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the whole in the words of the poets, when they could conveniently be brought within the compass of a liñe, and in the very arrangement of their words, in order to preserve entire the harmony and em. phasis of the sentence, more especially in the proverbial sayings, which are much of the same nature with the sententious, differing only in point of authority, the latter being the result of the observa. tion of the wife and learned, and expressed with dignity ; but the former, that of the vulgar, and generally as vulgarly expressed, yet equally true with the fententious. Proverbial sayings could not well be disarranged, without spoiling them, or at least making them sound harsh to an ear unaccustomed to an unusual arrangement.

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but which it necessarily implies, it is in ob all languages, both learned and unlearn: ed, taken substantively; it may

therefore lead the sentence, according to the general rule of index-making; namely, , that a substantive is always to be the leading word; the truth of which will

be considered hereafter. For instance, : we say, the virtuous, the vicious, &c.

with respect to persons; and with respect to a thing, the good, the ill, the

vain, &c. of life. When quality and al subject are both expressed together, I

consider them as one word; both on ac

count of their neceffary connection; and 1 especially, because the stress of the fen

tence turns upon them : I therefore scruple not to make them the leading words: Dryden, for instance, to mention no other, says, lively faith bears aloft the mind: if the above rule, namely that

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N. B. When the poet is in one volume only, the number den

notes the page: when in more volumes than one, the first
number, feparated by a colon, denotes the volume; the
second, the page of that volume.

ABBREVIATIONS EXPLAINED.
Add. Addison; Aken. Akenfide; A. Phil. Ambrose Philips;
Black. Blackmore; Buck. Buckingham ; Butl. Butler ; Coll.
Collins; Cong. Congreve ; Cow. Cowley; Den. Denhams
Dor. Dorset : Dry. Dryden ; Fent. Fenton ; Hal. Halifax ;
Ham. Hammond; Lanr. Lansdowne; Lytt. Lyttelton; Mall.
Mallet; Milt. Milton ; Ot. Otway; Parn. Parnell; Phil. John
Philips ; Pom. Pomfret ; Popc il. od. Pope's lliad and Odyssey;
Roch. Rochester; Rosc. Roscommon; Rowe L. Rowe’s Lucan;
Sav. Savage; Shen. Shenfone ; Soin. Somervile; Step. Stepney;
Thom. Thomson ; Tick. Tickell; Wall. Water; Yal. Yalden.

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ABANTE S, their uncommon length of hais, Popeilat: 89

Abbeys put down,
Abùael, character of,

Dry. I: 103
Abdiel, zeal of,

Milt. 1: 166 VOL. LVII.

B

Aldiel

Mall. 171

Cow. 2: 257

Coll. 239

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Milt. 1: 174 Abdiel, reception of in heaven, Abel, murder of, in vision,

Milt. 2: 100 Abelard,

Pope I : 184 ill-fated youth,

Prior 2 : 58
Aberdeen, university, founder of,
Abijala attempts in vain to recover the ten tribes, Cow. 2 : 127
Abimelec, ambition of,

Prior 2: 142
Abra, the favourite of Solomon,
the Georgian Sultana,

Milt. 2 : 123 Abraham called, in his feed the world blessed,

Milt. 2 : 124 friend of God, must bear the destin'd load, Prior 2 : 179 Abfalom and Achitophel,

Dry. I: 125 character of,

Dry. I: 126, 141 engages in rebellion,

Dry. 1: 149

sCog: 53 Absence, death to those who loves

Pope I : 37 Abftinence lean and fallow,

Milt. 3 : 146 Absurdities, grand climacterical,

Young 2: 113
Abundance is the miser's doom,

Young 3: 270
Abuse, unhallowed licence of,
Abyss of endless woe,

Pom. 338
Academia, school of Plato,

Aken. 89. Acamus and Pyrous from Thracia come, Pope il. 1: 101 Accents, where to place,

Rofc. 1 : 221 Account, Anacreontic, balanced,

Watts 262 Achaia, women of, and men no more, Pope il. 1: 77 Achaemenides, story of,

Achaeme nides,

2 Sben. 125

Mall. 257

Cow. I : 143

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