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668; his examination, 669; Walpole's
motion relating to, 670; his taciturnity
in parliament, 725.
Privilege Act, consultations respecting, v.
Procita, island of, i. 450, 451.
Procrastination, to be avoided by men in
office, iii. 487.
Procrustes, his bed, comparison of false
poetry to, ii. 345.
Procuress, her trade, iii. 78.
Prodicus, his allegory of the choice of
Hercules, ii. 27; his choice of Hercules,
a very ancient fable, iii. 46.
Prodigies, frequent in time of peace, iv.
Profligate women, how tempted to murder
their children, iv. 195.
Profligates, abundance of them in every
quarter of the town, iii. 73.
Progress of the soul towards perfection
infinite, ii. 245.
Projector, a letter from one respecting
sign-posts, ii. 285; a scheme of one for
an opera on the expedition of Alexander
the Great, 291; a letter from one on
news, iii 463; another proposing a news-
letter of whispers, 467; and a monthly
pamphlet, 469; a letter from one desir-
ing the office of nomenclator, iv. 199;
his wife qualified for a nomenclatress, ib.
Prologue, to the Tender Husband, i. 81;
to Cato, by Mr. Pope, 170; alteration in,
to humour Mr. Addison's delicacy, 171,
note; to the Drummer, v. 157; to Phæ-
dra and Hippolytus, 533.
Prolusion of Strada, its origin, iv. 221;
continued, 237; sequel to it, 240, 241;
ends with the performance of an Italian
Prometheus, his man of clay seasoned
with some particles of the lion, iii. 89.
Promises, in love affairs, a nice point to
define, iv. 170.
Propagators, infamous, should be sent to
people the American colonies, iii. 75.
Proper names, catalogues of, in Greek
and Latin poems, judiciously introduced,
i. 149; their different effect in modern
and ancient languages, v. 225.
Property, change of, to be apprehended in
the event of the Pretender's success, iv.
Prophecy, a ludicrous one in the
how fulfilled, iii. 256.
Prophecies of our Saviour, fulfilled, v. 132;
on the disciples being brought before
kings and governors, 133; on their being
persecuted for their religion, ib; on
their preaching the gospel to all nations,
134; on the destruction of Jerusalem,
135; and ruin of the Jewish economy, ib.
Prose, Latin, Addison's Dissertatio de
Romanorum Poetis, v. 587; in Laudem
Domini Parkeri, 604; Oratio de Nova
Philosophia, 607; his Latin letter, 612.
Prose-critics, a sort of men so called by
Mr. Dryden, iii. 194.
Proserpine, the Rape of, sculptured on
the tomb of a young Roman lady, i. 473.
Prosopolepsia, one of the smaller vices in
morality, ii. 401.
Prosopopæia, an instance of in Ovid, the
boldest of any in the old poets, i. 145;
instanced in Homer, Virgil, and Mil-
ton, iii. 269.
Prospect, a beautiful one delights the soul
as much as a demonstration, iii. 395;
wide ones please the fancy, ib.; en-
livened by nothing so much as rivers
and falls of water, 398; that of hills and
valleys soon tires, ib.
Prospects of a future state, why delight-
ful, ii. 131.
Prosperity, to what compared by Seneca,
Prostitution by proxy, iii. 79.
Protection, or defence, expressed by the
same metaphor in the ancient poets, i.
Protest, a singular one by a Florentine
poet, against belief in the heathen dei-
ties, i. 495.
Protestant interest of Europe, how affect-
ed by the conduct of Charles II. and
that of William III., v. 97.
Protestant people can never be governed
by a Popish king, v. 60.
Protestant religion could not flourish un-
der a Roman Catholic prince, iv. 415.
Protestant states of Europe rejoice on the
success of a Whig-scheme, v. 97.
Protestant succession, a share in the plan
of, ascribed to Lord Somers, v. 41; ad-
vocated by the Kit-cat Club, 676.
