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Et ceteras, well written, help the sale of
insipid pamphlets, iv. 106.
Eternity, represented in ancient medals
with a globe and a phoenix on it, i. 283;
expressed by the sun and moon, 288;
by a figure sitting on a globe of the hea-
vens adorned with stars, 289; personi-
fied in a vision, ii. 88; the future half
of it contemplated, 110; described as a
tide, 500, 501; past and to come, iv.
143; the former a depth not to be
sounded by human understanding, ib.;
creed of a philosopher upon it, 145.
Etheridge, Sir George, his way of making
love in a tub, ii. 482.
Ethics, Dr. Moore's admirable system of,
undeservedly neglected, ii. 401, note.
Etymology of the English language con-
founded by some authors, ii. 498.
Euclid, a great wit, according to Dryden's
definition, ii. 360.
Eudoxus and Leontine, story of, ii. 469;
exchange their children, 470; disclose
the secrets of their birth and marry
Eugene, Prince, his interview and alli-
ance with the Duke of Marlborough,
i. 45; his protection_solicited by the
Lucquese against the Florentines, 494.
Eugenio IV. Pope, deposed by the council
of Basil and restored, i. 511.
Eugenius, a character in the Dialogues on
Medals, i. 255; a man whose good-na-
ture is regulated by prudence, iii. 35.
Eunica, a maid of Paphos, takes the
Lover's Leap a second time, and re-
covers, iii. 123.
Euphrates, river contained in one bason,
Euripides, instance of ellipsis in a pas-
sage from, iv. 58, note; an expression in
one of his plays, gave great offence to
the Athenians, iv. 419.
Europa, rape of, i. 112; notes on, 145.
Europe, all its languages spoken on the
Royal Exchange, ii. 373; a law of
honour formerly observed in its wars, iv.
Eusden, Mr., his verses to the author of
Cato, i. 164.
Eusebius mentions Pontius Pilate's re-
cord of our Saviour's death, v. 106.
Evangelists, belief of early writers in
their history of our Saviour, v. 115;
tradition of the apostles secured by their
writings, 126; diligence of the disciples
in sending abro.. these writings, 127;
predictions of ou. Saviour recorded by
them, 133; their accounts of the Mes-
siah agree with those of the Prophets,
Eve, her virtues described, ii. 43; her af
fectionate address to Adam, 63; an ex-
ample to all her daughters, 404; ex-
quisitely described in Paradise Lost,
iii. 228; her speech to Adam, ib.; her
1. r formation in Adam's
dream, 253; he parting from Adam,
259; how addressed by Adam after her
transgression, ib. ; her pathetic address
to Adam, 267; her complaint on hearing
she was to be removed from Paradise,
273; her dream during the visions of
Adam, 280; her innocence, not her na-
kedness, to be imitated by her daugh-
ters, iv. 180; her treatment of the angel,
described by Milton, 263.
Everbloom, Lady, indicts Benjamin Buz-
zard in the Court of Honour, ii. 213.
Evergreens, their use in gardens, iii. 501.
Everlasting Club, account of it, ii. 879,
380; when instituted, 379; quantity of
liquors and tobacco consumed by it,
380; four general meetings in the year,
Evil spirits, fallacy of attributing our
Saviour's miracles to their agency, v.
Evremond (Mons. de St.), his apology
for Romish superstitions, iii. 93; his
remark on the death of Petronius Ar-
Examinations of the primitive Christians
preparatory to initiation, v. 124.
