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Freart, (monsieur) what he says of the mauner of both an-
cients and moderns in architecture, 415.
Freeport, (sir Andrew) a member of the Spectator's club, 2.
His moderation in point of politics, 126. His defence of
merchants, 174. Divides his time betwixt his business and
pleasure, 232. His opinion of beggars, ib.
Freethinkers, put into Trophonius's cave, 599.
French poets, wherein to be imitated by the English, 45.
Much addicted to grimace, 481. Their levity, 435.
Fribblers, who, 288.
Fritalia's dream, 597.
Friends kind to our faults, 399.
Friendship, the great benefit of it, 68. The medicine of life,
ib. The qualifications of a good friend, ib. An essay upon
it, 385. Defined, ib. What sort of friend the most useful,
ib. A necessary ingredient in the married state, 490. Pre-
ferred by Spenser to love and natural affection, ib.
Frolic, what ought truly to be termed so, 358.
Frugality, the true basis of liberality, 346. The support of
Funnel, (Will) the toper, his character, 569.
Futurity, the strong inclination man has to know it, 604. A
weakness, ib. The misery of knowing it, ib.
GALLANTRY; wherein true gallantry ought to consist, 7.
Gaming, the folly of it, 93.
Gaper; the sign of the gaper frequent in Amsterdam, 47.
Garden; the innocent delights of one, 477. What part of the
garden at Kensington to be most admired, ib. In what man-
ner gardening may be compared to poetry, ib.
Gardening, errors in it, 414. Why the English gardens not so
entertaining to the fancy, as those in France and Italy, ib.
Observations concerning its improvement both for benefit
and beauty, ib. Applied to education, 455.
Genealogy, a letter about it, 612.
Generosity, not always to be commended, 346.
Genius, what properly a great one, 160.
Gentry of England, generally speaking, in debt, 82.
Geography of a jest settled, 138.
Georgies, (Virgil's) the beauty of their subjects, 417.
Germanicus, his taste of true glory, 238.
Gesture, good in oratory, 407
Ghosts, what they say should be a little discoloured, 419. The
description of them pleasing to the fancy, ib. Why we in-
cline to believe them, ib. Not a village in England formerly
without one, ib. Shakspeare's the best, ib. Warned out of
the playhouse, 36. The appearance of a ghost of great ef-
ficacy on an English theatre, 44.
Gigglers in church reproved, 158.
Gifts of fortune, more valued than they ought to be, 294.
Gipsies: an adventure between sir Roger, the Spectator, and
some gipsies, 130.
Giving and forgiving two different things, 189.
Gladiators of Rome, what Cicero says of them, 436.
Gladio's dream, 597
Gladness of heart to be moderated and restrained, but not
banished by virtue, 494.
Glaphyra, her story out of Josephus, 110.
Gloriana, the design upon her, 423.
Glory, the love of it, 139. In what the perfection of it con-
sists, ib. How to be preserved, 172, 218.
Goat's-milk, the effect it had upon a man bred with it, 408.
God, a contemplation of his omnipresence and omniscience,
565. He cannot be absent from us, ib. Considerations on
his ubiquity, 571. An instance of his exuberant goodness
and mercy, 519. A being of infinite perfections, 513. The
being of one, the greatest of certainties, 381.
Good-sense and good-nature always go together, 437.
Good-breeding, the great revolution that has happened in that
Good-humour, the necessity of it, 100.
Good nature more agreeable in conversation than wit, 169.
The necessity of it, ib. Good-nature born with us, ib. A
moral virtue, 177. An endless source of pleasure, 196.
Good-nature and cheerfulness, the two great ornaments of
Goosequill (William), clerk to the lawyer's club, 372.
Gospel gossips described, 46.
Goths in poetry, who, 62.
Government, what form of it the most reasonable, 387.
Grace at meals practised by the Pagans, 458.
Gracefulness of action, the excellency of it, 292.
Grammar-school, a common fault observed in them, 353.
Grandeur and minuteness, the extremes pleasing to the fancy,
Grandmother, sir Roger de Coverley's great, great, great
grandmother's receipt for a hasty-pudding and a white pot,
Gratitude, the most pleasing exercise of the mind, 453. A di-
vine poem upon it, ib.
Great men, the tax paid by them to the public, 101. Not tru-
ly known till some years after their deaths, ib.
Greatness of objects, what understood by it, in the pleasures
of the imagination, 412, 413.
Greeks and Romans, the different methods observed by them
in the education of their children, 313.
Greeks, a custom practised by them, 189.
Greeks and Trojans, who so called, 239.
Green, why called in poetry the cheerful colour, 387.
Green-sickness, Sabina Rentfree's letter about it, 431.
Grinning. A grinning prize, 137.
Grotto, verses on one, 632.
Guardian of the fair sex, the Spectator so, 449.
Gyges and Aglaüs, their story, 610.
Gymnosophists (Indian), the method used by them in the
education of their disciples, 337.
HABITS, different, arising from different professions, 197.
Hamadryads, the fable of them to the honour of trees, 589.
Hamlet's reflections on looking upon Yorick's scull, 404.
Handkerchief the great machine for moving pity in a tragedy,
Handsome people generally fantastical, 144. The Spectator's
list of some handsome ladies, ib.
Happiness of souls in heaven treated of, 600. An argument
that God has assigned us for it, ib.
Happiness (true) an enemy to pomp and noise, 15.
Hard words ought not to be pronounced right by well-bred
Hardness of heart in parents towards their children most in-
Harlot, a description of one out of the Proverbs, 410.
