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mean one of their neighbours, 505; of
the English, 506; of the Germans, 507.
French cabin, in Nova Zembla, a thaw of
words there, ii. 197.
French critics, a rule of theirs as just as
any in Aristotle, iii. 220.
French lady, a young one, lost a thousand
pounds and a bridegroom by an edict of
Louis XIV., iv. 466.
Frenchman, a competitor at a grinning-
match, iii. 32.
French nation, its character, iii. 438; hap-
pier than the English, but not so wise,
iv. 183; their familiarity, 184; merrier
in conversation than the English, but
not so witty, 192; distinguished for
good translations, 337; wines recom-
mended, as full of the seeds of good
French officers, their custom of writing
"Memoirs," iv. 403.
French truth and British policy make a
conspicuous figure in nothing, iii. 317.
French wine, home-made, profitable to
the nation, ii. 94.
French wit, his comparison relating to the
sovereigns of France and Germany, v.
Frescati, its fine walks and water-works,
Fribble, Josiah, his letter to the Spectator
on his wife's pin-money, iii. 306, 307.
Fribourg, in Switzerland, with its hermit-
age, described, i. 516; pictures of the
English rebels there, 517.
Fricassees, improper diet for Englishmen,
Friend, rule respecting our behaviour to-
wards one, iii. 109.
Friends, two, their correspondence by
means of sympathetic needles, iv. 238,
Friendship, its fruits, ii. 367; illustrated
in the Wisdom of the Son of Sirach,
ib.; the greatest blessing in life, 414;
qualifications of a good friend, 369.
Friezeland hen, compared to an old-
fashioned lady, ii. 489.
Froth, Lord, educated in punctilio, iv.
Frowde, Col. Philip, v. 324; letter to, ib.
Frugality in words, observable in the
English language, ii. 498.
Fruitfulness, an emblem of it on a medal,
Funnell, Will. the West Saxon, his glo-
rious exploits in drinking, iv. 116.
Fury, described as guarding the abode of
unhappy spirits, ii. 123.
Funeral sermon, extract from an excellent
one, iv. 55.
Funeral oration on an honest husband-
man, iv. 136.
Future state, described by Homer, ii. 110,
&c.; by Virgil, 120; from whence the
happiness and torments of it arise, ac-
cording to the Platonists, 122, 123; de-
scribed by the author of Telemachus,
128; benefits arising from the pros-
pects of it, 131; a prospect of it, the
secret comfort of a virtuous soul, iii. 54;
its happiness, in what likely to consist,
127; its infelicity, whence probably to
Futurity, the desire of looking into, gives
birth to many ridiculous arts and in-
ventions, iv. 22.
Galen, converted from atheism by his dis-
sections, iv. 70.
Galien the elder, his bust in alabaster at
Florence, i. 496.
Galland (Mons.), an Arabian fable from
his translations, on idleness, iv. 57, 58.
Gallantries of Paradise, iii. 228.
Gallantry, alias Tulon, his illegal trading
at the Island of St. Peters, v. 476.
Gallery, of the old palace at Florence, its
noble collection of curiosities, i. 496,
498; wainscoted with looking-glass, at
Versailles, iv. 183.
Galley-slave, exchanges his chains for a
fit of the gout, iv. 92.
Gallienus, a gold medal of, in the French
king's cabinet, i. 448.
Galway, Lord, his desire to be recalled, v.
355, 357; his character, 358; commands
in Spain, 362.
Game, preserved by the termination of
the rebellion, iv. 407.
Game Act, called by a 'fox-hunter the
only good law since King William's
accession, iv. 479.
Games, the book of, in the Iliad and
Eneid, why introduced, iii. 179.
Gaming, the folly of it, ii. 414; the ladies
censured for that vice, iv. 231; its ill
consequences on the mind and body,
Gaper, a common sign in Amsterdam, ii.
Garda, lake, formerly called Benacus, de-
scribed, i. 376.
Gardening, a letter on, iii. 499-502; praise
of Mr. Addison's invention, by what
exceeded, 502, note.
Gardens, English, why not so entertain-
ing to the fancy as those of France and
Italy, iii. 405; hints on their improve-
ment now attended to, 406, note.