Examiner, finds out treason in the word
expect, iv. 304; a witness called by
Count Tariff, 368; a political paper in
which Swift was concerned, ib., note;
why more properly to be called execu-
tioner, 370; Annotations on Dr Garth's
poem, ib.; riddle, 371; hint for it,
whence stolen. 372; certain phrases of
the Examiner animadverted on, 374;
his tenderness for ingratitude, 375; let-
ter to him cries up an antidote to the
poison scattered through the nation,
376; panegyric on the Duke of Anjou,
ib.; calls the Tories the whole body of
the English nation, 377; his impudent
egotism, 378; mistakes Cato the censor
for Cato of Utica, ib.; his vein of poetry
and satire, ib.; angry at the Duke of
Marlborough's victories, 379; his lan-
guage criticised, 380; anticlimax, ib.;
argumentative part eminently charac-
terised by nonsense, 386; his system of
politics, 387; was answered by General
Stanhope, 388; drift of his confused
dissertation on foreign affairs, 389; his
aspersions on the Dutch and Ger-
mans, ib.; a Tory paper of the last
reign, iv. 469; its infamous character,
ib.; its intolerance, 470; Swift's con-
nexion with it, v. 407, 408.
Example, more improving than precept,
Excellency, a title given to ambassadors,
Exchange, a constant resort of the Spec-
tator, ii. 230.
Exercise, necessary to our well being, ii.
449; its benefits illustrated in an East-
ern allegory, iii. 64.
Exercise of the fan taught, ii. 428.
Exeter, its inhabitants vie with those of
London in politics, v. 93.
Exilles taken by the Duke of Savoy, v.
Existence, the love of, a proof of the im-
mortality of the soul, ii. 443; a blessing
to those beings only which are endowed
with perception, iv. 41.
Expedients to alleviate the expense of
the Spectator, iv. 6.
Expedition of Alexander the Great, scheme
of an opera on it, ii. 292.
Expenses oftener proportioned to our ex-
pectations than possessions, iii. 63.
Experiment, a barbarous one, to exem-
plify parental love in animals, ii. 458,
Expletive, why introduced in the close of
a paragraph, ii. 159, note.
Expletives, in poetry, rule respecting, i.
9, note; their "feeble aid " exemplified,
Exportation duties in the Spanish trade,
reduced to their ancient standard, v. 51.
Expression, careless, 275, note; of Mr.
Addison's, by which one might swear
to the author, v. 219, note.
Extortion, his office in the Temple of
Avarice, ii. 91.
Extracts from the writings of antiquity,
not the most pleasing of Mr. Addison's
works, ii. 115, note.
Extricate, a verb not to be used absolute-
ly, iv. 160, note.
Eyes of a mistress compared to burning-
glasses made of ice, ii. 359; of animals,
an argument of the wisdom of Provi-
dence, iv. 72.
Ezekiel, his vision, of what use to Milton,
iii. 233; in poetical spirit, much above
Homer, 241, note.
Fabius, called the buckler of Rome, i. 270.
Fable, of the Sun and the Owls, ii. 174;
of the Boys and the Frogs, its applica-
tion, 278; of the Countryman and the
Weather, 281; of the Mole and the
Spectacles, 474; the Marriage of Plea-
sure and Pain, iii. 47: of epic poem,
divided into simple and implex, 198;
should be filled with the probable and
the marvellous, 220; Persian, of the
drop of Water and the Oyster, 306; of
the Traveller and the Grasshoppers,
344; on Prayers, 366; another, relating
to Menippus and Jupiter, 367; of the
Gay Old Woman and her Looking-glass,
457; the most pleasing way of giving
advice. iv. 31; of Alnaschar, the idle
Fables, their antiquity, iii. 45; favourite
compositions in all ages, ib.; the Iliad
and the Odyssey, so styled by some
critics, ib.; Choice of Hercules, an an-
cient one, 46.
Fabretti, his conjecture on Trajan's pillar,
i. 402; his conjecture respecting a statue
dug up at Rome, 469.
Face, a good one, a letter of recommend-
ation, iii. 102.
Fact, Goodman, plaintiff against Count
Tariff, his person and character, iv. 364;
how welcomed into court, 365; his
charges, ib.; his cause, by whom plead-
ed, 366; answered by Count Tariff, 367;
gains his cause, 369.
Factious men, generally vain and envious,
Fair, to be so, is no excuse for being
naked, iv. 253.
