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'Tit by this cunning I contrive,

In spite of your unkind reserve,
To keep my famijh''d love alive,

Which you inbumanly wouldstarve.

I am, S I R,

Your humble servant,

Timothy Stanza,

SIR, Aug. 23, 1712.

'TT AVINGa little time upon my hands, I could

* X JL not think of bestowing it better, than in writ'ing an epistle to the Spectator, which I now do, 'and am,

SIR, your bumble servant,


P. S. * If you approve of my stile, I am likely 'enough to become your correspondent. I desire your

* opinion of it. I design it for that way of writing

* called by the judicious the familiar. T





,4cE TUS, his character, Number 422.

Admiration, a pleasing motion of the mind, ft.

4I3- - - .

Affectation, the misfortune of it, N. 404, Described,
4 00.

Almighty, his power over the imagination, N. 421.
Aristotlii saying of his being, 465.

Allegories, like light to a discourse, N. 421. Eminent
writers faulty in them, ibid.

Allusions the great art of a writer, N. 421.

Amastons, their commonwealth, N. 433. How they
educated their children, 434. Their wars, ibid, They
marry tbeir male-allies, ibid.

Americans used painting instead of writing, N. 416.

Amity between agreeable persons of disferent scxe6 dan-
gerous, N. 400.

Amoret the jilt reclaimed by Philander, N. 401.

Anne Eoleynes last letter to King Henry VIM. N. 397.

.Ancients in the East, their way of living, N. 415.

Appearances. Things not to be trusted for them, N,

Applause (publick) its pleasure, N. 442.

April (month of) described, N. 42;.

Arabella, verses on her singing, N. 443.

Architecture, the ancients perfection in it, N. 415.
The greatness of the manner how it strikes the fan-
cy, ibid. Of the manner of both ancients and

moderns, ibid. The concave and convex sigures have
the greatest air, ibid. Every thing that pleases the
imagination in it, is either great, beautiful or new,

Art (works of) defective to entertain the imagination,
N. 414. Receive great advantage from their likeness
to those of Nature, ibid.

August and July (months of) described, N. 425.


V.4BEL, (Tower of) N. 415.

Bacon (Sir Francis) prescribes his reader a poem or
prospect, as conducive to health, N. 411. What he
rays of the pleasure of taste, 447.
Bankruptcy, the misery of it, N. 428, 456.
Bar oratory in England, reflexions on it, N.407.
Bajilius Valentinus, and his son, their story, N. 426.
Baxter (Mr.) his last words, N. 445. more last words,

Say/e (Mr.) what he fays of libels, N. 451.
Eear-Garden, a combat there, N. 436. The cheats of
it, 449.

Beauty heightened by motion, N. 406.

Beauty of objects, what understood by it, N. 412, no-

'thing makes its way more directly to the soul, ibid.

Every species of sensible creatures has different notions

of it, ibid. A second kind of it. ibid.
Beggars, the grievance of 'em, N. 450.
Belvidera, a critique on a song upon her, N. 470.
Belus, Jupiter, Temple of, N. 415.
Birds, how affected by colours, N. 412.
Blast (Lady) her character, N. 457.
Bluemantle (Lady) an account of her, N. 427.
Buck (Timothy) his answer to James Miller's challenge,

N. 436.
Buftbonry censur'd, N. 441.

Business (men of) their error in similitudes, N. 421. of

learning sittest for it, 469.
Bujf- d'Amhoise, a story of him, N. 467.

S A R lost his life by neglecting a Roman augur's
caution, N. 395.
Cielia, her character, N. 404.
Calisthenes, his character, N. 422.
Calumny, the ill effects of it, N. 451.
Camilla's letter to the SpeBator from Venice, N. 443.

How applauded there, ibid.
Cartefian, how he would account for the ideas formed by

the fancy, from a single circumstance of the memory,

N. 417.

Cato, the respect paid him at the Roman theatre, N.
446. _ .

Chamonth saying of Monimia's misfortunes, N. 395.

Charity schools to be encouraged, N. 430.

Charles II. his gaieties, N. 462.

Charms, none can supply the place of virtue, N. 395.

Children, their duty to their parents, N. 426. Ill edu-
cation of them fatal, 431.

Chinese laugh at our gardens, and why, N. 414.

Chremylm, his character out of Aristophanes, N. 464.

Cicero, his genius, N, 404. The oracle's advice to him.
ibid. What he fays of scandal, 427; of the Roman
gladiators, 436.

Clarendon (Earl of) his character of a person of a trou-
blesome curiosity, N. 439.

Cleanthes, his character, N. 404.

Cleopatra, a description of her sailing dowa the Cydnes,
N. 4C0. . -

Cloe, the ideot, N. 466.

Colours, the eye ta*es most delight in them, N. 412.
Why the poets borrow most epithets from them, ibid.
Only ideas in the mind, 413. Speak all languages,

Comedies, Englijh, vicious, N. 446.
Commonwealth of Amazons, N. 43 3.
Compaflion civilizes human nature, N. 397. How tt

touch it, ibid.
Company, temper chiefly to be coasidered in the choice

of it, N. 424.

Concave and convex sigures in architecture have th*

greatest air, and why, N. 415.
Considence, the danger of it to the ladies, N. 395.
Comtrley (Sir Roger de) his adventure with Sukey, N. 410.

His good humour, 4.24.
Conversation an improvement of taste in letters, N.

Country life, why the poets in love with it. N. 414,
what Horace and Virgil fay of it, ibid. Rules for it,

Courage wants other good qualities to set it off, N. 422.

Court and city, their peculiar ways of life and conversa-
tion, N. 403.

Criticks (French) friends to one another, N. 409.

Cuckoldom abused on the stage, N. 446.

Curiosity (absurd) an instance of it, N. 439.

Custom a second nature, N. 437. The effect of it, Hid.
How to make a good use of it, ibid. Cannot make
every thing pleasing, 455.

Cynthio and Flavia break off their amour very whiresi.
cally, N. 399.

T\Acintbus, his character, N. 462.

Dainty (Mrs. Mary J her memorial from the coun-
try insirmary, N. 429.

Damon and Strephon, their amour with Gloriana, N.
4Z3- . ,

Dancing displays beauty, N. 466; on the stage faulty,

ibid. The advantages of it, ibid.
Dangers past, why the reflexion of'em pleases, N. 418.
Day, the several times of it in several parts of the town,

. 1.

Defamation, the sign of an ill heart, N. 427. Papers
of that kind a scandal to the government, 451. To
be punished by good ministers, ibid.
Denying, sometimes a virtue, N, 458.
Deportment (religious) why so little appearance of it in
England, N. 448.


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