Protestants, a caution to them, ii. 59;
their strength against the Papists dis-
cussed, 127; danger to their cause in
the present rebellion, iv. 446; absurdity
of some in favouring the Pretender, v.
Proverb, Italian, on the territories of the
pope and the great duke, i. 488; of
Solomon, recommending charity, iii. 36;
Italian, on living by hope, 63.
Proverbs, a passage from, relating to wis-
dom, ii. 474.
Providence, arguments for it, drawn from
the natural history of animals, ii. 457;
in the formation of the meanest crea-
tures, 462; a discovery of its ways, the
probable happiness of a future state, iii.
127; its economy too wise for our com-
prehension, 129; equality of its dis-
pensations to mankind, 157; admirable
in the formation of animals, iv. 70; and
of the universe, 71; the richness of its
goodness and wisdom, 72; instance of
its interference in the life of Timoleon,
237; arguments for its superintendency
in the proportional numbers of the sexes,
258 its wise contrivance to quicken
human industry, 291; its interposition
in favour of the reigning monarch of
Britain, 403; has signally interposed in
establishing the Protestant succession,
Prude, bosom of one, how to be painted,
Prudely, Lady Elizabeth, indicted in the
Court of Honour, ii. 219.
Prudence, the mother of Plenty, ii. 23:
why sometimes an impediment to good
fortune, iii. 304.
Prudentius, his description of Avarice, i.
275; his fine description of the statue
of Victory, 290.
Prudes, characterized, ii. 42.
Prussia, the king of, a heavy gold medal
in his collection, i. 340; lays claim to
the government of Neuf-Chatel, 531;
his desire to be admitted to the Triple
Alliance, v. 457; reasons alleged against
his admission, 469; his designs in
Psalm, the fifteenth, repeated by the Eng-
lish army after the battle of Agincourt,
Psalm-singing, theatrical, a letter on, iii.
Psalmist, celebrates the scenes of nature
which gladden the heart, iii. 372; his
prayer against hypocrisy, 379; his re-
presentation of Providence, 446; his
emphatical expressions of religious hope,
494; his description of a ship in a storm,
Psalms, the Book of, written in a head of
Charles I., ii. 345; a sublime passage
from, in Paradise Lost, iii. 242; the
139th, a wonderful beauty in it, 379; the
23rd a pastoral hymn, 446.
Public, more disposed to censure than to
praise, v. 46.
Public affairs, Addison's Reports of, v.
646, et seq.
Public Credit, allegory concerning, ii. 237;
her frequent changes from health to
Public safety, the object of all laws, iv. 458.
Publius Syrus, his maxim on jesting upon
a drunken man, iv. 512.
Pudding, English, a French author's re-
mark on, iv. 506.
Pug the monkey's letter to his mistress,
giving an account of the transmigra-
tions of his soul, iii 336.
Pulteney, William, his remarks on the
Mutiny Bill, v. 649; his speech on the
Secret Committee report, 661; a member
of the Kit-cat Club, 677; the second
volume of the Guardian dedicated to,
Pun, can neither be engraved nor trans-
lated, i. 325; in sculpture at Blenheim
House, ii. 348; defined, 356.
Puns, a string of them in Paradise Lost,
Punch, turned sentry to a brandy-shop,
ii. 2; an argument in favour of trade,
Punch-bowl, a sign of one, curiously de-
corated, at Charing Cross, ii. 287.
Punctilio of Lord Froth ridiculed, iv. 261.
Punctuation in Virgil corrected by Tom
Folio, ii. 134.
Punic language, its word Cæsar signify-
ing elephant, ii. 347.
Punishment due to the rebels considered,
Punishments, why necessary in a govern-
ment, iv. 427.
Punning, a popular species of false wit, ii.
354; flourished in the reign of James I.,
Punto, Major, indicts Richard Newman in
the Court of Honour, ii. 204.
