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INDEX

TO THE

WORKS OF DR. JOHNSON.

N. B. The Roman numerals refer to the volume, and the figures to the page.

ABERBROTHICK, account of the town of, ix. 7. of the ruins of the monas-

tery there, 8.
Aberdeen, account of, i. 328. ix. 10. account of the king's college, ix. 11. ac-

count of the marischal college, 12. the course of education there, 13. account

of the English chapel, 14.
Abilities, the reward of, to be accepted when offered, and not sought for in an-

other place, exemplified in the story of Gelaleddin of Bassora, iv. 384.
Abouzaid, the dying advice of Morad his father to him, iii. 190.
Abridgments of books, remarks on, v. 461.
Absence, a destroyer of friendship, iv. 216.
Abyssinia, preface to the translation of father Lobo's voyage to, v. 255.
Academical education, one of Milton's objections to it, vii. 69.
Acastus, an instance of the commanding influence of curiosity, iii. 212.
Achilles, his address to a Grecian prince supplicating life, improper for a pic-

ture, iv, 283.
Action, (dramatick,) the laws of it stated and remarked, iii. 240.

(exercise,) necessary to the health of the body, and the vigour of the
mind, ii. 398. the source of cheerfulness and vivacity, 399.
Action, (in oratory,) the want of, considered, iv. 414. tends to no good in any

part of oratory, 415.
Actions, every man the best relater of his own, iv. 341. the injustice of judging

of them by the event, iv. 84.
Adam unparadised, a manuscript, supposed to be the embryo of Paradise Lost,

v. 269.
Adams, parson, of Fielding, not Edward, but William Young, vii. 456.
Addison, Joseph, supposed to have taken the plan of his dialogues on unedals

from Dryden's essay on dramatick poetry, vii. 251. his life, vii. 418. the va-
rious schools at which he received instruction, ibid. cultivates an early friend-
ship with Steele, 419. lends a hundred pounds to Steele, and reclaims it by an
execution, 420. entered at Oxford, 1687,420. account of his Latin poems, 421.
account of his English poems, ibid. on being introduced by Congreve to Mr.
Montague, becomes a courtier, 422. obtains a pension of three hundred a year,
that he might be enabled to travel, 423. publishes his travels, 424. succeeds
Mr. Locke as commissioner of appeals, as a reward for his poem, the Battle
of Blenheim, 425. went to Hanover with lord Halifax, ibid. made under-
secretary of state, ibid. writes the opera of Rosamond, ibid. assists Steele in
writing the Tender Husband, ibid. goes to Ireland with lord Wharton as se-
cretary, 426. made keeper of the records in Birmingham's tower, ibid. the

characters of him and Wharton, ibid. his reason for resolving not to

fees to his friends, ibid. wrote in the Tatler, 427. wrote in the

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esates in Scotland considered, 91. Ajal, has history, i. 368—375. Atenside, Dr. Mark, his opinion of Dyer's Fleece, v. 407. bis life, 4. sem

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4. ibid. studies at Leyden, and becomes, M. D. 174, 470. 26

riend to fit, and a lover of contradiction, ibid. practises per lampiar nmpstead, 471. settles at London, ibid. allored a pool by Mr. Dyson,

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Alacrity, the cultivation of it the source of personal and social pleasure, ii. 347.
Albion in lat. 3o, account of the friendly inhabitants found there by Drake, vi.

367.
Alexandrian library, its loss lamented, iv. 343.
Aliger, his character, iii. 434.
Allen, Mr. Bath, praised by Pope in his satires, viii. 297.
All's Well that Ends Well, observations on Shakespeare's, v. 160.
Almamoulin, the dying speech of Nouradin, his father, to him, iii. 71. his

thoughtless extravagance, 72. the excellent advice which the sage gave him,

74.
Altilia, her coquetry described, iii. 352.
Amazons, observations on the history of the, iv. 407. old maids in England most

like Amazons, 408.
Amazons, of the pen, iv. 110.
Ambition, generally proportioned to capacity, vi. 275. a quality natural to

youth, ii. 174. the peculiar vanity of it in the lower stations of life, 315, 316.

