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Basso relievos, resemblance found in
many of them, i. 473.
Bateman, Sir James, Lord Mayor of Lon-
don, v. 490.

Bathurst, Alleyn, afterwards Baron Ba-
thurst, v. 339; letter to, ib.
Bato, a gladiator, his statue, i. 469.
Battle of the pygmies and the cranes, a
Latin poem, i. 239; in tragedy better
told than represented, ii. 313; of the
angels, iii. 236; speech of Chaos to Sa-
tan in allusion to it, 237.
Batts, a sort of maskers, why so called, v.
62, note.

Battus, transformed into a touchstone, i.
107; his passion for Bombyca, how cured
by the Lover's Leap, iii. 122.
Bavarians yield to the Duke of Marlbo-
rough, i. 47.

Bavius and Mævius, why the calumni-
ators of Virgil, iii. 153.
Baxter, a page of his found under a Christ-
mas pie, ii. 396; raillery on that sub-
ject, how tempered, ib.; his last words,
iii. 447; rejoiced on escaping a place at
court, iv. 151.

Bay of Naples described, i. 427.
Bayes, Mr., in the Rehearsal, confines
his spirits to speak sense, iii. 422.
Bayle, his opinion on the soul of brutes,
ii. 461; compares answering an imme-
thodical author to hunting a duck, v.
1,2; quotes a Roman law, forbidding
any one below the equestrian dignity to
write history, 28.

B. D., her letter to the Spectator about
Mr. Shapely, iii. 496.

Beans, used by the Athenians in voting
for magistrates, ii. 181.

Bear, the device of the town and abbey of
St. Gaul, i. 525.
Bear-baiting, Claudian's description of it,
i. 377.

Beau contrasted with a Quaker, ii. 266.
Beau's head dissected, iii. 290; history of

the person to whom it belonged, 292.
Beauty, masculine, in what consisting, ac-
cording to the ancients, i. 461; a feast
of the gods on her birth, ii. 23; a cele-
brated one, her bed-chamber described,
182; its duration much shorter than the
term of life, 403; a source of pleasure
to the imagination, iii. 399; final cause
of this pleasure, 402; nothing bestows
so much on a woman as modesty, iv.
181; destroyed by gaming, 233; a com-
mander of the female auxiliaries in the
war of the sexes, 274.
Beaux, or women's men, employment pro-
posed for them, iv. 61.
Because that, an expression now out of
use, iv. 130, note.

Becket, a relic of, in the great church of
Milan, i. 369; a tooth of that saint given
by an Irish priest to the Pretender, v.


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Belial, how characterized, iii. 212.
Believer, why excusable in endeavouring
to convert an atheist, iii. 54.
Bell, a pun on a sign-post, ii. 286.
Bell-man, his midnight homily, ii. 56.
Bell Savage, origin of the sign, ii. 287.
Belus, Jupiter, temple of, iii. 407.
Belvidera, her letter on female libertines,
iii. 77; a critique on a song on her, 490.
Benacus, Lake, now called Lago di Garda,
described, i. 376.
Benchers, superannuated, how treated by
the censor, ii. 55; of the Inns of Court,
characterized, ii. 272.
Benedictines convent at Ravenna, said
to contain the ashes of Valentinian, Ho-
norius, and Placidia, i. 401..
Benevolence, degrees of it, iv. 412.
Berkley's bombardment of the coast of
France, i. 8.

Berne, the canton of, style of its pro-
clamation relating to the lake of Geneva,
i. 510; its town and arsenal described,
518, 519; well furnished with water,
519; military strength and riches of the
canton, 520.
Beroe, comparison of Ovid's with that in
the fifth Æneid, i. 149.

Bias, his way to silence calumny, iv. 254.
Bible, a spurious edition of, supposed to
be extant, iv. 126.