Pupienus, the younger, his bust in ala-
baster at Florence, i. 496.
Puppet-show, Latin poem on a, i. 249;
Sewell's critical remarks on, v. 549;
translated by Sewell, 580.
Purcell, his compositions, why not ad-
mired by Italian artists, ii. 289.
Purgatory, continuance of vicious writers
in, iii. 17; compared with the marriage
Purling stream, a rivulet so called, ií. 303.
Purses, separate, between man and wife,
as unnatural as separate beds, iii. 309.
Puteoli, its remains, i. 432; its mole mis-
taken for Caligula's bridge, 433; con-
futation of that error, ib.
Puzzle, Tom, an immethodical disputant,
Puzzuola, remarkable property of its earth,
Pygmaio-geranomachia, i. 239.
Pygmies and Cranes, Addison's Latin
poem on the Battle of the, Sewell's cri-
tical remarks on, v. 549; translated by
the Rev. T. Newcombe, 558; translated
by Dr. Beattie, 568.
Pyramid of men, a show at Venice on
Holy Thursday, i. 395.
Pyramids of Egypt, iii. 408.
Pyrrhus's ring, Shakspeare's genius com-
pared to, iv. 160.
Pythagoras, placed among the fabulous
worthies in the Temple of Fame, ii. 16;
a golden saying of his, ii. 51; his speech,
from Ovid, iii. 89; his precept on the
formation of various habits, 455; influ-
ence of his example on his family, iv.
320; his wife, sons, and daughters,
philosophers, 320, 321; enjoins venera-
tion to oaths, 418.
Pythagoreans, female, iv. 284.
Quack, a French one, his first appearance
in the streets of Paris, iv. 376.
Quacks, their artifice, ii. 179.
Quadratus, his apology for the Christian
religion, v. 114.
Quæ genus, book of, digested into ser-
mons, iii. 103.
Quaint moralists, their remark on coming
into and going out of the world, iv. 257.
Quaker, contrasted with a beau, ii. 266.
Quakerism personified, ii. 208.
Quaker's letter on naked bosoms, iv. 224;
a female one, at a masquerade, 280.
Quakers, their address to James II., iv.
Quality, the notion of it, producing supe-
riority and pre-eminence among men,
iii. 99; distinguished into three kinds,
ib.; a source of empty pride in some
men, iv. 260, 261.
Quarles, has as many readers as Dryden,
Queen and Tories, called cyphers, iv. 377.
Queen Carolina, verses presented to her
(when princess of Wales) with the tra-
gedy of Cato, i. 227.
Queensborough, Duke of, receives inti-
mation of designed invasion, v. 393; his
reported resignation, 394.
Query, Christopher, cured of a trouble-
some distemper by a prescription in the
Spectator, iv. 75.
Question, a most important one to man-
kind, iv. 120; another started by one of
the schoolmen, 121; great art in mould-
ing a political one, 399.
Quibble. not much to the credit of the
writer, ii. 71.
Quick, Mrs., thrice a widow, iv. 95.
Quickset, Sir Harry, why a vegetable, ii.
Quillet, how treated by Cardinal Maza-
rine when he had satirized him, ii. 276.
Quintilian, distinguishes true wit from
puns, ii. 355, 356.
Quintus Curtius, represented as a false
guide to Alexander, ii. 14; his account
of a subtle cold water, 163.
Quixote, Don, an effectual cure for the
extravagances of love, iii. 114; an in-
stance of the first species of ridicule,
148; his praise how valued by a gentle-
man of sense, iv. 253; frequent and long
parentheses of the author of that book,
Quotation from Solomon, finely intro-
duced, v. 37, note.
Quotations, how to be chosen as legends
for medals, i. 347.
R., papers in the Spectator so marked,
ascribed to Sir Roger, iii. 103.
Rabbinical secret revived by the Jesuits,
Rabbins, their hyperbole on the slaughter
of the Jews, iv. 14; their definition of
the cherubim and seraphim, 156; their
story of Adam's vision of the soul of
Rabbits, multitude of them in Spain, i.
