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Abney, Sir Thomas, friend and patron

of Isaac Watts, iii. 241.
Absalom and Achitophel, the greatest

of Dryden's Satires, i. 391, 392;
criticised, 452; second part, chiefly

written by Nahum Tate, 394.
Academies, the, of Italy and France,

i. 235.
Academy, Roscommon desired to

form an English, i. 235; Swift's

similar design, iii. 15.
Accent, Example of ancient usage in,

i. 443.
Account of the Greatest English Poets,

Addison's, dedicated to Sacheverel,
ii. 93; called by himself “a poor

thing," 131.
Acis and Galatea, Gay's, set to music


by Handel, ii. 271.
Addison, Life, ii. 89-122; his cha-

racter and habits, 122-130; his
works criticised, 130-153; at the
Charter House, 90; at Oxford, 91;
his first poems, 93; his travels, 95,
96; writes “The Campaign,” 97-
132; his parliamentary career, 99;
made keeper of records in Birming-
bam's Tower, 98; commences the
“Spectator,” 100; writes in the
“Tatler," 90,91; creates “Sir Roger
de Coverley,” 104-5; his tragedy
“Cato,”106-110, 135-149; his mar-

riage, 115; made Secretary of State,
116; writes in the “Old Whig,”

his interview with Gay in his
last illness, 122; with Lord War-
wick, 122; in respect to intellec-
tual wealth had not a guinea in his
pocket, but could draw for £1,000,
123; his conversation, 124; his
reading, 125; his “ familiar day,"
126; his versification, 150; a good
English style to be attained by
study of Addison, 153; gave to
Dryden the Arguments of the
Books of the Æneid, i. 465; sus-
pected of having written Tickell's
translation of the Iliad, 297-299;
his attitude towards Pope, iii. 81,
82, 101 ; quarrel with Pope, 102-
105, 137, 138; his derision of one

of Pope's lines, 172.
Addison, Lancelot, Addis ɔn's father,

ii. 89.
Adone, Marini's poem, the longest in

the world, i. 27.
Advice to a Son, Osborne's popular

book, the sale of, forbidden, i. 233.
Agamemnon, Thomson's second tra-
gedy, ii. 228; Johnson present at
the first representation of, 229.
Airy nothing.” It seems as reason-
able to be the champion as the poet
of an, i. 9.

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Akenside, Mark, life, iii. 359-363; Alterations of the text by an editor

his youthful performances, 360; unjustifiable, iïi. 228.
his study of physic, ibid. ; Amboyna, i. 377 ; Dryden's play
everyday writer,” ibid. ; his works written in the second Dutch war,
criticised, 363-366.

Alabaster, William, his tragedy of America, Cowley thinks of retreating
Roxana,” i. 97.

to, i. 12, 19. Albion and Albanius, an opera by Ames, Dr. W., account of, i. 111. Dryden, i. 579, 402.

Anacreon, Cowley's, compared to Aldrich, Dr. Henry, i. 326; E. Pope's Homer, i. 46.

Smith's lampoon on, ii. 18. Anacreontiques, Cowley's, characAlexander's Feast, Dryden's ode for terized, i. 46, 47.

St. Cecilia's Day, 1697, i. 455. Anutomy, The, of Play, by Denham, Alexandrines, Cowley's novel use of, i. 78.

i. 72; first used by Spenser, 479; Ancient and Modern Learning, Conthe metre of French tragedy, ibid. ; troversy concerning, iii. 11. Drayton's poem in, 480.

Andreini, bis fanta- tic play seems to Alfred, Blackmore's epic poem, ii. have suggested “ Paradise Lost," 226, 236.

i. 143. Alfred, the Masque, by Thomson, in Andrews, Bishop, his witty answer

which was the song Rule Britanniu, to the king on his rigbts, i. 254. iii. 230.

' Angel, The,” Addison's simile of, ii. Algarotti's description of Milton's 133. grandeur, i. 180.

Anne, Queen, said to bave been
All for Love, or the World Well courted by Sheffield, ii. 169.

lost, Dryden said was the only Annus Mirabilis, i. 357 ; criticised and
play “he wrote for himself,” i. quoted, 445-451.

Apple, the red streak, introduced by
Allegro, L', and I Penseroso, published Scudamore, i. 103.

i. 119; criticised, 169, 170. Aragon, Scaliger's saying that he Allen, Mr., desires to become ac- would rather have written certain

quainted with Pope, iii. 122 ; offers odes than be king of, i. 42.
to pay for the publication of Pope's “ Arbiter Elegantiarum,” this phrase
Letter, ibid.; account of, 139; attributed to Dr. Harrington, ii.
Pope's ingratitude to, 151 ; patron

and father-in-law of Bishop War- Arbuthnot, Dr., Epistle to, iii. 137 ;
burton, iii. 131.

account of, ibid. Alliteration in verse, practised by Arcades, Milton's, written and acted, Waller, i. 299; ridiculed by Shake- i, 102.