Bickerstaffe, Isaac, the name affixed by
Steele to his papers in the Tatler, v.
Bickerstaffe (Isaac), the history and gene-
alogy of his family, ii. 7; his court day
for hearing petitions, 43; his reception
at the playhouse, 85; advice to an audi-
ence, ib.; speech to Poverty, 92; his trial
of the wine-brewers, 93; his entertain-
ment at a friend's house, who "eats

well," 108; his maxim, 109; his reasons
for assuming the office of censor, 142;
his remark on Ned Softly's sonnet, 146;
his adventures in a journey to the
Land's End, 152; his answer to a con-
ceited critic, 175; a professor of physic,
178; his recipe, 180; use he made of
Gyges's ring, 182; erects the Court of
Honour, 188; his charge to the jury,
192; the first who undertook to instruct
the world in single papers, iv. 172; by
whom succeeded, ib.; abused and imi-
tated by the Examiner, 375.
Bienséance, meaning of the French term,
in composition, ii. 505.

Biffy, Andrew, his sculptured history of
our Saviour and the Virgin in the great
church of Milan, i. 369.

Bigotry, a phantom in the hall of Public
Credit, ii. 239; in atheists and infidels,
iii. 53; its evil tendency, 378.

Bilboa, British merchants trading there,
their treaty with the magistrates of St.
Ander, v. 52; confirmed and ratified by
his present Majesty, 53.

Bill for the abolition of party-rage among
females, v. 39.

Bill, of costs in courtship, a copy of one,
iv. 171; of mortality from the country,

Billet-doux, antediluvian, the only one
extant, iv. 139, 140.

Bilton, an estate there purchased by Ad-
dison, v. 424; his residence there, 512.
Biographers of Grub Street compared to
undertakers, v. 29.

Biography, remarks on writing, v. 29.
Bion, his saying on care and happiness,
iv. 118.

Bipennis, or securis, a weapon of the
Amazons, i. 334.

Birds, a cage full for the opera, ii. 240;
the principle which directs each kind in
the structure of their nests, 458; the
male only supposed to have voices, 485;
how affected by colours, iii. 411; their
language, how to be learnt, iv. 33.
Biron (Mareschal de), beheaded for trea-
son by Henry IV. of France, v. 11.
Birth, due honours to be ascribed to it,
iv. 260.

Birth-day, an endless source of female
conversation, ii. 263; of the Princess of
Wales, how celebrated, iv. 474; his Ma-
jesty's reflections on it, v. 68.
Biscuit, Edward, Sir Roger de Coverley's
butler, his letter, giving an account of
the knight's illness and death, iv. 38,
39; a little vanity in the apology made
for it, 30, note.

345; with Hughes establishes The Lay
Monastery, 411, 414.

Biters, a race of wags so called, ii. 327.
Biton and Clitobus, story of, iii. 511.
Blackmore, Sir R., observes that raillery

and satire do not reclaim vice and folly,
v.64; mentioned, 319, 321; accustomed
to write poems in his carriage, 336,

Black Palace of Persia described, iv. 327.
Black Prince, a professed lover of the
brisket, ii. 106; a truly Christian con-
queror, v. 80.

Bladen, Martin, Esq., v. 281.
Blank verse, why proper for tragedy, ii.
305; in what more difficult than rhyme,
iii. 194.

Blasphemy against the Holy Ghost, v. 111.
Blast, Lady, an agent for the Whisper
News-Letter, iii. 468, 469.

Blathwait, Dr., v. 365.
Blemishes in Mr. Addison's style, cor-
rected, ii. 13, note.

Blenheim, battle of, described, &c., i. 50;
the French cavalry routed at, by the
British, iv. 351.

Blenheim House, device there of a lion
tearing to pieces a cock, ii. 348.
Blessings, a tun of, presented by the Des-
tinies to Jupiter, ii. 101; their various
effects on mankind, 102.

Blois, Addison's mode of passing his time
there, v. 330.

Bloodshed, exhibition of, on the English
stage, censured, ii. 316.

Blow of flowers, remarks on the ex-
pression, i. 14, note.

Blown upon, a metaphor well applied, iii.

479, note.

Blue ribbon, great battles gained under
its auspices, iv. 443.

Bluff, Oliver, indicted for going to fight a
duel, ii. 223.

