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Shute, Mr. Barrington, his opinion on Silvio, his bill of costs during hie court-

the Secret Committee Report, v. 656. ship of the widow Zelinda, iv. 171; re-
Sibyl, temple and grove, where they stood, ceives a reimbursement, and lays it out
i. 483.

better, ib.
Sibyls, their finely-wrought statues at Simætha perishes in the Lover's Leap, iii.

Loretto, i. 409; grotto, its probable 122.
origin, 432; its other mouth supposed Simeon, one of the seventy disciples, his
to be at Cumæ, 452.

long life and martyrdom, v. 125.
Sicilian women, their petition to Vulcan Simile, on a maid, in Valentinian, iv. 198.
to muzzle his mastiffs, iv. 127.

Similes of Milton, their sublimity and
Sicily, described on a medal, i. 331.

beauty, iii. 209.
Sickness, a thought in, iv. 34 ; a hymn, Similitudes, in Holy Writ, more bold thar

36 ; another of Mons. Des Barreaux, 37. exact, ii. 504; eminent writers faulty in
Sidney, Sir Philip, his opinion on the song them, iii. 428.
of Chevy Chase, ii. 374.

Simonides, the author of the oldest satire
Sienna, described, i. 189; its cathedral a extant, iii. 86; his satire on women.

master-piece of Gothic architecture, ib. ib.; motto from him translated, 88; at

hospital erected by a shoemaker, ib. a loss to define the nature of the Deity,
Sight, of the mole adapted to its element,

iv. 52.
ii. 463; the most perfect and delightful of Simplicity of thought, a primary requisite
the senses, iii. 393; the pleasures of in writing, ii. 374.
imagination arise originally from it, 394. Sin, why properly the portress of Hell,
Sigismond, king of Sweden, deposed for iii. 216.

aiming to promote the Roman Catholic Sin and Death, a beautiful allegory in
religion, v. 60; his son excluded from Paradise Lost, iii. 182; their approach
the succession, ib.

to earth after the fall, 263, 264.
Signatures to the Spectator, conjectures Singular, the desire of not appearing so,
respecting them, iii. 104.

leads a man into error, iv. 123.
Sign-posts, a letter concerning, ii. 285. Singularity, a symptom of folly, ii, 48; an
Signifer, The, how described in one of the honourable one, in Mr. Addison, iii. 429,
poets, i. 302.

note; when laudable, iv. 124 ; instance
Sigonia, John de, story relating to him of foolish singularity, ib.
and his brothers, iv. 190, 191.

Sion, the songs of, in great repute among
Sigonius, on the vestis trabeata of the the Eastern monarchs, iii. 384.
Romans, i. 261.

Sippet, Harry, an expert wine-brewer, ii.
Silence, sometimes more significant than 95.

eloquence, ii. 96, &c. ; the best reply to Sirach, Wisdom of the Son of, an apo-
calumny and defamation, 98; a means cryphal treatise, recommended, ii. 367;
of correcting absurd story-tellers, iv. 65; his caution against jealousy, iii. 23; his
of Ajax, a noble instance of the sub- just and sublime advice on glorifying
lime, 235.

the Deity, iv. 54.
Silence of three hours, a penalty on dis- Sirenum Scopuli, near the island of Ca-
loyal females, iv. 484.

prea, described by Virgil, i. 447.
Silent Club, account of, iv. 234 ; member Sirloin, banished to the side-board, ii.
expelled for a lapsus lingua, 236.

Silenus, resemblance of Socrates to him in Sistrum, or timbrel of the Egyptians, i.
countenance, ii. 401.

