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The Figures in this Index refer to the Numbers of the Spectator.

ABIGAILS, Inale, in fashion among the ladies, 55.

Absence in conversation, a remarkable instance of it in Will Honeycomb,
77; the occasion of this absence, ibid.; and means to conquer it, ibid.; the
character of an absent man, out of Bruyere, ibid.

Acrostic, piece of false wit, divided into simple and compound, 60.
Act of deformity, for the use of the Ugly club, 17.

Advertisements of an Italian chirurgeon, 22; from St. James's coffee-house,
24; from a gentlewoman that teaches birds to speak, 36; from another
that is a fine flesh-painter, 41.

Advice; no order of persons too considerable to be advised, 34.
Affectation, a greater enemy to a fine face than the smallpox, 33; it de
forms beauty, and turns wit into absurdity, 38; the original of it, ibid.;
found in the wise man as well as the coxcomb, ibid.; the way to get clear
of it, ibid.

Age rendered ridiculous, 6; how contemned by the Athenians, and respect-
ed by the Spartans, ibid.

Alexander the Great, wry necked, 32.

Ambition never satisfied, 27.

Americans, their opinion of souls, 56; exemplified in a vision of one of their
countrymen, ibid.

Ample, lady, her uneasiness, and the reason of it, 32.

Anagram, what, and when first produced, 60.

Andromache, a great fox-hunter, 57.

April, the first of, the merriest day in the year, 47.

Aretine made all the princes of Europe his tributaries, 23.

Arietta, her character, 11; her fable of the lion and the man, in answer to
the story of the Ephesian matron, ibid.; her story of Inkle and Yarico,

Aristotle, his observation upon the Iambic verse, 31; upon tragedies, 40,


Arsinoe, the first musical opera on the English stage, 18.

Avarice, the original of it, 55; operates with luxury, ibid.; at war with
luxury, ibid.; its officers and adherents, ibid.; comes to an agreement with
luxury, ibid.

Audiences at present void of common sense, 13.

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Aurelia, her character, 15.

Author, the necessity of his readers being acquainted with his size, com
plexion, and temper, in order to read his works with pleasure, 1; his
opinion of his own performances, 4; the expedient made use of by those
that write for the stage, 51.

Bacon, Sir Francis, his comparison of a book well written, 10; his observa
tions upon envy, 19.

Bags of money, a sudden transformation of them into sticks and paper, 3.
Baptist Lully, his prudent management, 29.

Bawdry, never writ but where there is a dearth of invention, 51.

Beaver the haberdasher, a great politician, 49.

Beauties when plagiaries, 4; the true secret how to improve beauty, 33;
then the most charming when heightened by virtue, ibid.; whether male
or female, very untractable, 87.

Bell, Mr., his ingenious device, 28.
Bell-Savage, its etymology, 28.

Birds, a cage full for the opera, 5.

Biters, their business, 47.

Blackmore, Sir Richard, his observations, 6.

Blanks of society, who, 10.

Blank verse proper for tragedy, 39.

Board-wages, the ill effects of it, S8.

Bohours, Monsieur, a great critic among the French, 62.

Bouts-rimez, what, 60.

Breeding, fine-breeding distinguished from good, 66.

British ladies distinguished from the Piets, 41.

Brunetta and Phillis, their adventures, 80.

Bruyere, Monsieur, his character of an absent man, 77.

Bullock and Norris, differently habited, prove great helps to a silly play.


Butts described, 47; the qualifications of a butt, ibid.

Cæsar, Julius, his behaviour to Catullus, who had put him into a lampoon,


Caligula, his wish, 16.

Camilla, a true woman in one particular, 15.

Carbuncle, Dr. his dye, what, 52.

Censor of small wares, an officer to be erected, 16.

Charles I. a famous picture of that prince, 58.

Chevy-chase, the Spectator's examen of it, 70, 74.

Children in the wood, a ballad, wherein to be commended, 85.

Chronogram, a piece of false wit, 60.

Cicero, a punster, 61; the entertainment found in his philosophic writings,


Clarinda, an idol, in what manner worshipped, 73.

