 174 Allegories, like light to a discourse . . . . 421
Acetus, his character . . .

- 422 Eminent writers faulty in them . . 421
Acosta, his answer to Limborch, touching the The reception the Spectator's allegorical writ-

multiplicity of ceremonies in the Jewish | ings meet with from the public .. ..
religion . . . . . . . .. - - 213 | Allusions, the great art of a writer.

- 421
Acrostic, piece of false wit, divided into simple Almighty, his power over the imagination · 421
and compound .. ..

- - 60 Aristotle's saying of his being . . . 465
Act of deformity, for the use of the Ugly Club 17 Amanda, her adventures . . . . 375
Action, the felicity of the soul • . . - 116 Amaryllis, her character - - - - 144

A threefold division of our actions - - 213 | Amazons, their commonwealth . . 433
No right judgment to be made of them · 174 How they educated their children

434
A necessary qualification in an orator - 541| Their wars - - - - - - 434
Tully's observations on action adapted to the

They marry their male allies . . - 434
British Theatre - - - - • 541 Ambition never satisfied - - - 27, 256
Actions, principles of, two in man

• 588 The occasion of factions . . . · 125
Actor, absent, who so called by Theophrastus 541 By what to be measured ; : . . 188
Admiration, one of the most pleasing passions 237 Many times as hurtful to the princes who are
When turned into contempt - - - 340 led by it, as the people - - -

. - 200
Short-lived . . . - - - - 256 Most men subject to it . . . - 219, 224

A pleasing motion of the mind - . 413 Of use when rightly directed - - • 219
Adversity, no evil in itself - - - - 237 The end of it - -. -

. 255
Advertisement of an Italian chirurgeon . - 22 The effects of it in the mind • -

256
From St. James's Coffee-house-

24

Subjects us to many troubles .

257
From a gentleman that teaches birds to speak 36 The true object of a laudable ambition 257
From another that is a fine flesh painter. 41 Various kinds of it - - - - 570
From Mr. Sly, the haberdasher . . - 1871 Laudable - - - - - - 613

About the Lottery ticket - - - . 191 Americans, their opinions of souls- . . 56
Advice: no order of persons too considerable Exemplified in a vision of an American - 56
to be advised - - -

- 34 Used painting instead of writing - - - 416
In what manner to be given to a faulty friend 385 Amity between agreeable persons of different
Usually received with reluctance : 512 sexes dangerous - -

• 400
Adulterers how punished by primitive christians 579 | Amoret, the jilt, reclaimed by Philander - 401
Affectation, a greater enemy to a fine face than Ample, (Lady) her uneasiness and the reason
the small-pox ... .... . .35. of it

: ... - - 32
It deforms beauty, and turns wit into absurdity 38 Amusements of life, when innocent, necessary
The original of it - - -

and allowable -
Found in the wise man as well as the coxcomb 38 Anacharsis, the Corinthian drunkard, a saying
The way to get clear of it · • - 38 . of his . . . . . .
The misfortune of it . . - - 404 Anagram, what, and when first produced . 69
Described . . . . . . . .

- 460 Anatomy, the Spectator's speculation on it
. 4601

543
Affliction and sorrow not always expressed by Ancestry, how far honours is to be paid to . 612
tears . . . .

. • 95 Ancients in the east, their way of living - - 415
True affliction labours to be invisible - 95 | Andromache, a great fox-hunter • • . 57
Afflictions, how to be alleviated - : •501 | Animals, the different make of every species 120
Age rendered ridiculous - .

6 The instinct of brutes - - - - 120
How contemned by the Athenians and re-

Exemplified in several instances . . . 120
spected by the Spartans - '. 61 God himself the soul of brutes - - - . 121
The unnatural misunderstanding between The variety of arms with which they are pro-
age and youth - - - - - 1531 vided by nature.. .. ...

• 121
The authority of an aged virtuous person pre | Anne Boleyn's last letter to King Henry VIII. 397

ferable to the pleasures of youth . . 153 | Annihilation, by whom desired . . . 210
A comfortable old age the reward of a well The most abject of wishes . . . . 210

spent youth . . . - - - - 260 | Answers to several letters at once . 581, 619
The authority assumed by some peop'> on Anthony, (Mark) his witty mirth commended
- the account of it . • . . 336 by Tully · ·

• 386
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Antipathies, a letter about them ..