Silius Italicus, bis description of virtue, i. Sisyphus rolling the stone, admirably de-

273; represents Fidelity as an old woman, scribed by Homer, iii. 155.
277 ; his description of the figure of a Skating, a poem attributed to Addison, v.
Triton on the stem of a ship, 295; de- 585.
scription of a wreck, 296 ; his descrip- Skiomachia, or fighting with a man's own
tion of a warlike ceremony of the Ro. shadow, recommended to the learned,
mans, 313; celebrates the horsemanship ii. 451.
of the Numidians, 324; his description Slattern described in her bed, ii. 182.
of the Ticinus, 366; more accurate on Slavery, how represented on medals, i.
the geography of Italy than any other 311; what kind of government most re-
Latin poet, 416; his enumeration of the moved from it, iii. 296.
towns and rivers of Campania Felice, Slaves, how they became citizens of Rome,
424; his general description of the bay i. 292.
of Naples and the circumjacent objects, Sleep, represented under the figure of a
441; his description of the Alps, 508. boy, i. 497; a near relation of Death, ii,
Silver plate, royal grant of, to Addison, v. 120; activity of the soul during, iv. 1.

Sleep taken by weight, ii. 280.
Silvia, a demurrer in courtship till past Sleeper, account of a periodical one, ili
child-bearing, ii. 402.


Sloe, an ingredient in the manufacture of structions to his pupil Alcibiades re-
Bourdeaux wine, ii. 92.

lating to prayer, 81 ; his dying speech
Sloth described as a Syren, ii. 11.

quoted by Erasmus, 95; his method of
Sloven, character of one, from Theophras. arguing compared with that of Aristotle,

tus, iii. 337 ; another from La Bruyere, 131 ; said to have learnt eloquence from

Aspasia, 142; his firmness in death,
Sly, Richard, accused of ogling by Wini. whence resulting, 340, v. 738 ; 'inquiries
fred Leer, ii. 220.

from one of the henpecked respecting
Smack, Mrs. Sarah, indicts Rebecca him, iii. 506; the effect of his discourse

Shapely in the Court of Honour, ii. 219. concerning love, on bachelors and mar-
Small-beer, what kind of writings com- ried men, iv.19; his thought on the mis-
pared to, iv. 386.

fortunes of mankind, 89 ; his saying on
Small-pox, difference between it and the content and luxury, 118; his observation
cacoethes scribendi, iv. 132.

after receiving sentence, 254; his indig-
Smalridge, Dr., Bishop of Bristol, v.512; nation at a sentiment in a play of Euripi-
his letter to Mr. Gough, 675.

des, 419, 420; called, for his raillery, the
Smalte, a composition of the Italians for droll, v. 64; how far he was a freethinker,
mosaic work, i. 485.

Smells, or perfumes, heighten the plea- Softly, Ned, a very pretty poet, his son-
sures of imagination, iii. 400.

net, ii. 146; his observations on it, 147.
Smiglesians, their contests with the Scoto Softly, Simon, his letter to the Guardian
ists at Oxford, iii. 131.

on his courtship of a rich widow, iv. 169.
Smith, Dr., a corn-cutter, cures a pre- Solar system, if extinguished, would scarce
tended gout, ii. 45.

leave a blank in the creation, iv. 102.
Smith, Mr., his motion on the Report of Soldiers, their indignation against George

the Secret Committee, v. 655; his speech I., about the Hanover shirts, v.651, note.
thereon, 660.

Solemn style, how to be maintained, iv.
Smith, his Phædra and Hippolitus, Addi- 264, note.

son's Prologue to, v. 533; anecdote of, Soleure, in Switzerland, described, i. 520;
680; styled "Capt. Rag," ib. note.

the residence of the French ambassa.
Smyrna, medal representing, i. 334; the dors, ib.

church of, their opinion on the fortitude Soliloquy of Cato, i. 287.

and constancy of martyrs, v. 131. Solomon, his choice, iv. 212; an allegory
Snapp, Mrs., a widow of four jointures, on it, ib.; his punishment of rebellion,
iv. 95.

y. 12; a quotation from, happily intro-
Snell, Mr., his sentiments on the Secret duced, 37, note; public solemnities on
Committee's Report, v. 659.

the dedication of his temple, 78.
Snow, used instead of ice at Naples, i. Solon, his remarkable law against neutral.

440; monopoly in supplying the town ity in state-parties, iv. 448.
with it, 441.

Sombrius, a religious man, a son of sor.
Snow-ball, allusion to the Greek epigram

row, iv. 11.
respecting a, i. 151.

