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Fiction, the advantage writers of it have to please the imagination
Fine men, in English comedy, their accomplishments, 404.
Fine writing, in what the mystery of it consists, 331, note.
Fish-street politician, his remark on the French king's death, 322.
Follies of the age, exposed by the Spectator, 384.
Food for newsmongers, 414.
Fool, difference between him and the wise man, 7.
Forehead, an essential organ to an orator, 19.
Forgiveness of enemies, recommended, 277.
Forms of Prayer, an argument for them, 308.
Fortune, good, why considered a merit among the Romans, 231.
Saying of a Grecian general respecting fortune, 234.
Fortune-stealers, a letter respecting, 248. Distinguished from fortune-
Fox-hall, visited by the Spectator and Sir Roger de Coverley, 298.
France, the king of, promotes the art of printing, 285. News of his
death produces many speculations in the British Coffee-houses,
Francis, St. curious instance of his simplicity, 43.
Freart, Mons. extract from his parallel on ancient and modern archi-
Freelove, Jack, his letter from Pug the monkey to his mistress, 269.
Freeport, Sir A. his extract from the journal of a citizen, 253.
French critics, a rule of theirs as just as any in Aristotle, 136.
French nation, its character, 386.
French truth and British policy, make a conspicuous figure in nothing,
Fribble, Josiah, his letter to the Spectator on his wife's pin-money, 235.
Friend, rule respecting our behaviour towards one, 7.
Future state, its happiness, in what likely to consist, 29. Its infelicity
whence probably to arise, 30.
Gabriel, his discovery of Satan, finely imagined, 143.
Gallantries of Paradise, 145.
Games, the book of, in the Iliad and Æneid, why introduced, 59.
Gardening, a letter on, 457, 461. Praise of Mr. Addison's invention,
by what exceeded, ib. note.
Gardens, English, why not so entertaining to the fancy as those of
France and Italy, 349. Hints on their improvement now attended
to, 350, note.
Genesis, a passage in, its effect on a great man in the Romish church,
Georgics, of Virgil, afford a collection of most beautiful landscapes,
363. The remark more applicable to his Bucolics, ib. note.
Gesture, essential to oratory, 327.
Ghosts, what they say should be a little discoloured, 368. Description
of them pleasing to the fancy, 369. Why we incline to believe in
Giles's coffee-house, discussions of French gentlemen there on their
monarch's death, 321.
God, the being of, one of the greatest of certainties, 295.
Good and evil, difficulties in accounting for their distribution, 30.
Good, why mixt with evil in our present condition, 303.
Good-nature, the great ornament of virtue, 42.
Gossips, a class of female orators, 48.
Government, which form of it most reasonable, 222.
Grammar, political, to be taught by a Jesuit, 246.
Græcisms, frequent in Milton's style, 104.
Gratian, his maxim for advancement at court, 231. His recommen-
dation of fine taste, 329.
Gratitude, to heaven, as a habit of the mind, how to be cultivated,
312. A most pleasing exercise of the mind, 417. Hymn on it,
Great minds, most actuated by ambition, 63. Superior to the censures
and applauses of the multitude, 65.
Greatness, a source of pleasure to the imagination, 340.
of this pleasure, 345. In works of architecture, how to be con-
sidered, 351. Of manner, 353.
Grecian general, denies fortune to have had any share in his victories,
Greece, its former and present state contrasted, 226.
Greek manuscript, a translation of one announced, 14.
Green, why the prevailing colour of vegetation, 301.
Gregory, St. his punishment of the writers and readers of calumnies,
Grief, has a natural eloquence, 313.
Grimace, political, where taught, 245.
Guilt, a sense of it, destroys cheerfulness, 294.
Gusto, in Michael Angelo's works, whence arising, 15.
Habits, good and evil, their respective tendency, 408.
Happiness, incompatible with the desire of fame, 70.
Harmony of numbers, in Mr. Addison's style, 331, note.
Head-dresses of the ladies considered, 83. A group compared to a
bed of tulips, 84. Whig and tory colours, ib.
Heaven, its gate described in Paradise Lost, 151. The revolt and war
there, finely deseribed, 154.
Heavens, the glory of, a hymn, 441.