Areopagitica, Milton's, i. 118 ; quoted Alma, Prior's poem in imitation of on the visit to Galileo, 106. Hudibras, ii. 196.

Ariosto, his Epitaph on himself, Altar-piece at Newtown, said to be quoted, iii. 213, translated by

painted by John Dyer, iii. 279. Matthew Arnold, 213, 214.

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Art and Nature. Of some composi- Autobiography, fragment of Swift's,
tions “it is impossible to say

iii. 3.
whether they are the production Aymesham,or Agmondesham, Waller
of Nature, so excellent as not to sat for in Parliament, i. 254, 260.
want the help of Art, or of Art so
refined as to resemble Nature,” ii. Babylonish dialect,” Butler's de-

scription of the speech of Hudibras,
Art of Poetry, Roscommon's transla-

i. 192.
tion of Horace, i. 240.

Backsword, the, Milton's skill with,
Art of Sinking in Poetry, published in i. 159.

Pope's “Miscellany,” iii. 113. Bacon, Lord, on Scots in Poland, i.
Arthur, King, Dryden's opera, i. 81; Blackmore's conceit in com-

paring himself to, ii. 237.
Arthur, King, Milton's early design Badius, his commentary on Man-
of celebrating, i. 130.

tuan's Bucolics, iii. 255.
Ascham, Roger, his Latin verses, i. Bangor, Dr. Hoadly, Bishop of, ii.

96; his saying, “Open flatterers 322.
and privy mockers,” 285.

Banks, Mrs., Waller's rich wife, i.
Askew, Ann, her saying on transub- 206.
stantiation, ii. 168.

Barber, Mr. Alderman, account of,
Assembly, the Westminster, i. 116. i. 205; erects
Astrea Redur, written, i. 354; criti- Butler, ibid.
cised and quoted, 440-442.

Barber, Mrs., one of Swift's poor
to bere Astrology, extensively believed, i. friends, iii. 33; his kindly effort

213, 214; ridiculed by Swift, iii. to assist her, 39.

Barberini, Cardinal, his attention to
Atossa, Pope's name for the Duchess Milton, i. 104.
of Marlborough, iii. 136.

Barbican, Milton's house in, i. 119.
Atterbury, Francis, Bishop of Ro- Bardsey, the birthplace of Congreve,

chester, i. 158; his friendship ii. 205.
with Pope, iii. 110; Pope's appear- Barn-elms, Cowley's first home in
ance at his trial, ibid.; Pope's Surrey, i, 19.
Epitaph on him and his daughter, Barring-out, story of Addison lead-
211; denies the calumny concern- ing one at school, ii. 90.
ing the publication of Clarendon's Bastard, The, poem by Savage, ii.

“History,” ii. 22 ; his plot, 289. 365-369.
Atticus, Pope's satire on Addison Bathurst, Epistle to Lord. Pope's
under this name, iii. 138.

poem On the Use of Riches, iii. 132.
Aubrey, his story of Lord Roscommon, Battle of the Books, probably written
i. 232.

at Moor-park, iii. 10; its resem-
Aureng Zebe, or the Great Mogul, i. blance to the “Combat des Livres,”

Author to be Let, a satirical pamphlet Baudius, Dominic, i. 161 ; his saying
by Savage, ii. 348.

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Bayes, the name under which Dryden

Binfield, Pope's home from twelve

to twenty-seven or twenty-nine

years of age, iii. 64-106.
Biography, Contemporary, difficulty

of writing, ii. 120-121; “ It will
be proper rather to say nothing
that is false, than all that is true,'

Birch, Dr. Peter, marries Waller's

daughter, i. 280.
Birch, Dr. Thomas, his account of

the Royal Society, i. 15.
Blackmore, Sir Richard, ii. 223-242;

“ England's arch-poet,” 236; mag-
nificent in his designs, but careless
in performance, 239; his libel on

Dryden, i. 417.
Blakeney, Robert, Swift's faithful

servant, iii. 30.
Blenheim, Lord Lyttelton's poem, iii.

Blenheim, the victory of, celebrated

by Addison, ii. 97; by Prior, 180.
Blindness, Milton's, i. 122, 125.
“Blot, discreetly,” Pope's admira-

tion for those who, i. 79.
Blount, Martba, her unkindness in

Pope's last illness, iii. 147; her
arrogance towards Mrs. Allen,

Boccalini, a writer whose satire cost

him his life, ii. 158.
Bochart, pastor at Caen, under whom

Roscommon studied, i. 232.
Boiardo, his “ Orlando Inamorato,"i.

was satirized in the “Rehearsal,”

i. 388-399.
Beaconsfield, estates at, bought by

Waller, and afterwards by Burke, i.