Somers, Sir John,, the Lord Keeper, a
Snow-showers, to be sold, ii. 4.

poem to, with one on King William, i, 7.
So, often used in the sense of provided Somers, Lord, advanced by King William
that, v. 40.

to the highest station of the law, iv. 422;
Soap-boiler, his condolence with the Spec- v. 666 ; panegyric on him, v. 41 ; his poli-

tator on the rise of their commodities, tical abilities, ib.; his religion, humanity,
iv. 5.

and good-breeding, 41, 42; his charac-
Sobieski, king of Poland, statue intend- ter consistent, and his whole conduct
ed for, v. 692

of a piece, 42; his universal knowledge
Social duties, most strongly enforced by the and learning, 43; his fine taste, solidity,

principles of revealed religion, iv. 419. and elegance in writing, ib.; his con-
Social virtues, their exercise, the best em- duct on his impeachment, 44; Addi.
ployment of time, ii. 412.

son's early patron, 322 ; his introduc-
Society for reformation of manners, a let- tion to him, 323; his interest with the

ter from one of its directors, ii. 246, 247. Queen, 395; procures for Addison £400
Socrates, his public disapprobation of a a year, to enable him to travel, 675; a

sentiment in a tragedy of Euripides, ii. member of the Kit-cat Club, 676; letter
87; saying respecting him, 253; his be-

to, 322.
haviour at his death, 276 ; justifies the Somerset, Duke of, v. 340 ; proposes that
character given him by a physiognomist, Addison should attend his son in his
401 ; his behaviour on the approach of travels, 341; his letters to Tonson, 340,
death described by Plato, iii. 46; why 341, 343; his political conduct, 395;
ne ordered a sacrifice to Æsculapius, anecdote of his pride, 340; a member of
57; his temperance preserved him from the Kit-cat Club, 676; Addison's letters
the great plague at Athens, 66; his in- to him, 342, 343.

Bomerset House, v. 62.

of our trade with, v. 50; events in, in
Borg in the opera of Camilla, how trans- 1706, 356; Treaty of Commerce with,
lated, ii. 269.

362, 654, 655.
Song for the lion, iv. 248.

Spaniard, a fanciful dream of

Sonnet of Ned Softly to Mira, ii. 146. describing death as a Proteus, iv.
Sophia, Princess, the most accomplished

woman of her age, iv. 475; praised for Spaniards, three, sympathy of their noses,
her wit, by Mons. Chevreaux, 507.

ii. 216.
Sophocles, his skilful management of the “Spanish Friar," the beauty of its double
tragedy of Electra, ii. 317.

plot, iii. 178.
Soracte, Mount, why called by the modern Sparrows, bought for the use of the opera,
Italians St, Oreste, i. 414.

ii. 240.
Sorites, what sort of figure, iii. 132. Spartan virtue, naturally produces patri-
Soul, Cato's soliloquy on its immortality, otism, iv. 413.

i, 220; its immortality considered, ii. Spartans, their law respecting punishment
111; its passions, according to Plato, of theft, iii. 317.
survive the body, 405; why it hovers | Specie, raised and depreciated by the
over the place of burial, ib. ; its immor- edicts of Louis XIV., iv. 465.
tality proved, 443; its progress towards Spectator, his prefatory discourse, ii. 229;
perfection infinite, 444 ; how affected great taciturnity, ib. ; his vision of
by the passions, iii. 156; its happiness Public Credit, 237; his entertainment
in the contemplation of God, 401; state at the table of an acquaintance, 243 ;
of it after separation, 403; its inde- his recommendation of his speculations,
pendency on matter intimated by dreams, 253; advertised in the Daily Courant,
iv. 1; its power of divining in dreams, 256; his encounter with a lion behind
3; its communication with God, by the scenes, 260; design of his writings,
prayer and good works, 115; if separate 266 ; no party-man, 267 ; his resolution
from the body, could not be so from the to march on in the cause of virtue, 297 ;
immensity of the Godhead, 105, quali. his visit to a travelled lady, 319; his

fied by God for future happiness, 157. speculations in the first principles, 322 ;
Souls, of persons unburied, when permit- an odd accident that befell him at

ted to pass the Styx, ii. 120; the Ameri- Lloyd's Coffee-house, 322, 323 ; his ad-
can belief concerning, 336; of women, vice to our English Pindaric writers,
how compared, according to Simonides, 346 ; his account of himself and his
iii. 86; of good men, in what their eter- works to be written three hundred
nal happiness is likely to consist, iv. years hence, 427; his great modesty,