Boadicea, her memorable saying to her
troops, iv. 427.
Boccalini, his story of Apollo and the
critic, iii. 198; his fable of the travel-
ler and the grasshoppers, 344; weighs
France and Spain in a political balance,
and finds them nearly equal, 345.
Bodily labour of two kinds, ii. 448.
Body-politic, prescribed for, ii. 180.
Boeotia, why so called, i. 114.
Boileau, his imitation of the delicacy of
Horace, i. 281; his preference of Virgil
to Tasso, ii. 242; his remarks on wit,
362; a fault observable in his satires on
the female sex, iii. 88; his translation of
a fragment from Sappho, 116; his re-
mark on fine writing, 154; answer to
Perrault on Homer's similitudes, 210;
his notion of the sublime in writing, iv.
226; Addison introduced to him, v. 332.
Boleyn, Ann, her last letter to King
Henry, iii. 374, 375.
Bolingbroke, Lord, letter to Mr. Prior, v.
418; removed from office, 421; recom-
mended to the protection of the French
Regent, 482; impeachment, 662-668.
Bolonia, described, i. 503; school of the
Lombard painters, ib.

Bolsena, its lake described, i. 488; its
floating islands mentioned by Pliny, ib.;

antique monument in its church-yard, | Bremen,acquisition of that duchy,strength

ened the interests of George I. in the
empire, iv. 403; considered a grievance
by the Pretender, 432.

Brenta, river, passage on from Padua to
Venice, i. 385.


Bolton, Duke of, Lord-Lieutenant of Ire-
land, v. 484; letter to him, ib.; his re-
port on arms supplied during the Re-
bellion, 494; letters to Addison, 501, 503,

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Brescia, town and province of, famous for
iron works, i. 376; why more favoured
by the Venetians than any other of their
dominions, ib.

Briant, his combat with his brother Philip,
iv. 191; how they were rewarded by
King Edward, ib.

Bribery, a solicitor in the Temple of Ava-
rice, ii. 91; presents of liquor not to be
so considered, iv. 307.

Bribes offered for the places of several of
the old members of the club, iv. 80; the
Spectator's plan of election, 81.
Bridewell Hospital, how to be encouraged,
ii. 247.

Bridge, built at Rimini, by Augustus and
Tiberius, i. 402; of Augustus at Narni,
414; of human life, ii. 501; flights of
birds hovering over it, 502.
Bridges of Venice without fence on either
side, i. 388.

Bristol, Petition of the Merchants, Mas-
ters of Ships, and Traders of, referred to
the Commissioners of Trade, v. 452.
Britain, the Isle of, sacred to liberty, i.
36; the guardian of the continent, 44;
how represented on medals, 328; de-
scribed by the ancient poets, 329; why
in a natural state of war with France,
iv. 342; the present war of the greatest
consequence to the kingdom, ib.; ne-
cessity of disuniting France and Spain,
343; the woollen manufacture, 344; the
Levant trade, ib.; causes which straiten
her commerce will enlarge that of the
French, ib.; what to be the basis of a
general peace, 347; her forces have been
victorious in all the seats of war, ib. ;
means of separating France from Spain,
348; her superiority to the enemy in
military force, 351; conduct of the war,
how defective, 353; how to be improved,
ib.; foreign troops in her pay should be
raised in neutral countries, 355; com-
mercial spirit a disadvantage, ib.; case
of French invasion considered. ib;
standing army obnoxious, 356; cautions
respecting the king of Sweden, 357; has
the greatest share in the war of all the
confederates, 359; arguments on the
poverty of the nation answered, 360;
rich in comparison with other states,
361; united strength of the whole island
to be put forth, 362; happy nature of
her constitution, 397; act for the en-
couragement of loyalty in Scotland, 398;
patriotism and virtues of the reigning
king, 400, 401; ladies, most eminent for
virtue and sense, on the side of the pre-
sent government, 407; why they should

