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Anne's time 101, 2. Of Britain's being a principal in that war
105. Of her mismanagement 107. How the allies broke the
articles 113. See Britain, England, War

Ambition, its extraordinary effects i. L. 54. n.
Ambition and faction, of their vicinity ii. 79.

America, reafon of so many tranfmigrations thither iii. 374, 5
Ancients and moderns, the grounds of the difference between them
The leaders on both fides in the battle 154, 5
An mal food, of the dreadful images arising from eating iv. 97. n.
Animals, how different ones fight viii. 237

i. 144.

Anne, Q. why called Norway's pryd iv. 333. Of the conduct of her
minifters 367. Of their diffentions 371. Whether they intended
to bring in the pretender viii. 219. Her character 269 ii. 249.
The true caufe of her creating twelve Peers at once i. L. 65. n.
Annuity, all we have in the world is fo viii. 105
(See Queen
Answer, what fome people call fo ii. 199

Arachne and Pallas, the story of iii. 10

Arbitrary power, whether the Tories, or the Whigs and Fanatics,
are the greatest friends to ii. 337, 8

Arbuthnot, Dr, his character as a writer viii. 7. Dr Swift's charac-
ter of him 45. 46. His death heavily lamented 8

Argos, of the tyranny at ii. 15

Ariftides, his character and fate ii. 22

Army, the neceffity of a reformation in it i. 214. See Soldiers
Atchefon, Sir A. his character viii. 85

Athens, how raillery was received there i. 34. Of the tyranny exercised
in it ii. 14. Of their oligarchy ib. The government first formed
by Thefeus 19. The form of it altered by Solon 19. 20. of
the diffenfions between the few and the many 20.-26. How it
was destroyed 24. 25. Polybius's character of the people 26
Attachments, strong, their confequences viii. 255
Avarice, the madness and unaccountable effects of it ii. 269. Per-
nicious especially in public affairs 270. Two forts of avarice ; one
confiftent with ambition, the other not ib. Defined v. 331.
Great men have been ruined by it 331, 2. Men fubject to it in

old age i. L. 114

Bacon, Ld, his literary character viii. 4

Balance of power.

See power

Bank, its usefulness and danger ii. 326. Whether the directors of
it ought to be the directors of the crown ib. The cunning and
lying of stockjobbers 192. 254

Barrier-treaty, remarks on it ii. 152.

A re-

The articles of it 166. Two
of the articles only relate to Britain 156. Advantageous only to
the Dutch 157. Britain the guarantee of the whole treaty 162.
The fentiments of Prince Eugene about this treaty 181.
prefentation of fome English merchants relating to it 184
Bathos, a treatife of v. 60. See Profound, Scriblerus
Battle of the Books. See Books

Beauty, its power i. L. 96

Bee and fly, a hot dispute between them i. 150.—152


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Bees, how foreigners are diverted from plundering them iii. 292. A
Beef praised i. 77
(remarkable ftory of i. L. 108
Beggar's opera, remarks on it iii. 362. See Gay
Beggars, a propofal for badging them iii. 335.
fwered 337. They are the worst of people 339.
besieged by them 342. Of their vagabond spirit 343,
Bently killed by Boyle i. 168

Berkeley, E. of, his treatment of Dr Swift i. L. 46. 47
Berkeley, C. of, her excellent character i. 207

Of shops being

Bettefworth, Mr, a fatire on vii. 30. Of his refentment of it i. L. 102
Bickerstaff, Ifaac, his predictions for 1708 iv. 305. An accomplish-
ment of the first of them 315. A detection of him 318. Vindi-
cated 325

Bigamy, Will, his fervice to the church ii. 244

Bishops, a man's difliking the proceedings of a certain fet of them
no argument of his averfion to epifcopacy ii. 237. No great cre-
dit to the former to be cried up by thofe who are profeffed ene-
mies to the latter ib. A man may be made a Bishop as well as
any thing elfe, by very odd means ib. Arguments against enlar
ging their power in letting of leafes iii. 252. The conduct of the
Popish bishops at the reformation 253. This power of letting lea-
fes will be fatal to epifcopacy 259. What is the office of a bishop
203. Of their power over the country-clergy, 204.
A fatire on
the bishops of Ireland vii. 23. Compared to Judas 15. Predic-
tions concerning them viii. 263. A remarkable story of an Irish
bishop i. L. 139

Blackmore, Sir R. accused Mr Pope of profaneness v. 3.28
Blakely, Robert, remarkable anecdotes of i. L. 91. 92
Blafphemy, two officers broke for i. 195

Blefufcu ifland defcribed iv. 43. The ground of the difference be
tween that empire and that of Lilliput 41. Threaten Lilliput
with an invafion ib. How the invafion was prevented 44, 45. See
Gulliver, Lilliput