154; arguments from revelation, 156. 428 ; he accompanies Sir Roger de Co-
Sounds, pleasing to the imagination, iii. verley into the country, 434; his exer-

400; how improper for description, 412. cise when young, 451 ; goes with Sir
South, Dr., speaks of a physician's patient Roger to the assizes, 465; his adventure

killed secundum artem, iv. 150; shows with a crew of gypsies, 490; the several
the virtue of a good conscience in the opinions of him in the country, 494 ;
hour of death, 255; character of that di- thanks Heaven he was born an Eng.
vine, ib. note; mentioned, v. 379.

lishman, 496 ; his artifice to engage dif-
South Carolina, Lords Commissioners of ferent readers, iii. 38; his aversion to

Trade in, letter to, v. 442; inhabitants pretty fellows, and the reason of it, 168;
of, their representation, ib.

his gratitude to the public for the re-
South Sea Company, Assiento contract, ception of his paper, 170; reasons for
v. 528.* See Assiento.

its success, 171; his care in avoiding
Southern, humorous circumstance in his personality and animadversions on pub-

play of the Fatal Marriage, iii. 503. lic characters, ib. ; his criticisms how
Southwark, a lie born there, dies the same influenced, 172; his advice to British
day on this side the water, iv. 424.

ladies, 176 ; his interview with Sir Ro-
Southwell, Mr., boasts of his superiority to ger de Coverley just come to town, 284 ;

Addison in official composition, v. 728. double advantage he derives from cor-
Sowing, Virgil's precept on, explained, i. respondents, 287 ; his attachment to the

religion and government of England,
Spain, medallic representation of, i. 325; 296 ; reads the bills of mortality at a
abounds with rabbits, ib.; why crowned coffee-house, 299; taken for a parish
with olive, ib.; supplies from her colo- sexton, ib. ; his remark on Clarinda's
nies the coffers of the French king, iv. journal, 328 ; accompanies Sir Roger de
343; no peace to be secured without her Coverley to Westminster Abbey, 330;
disunion from France, 345; means of goes with him to the play, 333 ; his
effecting it, 348; exhausted by the war, motives for refraining from satire and
361; prospect of reducing her to the invective, 342; his reply to animad.
House of Austria, 362 ; short account versions on his paper, 344 ; two public