Fair, in Persia, for the sale of women, iv.
Fair sex, reason of their fondness for lap-
dogs, parrots, &c., ii. 83; why they pre-
fer coxcombs to men of sense, 485, 486;
compared to basilisks and porcupines, iii.
354; a hint to, 437; show an inclination
to be Evites, iv. 253; proposal for them
to imitate their great-grandmothers,
the Briths and Picts, 270; reformation
in necks and legs aimed at, 271; learn.
ing recommended to them, 282; why
especially incumbent on them to im-
prove their minds, 319; their support
necessary to a government, 407; patri-
otic examples recommended to them,
427; their errors and prejudices hard
to be rooted out, v. 18; a nostrum for
raising love prescribed to them, 37;
party rage makes them unamiable, ib.;
a committee proposed for reconciling
them, 38; their party spirit shown in a
contest between a white rose and a
Fairies, opinion of their existence contro-
verted by an atheist, ii. 59.
Fairy Queen of Spencer, a series of fables,
Fairy way of writing, requisites for it, iii.
422; not much practised by the ancients,
423; English poets much the best, ib.
Faith, wherein its excellency consists, iii.
474; means of strengthening and con-
firming it, 482; of a Tory, grounded on
impossibility, iv. 451.
Fall of the leaf, how a pun, iii. 447.
Fallen angels seek a respite from their
torments in metaphysical disputes, iii.
Falls in tears, correction of the phrase, f.
False delicates, their rules of diet contrary
to nature, ii. 108.
False humour, its genealogy, ii. 299.
False wit, when revived, ii. 356; consists
in the congruity of words, letters, &c.,
358; its region allegorically described,
Falsehood, the goddess, her territory, ii.
365; invaded by Truth and Wit, ib.;
vanishes before the presence of Truth,
Falstaff, describes himself as a butt for
other men's wit, ii. 328.
Fame, a vision respecting, ii. 11, 12; its
mountain and palace described, 13;
generally coveted, 381; the desire of
it an incentive to great actions, iii. 156;
considered as a meanness and imper-
fection in a great character, 158; ex-
poses its possessor to envy and detrac-
tion, 159; more difficult to be main-
tained than acquired, 161; injurious to
happiness, 162; the passion sometimes
cured by disappointment, 163; why an
impediment to our attaining the happi-
ness reserved for us in another world,
164; the proper object to which it ought
to be directed, 167; danger in suppress-
ing it, v. 40.
Fame, her palace, as described by Ovid,
Familiar style loves ellipses, iv. 264, note.
Family, the proper sphere for women to
shine in, ii. 391.
Family of children, the eldest and young-
est of them often spoiled, and why, iv.
21; the head of, should be wise and vir-
tuous, 319, &c.
Family pride exposed, iv. 261.
Families, great ones, their ill-directed
education of their sons, ii. 439; why
fallen off from the athletic constitution
of their progenitors, ii. 107.
Fan, an academy for training young wo-
men in its exercise, ii. 428, 429.
Fancy, her office in the Vision of the
Mountain of Miseries, iv. 90.
Fancy and imagination, loose sense of
those terms in the English language, iii.
Fano, from whence so called, i. 406; its
triumphal arch and marble fountain, ib.
Fans to be used with success against
Popery, iv. 425; how to be used against
the Tories, 454; several devices to be
painted on them in ridicule of Popery,
455; others of a political nature pro-
Fantasque, a species of artist, described
as a Venetian scaramouch, ii. 393.
Fardingal, its use allowed till the 20th
Feb., ii. 84.
Fashion, its slow progress in the country,
ii. 457, 488.
Fashionable nakedness exposed, iv. 252,
Fashionable phrases, their intrinsic and
current value, iv. 87.
Fashionable world, a reformation in, ii.
Fat men, a club of, ii. 249, 250.
Fathers, one of them, would not tell a lie
to gain heaven, iv. 27, 28.