Cleanthe, her story, 15.

Clergyman, one of the Spectator's club, 2.

Clergy, a threefold division of them, 21.

Clubs, nocturnal assemblies so called, 9; several names of clubs, and their

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originals, ibid. &c.; rules prescribed to be observed in the Two-penny
club, ibid.; an account of the Ugly club, 17; the Sighing club, 30; the
Fringeglove club, ibid.; the Amorous club, ibid.; the Hebdomadal club:
some account of the members of that club, 43; and of the Everlasting club,
72; the club of Ugly Faces, N. 78; the difficulties met with in erecting
that club, ibid.

Commerce, the extent and advantage of it, 69.

Condé, prince of, his face like that of an eagle, 86.

Consciousness, when called affectation, 38.

Conversation most straitened in numerous assemblies, 68.

Coquettes, the present numerous race, to what owing, 66.

Coverley, Sir Roger de, a member of the Spectator's club, his character, 2;

his opinion of men of fine parts, 6.

Courtier's habit, on what occasions hieroglyphical, 64.

Cowley abounds in mixed wit, 62.

Crab, of King's college in Cambridge, chaplain to the club of Ugly Faces,

Credit, a beautiful virgin, her situation and equipage, 3; a great valetudi-
narian, ibid.

Cross, Miss, wanted near half a ton of being as handsome as Madam Van
Brisket, a great beauty in the Low Countries, 32.

Dancing, a discourse on it, defended, 67.

Death, the time and manner of our death not known to us, 7.

Debt, the ill state of such as run in debt, 82.

Deformity, no cause of shame, 17.

Delight and surprise, properties essential to wit, 62.

Demurrers, what sort of women so to be called, 89.

Dignitaries of the law, who, 21.

Divorce, what esteemed to be a just pretension to one, 41.

Donne, Dr., his description of his mistress, 41.

Dryden, his definition of wit censured, 62.

Duelling, a discourse against it, 84.

Dull fellows, who, 43; their inquiries are not for information, but exercise,

ibid.; naturally turn their heads to politics or poetry, ibid.

Dutch more polite than the English in their buildings, and monuments of
their dead, 26.

Dyer, the news writer, an Aristotle in politics, 43.

Envy: the ill state of an envious man, 19; his relief, ibid.; the way to ob

tain his favour, ibid.

Ephesian matron, the story of her, 11.

Epictetus, his observation upon the female sex, 53.

Epigram on Hecatissa, 52.

Epitaphs, the extravagance of some, and modesty of others, 26; an epitapu
written by Ben Jonson, 33.

Equipages, the splendor of them in France, 15; a great temptation to the
female sex, ibid.

Etherege, Sir George, author of a comedy called She Would if She Could,
reproved, 51.


Eubulus, his character, 49.

Eucrate, the favorite of Pharamond, 76; his conference with Pharamond, 84
Eudosia, her behaviour, 79.

Fable of the lion and the man, 11; of the children and frogs, 23; of Jupiter

and the countryman, 25.

Falsehood, the goddess of, 63.

False wit, the region of it, 25.

Falstaff, Sir John, a famous butt, 47.

Fame, generally coveted, 78.

Fashion, the force of it, 64.

Fear of death often mortal, 25.

Female virtues, which the most shining, 81.

Fine gentleman, a character frequently misapplied by the fair sex, 75.
Flutter, Sir Fopling, a comedy: some remarks upon it, 65.

Fools, great plenty of them the first day of April, 47.

Freeport, Sir Andrew, a member of the Spectator's club, 2.

French poets, wherein to be imitated by the English, 45.

Friendship, the great benefit of it, 68; the medicine of life, ibid.; the qual
ifications of a good friend, ibid.

Gallantry: wherein true gallantry ought to consist, 7.

Gaper: the sign of the gaper frequent in Amsterdam, 47.

Gentry of England, generally speaking, in debt, 82.

Ghosts warned out of the playhouse, 36; the appearance of a ghost of

great efficacy on an English theatre, 44.

Gospel gossips described, 46.

Goths in poetry, who, 62.