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benefits accruing from his speculations, Saturday papers therein originally in.
347; various uses of the papers, 348 ; tended for sermons, 675 ; extensive
goes to Spring Garden with Sir Roger de sale of the, 688; stamp duty imposed
Coverley, 360; his thoughts on the new on, 689; re-issue of the, a failure, 693;
stamp-duty, 448; his remark on vari- curious advertisements in the, ib. ;
ous accusations, 449; grateful to the translations of the, ib; unpublished
public for the reception of his papers, letters printed by Lillie, 694; humor.
ib. ; weighs one of his papers in the ous version of a motto in, 739; Will.
golden scales, 479; his advice to Will. Honeycomb of the, 741.
Honeycomb, 495; his account of a coffee- Spectators, the fraternity of them distin-
house debate relating to Count Rech- guished, ii. 254,
teren and Monsieur Mesnager, 504, Spectre, on the stage, often saves a play,
&c.; his remarks on the rise of his ii. 314.
paper, iv. 5; expedients to alleviate the speculations, their variety in the Specta-
expense, 6; publication in volumes tor, apologized for, iii. 39; of the Spec.
announced, ib. ; epigram, by Mr. Tate, tator, why compared to old plate, 436 ;
7 ; pleased with original and extraor- single, compared to cherries on the stick,
dinary characters, 13; presents a specu- iv. 6; those after the dissolution of the
lation of Will. Honeycomb's, 16; his re- club well written, but too general for
mark on it, 19; always delighted with the title of Spectator, 167, note.
the discovery of any rising genius Spence, Mr., projected a supplement to
among his countrymen, 44; censures the Dialogues on Medals, i. 337, note.
mythological allusions in modern po- Spenser, characterized, i. 23; a passage
etry, 45; his edict against the prac- from his Den of Error, ii. 173; his Fairy
tice, 46; his adventures with a young Queen, a series of fables, iii. 46; his
lady in his bookseller's shop, 60 ; his talent for personification, 424; plan of
remarks on the commendations of the an allegory in his style, 273.
public on letters published by him, 67; Sphæristerium, Poema, i. 246.
his reply to the critics, with his reasons Sphinx, description of that monster, by
for inserting those letters, 68 ; his de- Ausonius, i. 317; riddle of, iv. 371 ;
fence against the charge of plagiarism, criticised, 372.
ib. ; answers several objections to the Spice islands our hot-beds, ii. 372.
insertion of imaginary manuscripts, 69; Spider-catchers, ii, 274.
praise humorously bestowed on him Spies, sent by Moses, certain religious
by a private assembly of wits, 74 ; ap- persons compared to them, iv. 12; those
plications to him on the dissolution of in the service of great men, why called
the club, 80; his project of an election, lions, 162.
81 ; apprehensive of being called “ King Spintriæ of Tiberius, designs taken from,
of Clubs,” ib. ; resolves to diversify his by Caraccio, i. 259.
character by loquacity, 82 ; his adven- Spintrian medals, dug up in the isle of
tures on first opening his mouth, 83 ; Caprea, i. 447 ; considered rather as
argues for argument's sake, 84; ex- medallions than medals, 448.
changes his short face for a long one, in Spirit of lavender, advertised in the Ci-
the Vision of the Mountain of Miseries, ceronian manner, ii. 167.
91 ; his aversion to the authors of me- Spirits, the appearance of them not fabu.
moirs as a tribe of egotists, 100; his lous, ii. 442; several species in the
way of correcting egotism in conversa- world besides ourselves, iii. 422.
tion, 101; his specimen of innuendos Spleen, how to be evaporated, ii. 451 ; a
used by party-writers, 106 ; his convers- complication of all the diseases incident
ation upon it at a coffee-house, 108; his to human nature, iv. 91.
account of a conversation with a Rosi- Splendida farrugo, a compliment on the
crucian, 116; discovers the secret, 117; Guardian's papers in an Oxford poem,
at the rehearsal of the new thunder, iv. 263.
148 ; his esteem for a true critic, ib. ; Spoletto, its antiquities, i. 409.
takes pleasure in examining different Sportsman, a country one, described, ii.465.
opinions on the immortality of the Sprat, Bishop, his answer to Sorbiere
soul, 153; being generally read, must praised, iv. 506.
have furthered the interests of wisdom Spring, the pleasantest season in the year,
and virtue, v. 64; projected in concert iii. 370.
with Sir R. Steele, 144, 630; one Spring-garden, visited by the Spectator and
half share of the first seven volumes Sir Roger de Coverley, iii. 361 ; why
assigned by Addison and Steele to compared to a Mahometan paradise, ib.;
Buckley the bookseller, 630; Buckley's origin of, v. 689; afterwards Vauxhall,
re-assignment of the same to Tonson, ib.
631; Addison's sole assignment of the Spurious children, earnestly recommended
sighth volume to Tonson, ib.; the to the care of their parents, iii, 75.


Spy, an infamous calling, iii. 439 ; anec- for sending a message to the House of
dote of one, ib.

Lords resisted, 650 ; Addison's convers.
Squeekum, Squire, infected with a taste ation with him about Mr. Gilbert, 651;

for theatrical psalm-singing, iii. 80. his speech on the impeachment of the
Squire, a country one, his courtship broken Earl of Oxford, 667; a member of the
off by pin-money, iii. 309.

Kit-Cat Club, 677 ; his opinion of honesty
Squires, inferior in dignity to doctors in at court, 681.

the three professions, iv. 48; full of Stanyan, Abraham, Addison's letters to
politics, compared to Roman dictators, V. 329, 330.
V. 92.

