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what success attacked by a monk in
that age, 421.
Head-dresses of the ladies, considered, iii.

174; a group compared to a bed of
tulips, ib.; Whig and Tory colours, 175.
Health, the true mode of preserving, ii.


Heart of a lover, compared to Etna, ii.

Heathen deities, resemblance between

their statues and the descriptions of the
Latin poets, i. 459.

Heathens, their notion of an unbodied

soul, ii. 112; their just sense of the
crime of perjury, iv. 418.
Heaven, its gate described in Paradise
Lost, iii. 233; the revolt and war there,
finely described, 235; the Deity essen-
tially present there, iv. 128; its glory
considered, 129; its sabbath, 131; no-
tion of it entertained by the Africans,

Heavens, the glory of, a hymn, iii. 485.
Heavings of the ocean, a well-chosen
word, iv. 7, note.

Hebraisms, sometimes occurring in Mil-
ton's poetry, iii. 192; their good effect
in the English tongue, 383.

Hecatæus, a Greek historian, why sup-
posed by his countrymen to be a Jew,

v. 112.

Hector, his admonition to his wife, ii. 339.
Heedless, Henry, indicted in the Court of
Honour, ii. 221.

Hegesippus, his writings on the history of
Christianity now lost, v. 128.

Heirs and elder brothers, frequently spoil-
ed in their education, ii. 468.
Helim, story of, from an Arabian manu-
script, iv. 325.

Heliogabalus, a medal of his, explained, i.

Hell, as described by Milton, a proof of
his fertile invention, iii. 197; the several
circumstances finely imagined, 215; de-
scription of the gates very poetical, 216.
Hellenisms, Horace's and Virgil's poetry
replete with them, iii. 192.

Hemistic, at the close of a tragic speech,
its happy effect, ii. 205.

Hen, her sagacity and care of her young,
ii. 459; an idiot in other respects, 460;
instance of one followed by a brood of
ducks, 461.

Hendel, Mynheer, called the Orpheus of
the stage, ii. 242.

Henpeck, Josiah, his letter, comparing his
wife to a cat, iii. 91.

Hen-pecked, several admonitions from
that fraternity, iii. 505, 506.
Henry II., a character in the opera of
Rosamond, i. 57, 66; his vision, 74; his
lamentation on the death of Rosa-
mond, 77.

Henry VIII., his letter to Ann Boleyn in

the Vatican library, i. 481; church

weather-glass invented in his reign, ii.
162; Ann Boleyn's last letter to him,
iii. 374, 375.

Henry IV. of France, his treatment of
conspirators, v. 11; found it impracti-
cable for a Protestant to reign in
France, 30.

Henry V., his public devotions at the be-
ginning of his reign, and at the battle
of Agincourt, v. 80, 81.

Henry VII., called the English Solomon,
advanced commerce, v. 49.

Hensberg, siege of, affords an instance of
the affection of wives to their husbands,
iv. 16.

Heraclitus, a saying on sleep ascribed to
him by Plutarch, iv. 3.

Hercules lifting Antæus from the earth, a
statue at Florence, i. 495; his labours
painted in fresco in the great hall at
Inspruck, 533; placed among the fabu-
lous heroes in the Temple of Fame, ii.
17; his choice, an allegory, 27.
Hercules Farnese, represented on medals,
i. 266; described on coin, 475.
Herefordshire, value of land raised in, by
the French war, ii. 94.

Heresies, maintained at the university for
argument's sake, iv. 84.

Hermaphroditus and Salmacis, story of,
i. 136.

Hermit, reply of one to a lewd young fel-
low, iv. 120.

Hermitage, a curious one, near Fribourg,
i. 517.

Hermitage wine, made from water, ii. 94.
Hero, in modern tragedy, the ordinary
method of making one, ii. 312.

Herod and Mariamne's story, from Jose-
phus, iii. 28, 29, &c.; his slaughter of
the innocents mentioned by Macrobius,
v. 108.
Herodotus, his account of the opinion of
the Persians on parricide, iii. 60; a
superstitious propensity of his, 509; an
English book, according to Will. Honey-
comb, iv. 28; Addison's translation of
Polymnia, v. 319, of Urania, 321; pro-
jected translation by Addison and
several friends, ib.