Harris (Mr.) the organ-builder, his proposal, 552.
Harry Tersett, and his lady, their way of living, 100.
Hate: why a man ought not to hate even his enemies, 125.
Head-dress, the most variable thing in nature, 98. Extrava-
gantly high in the 14th century, ib. With what success
attacked by a monk of that age, ib.
Heads never the wiser for being bald, 497.
Health, the pleasures of the fancy more conducive to it than
those of the understanding, 411.
Hearts, a vision of them, 517.
Heathen philosopher, 159.
Heaven and hell, the notion of it, conformable to the light of
Heaven, its glory, 580. Described by Mr. Cowley, 590. The
notions several nations have of it, 600. What Dr. Tillotson
says of it, ib.
Heavens, verses on the glory of them, 465.
Hebrew idioms, run into English, 405.
Heirs and elder brothers frequently spoiled in their educa-
Henpecked. The henpeeked husband described, 179.
Heraclitus, a remarkable saying of his, 487.
Hermit, his saying to a lewd young fellow, 575.
Herod and Mariamne, their story from Josephus, 171.
Herodotus, wherein condemned by the Spectator, 483.
Heroes in an English tragedy generally lovers, 4Q.
Heroism, an essay upon it, 601.
Hesiod's saying of a virtuous life, 447.
Heteroptic, who so to be called, 250.
Hilpa, the Chinese antideluvian princess, her story, 584. Her
letter to Shalum, 585.
Historian, his most agreeable talent, 420. How history pleases
the imagination, ib. Descriptions of battles in it scarce ever
understood, 428. In conversation, who, 136.
History, secret, an odd way of writing one, 622.
Hobbes's notions, debase human nature, 588.
Hobbs (Mr.) his observations upon laughter, 47.
Hobson (Tobias) the Cambridge carrier, the first man in Eng-
land who let out hackney-horses, 509. His justice in his em-
ployment, and the success of it, ib.
Hockley in the Hole gladiators, 436.
Homer's description charms more than Aristotle's reasoning,
411. Compared with Virgil, 417. When he is in his pro-
vince, ib. His excellence in the multitude and variety of
his characters, 273. He degenerates sometimes into bur-
Honestus the trader, his character, 443.
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. His know.
ledge of mankind, 105. His letter to the Spectator, 181.
His notion of a man of wit, 151. His boasts, ib. His arti-
fice, 156. Resolved not to marry without the advice of his
friends, 475. His translation from the French of an epi-
gram written by Martial in honour of the beauty of his wife
Cleopatra, 490. His letters to the Spectator, 499, 511.
Marries a country girl, 530. His adventures with Sukey,
410. His dissertation on the usefulness of looking-glasses,
325. His observations upon the corruption of the age, 352.
His gives the club a brief account of his amours and disap-
pointments, 359. His great insight into gallantry, 265. His
application to rich widows, 311.
Honour to be described only by negatives, 35. The genealo-
gy of true honour, ib. And of false, ib. Wherein com-
mendable, 99. And when to be exploded, ib.
Honours in this world under no regulation, 219.
Hoods, coloured, a new invention, 265.
Hope, the folly of it, when misemployed on temporal objects,
535 Instanced in the fable of Alnaschar the Persian glass-
man, ib. Passion of, treated, 471.
Hopes and fears necessary passions, 224.
Horace, his recommendatory letter to Claudius Nero in behalf
of his friend Septimus, 493. Takes fire at every hint of
the Iliad and Odyssey, 417.
Hotspur (Jeffrey, esq.) his petition from the country infirma-
Hudibras, a description of his beard, 331.
Humanity not regarded by the fine gentlemen of the age, 520.
Human nature, the best study, 408. The same in all reason-
able creatures, 70.
Humour (good) the best companion in the country, 424. The
two extremes, 617. Burlesque, 616. Pedantic, 617.
Hunting, the use of it, 116. Reproved, 583.
Husband, a fond one described, 479.
Husbands, rules for marrying them by the widow's club, 561.
Qualities necessary to make good ones, 607. An ill custom
among them, 178.
Hush (Peter) his character, 457.
Hymen, a revengeful deity, 530.
Hymn, David's pastoral one on Providence, 441. On gratitude,
453. On the glories of the heaven and earth, 465.
Hypocrisy, the honour and justice done by it to religion, 243.
The various kinds of it, 399. To be preferred to open im-
IAMBIC verse the most proper for Greek tragedies, 39.
James, how polished by love, 71.
Jane (Mrs.) a great pickthank, 272.
lapis's cure of Eneas, a translation of Virgil, by Mr. Dryden,
Ichneumon, a great destroyer of the crocodile's eggs, 126.
Ideas, how a whole set of them hang together, 416.
Idiot, the story of one by Dr. Plot, 447.
Idiots, in great request in most of the German courts, 47.
Idle world, 624.
Idle and innocent, few know how to be 411.
Idleness a great distemper, 316.
Idol: coffee-house idols, 87.
Idols, who of the fair sex so called, 73.
Idolatry, the offspring of mistaken devotions, 211.
Jealousy described, 170. How to be allayed, 171. An ex-
quisite torment, 178.
Jest, how it should be uttered, 616.
Jesuits, their great sagacity in discovering the talent of a
young student, 307.
Jews, considered by the Spectator in relation to their num-
bers, dispersion, and adherence to their religion, 495. And
the reasons assigned for it, ib. The veneration paid by them
to God, 531.
Jezebels, who so called, 175.
Jilt, a penitent one, 401.
Jilts described, 187.