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the whole in the words of the pcets, when they could conveniently be brought within the compafs of a line, and in the very arrangement of their words, in order to preserve entire the harmony and emphasis of the fentence, more efpecially in the proverbial fayings, which are much of the fame nature with the fententious, differing only in point of authority, the latter being the refult of the obfervation of the wife and learned, and expreffed with dignity; but the former, that of the vulgar, and generally as vulgarly expreffed, yet equally true with the fententious. Proverbial fayings could not well be difarranged, without spoiling them, or at least making them found harth to an ear unaccustomed to an un

ufual arrangement. When a quality ftands alone, without the express men*ion of its subject, either person or thing,

but which it neceffarily implies, it is in all languages, both learned and unlearned, taken fubftantively; it may therefore lead the fentence, according to the general rule of index-making; namely, that a fubftantive is always to be the leading word; the truth of which will be confidered hereafter. For instance, we fay, the virtuous, the vicious, &c. with respect to perfons; and with refpect to a thing, the good, the ill, the

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vain, &c. of life. When quality and fubject are both expreffed together, I confider them as one word; both on ac- count of their neceffary connection; and efpecially, because the ftrefs of the fentence turns upon them: I therefore fcruple not to make them the leading words: Dryden, for inftance, to mention no other, fays, lively faith bears aloft the mind: if the above rule, namely that VOL. LVII.

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N. B. When the poet is in one volume only, the number denotes the page: when in more volumes than one, the first number, feparated by a colon, denotes the volume; the fecond, the page of that volume.


Add. Addifon; Aken. Akenfide; A. Phil. Ambrofe Philips; Black. Blackmore; Buck. Buckingham; Butl. Butler; Coll, Collins; Cong. Congreve; Cow. Cowley; Den. Denham Dor. Dorfet: Dry. Dryden; Fent. Fenton; Hal. Halifax; Ham. Hammond; Lanf. Lanfdowne; Lytt. Lyttelton; Mall. Mallet; Milt. Milton; Ot. Otway; Parn. Parnell; Phil. John Philips; Pom. Pomfret; Pope il. od. Pope's Iliad and Odyffey; Roch. Rochefter; Rofc. Rofcommon; Rowe L. Rowe's Lucan; Sav. Savage; Shen. Shenflone; Sorr. Somervile; Step. Stepney; Thom. Thomfon; Tick. Tickell; Wall. Waler; Yal. Yalden.


ABANTES, their uncommon length of hair, Popeil. 1 : 38

Abbeys put down,

Asdael, character of,

Audiel, zeal of,

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Don. II

Dry. 1: 193

Milt. 1: 166


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Abijah attempts in vain to recover the ten tribes, Cow. 2: 127

Abimelec, ambition of,

Abra, the favourite of Solomon,

the Georgian Sultana,

Abraham called,

in his feed the world bleffed,

Cow. 2: 257

Prior 2 142 Coll. 239

Milt. 2: 123

Milt. 2: 124

friend of God, must bear the deftin'd load, Prior 2: 179

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death to thofe who love,

Abftinence lean and fallow,
Abfurdities, grand climacterical,
Abundance is the mifer's doom,
Abuse, unhallowed licence of,

Abyss of endless woe,

Academia, fchool of Plato,

Acamus and Pyrous from Thracia come,

Accents, where to place,

Account, Anacreontic,


Achaia, women of, and men no more,

Achaemenides, ftory of,

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