609 Two unanswerable arguments against it - 389
Anxieties, unnecessary, the evil of them and 1 In what manner atheists ought to be treated 389

the vanity of them - - - - - 615 | Atheists, grea Zealots - - - - - 185
Apes, what women so called, and described 244 And bigots . . . . . . - 185
Apollo a temple on the top of Leucate, by whom

Thetr opinions downright nonsense. - 185
frequented, and for what purposes . 223 Atticus, disinterested and prudent conduct in
Apothecary, his employment . . . . 195 his friendships - - - -
Apparitions, the creation of weak minds - 110 | Avarice, the original of it - -
Appearances, the veneration of respect paid to Operates with luxury - - .
** them in all ages - - - - - 360 At war with luxury - -

t to be trusted for them . - 464 Its officers and adherents . . . . 55%
Appetites, sooner moved than the passions - 208 | Comes to an agreement with luxury - - 55

The imcumbrances of old age . - - 260 Audience, the gross of, of whom composed - 502
Applause, (public) its pleasure . . - 449 The vicious taste of our English audiences 502

Censure and applause should not mislead us 610 | Audiences, at present void of common sense 13, 290
April, (the first of) the merriest day in the year 47 | August and July, (months of) described . . 425
Month of, described - -

. - 425 Augustus, his request to his friends at his death 317
Arabella, (Mrs.) the great heiress, the Specta. His reproof to the Roman bachelors - - 528

tor's fellow-traveller - - - - 132 His saying of mourning for the dead : 575
Verses on Arabella's singing . . . 443 Aurelia, her character . . .

15
Araspas and Panthea, their story out of Xenon Author, the necessity of his readers being ac-

phon - - - - - - - 564 quainted with his size, complexion, and
Architecture, the ancients' perfection in it - 415 temper, in order to read his works with
Greatness of the manner how it strikes the

pleasure - - - - - - - 1
fancy - - - - - - • 415 His opinion of his own performances - 4
Of the manner of both ancients and moderns 415 The expedient made use of by those who
Concave and convex figures have the great-

write for the stage . . .

51
est air. -;. . . . .. 415 In what manner one author is a mole to an-
Every thing that pleases the imagination in

other - - - - - - - 124
it is either great, beautiful, or new

415 Wherein an author has the advantage of an
Aretine, made all the princes of Europe his

artist - - - - -

- 166
tributaries -

- - 23 The care an author ought to take of what he
Argument, rules for the management of one 197 writes - :. . - -
Argumentum Basilinum, what

-
. . . 239

.

A story of an atheistical author .
Socrates's way of arguing - - - 239 Authors, for what most to be admired. - 355
In what manner managed by states and com

Their precedency settled according to the
munities - - -
- 239 bulk of their works - - -

529
Argus, his qualifications and employments un-
der Juno - - - - - - 250 BABEL, (tower of) -

- -415
Arietta, her character - - - - 11 Bacon, (Sir Francis) his comparison of a book
Her fable of the lion and the man, in answer

well written - -
to the story of the Ephesian matron - 11 His observation upon envy

.

19
Her story of Inkle and Yarico - - - 11 Prescribes his readər a poem or prospect, as
Iristinætus, his letters, some account of them 238 conducive to health

411
Aristippus, his saying of content .. . - 574 What he says of the pleasures of taste 443
Aristotle, his observations upon the lambic verse 31 His extraordinary learning and parts - 554

Upon tragedies - - - - - 40, 42 Bacon-flitch at Whichenovre, in Staffordshire,
His account of the world - - - - 166 who are entitled to it - - - - 607
The inventor of syllogism - - - - 239 Several demands for it - - - - - 608
His definition of an entire act of epic poetry 267 | Bags of money, a sudden transformation of them
His sense of the greatness of the action in a

into sticks and paper . . . . 3
poem; his method of examining an epic Bamboo, (Benjamin,) the philosophical use he

poem - - - - - - - 273 resolves to make of a shrew of a wife - 482
An observation of that critic's - - - 273 | Bankruptcy, the misery of it . . 428, 456
One of the best logicians in the world - - 291 Bantum, (Ambassador of) his letter to his mas-
His division of a poem - - - - 297 ter about the English - - - - 557
Another of his observations . . . . 297 Baptist Lully, his prudent management - -

His observations on the fable of an epic poem 315 Bareface, his success with the ladies-reason
Aristus and Aspasia, a happy couple :

- 128

for it - - - - . - - - 156
Arm, (the) called by Tully the orator's weapon 541 Bar-oratory in England, reflections on it - 407
Arsinoe, the first musical opera on the English Basilius Valentinus, and his son, their story - 426
stage - -