Rabble of mankind compared to vulgar
instruments of noise, ii. 118.
Racine, his style in tragedy, ii. 305; an
instance of the perfect sublime from his
Athaliah, iv. 226.
Rack, a knotty syllogism, iii. 132.
Radicofacie, its frontier castles described,
Ragouts, unfit food for Englishmen, ii.
Raillery, avoided by the old Romans on
their coins, i. 343; on coins, never prac-
tised by the ancients, 448; on pedantry,
why hurtful to the republic of letters, ii.
135; in an imaginary history of Anne
the First's reign, ii. 426; on the fair
sex, how punished, iv. 50.
Raillery and satire, may prevent, though
they do not reclaim, vice and folly, v. 64,
note; how to be tempered, 67.
Rainbow Coffee-house, information of ex-
travagant dress seen there, ii. 265.
Rainbow, its figure as well as colours
magnificent, iii. 410; account of one
across the Channel from Dover, ib.
note; Elizabeth, cured of the hood-dis-
temper by the Spectator's cephalic tinc-
ture, iv. 76.
Rake, short career of one, iv. 123.
Raleigh, his remark on Walsingham's
spies, iv. 164.
Ramsay, a passage from his Vindication
of Astrology, iv. 133.
Rape of Europa, i. 112, 145: of Proser-
pine, a French opera, wherein absurd,
Raphael, an admirable character in Para-
dise Lost, iii. 183; his descent to Para-
Raphael, his art of painting, i. 35;
thoroughly studied the figures on old
coins, 259; an incomparable Madonna
of his in a convent at Foligni, 409; his
picture of St. Cecilia at Bolonia, 503;
vision of his pictures, ii. 394; his pic-
ture of St. Paul preaching at Athens,
exemplifies the gesture of Italian orators,
iii. 385, 386.
Rants, tragic speeches, so called, ii. 310;
instance of their effect, ib.
Rapine, a fiend attendant on Avarice, ii.
90; attendant on licentiousness, 140;
in the garb of a Highlander, iv. 497.
Ratio ultima regum, "the logic of kings,"
Raven, originally white, why changed to
black, i. 103; proposed as a jackal for
the Cambridge lion, iv. 247, 248.
Ravenna, its ancient situation according
to Martial and Silius Italicus, i. 399; its
antiquities, ib.; scarcities of fresh wa-
Raymond, Sir Robert, his remarks on the
Secret Committee's Report, v. 656.
Razor-strops, a controversy respecting, ii.
Reader, The, v. 308; No. 3, 309.
Readers of the Spectator, their number
calculated, ii. 253; classed into the
Mercurial and the Saturnine, iii. 38.
Reading, the exercise of the mind, ii. 103;
a profitable employment of time, 414.
Reading notions, the phrase corrected, ii.
Readings, various, in the classics, a disad-
vantage, iii. 489; a humorous speci-
men of them, 489, 490.
Ready money, of great use in argument,
Realton, Lord, godfather to Lord Sunder-
land's son, v. 365.
Reason, not to be found in brutes, ii. 458;
the safest rule of conduct in life, iii. 2;
a commander in the war of the sexes, iv.
Rebel in a riding-hood, iv. 494.
Rebellion, not the only way of breaking
oaths of allegiance, iv. 420; one of the
most heinous of crimes, 443; as great
an evil to society as government is a
blessing, 444; the present, why most
atrocious and inexcusable, 445; refer-
ence to that of Catiline, ib.; its conse-
quences highly to be deprecated, 446;
expense arising from it, computed at
near a million, 471; by what measure
hastened to a conclusion, 473; temple
of, described in the Highlander's vision,
496; consequences of the present rebel-
lion will secure us from the like attempts
in future, 498, 499; tried the true friends
of Great Britain, 500; a pamphlet re-
commending a general pardon discussed,
v. 2; its consequences involve the min-
istry in many difficulties, 77; Irish, ac-
count of arms supplied from Holland
Rebels, a memoir found on one of them,
iv. 404; celebrated for their victories
by the Tories, 422; their conversion
little to be depended on, v. 8.
