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jection to the female sex, 510. Wonderful in his nature,
Manilius, his character, 467.
Maple (Will) an impudent libertine, 203.
March (month of) described, 425.
Marcia's prayer in Cato, 593.
Marianne the first dancer, 466.
Marlborough (John duke of) took the French Tipes without
Marriage. Those marriages the most happy, that are prece-
ded by a long courtship, 261. Uvhappy, ones, from whence
Marriage-lite, always a vexatious or happy condition, 149.
Married condition rarely unhappy, but from want of judgment
or temper in the husband, 479. The advantages of it pre-
ferable to a single state, ib. and 500. Termed purgatory
by Tom Dapperwit, 482. The excellence of its institution,
490. The pleasure and uneasiness of married persons, to
what imputed, 506. The foundation of community, 522.
For what reason liable to so much ridicule, ib Some fur-
ther thoughts of the Spectator on that subject, 523.
Mars an attendant on the spring, 425.
Martial, an epigram of his on a grave man's being at a lewd
Masquerade, a complaint against it, 8. The design of it ib.
Master, a good one, a prince in his family, 107. A complaint
against some ill masters, 137.
Matter, the least partiele of it contains an unexhausted fund,
320. The basis of animals, 519.
May (month of) dangerous to the ladies, 395. Described,
425. A month extreinely subject to calentures in women,
365. The Spectator's caution to the female sex on that
Mazarine (Cardinal) his behaviour to Quillet, who had re-
flected upon him in a poem, 23.
Meanwell (Thomas) his lettters about the freedoms of mar-
ried men and women, 430.
Memory, how improved by the ideas of the imagination, 417.
Memoirs of a private country gentleman's life, 622.
Men differ from one another as much in sentiments as features,
264. Their corruption in general, ib. Of the town rarely
make good husbands, 522.
Merab, her character, 144.
Merchant the worth and importance of his character, 428.
Merchants of great benefit to the public, 69, 174.
Mercy, whoever wants it has no taste for enjoyment, 456.
Merit, no judgment to be formed of it from success, 293.
Valuable, according to the application of it, 340.
Merry part of the world amiable, 598.
Messiah, a sacred eclogue, 378. The Jews mistakes notion
of his worldly grandeur, 610.
Metaphor, when noble, casts, a glory round it,421.
Metaphors, when vicious, 59. An instance of it ib.
Metamorphoses (Ovid's) like enchanted ground, 417.
Method, the want of it, in whom only supportable, 476.
The use and necessity of it in writings, ib. Seldom found,
in coffee-house debates, ib.
Military education, a letter about it, 566.
Mill to make verses, 220.
Miller (James) his challenge to Timothy Buck, 436.
Milton, his vast genius, 417. His poem of Il Penseroso, 425.
His description of the arch-angel and the evil spirits ad.
dressing themselves for the combat, 463.
Milton's Paradise Lost The Spectator's criticism and obser-
vations on that poem, 267, 273, 279, 285, 291, 297, 303,
309, 315, 321. His subject conformable to the talents of
which he was master, 315. His fable a master-piece, ib.
A continuation of the Spectator's criticism on that poem,
327, 333, 339, 345, 351, 357, 363, 369. The moral of that
poem, and length of time contained in the action, 369.
Mimicry (art of) why we delight in it, 416.
Mind (human) the wonderful nature of it, 554.
Minister, a watchful one described, 439.
Minutius, his character, 422.
Mirth, the awkward pretenders to it, 358. Distinguished
from cheerfulness, 381. In a man ought always to be ac-
Mirza, the visions of, 159.
Mischief rather to be suffered than an inconvenience, 564.
Misfortunes, the judgments upon them reproved, 483.
Mixt wit described, 62.
Mixt communion of men and spirits in paradise, as described
by Milton, 12.
Mode, on what it ought to be built, 6. A standing mode of
dress recommended, 129.
Moderation a great virtue, 312.
Modesty in men no ways acceptable to ladies, 154. An un-
necessary virtue in the professors of the law, 484. The
sentiments entertained of it by the ancients, ib. Rules re-
commended to the modest man by the Spectator, ib. The
chief ornament of the fair sex, 6. Distinguished from sheep-
ishness, 373. The definition of it, ib. Wherein it consists,
390. Modest assurance what, 373. And self-denial fre.
quently attended with unexpected blessings, 206. Modesty
the contrary of ambition, ib._A due proportion of modesty
requisite to an orator, 231. The excellency of modesty, ib.
Vicious modesty, what, ib. The misfortunes to which the
modest and innocent are often exposed, 242. (False) the
danger of it, 458. Distinguished from the true, ib.
Mohock, the meaning of that name, 324. Several conjec-
tures concerning the Mohocks, 347.
Moliere made an old woman a judge of his plays, 70.
Money, the Spectator proposes it as a thesis, 412. The
power of it, 450. The love of it very commendable, ib.
Monsters, novelty bestows charms on them, 412. Incapable
of propagation, 413. What gives satisfaction in the sight
of them, 418.
Montague, fond of speaking of himself, 562. Scaliger's saying
of him, ib.
Monuments in Westminster-abbey examined by the Specta-
tor, 26. Raised by envy the most glorious, 355.
Morality, the benefits of it, 459. Strengthens faith, 465.