Bolingbroke, L. reproved by Swift i. L. 72. His character viii. 6.
Remarks on his letters 7. Account of his fentiments and fituation
in private life 36. His improvements 47. How he spent his time
75. His manner of life in the country 81. Swift's opinion of
him 83. Advised to write a history 87. 89. A review of his life
96. His œconomy 97. His thoughts of fame ib. His misfor-
tunes 100. Of a history of his own times 103. His manner of
life in youth and old age 110, 11. His character of his wife 111.
Hints about his metaphyfical works 112, 13, 66, 8. Of his other
works, 168, 70. His writings extolled 180. Of his retirement
187. Whether he was attached to the pretender 219. See Swift
Bolingbroke and Swift the only men that can write viii. 183
Books, the battle of the, rise of it i. 140, 2, 7, 8. An account of
the battle 154.-168

Borrowing money on funds of intereft, how it began ii. 99

Bourbon, houfe of, whether formidable ii. 82

Bread, its virtues i. 77

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Bribery, its influence viii. 204

Britain, of her being a principal in wars on the continent ii. 99. 102.
Should have been only an auxiliary 105. Her wrong method of
carrying on the war 107, 8. How her allies broke their engage-
ments with her 113. The war more prejudicial to her, in respect
of expence, than to France, or any of the allies 191. See Allies
Britons defcribed by Cæfar iii. 76

Brobdingnag, Gulliver's voyage to iv. 74. A defeription of the
inhabitants 78. of a farmer's daughter 86. of the country 101. of
the King's palace, and of the metropolis 102, 3. of the chief temple
104. of the royal kitchen 105. The King's great ignorance in
politics 127. [126.]. The learning of this country very imperfect
and confined ib. Of their laws 128. [127]. Acquainted with the
art of printing ib. Of their military affairs 130. [129.}. Of the
parties in the ftate ib. See Gulliver

Broomstick, a meditation on one v. 372

Brotherly love, the caufes of the want of it i. 284. The ill confe-
quences of animofities 286. Motives to brotherly love 289
Brothers, Peter, Martin, and Jack, their father's inftructions to them
i. 49. The virtues of their coats ib. What is meant by their
coats ib. How they behaved feven years after their father's
death 50. Grow enamoured of the ladies ib. Their extrava-
gance ib. n. A defeription of their coats $4. Tag shoulder-knots
to them 55. 56. Get gold lace 57. fattin linings, and filver fringe
58. embroidery 59. points tagged with filver 60. Lock up their
father's will ib. Martin and Jack differ with Peter 81. The
former reform their coats 89. A breach between them 94. See
Jack, Martin, Peter

Bubble, to what applied v. 332. n.

Bull, John, the hiftory of v. 175. See the contents of vol. v.
Bulls, Peter's, a description of i. 73

Burlington, C. of, her comical adventure with Dr Swift i. L. 137, 8
Burnet, Bp, cenfured vii. 216. The fituation of England when he
wrote his hiftory of the reformation 220. Advice to him 242.
Author of the project of borrowing money upon funds of interest

Caroline, Q. dreffed in Irish filk viii. 59. 60. Treated Dr Swift
with civility i. L. 95. Obliquely censured vi. 225, 6
Carteret, L. his character iii. 71. Vindicated from the charge of fa•
vouring none but Tories 184. Account of his favour to Tories
199. to Whigs 200. He inflaved Ireland, and how viii. 102, 18
Swift only hated him as Lord Lieutenant 118. Thanked for his

favour to Dr Sheridan 23 1. Of Swift's familiarity with him i. L.

Carthage, of the popular tyranny at ii. 14

Catalonians, how treated ii. 85

Catoptrical victuallers, remonßrance against v. 299

Cenfors, utility of, in England i. 212

Centlivre, Mrs, a fcribbler v. 328


Charles I. by whom brought to a trial iii. 270. Of the obfervation

of his martyrdom 298


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Charles II. how restored iii. 272

Children, a propofal for fattening them for human food iii. 323. The
advantages of this fcheme 323. How to preferve them viii, 255.
Why men when old are faid to become fo 145. See Education
Christianity, an argument against abolishing it i. 192. The advan-
tage of the abolition confidered 194, 5. Of the difficulty of be-
lieving its doctrines 195, 6. Of the number of its teachers 196.
Of the abolition of the fabbath 197. Of the abolition's removing
factious distinctions 198. Of the harangues of the priests 199.
Of the scheme's tending to banish prejudices 199. 200. and to unite
Proteftants 200, 1. Inconveniencies that would attend the aboli-
tion propofed 202.205. An argument of its excellence 262
Chriftians, the duty of their loving one another i. 283. How dif.
fentions' arose among them ib. The causes of their not loving
one another 284. The ill confequences of it 286. Motives to
love one another 289