- - 18 Bawdry, never writ but where there is a dearth
Art of criticism, the Spectator's account of that

of invention - - - - - - 51
poem - - -

- - - 253 Bawdy-houses frequented by wise men, not out
Works of art defective to entertain the ima-

of wantonness but stratagem - - 193
gination - - -

• 414 Baxter, (Mr.) his last words . - - - 445
Receive great advantage from their likeness More last words - - - - - 445

to those of nature - - - - - 4141 What a blessing he had .
The design of it - - - - - - 541 | Bayle, (Mr.) what he says of libels - - 451
Artillery, the invention and first use of it, to Beards in former ages a type of wisdom - 331
whom ascribed by Milton -

- 333

Instances of homage heretofore paid to beards 331
Artist, wherein he has the advantage of an au Time the beard flourished most in this nation 331
thor.

166 The ill consequence of introducing it among
Asaph, St. (Bishop of his preface to his Ser: us at present - - - - - - 331
mons

- 384 A description of Hudibras's beard .
A.ssociation of honest men proposed by Specta Bear-garden, the Spectator's method for the ini.
tor - - -

-

- 126

provement of it - • - • • 141
Assurance, what . .

- 3731 A combat there
A combat there
- - - -

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Atheism, an enemy to cheerfulness of mind 381 | The cheats of it .

449

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Beaver, tie haberdasher, a great politician 49 Burlesque humour -

616
Beau's head, the dissection of one - - - 275 Burnet, (Dr.) some passages in his Theory of the
Beauties, when plagiaries - - - - 4

Earth considered . . . 143, 146
The true secret how to improve beauty • 33 | Business (men of) their error in similitudes - 421
Most charming when heightened by virtue 33 Of learning fittest for it - - - - 469
Whether male or female, very untractable • 87 | | Bussy d'Amboise, a story of him . . . 467
And fantastical -

• • 144 | Butt: the adventures of a butt on the water 175
{mpertinent and disagreeable • . - 144 Butts described . .
The efficacy of beauty . .

. 144

The qualification of a butt . ... 47
beauty in a virtuous woman makes her more
virtuous - - - - .

302 CACOETHES, or itch of writing, an epidemic.
Heightened by motion .

al distemper . .
Of objects, what understood by it .

Cælia, her character . .

. . . 404
Nothing makes its way more directly to the Cæsar, (Julius) his behaviour to Catullus, who
soul - - - - - - -

had put him into a lampoon - - - 23
Every species of sensible creatures has dif His reproof to an ill reader - - - - 147
ferent notions of it - - - - 412 A frequent saying of his - .

. . 256
A second kind of it - - - - • 412 His commentaries, the new edition of it an
The force of it · :

.
: .

.
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. 510.
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bonour to the English press -
Beggars, Sir Andrew Freeport's opinion of them

. ..
232 His activity and perseverance

374
_ The grievance of them

. - 430 Lost his life by neglecting a Roman augur's
Beings, the scale of, considered by the Spectator 519 caution . . . . .

- - 395
Bell, (Mr.) his ingenious device . . . Calamities, merit of suffering patiently under
Bell-savage, its etymology

them
Belvidera, a critique on a song upon her 470 Not to be distinguished from blessings . 483
Belus, (Jupiter) temple of

Whimsical calamities

- 558
Beneficence, the pleasure of it
588 Caligula, his wish

16
A discourse on it
- 601 | Calisthenes, his character

. 422
Benevolence treated of ..
601 Calumny, the ill effects of it .

451
Bicknell, (Mrs.) for what commended by Spec- The great offence of calumny -

- 594
tator - - - - . . . . 370 Rules against it by the fathers of La Trappe 594
Bill proposed by a country gentleman to be Cambray, (the Bishop of) his education of a
brought into the House for the better pre-

daughter recommended - - - 95
serving of the female game . . - 326 Camilla, a true woman in one particular - 15
Bills of mortality, the use of them . . 289 Her letter to the Spectator from Venice - 443
Birds, a cage full for the opera - - · 5 How applauded there . . . . . 443
How affected by colours • • - • 412 Camillus, his deportment to his son
412

. . 263
Bion, his saying of a greedy search after happi Campbelí, (Mr.) the dumb fortune-teller, an ex-
ness . . . . . . . 574 traordinary person . .