Stanyan, Temple, v. 329; anecdote of his
St. Albans, Duchess of, nominated by the borrowing from Addison, ib.; letter to

king godmother of the young prince, v. Colonel Armstrong respecting the de.
507 ; letter to, 500.

molition of Dunkirk, 454 ; letter to Jo-
St. Anne's Lane, Sir Roger's embarrass- siah Burchett, Esq., 508; his letter for

ment in finding his way to it, ii. 475. Addison to the Postmaster-general, 508 ;
St. Cecilia's Day, Song for, i. 20; Ode for, to Mr. Wortley, 513; letters to, 329, 330.
V. 534.

Star in the east, its appearance recorded
St. Evremond, Dr. Garth's epitaph on, v. by Chalcidius, v. 108.

736; Addison's animadversions on, 737, Starch, political, its use, iii. 316.

Stars, fixed, their immensity and magni-
St. James's Coffee-house frequented by ficence, iii. 426.

the Spectator, ii. 230; the great Whig State, future, the refreshment a virtuous
resort, v. 685.

person enjoys in the prospect and con-
St. James's Park, v. 73.

templation of it, iii. 54.
St. John, Henry, Viscount Bolingbroke, State-jealousy, a temper of mind natural
his accession to office, v. 394.

to all patriots, v. 89.
St. Lucia, intended French settlement State-pedantry, of modern politicians, v.
there, v. 477.

St. Paul's church, described in the manu. State-pedants described, ii. 433.

scripts of the four Indian kings, ii. 329. Stateswoman, an angry one, distracts the
St. Thomas, pretensions of the Danish peace of a household, iv. 492; as ridi.
king to, v. 432.

culous a creature as a cotquean, v. 37.
Stafford, Lord, memorial to the States- Statira, her passionate description of Alex-
general, v. 527*

ander's conversation, ii. 307.
Stage, under proper regulations, a source Statius, his character, i. 141 ; description

of noble and useful entertainment, ii. of Concord in his Epithalamion, 275;
414; English, strictures on, iii. 450 ; his address to Piety, 282; his station on
all party allusions ought to be banished the floating Parnassus, iv. 222 ; his poe-
from it, v. 26.

try characterized by Strada, 242 ; a poet
Stage maxim, “Once a king always a of great virtues and great faults, 243;
king," iv. 49.

his style often forced into bombast, v.
Stage morality, a system of ethics pro- 224 ; quoted by Addison to the Earl of
posed, iii. 452.

Warwick, 368; style and subjects of,
Stair, Lord, ambassador to France, v. 590, 595.

440, 453; his gallantry and dexterity, Statuary, with what design invented, ii.
453; his indisposition, 502, 506 ; letters 51; the most natural kind of represent-
to, 453, 455, 458, 460, 463, 466, 469, 473, ation, iji. 411.

474, 480, 482,483, 492, 495—498, 504, 506. Statue, in a block of marble compared to
Stammerers, a meeting of a body of them an uneducated mind, iii. 96, 98: a
at dinner, iii. 351.

maimed one at Rome, which Michael
Stamp-duty, new, alluded to, iii. 447; how Angelo studied, iii. 115.

fatal to weekly historians, ib.; levied Statues and medals illustrate each other,
on the Spectator and other publications, i. 475.
v. 688, 689.

Stays sometimes seen ready to burst with
Standard-bearer, Roman, described, i. 302. sedition, iv. 494.
Standing army obnoxious to the British Stebbing, Samuel, letters to, v. 375, 385.
people, iv. 356.

Steele, Sir Richard, prologue to his come-
Stanford, Lord, v. 354.

dy of the Tender Husband, i. 81; his
Stanhope, Colonel, journey with Addison verses on the tragedy of Cato, 162; his

from Rotterdam to Leyden, v. 340. writing how distinguished, ii. 205, note;
Stanhope, General, answered the politics his wit and humour characterized, 228,
of the Examiner, iv. 388.

note; a course of, a cure for the spleen,
Stanhope, Mr. James, (afterwards Vis. iv. 76; humour of the expression, ib.,

count.) Addison's letter to, v. 467 ; Se. note; the quickness with which he re.
cretary of Ireland, 632; his remark on sented the advice of the Examiner no
the Secret Committee, 648; his motion ticed, 172, note; a quibble contrived to


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