be averse to Popery, 409; the finest
women in Britain are Whigs, 426; De-
claration of the Female Association, 428;
of the freeholders in answer to that of
the Pretender, 429; view of the present
rebellion, 436; contest not now between
Whigs and Tories, but between loyalists
and rebels, 449; Habeas Corpus act
suspended, 457; expense during the re-
bellion computed at near a million, 471;
her wealth renders her formidable to
foreign potentates, 474; evils attending
the fickle temper of the English in po-
litics, 489; safe from future rebellion,
499; can never be ruined but by itself,
v. 24; impossible for it to be quietly go-
verned by a Popish sovereign, 30; de-
cay of piety observable, 34; traced to
the Puritans and the libertines of Charles
II.'s reign, ib.; acts for making elec-
tions less frequent, 36; commerce en-
couraged by various sovereigns, 49;
treaties of Madrid and Utrecht com-
pared, 50; report concerning ships fetch-
ing salt from Tortuga, taken by the
Spaniards, 51; necessity and advantages
of trade to the British nation, 54; its
prosperity secured by his present Majes-
ty, 57; that to the Netherlands equally
benefited, 56, 57; evils which would
have arisen from the Pretender's suc-
cess, 58; taste of the people for wit and
humour, 66; considerations on the treat-
ment his Majesty has received from some
of his disaffected subjects, 68, 69; al-
most every man in the nation a poli-
tician, 75; first monarch of a new line
always received with opposition, 76;
reflections on the thanksgiving day, 78;
the common people become a by-word
throughout Europe for their ridiculous
feuds and animosities, 84; the ecclesi-
astical and civil constitution preferable
to any other, 86, 87; formerly a nation
of saints, now a nation of statesmen,
92; divided almost wholly into Whigs
and Tories, 95; their principles con-
trasted, 96, 97; still agitated with the
remains of the rebellion, 100.
British Common, the sea so called by Sir
Andrew Freeport, ii. 234.

British Enchanters, epilogue to, i. 82.
British nation afflicted with the cacoethes
scribendi, iv. 132.

Britons, formerly accessory to their own
disgrace, iii. 13; all honest ones agree
in points of government, iv. 435; their
defect in the studies of peace, v. 322.
Brittle, Barnaby, his letter, comparing his
wife to a mare, iii. 91.

Brown, Sir Thomas, his opinion of a pro-
verb of Solomon, iii. 36.

Brown, Tom, the first who introduced an
enigmatical way of writing in satires,
iv. 106.

Bromley, William, fictitious Table of Con-
tents to his Travels, v. 347.
Broughton, Andrew, his epitaph, i. 514.
Browbeat, Benjamin, indicted in the Court
of Honour for going to fight a duel, ii.

Brunswick, instances of hereditary cour-
age in that family, iv. 402.
Brutes, guided by instinct, ii. 459.
Brutus the younger, a silver medal of
him at Bolonia, i. 503.
Brutus, his exclamation before his death,
iii. 304; a saying of his on denying, 470;
his remark on the egotism of Cicero, iv.
99; his example misconstrued by regi-
cides, v. 85.

Bruyere, his character of a sloven, iv. 338.
Bubb, Mr., letter to Addison, v. 491; his
memorial on the expedition to Sardinia,
495; his report as to valuations of Eng-
lish goods in Spain, 500.
Bubnelia, her invective against the dis-
course on tuckers, iv. 204.
Bucephalus to be represented in an opera
by a dromedary, ii. 293.
Buckingham (Duke of), his mode of con-
verting a malcontent, iv. 463.
Buckinghamshire alderman, who gets
drunk in praise of aristocracy, v. 92.
Buckley's, Mr., in Little Britain, the ad-
dress of the Spectator, ii. 232.
Buffon, his system of natural history ani-
madverted on, ii. 464, note.

Buffoonery, the offspring of false humour,
ii. 300.

Bull, an emblem of agriculture, i. 321; of
the pope, acts in concert with Mr. Iron-
side's lion, iv. 225.

Bulla, a part of the dress of the Romans,
i. 261; its form various, 467.
Bulleyn, Ann, King Henry the Eighth's
letter to her in the Vatican library, i.


Bullion, want of, experienced in Britain,
iv. 344.
Bullock, Mr., his degree of rank among
the players, iv. 49.

Bullock and Norris, differently habited,

prove great helps to a silly play, ii. 318.
Bully Dawson kicked by Sir Roger de
Coverley, ii. 232.

Bunyan has as many readers as Tillotson,
iv. 375.

Burchett, Josiah, Esq., letter from Temple
Stanyan to, v. 508.

Burgundy, the great Duke of, destroyed in
battle by the Swiss, i. 519.
Burgundy wine made from water, ii. 94.
Burlesque, of two kinds, iii. 148; in the

Iliad, 188.

Burnett, D. Tho., sacræ theoriæ telluris
autorem, Poema, ad, i. 251.
Burnt-offering of Shalum on the day of
his nuptials, iv_142.