Fathers of the church, their credulity, if
L not the certainty of their reports of
miracles in their days, an argument for
Christianity, v. 129, note.
Faustina represented on a medal as Venus
caressing Mars, i. 448.
Faustina the younger, her levity, ii. 486.
Faustinas, the, how distinguished from
each other on medals, i. 264.
Fawn, a statue, i. 472.
Fear and Hope, Ovid's beautiful simili-
tude of, i 279.
Fear, of death, often mortal, ii. 280; re-
ligious, the foundation of true fortitude,
Feasts, the gluttony of our modern ones,
Felix, orthography of, in Roman inscrip-
tions, i. 263.
Felix the Fifth, an anti-Pope, account of
him, i. 5.
Felix, or Fortunaté, a title of several Ro-
man emperors, iii. 303.
Female Association of Whigs, form of its
declaration, iv. 428; account of its open-
ing, 441; criticisms of some of the ladies,
ib.; columns in the subscription, for
virgins, wives, and widows, 442; asso-
ciation ribbon, ib.; efforts of the con-
federates to quash rebellion, 454.
Female ganiesters censured, iv. 232.
Female oratory, the excellence of it, iii.
Female vanity, a gentle satire upon it, ii.
Female world, utility of the Spectator to
it, ii. 254, 255.
Females, their pretensions settled by the
goddess of Justice, ii. 39; their real
characters exhibited in her mirror, 40;
the three departments of maids, wives,
and widows, 41; censoriousness and
detraction punished by loss of speech,
42; pregnancy caused in those who had
incurred the hazard of it, ib.; their vir-
tues of a domestic turn, ii. 391; altera-
tions in their dress since Queen Eliza-
beth's time, iv. 179; sharp political
humour prevailing among them, 492;
malcontents exhorted to go over to the
government, 493; their minds affected
with the Tory cry, "the danger of the
church," v. 20.
Fencing, how learned by Bickerstaffe,
Ferment, political, long in cooling, like a
comet, ii. 426.
Ferrara, thinly inhabited, the town de-
scribed, i. 398.
Ferrarius, his description of the cinctus
gabinus, i. 469.
Feuds, of English and Scotch noblemen,
occasioned the ballad of Chevy Chase,
ii. 375 of the Round-heads and Cava-
liers, exemplified, 475.
Fiction, the advantage writers of it have
to please the imagination, iii. 421.
Fictions, why delightful to read, ii. 68.
Fidelity, a goddess of the Romans, de-
scribed on a medal, i. 277; emblem of,
by two joined hands, 301.
Fields of melancholy, described by Virgil,
Figleaf, Leonilla, proposes herself as a
lioness, iv. 228, 229.
Finding a hare, a technical phrase, ii.
Fine arts, their tendency to elevate human
nature, ii. 51.
Fine men, in English comedy, their ac-
complishments, iii. 453.
Fine writing, in what the mystery of it
consists, iii. 389, note.
Finishing stroke, a Vindication of the Pa-
triarchal Scheme, recommended to the
perusal of the ladies, ii. 409.
Fir-trees, why they thrive best in free
countries, ii. 141, note.
Fire, its qualities compared to those of
love, ii. 300; always kept in, at the
everlasting club, ii. 380.
Fireworks on the Thames described, iv.
First day of the week, a perpetual memo-
rial of Christ's resurrection, v. 126.
Fish, preached to by St. Anthony, i. 379.
Fishmonger, his bribe to Mr. Bicker-
staffe, ii. 106; the Spectator's host, ad-
vertises him in the Daily Courant, 256.
Fish-street politician, his remark on the
French king's death, iii. 381.
Flambeau, Mrs., action of debt brought
against her in the Court of Honour by
Lady Townly, ii. 220.
Flamsted, letter to, and extract of letter
from, v. 418.
Flanders, successes of the British in, iv.
347; the Pretender's campaigns in, v. 32.
Flavia, broken-hearted at the loss of her
parrot, ii. 100; verses on her fan, 177.