Rebus, a conceit frequent among the an-
cients, ii. 347, 348; a silly one at Blen-
Rebuses, a magazine of them in the Tem-
ple of Dulness, ii. 364.
Rechteren, Count, his controversy with
Monsieur Mesnager, its influence on the
affairs of Europe, iii. 503.
Recipe against taking physic, ii. 180.
Recitative music in every language ought
to be adapted to its accent, ii. 289.
Recitativo, Italian, surprise on its first
introduction on the English stage, ii. 288.
Recovering the Fan, direction for, ii. 430.
Red-cross knight in Spenser's Den of
Error, how annoyed by reptiles, ii. 173.
Red port, quantity drank by the Everlast-
ing Club, ii. 380.
Redundancy, iv. 348, note.
Redundancies in discourse ridiculed, iii,
Reformation, its effects, v. 34.
Reformation of manners, society for, a let-
ter from one of its directors, ii. 246, 247.
Reformation of the age, mode of con-
tributing to it, iii. 450.
Reformed religion personified, ii. 206, 207.
Reformers, in what principles they glo-
ried, iv. 423.
Regency, Lords of the, v. 635; Addison
their secretary, 635, 637.
Regency bill, chiefly conducted by Lord
Somers, v. 41.
Regicides, justify their execrable mur-
ders by the example of Brutus, v. 85.
Regillus, Lake, described, i. 484.
Register, The, establishment of, proposed
by Hughes to Addison, v. 411; de-
clined by him, 412.
Rehearsal, allusion to a dance with the
sun, moon, and earth in it, ii. 239; its
ridicule on Dryden, how justifiable, iii.
Rehearse, a word to be banished from all
poetry, i. 86, note.
Reigns, two, in which regal authority was
at variance with law, iv. 400.
Relative too far from the antecedent, iii.
Relatives, excess of them in a sentence, ii.
154, note; right use of them in English,
Religio Medici, of Sir Thomas Brown,
quoted, ii. 36; a passage from, on
dreaming and waking thoughts, iv. 2.
Religion, a ground for its triumph, in the
perfectibility of the soul, ii 445; in-
jured by enthusiasm and superstition,
iii. 72; the practice of it, with what
pleasures attended, 455; consisting of
belief and practice, 473; remark of an
excellent author on charity and zeal,
475; its cause injured by the sancti-
mony and gloom of some of its pro-
fessors, iv. 11; a true spirit of it cheers
as well as composes the soul, 13; pro-
duces contentment, 120; personified, in
the Highlander's vision, 497. (See
Religions in Great Britain represented in
wax-work, ii. 205.
Religious houses of Italy, their immense
wealth, i. 408; war, ii. 127.
Remo, St., a Genoese town, described, i.
Remorse, his office in the Temple of
Lust, ii. 79.
Rendezvous, an awkward word even in
French, iv. 329, note.
Renegado, a French one seduces the wife
of a Castilian, iii. 69, 70.
Renegadoes, why liable to infamy and de-
rision, iii. 1.
Rentfree, Thomas, Esq., ii. 18.
Repartee of a king of England to the
French ambassador's compliment, iv.
Restitution, Mount, allegorically describ-
ed, ii. 33.
Resurrectio delineata ad altare Col. Magd.
Oxon. Poema, i. 243.
Resurrection, Addison's Latin poem of
the, Sewell's remarks on, v. 549; trans-
lated by Amhurst, 573.
Retiarius (gladiator), how represented in
combat, i. 467.
Retirement from the world, difficult to
money-getters, iv. 77.
Revealed religion, its necessity proved by
an answer of Socrates, iii. 83.