Busby, Dr., Sir Roger de Coverley's re-
mark on him, iii. 330.

Business, of mankind in this life, is rather

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to act than to know, iii. 128; men of,
their familiar metaphors, 428; public,
advantage of employing men of learning
in, 488.

Busts of Roman emperors and empresses
at Florence, i. 496, 497.

Busy, Benjamin, indicted in the Court of
Honour, by Jasper Tattle, ii. 222.
But, licentiously used for than, ii. 501,
note; repeated in a sentence, redun-
dant, iii. 174, note; for than, iv. 88,
note, 91; a disquisition on the use of
that particle, 57, 58, note.
Butcher, in Clare-market, his bribe to

Mr. Bickerstaffe, ii. 106.
Button's coffee-house, skin of a dead lion
to be hung up there in terrorem, iv.
165, 166; happy project of opening the
lion's head for intelligence, 175; But-
ton's name Daniel, a good omen for the
lion, 269.

Butts, in conversation, ii. 328.
Buzzard, Ben., Esq., indicted in the Court
of Honour, ii. 213.

Bysshe, Dr. Philip, Bp. of St. David's, v.

C., speculations so marked, ascribed to the
clergyman, iii. 103.
Cacoethes scribendi, an epidemic disease,
iv. 132.

Cacus, comparison of Sappho to him, by
Plutarch, iii. 105; the story of, in Vir-
gil, probably founded on an old local
tradition, v. 220.

Cadaval, Duke of, v. 358.
Cadiz, letters concerning affairs of trade
there, v. 443.

Cadmus, founds Exotia, i. 115; slays a
dragon, 117; sows a field with its teeth,
which grow into armed men, 118.
Cadogan, Brigadier, succeeds General
Churchill at the Tower, v. 357.
Caduceus, on old coins, an emblem of
peace, i. 300.

Cæsar, his reverse an elephant, and why,
ii. 347; his character contrasted with
that of Cato, iii. 20; his remedy for
baldness, 121; a noble saying of his,
162; his magnanimous saying on hope,
492; cultivated the arts and sciences,
iv. 211; thought nothing done while
aught remained undone, 348; his ob-
servation on the ancient Britons, v. 55;
why murdered by Brutus, 86.
Cæsar's Commentaries, new edition of, an
honour to the English press, iii. 349.
Cæsarini, Prince, his palace at Jensano,
i. 485.

Cairo, for what purpose visited by the
Spectator, ii. 230; Oriental manuscripts
picked up there by the Spectator, 499.
Cajeta, a rock of marble at, said to have
been cleft by an earthquake at the cru-
cifixion, i. 453; why so called, 454.
Calabria, celebrated for honey. i. 326.

Calais, clandestine trade of French packet-
masters there, v, 498.

Calamities, a tun of, presented by the
Destinies to Jupiter, ii. 101; their vari-
ous effects on mankind, 102; in the
language of the gods, blessings, iii. 478.
Calf's Head Club, hymns and devotions

made for it by a pious Tory, iv. 424.
Caligula, his bust at Florence, i. 496; its

rarity, ib.; his inhuman wish, ii. 267.
Calisto, story of, i. 99; turned into a bear
by Juno, is placed among the constella-
tions by Jupiter, 102.
Callicoat, Edward, indicted in the Court
of Honour, and why acquitted, ii. 212.
Calliope, her station on the floating Par
nassus, iv. 222.

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Camel, mention of the, by Persius, i. 336.
Camilla, the actress, her distresses and

exit from the theatre, ii. 2; her charac-
ter, by Virgil, 265; her message to
Turnus, and heroic death, 377.
Campaign, The, a poem to the Duke of
Marlborough, i. 42; the execution better
than the plan, ib., note; occasion of its
composition, v. 346; Addison's reward
for writing it, 420.
Campania of old Rome, more populous
than all modern Italy, i. 419; its bad air
to what attributable, 487.
Canal, from Leghorn to the Arno, i. 491.
Candish, Mrs. Heneage, her marriage
with Lord Huntingtower, v. 354.
Candle-snuffer, at the opera, plays the part
of the lion, ii. 260.

Candour, distinguishes a critic from a
cavalier, iv. 207.

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