More, (sir Thomas) his gayety at his death, to what owing,
Mortality, the lover's bill of, 377.
Moorfields, by whom resorted to, 505.
Mothers justly reproved for not nursing their own children,
Motion of the gods, wherein it differs from that of mortals,
according to Heliodorus, 369.
Motteux (Peter) dedicates his poem on tea to the Spectator,
Motto, the effects of a handsome one, 221.
Mourning, the method of it considered, 64. Who the great-
est mourners, ib. The signs of true mourning generally
Mouse-alley doctor, 444.
Much cry but little wool, to whom applied, 251.
Muly Moluch, emperor of Morocco, his great intrepidity in
his dying moments, 349.
Music (church) of the improvement of it, 405. It may raise
confused notions of things in the fancy, 416. Recommend-
ed, 630. Banished by Plato out of his commonwealth, 18.
Of a relative nature, 29.
Musician (burlesque) an account of one, 570.
NAKED shouldered, 437.
Names of authors to be put to their works, the hardships and
Neighbourhoods, of whom consisting, 49.
Nemesis, an old maid, a great discoverer of judgment, 483.
Newberry, (Mr.) his rebus, 59.
New river, a project of bringing it into the playhouse, 5.
New or uncommon, why every thing that is so raises a plea-
sure in the imagination, 411. What understood by the
term with respect to objects, 412. Improves what is great
and beautiful, ib. Why a secret pleasure annexed to its
idea, 413. Every thing so that pleases in architecture, 415.
News, how the English thirst after it, 452. Project for a
supply of it, ib. Of whispers, 457. The pleasure of it,
Newton (sir Isaac), his noble way of considering infinite space,
Nicholas Hart, the annual sleeper, 184.
Nicodemuncio's letter to Olivia, 433.
Nicolini, (signior) his voyage on pasteboard, 5. His combat
with a lion, 13. Why thought to be a sham one, ib. An
excellent actor, ib.
Night, a clear one described, 565. Whimsically described by.
William Ramsey, 582.
Night-walk in the country, 425.
Nightingale, its music highly delightful to a man in love, 383.
Nigranilla, a party lady, forced to patch on the wrong side,
Nicolini, his perfection of music, 405.
No, a word of great use in love matters, 625.
Novels, great inflamers of women's blood, 365.
Novelty, the force of it, 626.
November (month of) described, 425.
Nurses, the frequent inconveniences of hired nurses, 246.
Nutmeg of delight, one of the Persian emperor's titles, 160.
Oates, (Dr.) a favourite with some party ladies, 57.
Obedience of children to their parents the basis of all govern-
Obscurity, often more illustrious than grandeur, 622. The
only defence against reproach, 101.
Obsequiousness in behaviour considered, 386.
Ode(Laplander's) to his mistress, 406.
Economy, wherein compared to good-breeding, 114.
Ogler, the complete ogler, 46.
old maids generally superstitious, 7.
Old testament in a periwig, 58.
Omniamante, her character, 144.
Opera, as it is the present entertainment of the English stage,
considered, 5. The progress it has made in our theatre,
18. Some account of the French opera, 29.
Opinion (popular) described, 460.
Opportunities to be carefully avoided by the fair sex, 198.
Orator, what requisite to form one, 633.
Orbicilla, her character, 390.
Order necessary to be kept up in the world, 219.
Ostentation, one of the inhabitants of the paradise 'of fools,
Otway commended and censured, 39. His admirable descrip-
tion of the miseries of law-suits, 456.
Overdo, a justice at Epping, offended at the company of strol-
lers for playing the part of Clodpate, and making a mocke-
ry of one of the quorum, 48.
Ovid, in what he excels, 417. His description of the palace
of Fame, 459. His verses on making love at the theatre,
translated by Mr. Dryden, 602. How to succeed in his
Outrageously virtuous, what women so called, 266.
Oxford scholar, his great discovery in a coffee-house, 46.
PAINTER and tailor often contribute more than the poet to
the success of a tragedy, 42.
Pamphlets, defamatory, detestable, 451.
Pamphilio, a good master, 137.
Pantheon at kome, how it strikes the imagination at the first
Paradise of fools, 460.
Paradise Lost (Milton's) its fine image, 417.
Parents too mercenary in the disposal of their children in
marriage, 304. Too sparing in their encouragement to
masters for the well educating of their children, 313. Na-
turally fond of their own children, 192. Their care due to
their children, 426. Their taking a liking to a particular
profession, often occasions their sons to miscarry, 21.
Parnassus, the vision of it, 514.
Particles, English, the honour done to them in the late ope-
Parties : an instance of the malice of parties, 125. The dis-
mal effects of a furious party spirit, ib. It corrupts both
our morals and judgment, ib. And reigns more in the
country than town, 126. Party patches, 81. Crept much
into the conversation of the ladies, 57.
Party-zeal very bad for the face, ib.
Party scribblers reproved, 125.
Party not to be followed with innocence, 299.
Party prejudices in England, 432.
Passion relieved by itself, 520.
Passions, the conquest of them a difficult task, 71. The work
of a philosopher to subdue them, 564. Instances of their
power, ib. "The various operations of the passions, 215.
The strange disorders bred by our passions when not regu-