474
Biters, their business . . . . .

Candour, the consequence and benefit of it .
Biting, a kind of mongrel wit described and ex Canidia, an antiquated beauty, described ..
ploded by the Spectator - - -

Cant, from whence to be derived - - -
Biton and Clitobus, their story related, and ap Capacities of children not duly regarded in
plied by the Spectator .

their education - - . . . - 307
Blackmore, (Sir Richard) his observation . 6 Caprice often acts in the place of reason
6 Caprice often acts in the nla

191
Blank, his letter to the Spectator about his fa- Carbuncle, (Dr.) his dye, what - - - 52
mily - - - -

- 563 Care: what ought to be a man's chief care. 122
Blank verse proper for tragedy - - - 39 Carneades, the philosopher, his definition of
Blanks of society, who

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beauty - - - - - . . - 144
Blast, (Lady) her character:. .

457 Cartesian, how he would account for the ideas
Bluemantle, (Lady) an account of her

427 formed by the fancy, from a single circum-
Board-wages, the ill effects of it ... 88: stance of the memory . . . - 417
Boccalini, his animadversions upon critics - 291 Cases in love answered ... - - 614

His fable of a grasshopper applied to Spectator 355 Casimir Liszynski, an atheist in Poland, the man
Bodily exercises of ancient encouragement - 161 La ner of his punishme

shment - -

310
Body, human) the work of a transcendantly Cassius, proof he gave of his temper in childhood 157

wise and powerful being · · · 543 Castilian, story of a Castilian husband and his
Bohours, (Monsieur) great critic among the

wife . : .. . - : 198
French - - - - - - - Castle-builders, who, and their follies exposed 167
Boileau censured, and for what. . 209 Cat, a great contributor to harmony - - 361
Bonosus, the drunken Briton, a saying of him Cat-call, a dissertation upon that instrument - 361

after he had hanged himself.. . - 569 Catiline, Tully's character of him - . 386
Books reduced to their quintessence - - 124 Cato, the respect paid him at the Roman theatre 446

The legacies of great geniuses . . . . 166 Grounds for his belief of the immortality of
Boots, Rimez, what . . - - - 60 the soul - - - . . . . . 537
Breeding, fine breeding distinguished from good 66 An instance of his probity · 4 · · 557
Bribery, most prevailing way of making one's Cave of Trophonius, people put in it to be

court - - - - - - - 394 mended
British ladies distinguished from the Picts. 41 Celibacy, the great evil of the nation - - 528
Brunetta and Phillis, their adventures - - 80 | Censor of small wares, an officer to be appointed 16
Bruyere, (Mons.) his character of an absent man 77 Of marriages .

- 308
Buck, (Timothy) his answer to James Miller's Censure, a tax, by whom paid the public, and
challenge -
- - - - 436 for what. .

- . 101
Buffoonery censured

. . 4431 Censure and applause should not mislead us 610
Bullock and Norris, differeritly habited, prove Chamont's saying of Monimia's misfortunes - 305
great helps to a silly play

• 44 | Chancery-court, why erected - - - 564
Burlesque ruthors the deligt of ordinary read Chaplain, the character of Sir Roger de Cover-
er's

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Charity, the great want of it among christians 516 An account of the ugly club - .
Charity-schools, great instances of a public spirit 294 The sighing club • • •

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Should be encouraged - - -

- - 430

The fringe-glove club
Charles I. a famous picture of that prince - 58 The amorous club . '.
Charles II. his gayeties : - : - - 462 The hebdomadal club: some account of
Charles the Great, his behaviour to his secreta-

members of that club .. ...
ry, who had debauched his daughter - 181

Some account of the everlasting club -
Charms, none can supply the place of virtue 395 The club of ugly faces . .
Chastity, the great point of honour in women 99 The difficulties met with in erecting that club
How chastity was prized by the heathens 579 The institution and use of clubs

-
Chastity of renown, what : .. . - 480 Coach, (stage) its company - - - - 631
Cheerfulness of temper, how obtained and pre Coffee-house disputes - - - - - 197

served - - - - - - - Coffee-house debates seldom regular or me-
Wherein preferable to mirth - - . 381 | thodical - -

.
- -

: - - 476
When worse than folly or madness - . 381 Coffee-house liars, two sorts of them . 521

The many advantages of a cheerful temper 381 | Colours, the eye takes most delight in them 412
Cherubims, what the rabbins say they are - 600 Why the poets borrow most epithets from
Chevy Chase, the Spectator's examen of it 70, 74 them - - - - • • - 4.2
Children, wrong measures taken in the educa-

Only ideas in the mind - - - - 413
tion of the British children - - - 157 Speak all languages - - - - - 116
Children: the unnaturalness of mothers in mak Comedies, English, vicious .. - - - 446
ing them suck a stranger's milk - - 246 Comfort, what, and where found - .

