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'Tit by this cunning I contrive,
In spite of your unkind reserve,
Which you inbumanly wouldstarve.
I am, S I R,
Your humble servant,
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.
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Affectation, the misfortune of it, N. 404, Described,
Almighty, his power over the imagination, N. 421.
Allegories, like light to a discourse, N. 421. Eminent
Allusions the great art of a writer, N. 421.
Amastons, their commonwealth, N. 433. How they
Americans used painting instead of writing, N. 416.
Amity between agreeable persons of disferent scxe6 dan-
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.
Art (works of) defective to entertain the imagination,
August and July (months of) described, N. 425.
V.4BEL, (Tower of) N. 415.
Bacon (Sir Francis) prescribes his reader a poem or
Say/e (Mr.) what he fays of libels, N. 451.
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.
Business (men of) their error in similitudes, N. 421. of
learning sittest for it, 469.
S A R lost his life by neglecting a Roman augur's
How applauded there, ibid.
the fancy, from a single circumstance of the memory,
Cato, the respect paid him at the Roman theatre, N.
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-
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.
Clarendon (Earl of) his character of a person of a trou-
Cleanthes, his character, N. 404.
Cleopatra, a description of her sailing dowa the Cydnes,
Cloe, the ideot, N. 466.
Colours, the eye ta*es most delight in them, N. 412.
Comedies, Englijh, vicious, N. 446.
touch it, ibid.
of it, N. 424.
greatest air, and why, N. 415.
His good humour, 4.24.
Country life, why the poets in love with it. N. 414,
Courage wants other good qualities to set it off, N. 422.
Court and city, their peculiar ways of life and conversa-
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.
Cynthio and Flavia break off their amour very whiresi.
T\Acintbus, his character, N. 462.
Dainty (Mrs. Mary J her memorial from the coun-
Damon and Strephon, their amour with Gloriana, N.
Dancing displays beauty, N. 466; on the stage faulty,
ibid. The advantages of it, ibid.
Defamation, the sign of an ill heart, N. 427. Papers
T- »'s notion of it reproved, N.