Revelation confirms the dictates of reason
in its accounts of the Divine existence,
Reverence, a title given to the inferior
clergy, iii. 99.
Revolution, the late, conduct of the pro-
fessors of non-resistance in, iv. 393.
Rhadamanthus, his tribunal, a vision, iv.
Rhea Silvia, mother of Romulus and
Remus. i. 465.
Rhine, dividing hostile nations, marks
the change of war, i. 52.
Rhine, the little, a river at the foot of the
Apennines, i. 503.
Rhone, river, its course through the lake
of Geneva, i. 512; seems guided by the
particular hand of Providence, 515.
Rhythm of the English tongue, ii. 416,
Rich, Christopher, Esq., sale of his goods,
celestial and terrestrial, ii. 4; would
not suffer the opera of Whittington and
his Cat to be performed, 242.
Rich, none can be called so who have not
more than they want, iv. 117, 118.
Richelieu, his remark on misfortune and
imprudence, iii. 303; his politics made
France the terror of Europe, 314; rich
men, their defects overlooked, 480.
Riches corrupt men's morals, iii. 480.
Richmond, Duke of, a member of the
Kit-cat Club, v. 676.
Riddles of the Sphynx, iv. 371; hints for
the second part whence stolen, iv. 372.
Ridicule, in a paper on news-mongers, in-
comparably fine, ii. 127, note; a danger-
ous talent in an ill-natured man, 275;
perhaps a better expedient against love
than sober advice, iii. 114; the qualifi-
cation of little, ungenerous tempers,
147; how to be rendered of use in the
world, ib.; its two great branches in
writing, ib.; how far admissible in cri-
ticism, 196; improper subjects for it in
Riding, an exercise recommended to read-
ers of both sexes, ii. 451.
Riding-coats of the ladies, the Spectator's
dislike of them, iii. 436.
Rimer, Mr., his Edgar to fall in snow at
the next acting of King Lear, iv. 148.
Rimini, its antiquities, i. 402.
Rinaldo, the opera of, filled with thunder
and lightning, ii. 241.
Ring and the well, a story, iv. 241.
Rings, old Roman, their cumbersome size,
Ripaille, on the Lake of Geneva, its con-
vent of Carthusians, for what noted, i.
Rivers, in the French opera dressed in
red stockings, ii. 290.
Rivers, Lord, despatched to Portugal, v.
351, 352; at Lisbon, 356, 357; his ill-
Roarings of the lion published once a
week, iv. 219, 234; more roarings,
Robethon, Mr., v. 348; letter from Lord
Halifax to, ib.
Robin redbreast, a poetical ornament in
The Children of the Wood, ii. 397.
Robinson, Dr. John, Bp. of Bristol, and
London, v. 245, 390.
Rochester, his remark on French truth
and British policy, iii. 317.
Roger de Coverley, Letter in the name of,
supposed by Addison, v. 434; anec-
dotes, 690. See Coverley.
Rogers, Capt. Woodes, v. 477; appointed
governor of the Bahamas, 485, 496;
grant for fortifying the Isle of Provi-
Roman Cæsars, the character ascribed to
them on medals, i. 343.
Roman Catholic inscriptions, a collection
of them recommended, i. 524.
Roman Catholics less ashamed of religion
than Protestants, iii. 471, 472.
Roman censor, his duties, ii. 143, 144.
Roman, character of a, defined, i. 178,
Roman church, its policy in allowing the
honour of canonization, i. 368; over-
whelmed with superstition, iii. 72.
Roman emperor makes his horse a consul,
Roman general showed his army where
to quench their thirst, iv. 362.
Roman Poets, Addison's Dissertation on
the, v. 587; continuation of, by Major
Roman soldiers bore on their helmets
the history of Romulus, i. 464.
Roman triumph, office of the slave in, iv.
Romance-writers, their antipathy to lions,
Romances, gratification in reading them,
ii. 68; curious instance of a French