- 196
The duty of children to their parents - - 426 An attendant on patience - - . - 501
Ill education of children fatal. . . 431 | Commendation generally followed by detraction 348
A multitude of them one of the blessings of Commerce, the extent and advantage of it - 69

the married state - . : . : : 500 Commercial friendship preferable to generosity 346
Children in the wood, a ballad, wherein to be Common-prayer, considerations on the reading

commended . - - - - - 85 of it - - - - - - - - 147
Chinese, the punishment among them for parri The excellency of it - - - - - 147

cide . . . . . . . 189 Commonwealth of Amazons - - - - 438
Why the Chinese laugh at our gardens • 414 Company, temper chiefly to be considerod in
Chit-chat Club's letter to the Spectatot . 560 the choice of it . . - - - 424
Chloe, the idiot -

- - - 466 | Comparisons in Homer and Milton defended by
Chremylus, his character out of Aristophanes 464 Monsieur Boileau against Monsieur Per-
Christian religion, the clear proof of its articles,

rault - - - -

- - 303
and excellency of its doctrines - 186, 213 Compassion, the exercise of it would tend to
Christianity, the only system that produces con-

Iessen the calamities of life . - 169
tent - -

- - - - 574 Civilizes human nature - - - - 397
How much above philosophy - - - 634 How to touch it :

. 391
Chocolate, a great heater of the blood in women 365 Complaisance, what kind of it peculiar to courts 394
Chronogram, a piece of false wit-

apliments in ordinary discourse censured 103
Church-musicians reproved for not keeping to Exchange of compliments - - - - 155

the te as well as the preachers . - 338 | Concave and convex figures in architecture
Church-work, slow work, according to Sir Ro-

have the greatest air, and why - - 415
ger de Coverley -

- - 383 Conde, (Prince of his face like that of an eagle 86
Church-yard, the country 'Change on Sunday 112 | Confidence, the danger of it to the ladies - 395
Cicero, a punster -

Conquests, the vanity of them - . - 180
Entertainment found in his philosophical writ Connecte, (Thomas) a monk in the 14th centu-
ings - - - - - - - - - 61

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ry, a zealous preacher against the women's .
His genius
.

commodes in those days - - - - 98
The oracle's advice to him . -

404 Consciousness, when called affectation - 38
What he says of scandal - .

427 Constancy in sufferings, the excellency of it .237
Of the Roman gladiators -

436 Contemplation, the way to the mountain of the
His extraordinary superstition •

• 505 muses - - - - - - - 514
And desire of glory... -

- 554 Content, how described by a Rosicrucian - 574
Clarendon, (Earl of his character of a person of The virtue of it - - -

- 574
a troublesome curiosity . . - - 439. Contentment, the utmost good we can hope for
A reflection of that historian - : - 485. in this life . . - - 163
Clarinda, an idol, in what manner worshipped 73 Conversation most straitened in numerous as-
Clavius, proving incapable of any other studies,

semblies - - - - - - - 68
became a celebrated mathematician - 307 Usually stuffed with too many compliments 103
Cleanliness, the praise of it - - - - 631 What properly to be understood by the word
Cleanthe, her story - - - - - 15 conversation - - - - - . 143
Cleanthes, his character. . - - - 404 An improvement of taste in letters · - 409
Cleopatra, description of her sailing down the Coquette's heart dissected - - - : 281

Cydnos - ... ... . .. 400 Coquettes, the present numerous race to what
Clergy, a three-fold division of them . . 21/ owing .... ......... .
Clergyman, one of the Spectator's club .. 2 Great coveys of them about this town - 390
Clergymen, the vanity of some in wearing Cordeliers, their story of St. Francis, their
scarfs - - - - - -
609 I founder - - -

- . 245
Clubt: the She Romp Club - - - 217 | Cornaro, (Lewis) a remarkable instance of the
Methods observed by that Club . . 217 | benefit of temperance .. . - - 195
The Mohock Club - - - - • 324 Cot-queans described by a lady who has one for

The design of their institution . - 324 her husband - - - - - - 482
Club-law, a convincing argument - - - 239 Cotillus, his great equanimity - : . 143
Clubs, nocturnal assemblies so called . . 9 Coverley, (Sir Roger de) a member of the Spec

Several names of clubs, and their originals 9, et seq. tator's club, his character . . . 2
Rules to be observed in the two-penny club 9 His opinion of men of fine parts - - - 6

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