Garigliano, river, anciently called Liris,
celebrated for the gentleness of its
course, i. 422.
Garrets, inhabited by statesmen who
watch over the liberties of their country,
Garter, king at arms, his remark on a
marriage in the Bickerstaffe family, ii. 8.
Garter, the dropping of one, the greatest
blow the French nation ever received,
Garth, Dr., his epilogue to the tragedy of
Cato, i. 226; called by a conceited critic
the brother of the Tatler, ii. 176; his
poem, annotations of the Examiner on,
criticised, iv. 370, 371; Addison's phy-
sician, v. 365, 394; his infidelity, 736.
Gaul, defiance of her arts and arms, i. 37;
aggrandizement of, prior to the Duke of
Marlborough's campaign, i. 43.
Gaul, St., the great apostle of Germany,
story of his interview with a bear, i.
225; the abbot of, extent of his territo-
ries and manner of his election, 522;
linen manufacture, 523; dispute be-
tween the town and the abbey, 523, 524;
pension from France, 525.
Gaurus, Mount, near Naples, become bar-
ren. i. 433
Gay, Mr., his zeal for Addison, v. 410;
his Pastorals owing to the management
of Philips, 415; notices, 736, 737.
Genealogy of the house of Bickerstaffe,
ii. 7; of an illegitimate family, iii. 74.
Generalissimo, a cant term for command-
er-in-chief, ii. 112, note.
Generals, in the grand alliance against
France, the greatest of the age, iv. 352.
Genesis, a passage in, its effect on a great
man in the Romish church, iii. 301.
Geneva and its lake described, i. 509; re-
semblance of the latter to a sea, 510;
situation of the town described, 515;
importation of its manufactures pro-
hibited by the emperor, 516; considered
as the court of the Alps, 528; adminis-
tration of affairs relating to public grana-
ries, ib.; custom respecting inherit-
Genitive cases, a succession of, gracefully
introduced, iv. 122, note.
Genius, a character too indiscriminately
given, ii. 504; in what it consists, ib.;
the first class, 505; the second not in-
ferior to the first, 506; sometimes
wasted on trifles, ib.; the discovery of,
among his countrymen, a source of de-
light to the Spectator, iv. 44; often de-
viates from the rules of criticism, 149;
none but a man of genius should call
himself a critic, 240.
Genoa, its Gulf, i. 360; its noble appear-
ance, 362; its fine churches, 363; its
bank no burden to the Genoese, ib.;
bad policy of the republic, ib.; its former
greatness by sea, 364; why incapable
of being made a free port, 493.
Genoese, cunning, industrious, and hardy,
Gentleman, the name given to the Spec-
tator at his lodgings, ii. 257.
George, St., the bank of, at Genoa, i. 363;
its importance to the government, ib.;
church of, at Verona, adorned by a
painting by Paul Veronese, represent-
ing the martyrdom of the saint, 378.
George I., not willing to have a single slave
in his dominions, iv. 398; regards our
civil liberties as the natural rights of
mankind, 400; his consistency and firm-
ness of mind, and attachment to Great
Britain, 401; his martial achievements,
ib.; his family distinguished for courage
and fortitude, 402; his constant good
fortune, ib.; interposition of Providence
in favour of him, 403; has an undoubt-
ed title to our duty and obedience, 415;
was considered, before he was king,
one of the greatest princes in Christen-
dom, 421; his zeal for the security of
the established church, 423; great-grand-
son of James I., and nearest to the
crown of the Protestant blood, 429; ex-
horts his subjects to assert the liberties
of their country, 435; suspends the
Habeas Corpus Act during the rebellion,
457; his wise conduct during this pe-
riod, 460; blest with heirs male in two
direct descents, 476; how supported
and strengthened by alliances, 486; his
chief strength lies in his own kingdoms.