Heroic poem, rule for its foundation, ii.


Heroic poems, the three great ones, built
on slight foundations, iii. 255.
Heroic poets, precedency disputed be-
tween them and tragic poets, iv. 49.
Hertford, Algernon Earl of, v. 341.
Hesiod, inferior to Virgil in his Georgies,
i. 154; his character and writings con-
sidered, 157; plan and style of his work,
159; his scale of the ages of animals,
286; a remarkable allegory in his works,
iii. 239; his observations on labour and
virtue, 455.

Hesperus, a young man of Tarentum,
drowned by the Lover's Leap, iii. 123.

Hieroglyphics, political, where to be
taught, iii. 316.

High-church, a party term, ii. 165.
High-church innkeeper, three yards in the
girt, iv. 480.

High-church party, nearly allied to Po-
pery, iv. 500.

High-church, the cry of, set up by its
enemies, v. 91.

Highlanders, may at all times be good
tenants without being rebels, iv. 398;
believed by the English rabble to be gi-
ants and Saracens, 422.

Highland-seer, called second-sighted Saw-
ney, iv. 495; his vision, 496.
Highways in the canton of Bern mended
with wood instead of stone, i. 518; new
ones discovered, iv. 214; of Morocco,
how cleared of robbers, 439.

Hilpa and Shalum, story of, iv. 137-142.
Hinchinbrook, Lord, his marriage, v. 362.
Hipparchia, the famous she-cynic, iv.

Hipparchus consults Philander on a love
affair, and kills him for his advice, iii.

Hipparchus dies in the Lover's Leap, iii.


Hippocrates, his rule respecting students
in physic, ii. 171.

Hippolitus, in a tragedy of Euripides,
utters a pernicious sentiment, ii. 87.
Historian, what his most agreeable talent,
iii. 425.

Historians, good ones, scarce in this coun-
try, v. 28; law of the Romans forbid-
ding any one below the dignity of a
knight to write history, ib.
Historical Register, Memoirs of Addison,
v. 513.

History, its usefulness, ii. 68, 69; finds
few materials in peaceable times, iv.
498; its examples frequently perverted,
v. 85; ancient, why defective to the
moderns, 217.

History, imaginary, of the reign of Anne
First, ii. 426; honourable mention of
the Spectator, 427.

Hive, northern, of Goths and Vandals, ii.

Hoadley, Dr. Benjamin, v. 382; the Tories'
Address written by him, 396.
Hobbes, Mr., his observation on laughter,
ii. 325.

Hochstet, allusion to the battle of, i. 52.
Holiness, a title given to the Pope, iii.


Holland, causes of her prosperity, iv. 361.
Holland House, v. 511.

Holy blood, the pool of, Ulysses' sacrifice
there, assembles the ghosts of all ages,
ii. 110.

Holy Thursday, celebrated at Venice by
shows, i. 395.

Holy officiousness, how recommended to
us, iii. 94.

Homage, habitual, to the Supreme Being,
its beneficial tendency, iv. 56.
Homer, excels Virgil in heroic poetry, i.
a proficient in rhetoric before it
was invented, 271; his catalogues of
places more exact than those of Virgil,
416; his apotheosis represented in sculp-
ture, 473; takes his seat in the Temple
of Fame, ii. 14; his allegory of the cestus
of Venus, 104; his description of a fu-
ture state, 110-114; with what view he
planned his epic poem, 375; more sub-
lime than Virgil, but less so than the
sacred writers, 504; his extravagant
similitudes, 505; his admirable descrip-
tion of Sisyphus rolling the stone, iii.
155; excels in the variety and novelty
of his characters, 181; defects in senti-
ments, to what attributable, 186; his sub-
limity, 187; sometimes excites raillery by
the homeliness of his sentiments, 188;
allusion to his battle of the gods, 241, 242;
his remark on the blood of the gods, 290;
his epithets generally mark out what is
great, 417; his description of a storm,
for what commended by Longinus, iv.
8; his notion of heaven, 128; his cha-
racters supposed to be drawn from the
life, v. 215; sought favour and patron-
age by his poem, ib.; his description of
Jupiter, a model to Phidias, 218; his
poems more relished by his contempo-
raries than they can be by the moderns,
219; his heroes chosen out of his own
nation, 221.

