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" Which they beheld, the moon's resplendent globe,
“ Maker omnipotent, and thou the day, &c. Most of the modern heroic poems 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 naturally without them. There is a fine instance of this kind out of Homer, in the twenty-third chapter of Longinus.
IN D E X.
A. ACADEMY for politics, Number 305. The regu
lations of it, &c. ibid. Adiniration, short-liv'd, N. 256. Age. A comfortable old age the reward of a well
spent youth, N. 260. Agreeable man, who, N. 280. Aibition, never satisfied, N. 256. The end of it,
W: 255. The effects of it in the mind, N. 256. Subjects us to many troubles, N. 257. The true object of a laudable ambition, ibid. Appetites the incumbrances of old age, N. 260. Aristotle, His definition of, and entire action of, epic boetry, N. 267. His sense of the greatness of the Netloh-in a poem; his method of examining an epic poem, N. 273. An observation of that critic's; ibid. One of the best logicians in the world, N. 291. His Aivision of a poem, N. 297. Another of his observations, ibid. His observation on the fable of an
#pic poem, N. 315. Art of Criticism, the Spectator's account of that
poem, N. 253. Audiences, at present void of common sense, N. 290. Augustus, his request to his friends at his death,
BEAU'S head, the dissection of a, N. 275.
ous, N. 302. Bills of mortality, the use of them, N. 289. Boccalini, his animadversions upon critics, N. 201.
C. CÆSAR (Julius) a frequent saying of his, N. 256. 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. Censor of marriages, N. 308. Charity-schools, great instances of a public spirit,
N. 294. Clavius, proving incapable 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. Coquette's heart dissected, N. 281. Coverley (Sir Roger de) his return to town, and con
versation with the Spectator in Gray's-Inn Walks, N. 269. His intended generosity to his widow,
N. 295. Courtship, the pleasantest 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. Critic, the qualities requisite to a good one, N. 291.
D. DEATH. Deaths of eminent persons, the most im
proving passages in history, N. 289.
Decency nearly related to virtue, N. 292.
292. Delicacy; the difference betwixt a true and false
delicacy, N. 286. The standard of it, ibid. Dependents, objects of compassion, N. 282. Distrest Mother, a new tragedy, recommended by the Spectator, N. 290.
E. EATING, drinking, and sleeping, with the gene
rality of people the three important articles of life,
N. 317. Education; whether the education at a public school,
or under a private tutor, is to be preferred, N. 313.
The advantage of a public education, ibid. Elizabeth (Queen) her medal on the defeat of the
Spanish 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. FABLE of a drop of water, N. 293. Fame, the difficulty of obtaining and preserving it,
N. 255. The inconveniences attending the desire
of it, ibid. Fop, what sort of persons deserve the character, N.
280. Fortune often unjustly complained of, N. 252. To
be controlled by nothing but infinite wisdom, N.
293. Fortune stealers, who they are that set up for such,
N.311. Distinguished from fortune-hunters, ibid. Fribblers, who, N. 288.