Flavius Clemens, of the Roman senate,
an early convert to Christianity, v. 117;
a martyr to it, ib.
Flea, its skeleton, ii. 73.
Flooring of rooms in Venice, of what
composed, i. 388.
Flora, a beautiful statue at Florence, i.
Florella inquires for books written against
prudes, ii. 410; expostulates with Mr.
Ironside on his discourse respecting
tuckers, iv. 204.
Florence, the great duke's care to prevent
Civita Vecchia from being made a free
port, i. 492; incensed against the Luc-
quese, and why, 493; its public build-
ings, 495; its famous gallery and cu-
riosities, 496; excels Rome in modern
statues, 501; Duke of, reported to have
furnished money to the Pretender, v.
Florio, the son of Eudoxus, educated by
Leontine, ii. 470; his passion for Leo-
nilla, 471; the secret of their birth dis-
closed, and their happy union, 472.
Flutter of the fan, its varicus kinds, ii.
Flying, the art of, busied the philosophers
in King Charles's reign, iv. 213; letter
from Dædalus on that subject, 214; ill
consequences of the invention in love
Foligni, town, i. 409.
Folio, Tom, a broker in learning, some ac-
count of him, ii. 132; his visit to Mr.
Bickerstaffe, i. 133; his criticism on
Folly, of ill consequence in the head of a
family, iv. 319; though not reclaimed
may be prevented by raillery, v. 64,
Follies of the age, exposed by the Spec-
tator, iii. 436.
Fontanges, old-fashioned head-dresses, ii.
Fontenelle, wherein faulty in his Dia-
logues, ii. 128, note; a remark of his on
frenzy, iv. 125.
Food for newsmongers, iii. 462.
Fool, difference between him and the
wise man, iii. 108.
Fools, why subjects of laughter, ii. 326,
Fool's-coat, a species of tulip, ii. 161.
Footmen, imitate the vices and follies of
their masters, iv. 319, 320.
Foppery, an indication of vice, ii. 266.
Fopperies, French, importation of them
ought to be prohibited, ii. 319.
Forehead, an essential organ to an orator,
Forest, of numberless trees, picked out of
an acorn, ii. 73; of cedars, women's
head-dresses compared to one, 421.
Forgeries, political, exposed, iv. 461.
Forget, two participles passive, of that
verb, iv. 189, note.
Forgiveness, why an indispensable duty,
Forgiveness of enemies, recommended,
Forms of Prayer, an argument for them,
Forster (Gen.), a farce on his escape from
prison, v. 26.
Fortitude, none true which is not found-
ed on the fear of God, iv. 226; a com-
mander of the male auxiliaries in the
war of the sexes, 274.
Fortune, her temple, formerly at Antium,
i. 456; Horace's address to her, ib.; the
most shining quality in the eye of the
world, iii. 99; good, why considered a
merit among the Romans, 304; saying
of a Grecian general respecting fortune,
305; often the reward of virtue, and
the effect of prudence, iv. 402.
Fortune-stealers, a letter respecting, iii.
317, 318; distinguished from fortune-
Fortune-telling, why popular, iv. 23.
Fortune-telling adventure of Sir Roger
and the Spectator, ii. 491.
Foundling hospital proposed, iv. 194.
Fountaine, Sir Andrew, letter to Swift, v.
Fountains, periodical, in Switzerland,
whence arising, i. 512.
Fourberia della scena, stage tricks, so
called by the Italians, ii. 314.
Fox, teased by the fleas, how he drops
them, ii. 172; a class of females com-
pared to that animal, iii. 86.
Fox and seven stars, a sign, ii. 285.
Fox-chase, draws off a detachment of re-
bels, iv. 408.
Fox-hall, visited by the Spectator and Sir
Roger de Coverley, iii. 360.
Fox-hunters, why the greatest enemies to
his present Majesty and his govern-
ment, iv. 478. (See Tory Fox-hunter.)