Homer, Pope's translation announced to
Addison, v. 413; portrait by Jervas, ib.;
Pope requests Addison to look over MS.,
422, 423; Tickell's translation, 423.
Homme de ruelle, the post of, resigned by
Will. Honeycomb, iv. 51.

Honest mind, what its greatest satisfac-
tion, ii. 465.

Honeycomb, Will., account of him, ii. 235;
his caution to the Spectator not to be
severe on persons of quality, 295; an-
swered by the arguments of the clergy-
man, 296; takes the Spectator to visit a
travelled lady in bed, 319; rallies Mrs.
'Truelove on her party zeal, 342; his
knowledge of mankind, and notion of
the learning of a gentleman, 431; his
letter to the Spectator at Sir Roger's,
495; prefers the cries of London to
the music of the fields and woods, iii.
149; boasts of guessing at the humour
of a lady by her hood, 175; his experi-
ments in fortune-hunting, 320; his opi-
nion on the transmigration of souls, 335;
asks the Spectator's advice in a love
affair, 495; tries his hand at a Spec-
tator, iv. 16; his story on conjugal af-
fection, 16, 17; his dream about mar-
ried women evacuating a besieged town
17; his letter on match-making, 28;
marries a farmer's daughter, 50; his

letter to the Spectator on the sub-
ject, 51.

Honeymoon of a citizen, iv. 216.
Honorary rewards, should be reserved for
national services, iv. 166; none cheaper
and more estimable than the giving of
medals, ib.

Honour, speech concerning, i. 198; some-
times represented on the same coin with
Virtue, 274; the Temple of, described
in a vision, ii. 88; the court of, erected
by Mr. Bickerstaffe, its members and
proceedings, 89; extract from its jour-
nal, 191, 201; Mr. Bickerstaffe's charge
to the jury, 480; of men and women, in
what consisting, ii. 427; when to be
cherished and when exploded, 424, 425;
a title given to peers, iii. 99; a hero in
the war of the sexes, iv. 274; the sense
of it, of a delicate nature, 308; true and
false honour, 309, note; distinction be-
tween it and virtue, 310, note; a mis-
take, arising from Addison's calling it
the law of kings, ib.; true honour pro-
duces the same effects as religion, 308;
mistaken notions of it pointed out, 311;
ridicule of it censured, ib.
Honours, their unequal distribution among
mankind, ii. 31; in this world, under
no regulation, iii. 100.

Hoods of ladies used as signals, iii. 175.
Hoop of marble, an emblem of time, i. 287.
Hoop-petticoat, canvassed, ii. 55, 64;
made to keep the men at a distance, ii.
483; accessory to concealments, ib.;
compared to an Egyptian temple, 484.
Hope, why represented in a white gar-
ment, i. 278; a flower or blossom, 279;
its influence on the mind, iii. 492; its
advantages, ib.; moral of Pandora's
box, 493; religious hope, ib.; when
long, unreasonable, iv. 55; miseries and
misfortunes proceeding from want of
consideration, 57; fable of Alnaschar,
58, &c.

Hopewell, Sam, his letter on his long
courtship, ii. 402, 403.

Horace, ode III. book iii translated, i. 83;
on the graces, 269; his allusion to the
horn of plenty, 276; description of the
fortitude of a just man, 280; allusion
to a device of security in his Ode to
Fortune, ib.; keenness of his satire,
281; his metaphors to express liberty,
291; and happiness, 293; ridicules the
comparison of great men to the sun,
308; his voyage to Brundisi, of use to
travellers in Italy, 421; ridicules the
superstition of the Neapolitans, 425;
reputed the greatest poet of his age, be-
fore he wrote the Art of Poetry, ii. 174; a
remark of his on tragedy from Aristotle,
306; a rule of his, against the exhibi-
tion of unnatural murders on the stage,
316, 317; a passage in, parallel to one
in the Children in the Wood, 397; his