Hebraisms, sometimes occurring in Milton's poetry, 104. Their
good effect in the English tongue, 324.
, as described by Milton, a proof of his fertile invention, 110.
The several circumstances finely imagined, 130. Description of the
gates very poetical, 132.
Hellenisms, Horace's and Virgil's poetry replete with them, 104.
Hen-pecked, several admonitions from that fraternity, 465.
Henry VIII. Ann Boleyn's last letter to him, 313, 314.
Herodotus, a superstitious propensity of his, 469.
Heroic poems, the three great ones, built on slight foundations, 176.
Hesiod, a remarkable allegory in his works, 157. His observations on
labour and virtue, 407.
Hesperus, a young man of Tarentum, drowned by the Lover's Leap, 24.
Hieroglyphics, political, where to be taught, 246.
Hipparchus consults Philander on a love affair, and kills him for his
Hipparchus dies in the Lover's Leap, 24.
Historian, what his most agreeable talent, 371.
Homer, his admirable description of Sisyphus rolling the stone, 61.
Excels in the variety and novelty of his characters, 91. Defects in
sentiments, to what attributable, 97. His sublimity, 98. Some-
times excites raillery by the homeliness of his sentiments, 99.
Allusion to his battle of the gods, 60, 161. His remark on the
blood of the gods, 216. His epithets generally mark out what is
Honeycomb, Will, prefers the cries of London to the music of the
fields and woods, 54. Boasts of guessing at the humour of a lady
by her hood, 84. His experiments in fortune-hunting, 250. His
opinion on the transmigration of souls, 268. Asks the Spectator's
advice in a love affair, 453.
Hoods of ladies, used as signals, 84.
Hope, its influence on the mind, 449. Its advantages, ib. Moral of
Pandora's box, 450. Religious hope, 451.
Horace, precepts in his art of poetry to be found in Aristotle, 60.
His way of expressing and applying them admirable, ib. His
famous lines on the spirit of criticism, 82. His candour in criti-
cism, 102. Abounds in Hellenims, 104. His imagination fired by
the Iliad and the Odyssey, 363.
Horizon, a spacious one, an image of liberty, 340.
Housewifery of Eve, agreeably described, 152.
Hudibras an effectual cure for the extravagances of love, 14. Com-
pares the tongue to a race-horse, 49. Would have been more
agreeable in heroic verse than in doggerel, 53. His cupid, how
daily employed, 251.
Hush, Peter, an agent for the Whisper news-letter, 422.
Hyacinth, St. his long work excelled by a single paper of Mr. Addi-
son, 448, note.
Hymn to Venus, by Sappho, translated, 5. Of gratitude, 419. On
the glory of the heavens, 441, 442. A deviation from the sense of
the original, 442, note.
Hymns, of Mr. Addison, their character, 396, note.
Hypocrisy, a homage to religion, 40. That kind by which a man
deceives the world and himself, 316. How exposed by the psalm-
ist, 319. Why preferred to open impiety, 427.
Ideas, how a whole set of them hang together, 360.
Ideot, a clock-striking one, 405.
Idiomatic style, in epic poetry, how to be avoided, 103,
Iliad, its action short, but extended by episodes, 90. Its effect on
the imagination, 362. (See Homer.)
Imaginary persons, how introduced by Homer and Virgil, 191.
Imagination, its pleasures, what is meant by them, 336, 337. Dis-
tinguished from those of sense and of the understanding, 337.
Conducive to health, 339. Sources whence they are derived, 340.
The great, ib. The new or uncommon, 341. The beautiful, 342.
Final causes of these pleasures, 344, 345. Works of art less
pleasing than those of nature, 347. Gardens, 349. Architecture,
351. Greatness of manner, 253. The Pantheon at Rome, ib.
Rainbow, 355. Secondary pleasures-statuary, painting, de-
scription, 356. Whence arising, 357. Difference of taste, 359.
Train of imagery awakened from a single circumstance, 360.