Handkerchief, the great machine for moving pity in a tragedy, 44.

Happiness, true, an enemy to pomp and noise, 15.

Hard words ought not to be pronounced right by well-bred ladies, 45.
Heroes in an English tragedy generally lovers, 40.

Hobbs, Mr. his observations upon laughter, 47.

Honeycomb, Will, his character, 2; his discourse with the Spectator in the
playhouse, 4; his adventure with a Pict, 41; throws his watch into the
Thames, 77.

Human nature, the same in all reasonable creatures, 70.

Honour to be described only by negatives, 35; the genealogy of true honour,
ibid.; and of false, ibid.

Iambic verse the most proper for Greek tragedies, 49.

James, how polished by love, 71.

Idiots, in great request in most of the German courts, 47.

Idols: coffee-house idols, 87; who of the fair sex so called, 73.

Impudence gets the better of modesty, 2; an impudence committed by the

eyes, 20; the definition of English, Scotch, and Irish impudence, ibid.
Indian kings, some of their observations during their stay here, 50.
Indiscretion, more hurtful than ill-nature, 23.

Injuries how to be measured. 23.

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Inkle and Yarico, their story, 11.

Innocence, and not quality, an exemption from reproof, 34.
Jonson, Ben, an epitaph written by him on a lady, 33.

Italian writers, florid and wordy, 5.

Kim bow, Thomas, states his case in a letter to the Spectator 24.
Kissing-dances censured, 67.

Lady's library described, 37.

Lætitia and Daphne, their story, 33.

Lampoons written by people that cannot spell, 16; witty lampoons inflict
wounds that are incurable, 23; the inhuman barbarity of the ordinary
scribblers of lampoons, ibid.

Larvati, who so called among the ancients, 32.

Lath, Squire, has a good estate which he would part withal for a pair of
legs to his mind, 32.

Laughter, immoderate, a sign of pride, 47; the provocations to it, ibid.
Lawyers, divided into the peaceable and litigious, 21; both sorts described,

King Lear, a tragedy, suffers in the alteration, 40.

Lee, the poet, well turned for tragedy, 39.

Learning ought not to claim any merit to itself, but upon the application
of it, 6.

Leonora, her character, 37; the description of her country-seat, ibid.

Letters to the Spectator; complaining of the masquerade, 8; from the
opera lion, 14; from the under sexton of Covent-garden parish, ibid. ;
from the undertaker of the masquerade, ibid.; from one who had been to
see the opera of Rinaldo, and the puppet-show, ibid.; from Charles Lillie,
16; from the president of the Ugly club, 17; from S. C. with a complaint
against the starers, 20; from Tho. Prone, who acted the wild boar that
was killed by Mrs. Tofts, 22; from William Serene, and Ralph Simple,
from an actor, ibid.; from king Latinus, ibid. ; from Tho. Kimbow,
24; from Will Fashion to his would-be acquaintance, ibid.; from Mary Tues-
day on the same subject, ibid.; from a valetudinarian to the Spectator,
25; from some persons to the Spectator's clergyman, 27; from one who
would be inspector of the sign-posts, 28; from the master of the show at
Charing-cross, ibid ; from a member of the Amorous club at Oxford, 30;
from a member of the Ugly club, 32; from a gentleman to such ladies as
are professed beauties, 33; from T. D. containing an intended regulation
of the Playhouse, 36; from the playhouse thunderer, ibid.; from the Spec-
tator to an affected very witty man, 38; from a married man with a
complaint that his wife painted, 41; from Abraham Froth, a member of
the Hebdomadal meeting in Oxford, 43; from a husband plagued with a
gospel-gossip, 46; from an ogling master, ibid. ; from the Spectator to the
president and fellows of the Ugly club, 48; from Hecatissa to the Specta-
tor, ibid.; from an old beau ibid.; from Epping, with some account of a
company of strollers, ibid.; from a lady complaining of a passage in
the Funeral, 51; from Hugh Goblin, president of the Ugly club, 52;
from QR. concerning laughter, ibid.; the Spectator's answer, ibid. ;
from R. B. to the Spectator, with a proposal relating to the education

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