most humorous character, exhibiting
unevenness of temper, iii. 3; his ad-
mirable description of jealousy, 26;
precepts in his Art of Poetry to be found
in Aristotle, 154; his way of expressing
and applying them admirable, ib.; his
famous lines on the spirit of criticism,
173; his candour in criticism, 190;
abounds in Hellenisms, 192; his imagin-
ation fired by the Iliad and the Odyssey,
417; his precept on hope, iv. 55; his
description of an old usurer resolving
to retire from the world, 77; his can-
dour, 207; his rule for translators, 336,
337; his expressions in his odes, at
once sublime and natural, v. 225.
Horatii and Curiatii, a play of Corneille,
a scene in it criticised, ii. 316.
Horizon, a spacious one, an image of
liberty, iii. 397.

Horn, the fittest emblem of plenty, i. 269;

two, express extraordinary plenty, 299.
Hornby, Charles, his trial for sedition
postponed, v. 455.

Horns, a dissertation on, proposed, iv. 248.
Horror, agreeable, arising from the pros-

pect of a troubled ocean, iv. 7.

Horrors of imagination, in children, to be
guarded against, ii. 258.

Horse, an emblem of the warlike genius
of the Moors, i. 325.

Horse of a Roman emperor made consul,
ii. 83; of a Turkish emperor munifi-
cently provided for, 84.

Horse-guards, a jury of them in the Court
of Honour, ii. 191.

Hospital at Amsterdam supported by the
profits of a theatre, ii. 3; of Bridewell,
how to be encouraged, 247.
Hot-head, in the play of Sir Courtly Nice,
the hero of the Tories, v. 25.
Hottentot, his love for his country, iv. 411.
Hough, Bishop, letters to, v. 332, 344.
Hours of a wise man and those of a fool,
how lengthened, ii. 418.

House of Commons, Irish, address for grant
in aid of Trinity College Library, v. 505.
House-dog of Sir Roger de Coverley, his
grief at his master's death, iv. 39.
Housewifery of Eve, agreeably described,
iii. 234.

How, Jack, v. 365.

Hows, two in a sentence, not agreeing in
sense or construction, iv. 12, note.
Howsoever, a word exploded from verse,
i. 83, note.

Hudibras, ridicule in, on echo in poetry,
ii. 349; admired for its doggerel rhymes,
353; an effectual cure for the extrava-
gances of love, iii. 114; compares the
tongue to a race-horse, 140; would have
been more agreeable in heroic verse
than in doggerel, 148; his Cupid, how
daily employed, 320; defined nonsense
by negatives, 385; his spur, certain ar-
guments compared to, v. 17.

Hughes, Mr., his verses to the author of
Cato, i. 162; letters to Addison, v. 406,
411, 414; proposes to Addison to estab-
lish The Register, 411; with Sir Richard
Blackmore sets up the Lay Monastery,
411, 414; letters to, 405, 412.
Human body, considered as an engine for
the soul, ii. 449; its formation, an argu-
ment of Providence, iv. 70.
Human life contemplated, ii. 75; described
by the emblem of a bridge, 501; its
cares and passions, represented as birds
of prey, &c., 502.

Human nature, its dignity maintained, ii.
49; the same in all reasonable crea-
tures, 374; made ridiculous by pride,
iv. 277.

Human species, alone guilty of idleness,
iv. 297.

Humdrum Club, ii. 251.

Humdrum fellow, one who resumed a
story three years after he left it off, iv.

Humdrum, Nicholas, his invitation to
Mr. Bickerstaffe, ii. 119.

Humility, inculcated by comparison of
man's works with those of his Creator,
iv. 189.

Humour, a dangerous talent in an ill-na-

tured man, ii. 275; in writing, a difficult
acquirement, 297; defined allegorically,
298; distinction of false and true, 300;
the British nation delight in it, v. 66;
of ancient authors, why often lost to the
moderns, 219.

Humourists, false ones, described, ii. 300.
Hunter, Col., deputy governor of Virginia,
v. 359.

Hunting-horns, a term for rural wits in
conversation, ii. 117; where to be met
with, 118.