Power of imagining things, whence proceeding, 361. Homer,
Virgil, and Ovid, their respective talents in the great, the beautiful,
and the strange, 362. Milton excelling in all, 363. A new princi-
ple of pleasure, 364. Excitement of passions by poetry, 365,
366. Licence in poetical descriptions, 367. The fairy way of
writing, 368. Its effect on the mind, 369. History, 371. Philo-
sophy, 372. Contemplation of nature, 373. Defectiveness of
imagination, ib. Morality, criticism, and other abstract specula-
tions, sources of pleasure, 375. Allegories, ib. Disorders of imà-
gination, 376. Power of the Almighty over it, 377.
Implex fable, in poetry, of two kinds, 112.
Impudence, no creature has more than a coward, 20.
Inaccuracies in Mr. Addison's style. See notes in pp. 93. 101. 134.
208. 227. 276. 296. 310. 317. 336. 339. 340. 342. 356. 357. 358.
359. 395. 468.
Inferior, a comparative, 407, note.
Infirmary, for the cure of ill-humour; 391.
Influence—with, a hard expression, 188, note.
Innocence, when mixed with folly, an object of mirth and pity, 42.
Invocation, in Paradise Lost, very proper, 118.
Irishman, his thought on the loquacity of a female orator, 49.
James's, (St.) coffee-house, discussions there on the French king's
Jesuits, their famous rabbinical secret, 246.
Jewish tradition concerning Moses, 32.
Jews, cultivated music as a religious art, 325. Their excellence in
Jingle of words in Milton's style, 116.
Journal, of a sober citizen, 253. Other journals enumerated, 256.
Judas Maccabeus, allusion to a dream of his, 159.
Judgment; one human being cannot judge of another, 72.
Judgments, follies of ascribing them to particular crimes, 470.
Juno, her interview with Jupiter on Mount Ida, 183.
Kensington gravel-pit, a work of genius in gardening, 459.
Kitchen-garden, described, 458.
Knowledge, the main sources of it, 225.
Knowledge of one's self, rules for it, 317.
Labour, why placed by the gods before virtue, 407.
Ladies of the British fishery, their talents for debate, 47.
Lain, instead of laid, 349, note.
Lake, artificial one, at Babylon, 351.
Language of an heroic poem, its requisites, 101, 103.
Landscape, a beautiful one, in a camera obscura, described, 348.
Larissa, a virgin of Thessaly, takes the Lover's Leap, 23.
Last words of authors, 397. Of Mr. Baxter, 398.
Latimer, his behaviour in the conference of Papists and Protestants,
Latin critics, their manner of writing where to be found beautifully
Latin lines, very beautiful, certainly Mr. Addison's, and why, 343,
Latinisms, frequent in Milton's style, 104.
Laugh, only one in the whole Æneid, 100.
Laughing, a mataphor applied to trees and fields, common to all lan-
Laughter, its effects on the mind and body, 51. An attribute of Ve-
nus, 53. Personified by Milton, 54.
Lazar-house, described by Milton, 198.
Learning, without discretion is pedantry, 8. Universal, necessary to
a critic, 108. Men of, would transact public business with greater
honesty than other men, 444.
Legerdemain, of state, where taught, 245.
Lesbia, Catullus's Ode to, 15.
Letters, on the Lover's Leap, from Asculapius and Athenais, 12, 13.
From Davyth ap Shenkyn, 14. On diffidence in public company,
18. From Asteria on her absent lover, 36. From Mr. Timothy
Doodle, on innocent sports and pastimes, 44. From T, B. on the
consolations of absent lovers, 45. From Troilus on the University-
Greeks and Trojans, 46. From Ralph Crotchet on the cries of Lon-
don, 54. From correspondents, a double advantage to the Specta-
tor, 212. From Tom Trippet on the Spectator's Greek quotations,
213. From C. D. on Sir Roger de Coverley's coming to town, 214.
From a showman, 215. From Josiah Fribble, on pin-money,
235. From Jack Anvil, 239. From Tim Watchwell, on fortune-
stealers, 248. From Pug, the monkey, to his mistress, by Jack
Freelove, 269. To the Spectator, from 'Squire Shallow, on cat-
calls at the theatre, 279. On whims and humourists, 286. From
Copenhagen, describing the seasons there, 308. On the merry fel-
lows, and their infirmary for the cure of ill-humour, 391. From