ib.; confidence of foreign potentates in
his firmness and integrity, 489; the re-
bellion a means of trying the principles
of his subjects, 500; his moderation in
punishing the rebels, v. 4; shows his
inclination to rule without a standing
army, 15; his zeal for the church, ib.;
alteration of triennial elections neces-
sary for settling him on his throne, 36;
his exertions for the advancement of
trade, 50; treaties of Madrid and Utrecht
compared, ib.; his regulations in the
West India and Spanish trade, 52;
stipulates for the rights and privileges
of the latter trade as established in 1667,
53; advantages procured by him for the
trade to the Austrian Low Countries,
56; considerations on his birth-day, 67;
cruel treatment he has met with from
the tongues and pens of some of his
disaffected subjects, 68; an ill requital
for his love and regard for the consti-
tution, 69; mildness of his reign, 90;
firm adherence of the Whigs to his
cause, 98; words of Cicero on Cæsar's
conduct towards his enemies applied
to his Majesty, 101; Addison attends
Lord Halifax to present the garter to
him, 347; his objection while Elector
of Hanover to the doctrine of Hereditary
Right, 395; his arrival in England, 418,
421; ceremonial for his entry, 421.
George, Prince, of Denmark, his resent-
ment agt. Lord Molesworth, v. 245.
Georgic, Virgil's fourth, a translation of,
Georgics of Virgil, essay on, i. 154; de-
finition of, 155; character of the several
books, 159, 161; compared with the
Eneid, 161; afford a collection of most
beautiful landscapes, iii. 417; the re-
mark more applicable to his Bucolics,
German and Portuguese, a story, iv. 242.
German counts, their habits at Blois, v.
German princes, their policy in hiring out
their troops, iv. 354.
Germans, their language characteristic of
their national humour, ii. 499; consider-
ed dull and heavy by the French, iv.
508; their opinion of the French, ib.
Gesture, essential to oratory, iii. 386.
Geta, his bust at Florence, i. 496.
Gex, the country of, belonging to France,
Ghost, a suit of clothes for one, to be sold,
ii. 5; of Anticlea, mother of Ulysses,
Ghost-scene, in Hamlet, a master-piece in
its kind, ii. 314.
Ghost-stories, their pernicious effect on
young persons, ii. 257, 258.
Ghosts, of beauties, ii. 112; of the damn-
ed, 114; of heroes, &c., 123; of ty-
rants, 129, 130; of good princes, 131;
the belief in, common to all nations,
441; what they say should be a little
discoloured, iii. 422; description of them
pleasing to the fancy, ib.; why we in-
cline to believe in them, 423.
Gibbon, Mr., his satirical remark on Mr.
Addison's work on the Christian re-
ligion answered, v. 106, 107, note.
Gibbons, Dr. William, v. 319, 321.
Giles Gorgon, a cobbler, the winner at a
grinning-match, iii. 33.
Giles's Coffee-house, discussions of French
gentlemen there on their monarch's
death, iii. 380.
Gimcrack, Nicholas, a virtuoso, his will,
Giving and forgiving, two different things,
Gladiator, a famous statue at Florence, i.
497; female, a proper subject for ridi-
cule, v. 38.
Gladiators, figures of, in Cardinal Chigi's
cabinet, i. 467.
Glaphyra, daughter of King Archelaus,
her dream, ii. 442.
Glass, to be read bottle, in Sir. W. Tem-
ple's rule for drinking, iii. 80.
Glory, the attendant of virtue, i. 274; the
love of, danger in extirpating it, v. 40.
Glow-worm, Martha, recommends the
Spectator's Essay on Modesty as an in-
fallible beautifier, iv. 75.
Gluttony, how to be prevented, iii. 66.
Goat, a perfumer's sign, ii. 286.
God, the soul of brutes, ii. 461; the being
of, one of the greatest of certainties, iii.
358; the complex idea of, examined by
Mr. Locke, iv. 53.
Godolphin, Lord, "officially encourages
Addison to commemorate the battle of
Blenheim, v. 346; makes him Commis-
sioner of Appeals, 420.
Gold-miners, converted into stones, iv.
Golden dreams of Homer compared with
those of Nicholas Hart, iii. 50.
Golden fleece, an improper subject for a
Roman poet, ii. 375.
Good, why mixed with evil in our present
condition, iii. 366.
Good actions, every principle which
prompts them ought to be encouraged,
Good and evil, difficulties in accounting
for their distribution, iii. 128.
Good-breeding, revolutions in, ii. 455;
often an affectation of good-nature, iii.
Goodenough, Ursula, indicted in the Court
of Honour, ii. 212.