Fox-hunting, a remedy for unrequited
love, ii. 450.
France, described on a medal, i. 326; dis-
tracted by factions for and against the
League, ii. 477; its happy climate, iv.
193; increase of power accruing from
her union with Spain, 344; causes which
straiten British commerce will enlarge
hers, ib.; no peace to be secured with-
out her disunion from Spain, 345; the
king's expensive projects to humour his
pleasures and ambition, 346; his allies
in Germany ruined, 347; means of ef-
fecting the disunion, 348; hopes of an
insurrection deceitful, 349; monarchy
exhausted of its bravest subjects, 350;
cavalry few and weak, 351; the mode of
recruiting superior to that of the allies,
353; a king kept, to set over England,
359; notwithstanding all her advan-
tages is poorer than England, 360; arbi-
trary method adopted by the king to
supply his exchequer, 465; uncertainty
of riches there, 466; its constant policy
is to foment discords in Great Britain,
500; her low condition in the war, v.
France, king of, distributes his pensions
through all parts of Switzerland, i. 525;
promotes the art of printing, iii. 349;
news of his death produces many spe-
culations in the British coffee-houses,
Francis, St., a curious instance of his sim-
plicity, iii. 139.
Franciscan convent at Inspruck, its curi-
osities, i. 535.
Frankincense, an emblem of Arabia, i.
Fraud, his office in the Temple of Ava-.
rice, ii. 91.
Freart, Mons., extract from his parallel
on ancient and modern architecture,
Freedom of thought, its good and evil
tendency, iv. 504.
Freehold, nature of that property, iv. 398.
Freeholder, when undertaken and for what
purpose, iv. 396; title why chosen, 397;
the basis of all other titles, ib.; object
and aim of the paper, 399; reasons why
the ladies should be on the Freeholder's
side, 408; conducts his work on princi-
ples different from those of the Ex-
aminer, 470; his account of a Tory fox-
hunter, 478; the humorous papers the
best, the graver parts the worst, ib.,
note; enjoins the malcontents to be dis-
creet, 486; pleased with the labours of
those who translate the Classics, v. 48,
his account of the Tory fox-hunter's visit
to London, 61; and of his conversion
into a good subject to King George,
70; comparison of the Whig and Tory
schemes, 96-98; his concluding re-
marks on the affairs of the country, 99;
and on the general design of the work,
Freeholders of Great Britain, a chief point
which has puzzled them, iv. 390; an
address in favour of non-resistance pro-
posed to them, 392; their declaration
in answer to that of the Pretender, 429;
conclude too hastily on one point, 434,
Freelove, Jack, his letter from Pug the
monkey to his mistress, iii. 336.
Freeport, Sir Andrew, account of him, ii
234; his hints to the Spectator respect.
ing the city, 295; answered by the argu
ments of the clergyman, 296; his com-
mercial metaphors, 372; inclined to the
monied interest in opposition to Sir
Roger, 480; his moderation in politics,
495; his extract from the journal of a
citizen, iii. 322; his affliction at the
death of Sir Roger de Coverley, iv. 40;
he and the Spectator the sole remain-
ing members of the club, 77; announces
his resolution to retire from business,
and his future purposes of life, 78.
Freethinkers, humorous mode of reform-
ing one, ii. 50; considered in their dis-
tresses, 58; in politics, v. 92.
Freethinking, history of, false arguments
of its author on the examples of Socrates
and Cicero, v. 87.
French, their manners contrasted with
those of the Italians, i. 373; absurdities
in their opera, ii. 290, 291; drums,
trumpets, &c., banished from the stage,
313; have refined too much on Horace's
rule respecting the stage, 317; levity of
the nation censured, 320; their lan-
guage adapted to their character, 499;
industriously propagated, iii. 13; in-
stance, in a letter from an officer in the
English army, 14; terms therein intro-
duced now grown familiar, 15: the
most constant and dangerous enemies
of the British nation, iv. 340, 341; their
extravagant opinion of themselves and