a destroyer of friendship, iv. 217. characterized, i. 73.
America ; Taxation no Tyranny, or, an answer to the resolutions and address of

the American congress, 1775, vi. 224. considerations on the Indians grant-
ing their lands to foreign nations, vi. 114. difficulty of ascertaining bounda-
ries, 115. the power of the French there, 1756, 125. colonies first settled
there in the time of Elizabeth, 127. colony first sent to Canada by the
French, 129. the first discovery of Newfoundland by Cabot, and the settle-
ment from thence to Georgia considered, 138. the encroachment of the French

on our back settlements examined, 140.
Amicus, bis reflections on the deplorable case of prostitutes, iii. 8.
Amoret, lady Sophia Murray celebrated by Waller under that name, vii. 181.
Amusements, by what regulations they may be rendered useful, ii. 420.
Anacreon, ode ix. translated, i. 138.
Anatomy, cruelty in anatomical researches reprobated, iv. 200.
Andrew's, St. account of the city of, ix. 3. tire ruins of the cathedral, ibid. ac-

count of the university, 4. expense of education there, 5.
Angelo, Michael, observations on his style of painting, iv. 385.
Anger, the necessity of checking and regulating it, ii. 50. a tumultuous and

dangerous passion, derived from pride, 52. exposed to contempt and derision,

ibid. the pernicious effects of it, 53, 54.
Animal food, on the choice and rejection of various sorts of, ix. 57.
Anningate and Ajut, the Greenland lovers, their history, ii. 368—375.
Anoch, account of, ix. 31. consists only of three huts, ibid. account of the land-

lord and his house, 32.
Anson, lord, little advantage to have been expected, had his voyage succeeded

to the extent of his wishes, vi. 183.
Anthea, her disagreeable character, ii. 166.
Antony and Cleopatra, observations on Shakespeare's play of, v. 170.
Application, desultory, injurious to our improvements in knowledge and virtue,

iii. 125. active and diligent, strongly enforced by a view of the shortness and

uncertainty of human life, 134.
Arbuthnot, Ďr. with Pope, supposed to have assisted Gay in writing Three

Hours after Marriage, viii. 64. sketch of his character, viii. 295. the first
volume of the Memoirs of Scriblerus published by him, in conjunction with

Pope and Swift, 298.
Arcades, written by Milton about 1637, vii. 72.
Archery, the importance of, in former times, vi. 508.
Arches, considerations on elliptical and semicircular, which is to be preferred,

v. 303.
Architecture, the degenerate state of, at Rome, v. 307.
Argutio, his character, ii. 135.
Aristophanes, licentiousness of his writings exorbitant, v. 367. the only author

from whom a just idea of the comedy of his age may be drawn, 369. history
of, 370. Plutarch's sentiments upon, ibid. justification of, 379.

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Aristotle, his sentiinents of what is requisite to the perfection of a tragedy, iü.

157. account of a manuscript translation of his polítics in the library at Aber

deen, ii. 13. Armidel, in the isle of Sky, account of, ix. 45. Army, causes of the superiority of the officers of France to those of England, vi.

141. made formidable by regularity and discipline, 149. Art, terms of, the necessity of, iv. 356. Artists' catalogue, preface to, v. 459. Ascham, Roger, his life, vi. 503. born at Kirby Wiske, near North Alerton,

1515, 504. educated with the sons of Mr. Wingfield, and entered at Canbridge, 1530, ibid. applied to the study of Greek, 505. a favourer of tbe protestant opinion, 506. chosen fellow of St. John's, 1534, ibid. M. A. and tutor, 1537, 507. not less eminent as a writer of Latin than as a teacher of Greek, 508. fond of archery, ibid. published his Toxophilus, 1544, ibid. receives a pension of ten pounds from Henry the eighth, 511. the equivalent value of his pension, at this time, considered, ibid. orator of the university, 512. taught prince Edward, princess Elizabeth, and many of the nobility, writing, ibid. receives a pension from Edward the sixth, ibid. tutor to the princess Elizabeth, which be quits without consent, ibid. secretary to sir Richard Monsine, ambassador to Germany, 513. On the death of Edward the sixth, loses his pension and places, 514. Latin secretary to Philip and Mary, ibid. inquiry how he could as a protestant hold the place under Philip and Mary, ibid. favoured by cardinal Pole, 516. continued in the same employment under Elizabeth, ibid. prebendary of Westwang, in the church of York, ibid.

Died 1574, 518. his character, 519. Assurance, not always connected with abilities, ini. 253. Astrology, the credit given to it in the seventeenth century, vii. 154. Astronomer, the cause of uneasiness in an, i. 289. supposes himself to bave the

power of the winds, rain, and seasons, ibid. leaves his directions to Imlac, 291. Pekuah wishes to become his scholar, 298. his opinion of the choice of life,

300. his superstition removed, by entering into the amusements of life, 309. As you like it, observations on Shakspeare's, v. 160. Athanatus, his just reflections on the near prospect of death, ii. 258. Atterbury, bp. Pope examined before the lords on the trial of the bishop, vin.

273. presents Pope with a bible at their last interview, ibid. Avarice, the vanity of, i. 20. fatal effects of insatiable, ii. 188. Aubigney, lady, carries a commission from Charles the first to sir Nicholas

Crispe, vii. 189. Auchinleck, lord, his seat at Auchinleck described, ix. 158. Augustus, Fort, account of, ix. 30. Auknasheals, account of the village of, ix. 37. Aurantius, his unjust and abusive treatment of Liberalis, iii. 274. Aureng Zebe, a tragedy, remarks upon some improprieties in it, i. 96. Austerities, and mortifications, their use in religion, i. 24. Authors, have a desire of appearing to have done every thing by chance, viu.