Huntingtower, Lord, his marriage, v. 354.
Husbands, their recommendations of books

for the perusal of ladies, ii 409; not
more bad ones in the world than bad
wives, iv. 16; how to be managed, 96.
Hush, Peter, an agent for the Whisper
news-letter, iii. 468.

Huygenius, his speculation on the im-
mensity of nature, iv. 103.

Hyacinth, St., his long work excelled by a
single paper of Mr. Addison, iii. 491, note.
Hydaspes, his combat with the lion, how
managed, ii. 260.

Hymen, the guard of the Temple of Virtu-
ous Love, ii. 77; a neutral general in
the war of the sexes, iv. 275.
Hymn to the Supreme Being, an anatom-

ical description so called, ii. 72; to Ve-
nus, by Sappho, translated, iii. 107; of
gratitude, 466; on the glory of the hea-
vens, 485; a deviation from the sense of
the original, 486, note; on Divine pro-
tection during a storm, iv. 9; one com-
posed during sickness, &c., 36; one by
M. des Barreaux, 37.

Hymns, of Mr. Addison," their character,
iii. 446, note.

Hyperbole, used by the Rabbins in de
scribing the slaughter of the Jews, iv.


Hypocrisy, a homage to religion, iii. 137;
that kind by which a man deceives the
world and himself, 376; how exposed
by the psalmist, 379; why preferred to
open impiety, 472; a vice not to be im-
puted to any one without ample proof,
iv. 72.

Hypocrites, political, how to be extir-
pated, ii. 479.

"I am that I am," the first revelation God
made of his own being, iv. 146.
Iambics, in the Greek tongue, most pro-
per for tragedy, ii. 305; of Simonides,
for what remarkable, iii. 86.
Ibis, the Egyptian bird, i. 324.
Ichneumon, an animal which destroy's the
eggs of the crocodile, ii. 479.

Ideas, world of, chimerical notions of
Plato's followers concerning, ii. 336;
the train of them, the measure of time
or duration, 415; how a whole set of
them hang together, iii. 415; multitude
and variety of during sleep, iv. 3.
Idiomatic style, in epic poetry, how to be
avoided, iii. 191.

Idiot, a clock striking one, iii. 453.
Idiots, why in great request in Germany,
ii. 325, 326.

Idiotisms, low, in a dead language, not
very offensive, v. 224, 225.

Idle men, apt to detract from others, iv
149; monsters in the creation, 291.
Idleness, a mortal distemper, ii. 27.
Idols, a certain class of ladies so called,
ii. 382; how worshipped, 383; exam-
ple of one from Chaucer, ib.; how un-
deified, 384.

Idolatry, originating in mistaken devo-
tion, iii. 73.

Ignorance, curious instance of, in an ab-
bot of Ravenna, i. 460; described as a
Syren, ii. 11.

Ignorant men, why great cavillers, iv. 149.
Ilia the vestal, called also Rhea Silvia, pos-
sessed by Mars, gave birth to Romulus
and Remus, i. 465.

Iliad, represented in sculpture by a sword,
i. 473; styled by some ancient critics a
kind of fable, iii. 45; its action short,
but extended by episodes, 180; its effect
on the imagination, 416 See Homer.
Ille ego, a supposed allusion of Ovid to
Virgil, v. 219.

Ill-nature, among ordinary observers,
passes for wit, iii. 20; often mistaken
for zeal, 51.

Imagery, in the introduction of a paper,
fine, and well expressed, iv. 101, note.
Imaginary persons, how introduced by
Homer and Virgil, iii. 268.