Beatitude, the eighth, ii. 263.
Beggar's Opera, extraordinary success

of Gay's, ii. 263-266.
Behn, Aphra, Mrs., her fulsome ad-

dress to Eleanor Gwyn, i. 415.
Bennet, Mr., afterwards Earl of

Arlington, Cowley's letters to, i.

Benson, Mr. Wm., erects monument

to Milton, i. 158; incites Pope to
translate Par. Lost into Latin prose,

iii. 131.
Bentley, Dr. Richard, his verses, i.

45; quoted on Paradise Lost, 195;
satirized by Swift, iii. 11; his dis-

pute with Boyle, ibid.
Bergen, Dryden's description of the

attempt on the Dutch fleet at,

quoted, i. 446.
Berkeley, Earl of, his treatment of

Swift, iii. 9.
Bermingham's Tower, Wm. King,

keeper of the records in, ii, 35;

Addison also, 98.
Beroald, Filippo, i. 470.
Betterton, Thomas, Pope supposed

to have painted a portrait of, iii.
83; his famous answer to Tillot-
son, ibid.; his story of Milton's

i. 138.
Bettesworth, a lawyer satirized by

Swift, iii. 36, 37.
Bible, Diodati's, i. 107; Milton's, en-

tries in, 126.
Bickerstaff, Isaac, Steele publishes

the “Tatler under this name
which Swift had made famous, iii.

Boileau, his criticism of epic poems

describing contests with super-
natural powers, i. 404; the labour
expended on his Equivoque, 406 ;
wrongly said to be the first French
writer who mentioned gunpowder,
445; Addison and, ii. 92 ; his loose
notions on veracity, 206.

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Bolingbroke, Lord, and Savage, ii. 251 ; and Fenton, their share in

380; he is said to have supplied Pope's translation of the “Odys-
the doctrine in Pope's “ Essay on

sey,” iii. 110.
Man,” iii. 126; his attendance on “ Brother,” title of the sixteen mem-
Pope during his last illness, 148 ; bers of the Tory Club, to which
Pope's papers left to him, 149. Prior and Swift belonged, ii. 190.
Book, That, is good in vain which Brown, Sir George, the Sir Plume
the reader throws away,” i. 469; of The Rape of the Lock, iii. 78.
fine description of a great, ibid.; Brown, Thomas,

“ of facetious
Laud's advice, “not to book it too memory,” i. 397 ; his pamphlets
hard,” 103.

on Dryden's conversion, 399-400.
Books, Battle of the, Swift's, iii. 10, 11. Browne, Sir T., his Religio Medici, i.
Books, bought by Milton at Venice, 458.

i, 107; Cowley leaves his to Sprat, Bruyère, Jean de la, his Manners of
502; some of Pope's early favourites, the Age, ii. 101-102.
iii. 67.

Bryant, his idea that Cowley's
Borrowing, Warburton on various Merah and Michol are the origi-
authors' reasons for, iii. 129.

nals of Scott's Minna and Brenda,
Bossu, on the first duty of poets, i. 63.
i. 174.

Buckhurst, Lord, afterwards Earl of
Bouhours, Dominique, his Life of Dorset, i. 286, 313-315.

Xavier translated by Dryden, i. Buckingham, Edmund, Duke of,

Pope's epitaph on, iii. 210, 211.
Boulter, Dr. Hugh, Archbishop of Buckingham House, built by Shef-

Armagh, iii. 32; sneered at by field, ii. 169.
Pope as “the one Bishop to whom Buckingham, Villiers, Duke of, erects

A. Philips seemed a Wit,” 258. a monument to the memory of
Bower, Archibald, friend of Lord Cowley, i. 21; Butler secretary to,
Lyttelton, iii. 390.

203; his neglect of Butler, 204.
Brady, Dr. Nicholas, bis translation Bucks, Character of a Duke of, by
of the Æneid, i. 468.

Butler, i. 204; curious mistake
Bramhall, Dr. John, a great antago- concerning, ibid. n.
nist of Hobbes, i. 126.

Budgel, Eustace, said to have written
Brett, Mrs., formerly Countess of the famous epilogue to The Distrest
Macclesfield, ii. 316-365.

Mother, iii. 253.
Bridgewater, Earl of, acts in Bufo, Pope ridicules Halifax under
Comus, i. 101.

this name, ii. 54.
British Enchanter, Granville's best Bulloigne, Godfrey of, by Edward
work, ii. 283.

Fairfax, quoted, i. 301-303.
Brooke, Miss, afterwards Lady Den- Burgess, Daniel, preacher, ii. 289.
ham, i. 82.

Burlesque, nature of the pleasure
Broome, William, iii. 53-57; Henley's derived from, i. 215.

ludicrous distichon, 57; Pope's Burlington House, built by Denham,
letter to, on Fenton's death, ii. i. 82.

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