24. the complaint of surreptitious editions inquired into, vi. 477. the diffi. culty of his first address, ii. 1. by what methods he may be introduced with advantage to the publick, 2, 3. often deluded by the visionary and vain anticipations of happiness, 8. the neglect of him the most dreadful mortification, 9. the folly of endeavouring to acquire fame merely by writing, ibid. some peculiar discouragements to which he is exposed, 10. his proper task is to instruct and entertain, 11. the difficulty of executing it with advantage, ibid. increased by the caprice and ill-nature of his readers, ibid. his acquisition of fame difficult, and his possession of it precarious, 105. the great difference between the productions of the same author accounted for, 106. Daturally fond of their own productions, 271. many deluded by the vain hope of acquiring immortal reputa:ion, iii. 1. their literary fame destined to various measures of duration, 2, their being esteemed, principally owing to the influence of curiosity or pride, 3. their proper rank and usefulness in society, 143. characters of the manufacturers of literature, 191, as they grow more elegant

become less intelligible, iv. 255. difficulties they find in publishing their works, 313. the precarious fame of, 323. who write on subjects which have been preoccupied by great men generally sink, 345. journal of an, 346. seldom write their own lives, 446. their lives full of incident, ibid. signs of knowing how a publication is received, 447. writing their own lives recommended, 448. their misfortune in not having their works understood by the readers, 30. not to be charged with plagiarism merely for similarity of sentiment, 79. no want of topick whilst mankind are mutable, 83. the present age an age of authors, 109. want of patronage complained of, 110. their importance to the welfare of the publick, 139. the good they do to mankind compared to a single drop in a shower of rain, 141. who provide innocent amusement, may be considered as benefactors to life, 142. their condition with regard to themselves, 144. their expectation before publication considered, 145. the pleasure and difficulties of composition, ibid. after all, the publick judgment frequently perverted from the merit of his work, 147. the merit of his works ascertained by the test of time which they have retained fame, v. 103. a century the term fixed for the test of literary merit, 104. the genius of the age to be considered in order to fix the abilities of, 55. the expectation they form of the reception of their labours, 247. project for the employment of,

355. Authority, the accidental prescriptions of it often confounded with the laws of

nature, iii. 240. Authority, parental, frequently exerted with rigour, iii. 201. Autumn, an ode, i. 120. Bacon, Francis, lord, the life prefixed to the edition of his works, 1740, written

by Mallet, viii. 465. his severe reflection on beautiful women, ii. 186. was of opinion that his moral essays would be of longer duration than his other

works, iii. 5. observations on his character, iv. 134. Bail, the danger of becoming, exemplified in the character of Serenus, iv. 36. Baillet, his collection of critical decisions remarked, ii. 438. Bamff, account of that town, ix. 17. Bards, uncertainty in the account of them, ix. 109. Bargains, the folly of buying bargains exposed, iv. 252. Barra, island of, account of, ix. 124. horses there not more than thirty-six

inches high, ibid. Barratier, John Philip, his life, vi. 376. sou of a calvinist minister, and born

at Schwabach, 1720-21, ibid. his early acquirements of learning, 377. in his ninth year could speak Latin, German, and French, equally well, ibid. in his eleventh year translated the travels of Rabbi Benjamin from the Hebrew into French, with notes, 378. the method by which his father taught him the languages, 380. published Anti-Artemonius, 1735, 381. patronised for his learning by the king of Prussia, 1735, ibid. died 1740, 384. additions to

Life, ibid. Barretti, translation of some lines at the end of his Easy Phraseology, i. 143. Bashfulness, sometimes the effect of studious retirement, iii. 247, 252. fre

quently produced by too high an opinion of our own importance, 255. Baxter, Mr. Richard, incitement he often urged to the present exercise of

charity, ii. 336. Bayes, that character designed for Dryden, vii. 272. that character also sup

posed to be designed for Davenant and sir Robert Howard, 273. Beaumont and Fletcher, their plots in Spanish stories, vii. 258. Beauty, disgustingly described, vii. 27. a mental quality, merely relative and

comparative, ii. 431. the disadvantages incident to such as are celebrated for it, iii. 117. the folly of anxiety and solicitude upon account of it, ibid. the natural principle of, iv. 392. the most general form of nature the most beautiful, ibid. depends much on the general received ideas, 393. novelty

said to be one of the causes of beauty, 394. Beggars, the best method of reducing the number, vi. 27, as numerous in

Scotland as in England, ix. 9. account of, in the Hebrides, 126.
Bell, Mrs. epitaph on, i. 151.
Bellaria, her character, iij. 387.

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