Church, that she was in danger not many years fince; and that it
was not even then a crime to say fo ii. 200. A man may politically
be a friend to the church, and yet be a very bad man 281. The
excellent defign of building fifty new churches in London and
Westminster 350. Altogether as ufeful, though not fo expensive,
as building one palace for one fubject 351. See Clergy
Church-of-England man's fentiments about religion i. 232. about
government 241. See Government, Religion

Church-lands, of the Pope's confirmation of vii. 225, 7
Clarendon, E. of, his character as an hiftorian viii. 5.

Clergy, how they may promote religion i. 216. Of taxing them
without their confent iii. 314. Their cafe when rectors different
- from that when bifhops 202. The hardships propofed to be put
on those in Ireland 204. Objections against them answered 265.
Clergy of the church of England, of their preaching up the unlimit-
ed power of the prince i. 243. Their character and hard circum-
ftances ii. 233. They oppofed and confuted Popery, when
there was the greatest danger of it ib. Charged in grofs with qua-
lities utterly inconfiftent 234. The rage and malice of a party
against them ib. How they behaved in K. James II.'s time iii.


Clergymen, men become fo too foon vii. 170. Should preach in
country-congregations before they appear in a city 171. Are too
negligent of their flyle ib. Cautioned againft ufing hard words
-5 and theological terms 172, 3. Of pedantry 174. Of using epi
thets and phrafes 175. Of moving the paffions 176. The chief
branches of preaching 177. Of reading fermons 178. Of wit
in fermons 180. Of difparaging the Heathen philofophers ib. Of
quotations 182. Of common place books 183. Of uting philo-
fophical terms 184. Of explaining mysteries ib. Of preaching
against Atheism, Deism, &c. 185. Where the clergy are molt
elteemed 188. Difcretion serviceable to them 190. A remark-
able story of two clergymen 192


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Colonies, of the method of planting iv. 294, 5
Conference between a divine and a lawyer i. 313
Congreve, Mr, his character viii. 86. Cenfured 91
Confcience, the word explained i. 275. Miftakes about liberty of
conscience detected 276. The office of confcience 275. Of two
falfe principles fet up in the place of it 276, 7. When directed by
religion a firm foundation of virtue 279. The neceflity of a re-
ligious confcience in every station of life 281
Converfation. See Polite converfation
Convocation ftrangely adjourned, and why ii. 237. The abfurdity
of fuch an adjourning power in the Archbishop ib. A compa.
rifon between the upper and lower house ib. The character of
the prefent prolocutor 238. Great pity that the three fpeeches
made at prefenting him, were not printed ib. The last of them
very entertaining, if not inftructive ib. The pious defigns of the
lower house still baffled, and by whom 371. Reflections on con-
vocations vii. 229, 30

Cornbury, L. refufes a penfion viii. 133

Corruption, a happy union against viii. 128. Corruption of morals,
the caufes of vii. 186

Corufodes, his remarkable story vii. 192

Country-life, its bleffings and plagues viii. 227

Country poft v. 342

Courage, never the object of contempt iv. 19. n.
Court-employments, to whom given viii. 34
Court-lady, character of one viii. 43. 45

Courts, in what they are conftant viii. 72

Craffus, M. a letter to ii. 271

Credit, public, who are the trueft promoters of it; the Whigs, or
Tories ii. 251-254. 316

Criminals, mercy to, when mifapplied iii. 355

Crifis, the author of, expelled the house of Commons i 54. D.
The favour fhown to this piece and its author 55. An examina-
tion of it 57. &c.

Critic, who is meant by that word i. 61. Antiquity of the true cri-
tic 62. His employment 63. A true critic defined ib. His an-
tiquity proved 64-68. Three maxims concerning critics 69
Criticifi defcribed i. 156. Her parents, fifter, and children ib.
Her fpeech in favour of the moderns 157. Affifts her fon Wot-
ton 158

Cunning an argument of knavery, not of wit ii. 328, 9

Curll, Mr E. account of his being poisoned v. 318. His laft will
Imade in view of his death 320. How he recovered 322. Account
of his phrenfy 323. His wife's letter about his cafe 324. His
bill of directions to find his authors 325. His fpeech to them af-
fembled 326. Their refolutions thereupon 327. His fpeeches to
his books 329. How he renounced Chriftianity, turned a Jew,
and was circumcifed 334, 5. A prayer upon that occasion 335
Cypfelus's extraordinary tax iii. 369

Dartmouth, E of, his character ii. 268


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