Good-fellow, Robin, his correction of Sir
W. Temple's rule for drinking, iii. 80.
Good-humour, on a journey, how spoiled,
Good-luck, notions respecting, iii. 61.
Good-nature, more agreeable in conversa-
tion than wit, iii. 19; to be improved,
but not produced by education, ib.; ex-
amples in the character of Cyrus and
Cæsar, 20; considered as a moral vir-
tue, 34; rules for its exercise, 35; ex-
emplified, ib.; the great ornament of
Good-natured men, not always men of the
most wit, iii. 20.
Good-sense, the foundation of poetry, ii.
178; the father of wit, 298.
Good-will, an emblem of it on a medal, i.
Gordianus Africanus the elder, his bust in
alabaster at Florence, i. 496.
Gordon, Major, information respecting, v.
Gortz, Baron, v. 460, 463, 464, 467, 469.
Gosling, George, his letter on a lucky
number in the lottery, iii. 62.
Gospel gossips, described, ii. 324.
Gospel, written, the same with that de-
livered by tradition, v. 127; our Sa-
viour's prophecy on its propagation ac-
Gossip, in politics, is a slattern in her
family, iv. 492.
Gossips, a class of female orators, iii. 144.
Gothic architecture characterized, i. 489.
Goths, in poetry, ii. 361.
Gouldvell, Thomas, inscription on his
picture at a convent in Ravenna, i. 401.
Government, which form of it most rea-
sonable, iii. 290; wild and absurd opi-
nions on, prevailing, iv. 417; why in-
stituted, 443; as great a blessing in
society as rebellion is an evil, 444;
none can flourish which does not propa-
gate religion and morality, 501.
Government of the tongue, an excellent
treatise recommended to ladies, v. 485.
Governments when prone to luxury,ii. 133.
Gracchi, their mother, an accomplished
woman, iv. 318.
Graces, why represented naked, and knit
together in a dance, i. 269.
Græcisms, frequent in Milton's style, iii.
Grafton, Duke of, v. 433; letter to, ib.
Grammar, reformed by the Quakers, ii.
208; political, to be taught by a Jesuit,
Grammars, defective in their account of
verbs active, iv. 502, note.
Granaries, public, how regulated at Ge-
neva, i. 528.
Grantham, Earl of, Prince and Princess
of Wales go from St. James's to his
house, v. 588.
Granville, Sir Bevil, his death, v. 349.
Gratian, his maxim for advancement at
court, iii. 303; his recommendation of
fine taste, 387; one of his maxims for
raising a man to greatness, v. 27.
Gratias, commercial indulgences of the
king of Spain, explained, v. 50.
Gratitude, to heaven, as a habit of the
mind, how to be cultivated, iii. 373;
a most pleasing exercise of the mind,
464; hymn on it, 466.
Grave-digging, reflections on, ii. 282, 283.
Gravitation in bodies, how accounted for,
Grotto Ferrate, the site of Cicero's Tus-
culum, i. 484.
Grotto oscuro, in the isle of Caprea, de-
scribed, i. 446.
Grounding the fan, directions for, ii. 429,
Grub-street biographers, v. 29.
Grub-street patriot, his passion for free-
dom arises from fear of a gaol, iv. 396.
Grub-street pens employed in recording
the dreams of a miraculous sleeper, iii.
Guardian, the part Mr. Addison took in
it, to what owing, iv. 159; dropped, soon
after Mr. Addison took his leave of it,
331, note (see Ironside); projected by
Steele, v. 405; dropped, 411.
Guelfs and Ghibelines, distracted Italy by
their factions, ii. 477.
Guelphus, Duke of Bavaria, how he re-
gained the favour of the Emperor Con-
rad III., iv. 16.
Guilt, a sense of it destroys cheerfulness,
Gules, Thomas, his indictment of Peter
Plumb at the Court of Honour, ii. 201.
Gulf of Genoa, remarkable for tempests,
and scarcity of fish, i. 360.
Gustavus Adolphus, inscription from a
medal of, i. 346; chronogram of, on a
medal, 349, ii. 350.
Gusto, in Michael Angelo's works, whence
arising, iii. 115.
Gusto grande, specimen of, in architec-
ture, i. 478; of the Italians, what, iv.
Guy, Earl of Warwick, known to have
eaten a dun cow of his own killing, ii.