Imagination, its pleasures, what is meant
by them, iii. 394; distinguished from
those of sense and of the understand-
ing, 395; conducive to health, 396;
sources whence they are derived, 397;
the great, ib.; the new or uncommon,
398; the beautiful, 399; final causes of
these pleasures, 401, 402; works of art
less pleasing than those of nature, 403;
gardens, 405; architecture, 407; great-
ness of manner, 408; the Pantheon at
Rome, 409; rainbow, 410; secondary
pleasures-statuary, painting, descrip-
tion, 411; whence arising, 412; differ-
ence of taste, 414; train of imagery
awakened from a single circumstance,
415; power of imagining things, whence
proceeding, 416; Homer, Virgil, and
Ovid, their respective talents in the
great, the beautiful, and the strange,
ib.; Milton excelling in all, 418; a new
principle of pleasure, ib.; excitement
of passions by poetry, 419; licence in
poetical descriptions, 421; the fairy way
of writing, 422; its effect on the mind,
ib.; history, 425; philosophy, ib.; con-
templation of nature, 426; defective-
ness of imagination, ib.; morality,
criticism, and other abstract specula-
tions, sources of pleasure, 427; alle-
gories, ib.; disorders of imagination,
429; power of the Almighty over it, 430.
Imitators of Pindar, their absurdity in
following irregularities by rule, ii. 505.
Imma, the daughter of Charles the Great,
her amour with Eginhart, iii. 43; is
married to him by her father's consent,


Immense perfections of which the mind
is capable, ii. 444.

Immensity of creation contemplated, iv.


Immortality, two kinds of it, ii. 10.
Immortality of the soul, Cato's soliloquy
on it, i. 220; proofs of it, ii. 443.
Impaling of insects, a questionable sub-
ject for raillery, ii. 273, note.
Imperceptibles, a natural history of them
imagined, ii. 72.

Implex fable, in poetry, of two kinds, iii.

Importation duties, in the Spanish trade,

augmented by the Utrecht treaty, and
reduced by the late one at Madrid, v. 50.
Improvement of the mind, strongly re-
commended to females, iv. 319.
Impudence, a monster, described, ii. 142;
gets the better of modesty, 235; no
creature has more than a coward, iii.

In lieu, why used for instead, iv. 93, note.
Inaccuracies in Mr. Addison's style. See
notes in iii. 182, 190, 218, 283, 300,
342, 359, 371, 377, 394, 396, 397, 399, 411
-414, 445, 509; iv. 31, 32, 33, 40, 41,
43, 50, 70, 80, 101, 117, 118, 136, 174,

193, 239, 257, 272, 352, 357, 361, 397,
426, 508; v. 10, 11, 36, 45, 46, 68, 71, 73,
82, 88, 89, 99, 116, 117, 118, 215, 221,
223, 224.

Incongruities of speech, not only real, but
seeming, to be avoided, iv. 144, note.
Inconsistency, an apparent one, iv. 90,


Incomprehensibility of the Divine exist-
ence, iv. 146.

Inconstancy, conjugal, exemplified in a
story, ii. 154; in religion, or party, ren-
ders a man contemptible, iii. 1.
Independent minister, story of one, at the
university, iv. 10, 11.

India, St. Matthew's Gospel found there in
the second century, v. 127.
Indian kings, the four, their visit to this
country, ii. 329; abstract of their jour-
nal, ib.; description of Whigs and
Tories, 330; public diversions, 331;
women, ib.

Industry, her station in the temple of
Dulness, ii. 363; described as a Dutch
painter, 394.

Inferior, a comparative, iii. 456, note.
Infidelity, how propagated, ii. 57; on
what founded, and how supported, iii.


Infidels, their bigotry, iii. 53; their eager-
ness to disturb public peace, 56.
Infinite goodness, delights in conferring
existence on every degree of perceptive
being, iv. 41.

Infinite instant, a definition of eternity by
the schoolmen, iv. 145.

Infinite space, an expansion without a
circumference, iv. 143; infinite dura-
tion, a line without beginning or end,

Infinitive moods, two brought together, a
fault in exact writing, ii. 371, note.
Infinity of animated nature, ii. 464; of
the Supreme Being, iv. 53, 102.
Infirmary for the cure of ill-humour, iii.


Infirmity, the consciousness of it, a source
of jealousy, iii. 24.

Influence-with, a hard expression, iii.
265, note.

Ingratitude, a weed of every clime, iv.

Inn, river, pleasing scenes on its banks, i.
537; its course through the Tyrol and
Bavaria, 538.

Innkeeper, hanged, drawn, and quartered,
for a pun on Henry VII., v. 90.
Innocence, and not quality, an exemption
from reproof, ii. 296; when mixed with
folly, an object of mirth and pity, iii.

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