Guy, the tradition of, might have formed
a pleasing episode to Prince Arthur, v.
G. W., a nobleman's chaplain, his letter to
Mr. Ironside, iv. 316.
Gyges's ring, the use Mr. Bickerstaffe has
made of it, ii. 182.
Gyllenborg, Count, v. 460, 463, 464, 467,469.
Gypsies, adventure with a troop of them,
ii. 491; Spectator's and Sir Roger's for-
tune told, ib.; Sir Roger's pocket picked,
492; story of a child stolen by one, ib.;
innumerable in Great Britain, iv. 23.
Habeas Corpus Act suspension, during the
rebellion, its expediency shown, iv. 457;
precedents, 459; its good consequences,
Habits, good and evil, their respective
tendency, iii. 45
Hackney-writers, for so much a sheet, an
abuse on the public, iv. 339.
Halifax, Lord, letter to, from Italy, i 29;
his advice to his daughter on jealousy,
iii. 21; his compliment to Mr. Addison,
v. 150; impeached, 334; brings Addi-
son into public employment, 346; sent
on a mission to Hanover, 347; his letter
to Mr. Robethon, 348; attacked by gout,
354; Mr. Stepney's legacy to him, 363;
invited by Duchess of Marlborough to
dine, 365; Macky's and Swift's charac-
ter of him, 377; letter to Swift, 379; his
desire to promote Addison, and disap-
pointment, 418, 421, 424; with Addison
meets George I. on his arrival, 421; his
death, 422; letters to, 321, 323, 328, 334,
377, 423, 426, 429.
i. 301; giving of, expresses good will,
Handling the fan, directions for, ii. 429.
Handkerchief, a principal machine, in
tragedy, for moving pity, ii. 315.
Hands, two, joined, emblems of fidelity,
Hanmer, Sir Thomas, pleaded the cause
of Goodman Fact against Count Tariff,
iv. 366; reported likely to succeed Mr.
Mansel, v. 361.
Hannes, D. D., ad, insignissimum medi-
cum et poetam, i. 248; mentioned, v.
319, 320, 321.
Hannibal, his march described by Silius
Italicus, i. 501; indignant at the Roman
historians, appeals to Polybius to intro-
duce him to the Temple of Fame, ii. 15,
story of one of his Roman prisoners
punished for prevarication, iv. 418.
Hanover, the court of, allowed to be one
of the politest in Europe, iv. 421; the
second Protestant state in Germany,
Hans Carvel's finger, where lost, iv. 374.
Happiness represented on a medal by a
ship under sail, i. 293; true, its retired
nature, ii. 264; rules for attaining it,
less necessary than those for supporting
affliction, iii. 4; incompatible with the
desire of fame, 163; of a future state,
in what likely to consist, iv. 154, 155;
arguments from revelation, 156.
Happy settlement, a paper in honour of
it, v. 81, note.
Harcourt, Sir Simon, Attorney-general,
Hard words, how to be used by ladies, ii.
Hardness of heart, in parents to their
children, inexcusable, iii. 42; argument
against it, 43; exemplified in a letter, 58.
Harlequin, a standing character in Vene-
tian comedy, i. 394; taken by a Whig
for a Highlander, v. 25.
Harley, Mr., his "Essay on Credit," v.
394; Earl of Oxford and Lord Trea-
surer, 407; impeached, 664-671.
Harlots, their joyful reception of the re-
bels, iv. 405.
Harmony of numbers, in Mr. Addison's
style, iii. 389, note; nothing so much
ravishes and transports the soul, iv. 130.
Harpath, marries Hilpa, iv. 138; is drown-
Harpsichords, persons of extraordinary ta-
lents in conversation so termed, ii. 118.
Hart, Nicholas, a periodical sleeper, iii.
49; his journal, ib.
Hasael, his interview with the prophet
Elisha, iv. 414.
Hatching, more curious than any chemi-
cal operation, ii. 460.
Hate, why a man ought not to hate even
his enemies, ii. 476.
Haunted house, how exorcised, ii. 441.
Head, the noblest part of the human
figure, ii. 421.
Head-dress of a lady, the most variable
thing in nature, ii. 419; its extravagance
in the fourteenth century, 420; with