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shall I fall prostrate and adoring, my body swallowed up in the immensity of matter, my mind in the infinitude of his perfections.
The Figures refer to the Papers.
ABIGAILS (male) in fashion among the ladies, Number 55.
Absence in conversation, a remarkable instance of it in Will
Honeycomb, 77. The occasion of this absence, ib. And
means to conquer it, ib. The character of an absent man,
out of Bruyere, ib. Of lovers, death in love, 241. How to
be made easy, ib.
Abstinence, the benefits of it, 195.
Academy for Politics, 305. The regulations of it, ib.
Acasto, his agreeable character, 386.
Accompts, their great usefulness, 174.
Accosta, his answer to Limborch, touching the multiplicity of
ceremonies in the Jewish religion, 213.
Acetus, his character, 422.
Acrostic, piece of false wit, divided into simple and com-
Act of deformity, for the use of the Ugly club, 17.
Action, the felicity of the soul, 126.
Action, a threefold division of our actions, 213. No right
judgment to be made of them, 174. A necessary qualifi-
cation in an orator, 541. Tully's observations on action
adapted to the British theatre, ib.
Actions, the principles of two in man, 588.
Actor, absent, who so called by Theophrastus, 541.
Admiration, one of the most pleasing passions, 237. A pleas-
ing emotion of the mind, 413. Short lived, 256. When
turned into contempt, $40.
Adulterers, how punished by the primitive Christians, 579.
Adversity, no evil in itself, 237.
Advertisement from Mr. Sly the haberdasher, 187. About
the lottery-ticket, 191.
Advertisements of an Italian chirurgeon, 22. From St. James's
coffee-house, 24. From a gentlewoman that teaches birds
to speak, 36. From another that is a fine flesh-painter 41.
Advice, no order of persons too considerable to be advised, 34.
Usually received with reluctance, 512. To a faulty friend,
in what manner to be given, 385.
Affectation, the misfortune of, 404. Described, 460. A
greater enemy to a fine face than the small-pox, 33. It de-
forms beauty, and turns wit into absurdity, 38. The origi-
nal of it, ib. Found in the wise man as well as the cox-
comb, ib. The way to get clear of it, ib.
Affliction and sorrow, not always expressed by tears, 95.
True affliction labours to be invisible, ib.
Afflictions, how to be alleviated, 501.
Age, the unnatural misunderstanding between age and youth,
153. The authority of an aged virtuous person preferable
to the pleasures of youth, ib. Rendered ridiculous, 6.
How contemned by the Athenians, and respected by the
Spartans, ib. The authority assumed by some people on
the account of it, 336. A comfortable old age, the reward
of well spent youth, 260:
Agreeable man, who, 280. In company the art of being so,
Aglaus, his story told by Cowley, 610.
Albacinda, her character, 144.
Alexander the Great, wherein he imitated Achilles in a piece
of cruelty, and the occasion of it, 337. His complaint to
Aristotle, 319. Wry necked, 32. His artifice in his Indian
expedition, 127. His answer to those who asked him if he
would not be a competitor for the prize in the Olympic
Allegories, like light to a discourse, 421. Eminent writers
faulty in them, ib. The reception the Spectator's allego-
rical writings met with from the public, 501.
Allusions, the great art of a writer, 421.
Amanda, her adventures, 375.
Amazons, their commonwealth, 433. How they educated
their children, 434. Their wars, ib. They marry their
male allies, ib.
Amaryllis, her character, 144.
Ambition, the end of it, 255. Never satisfied, 256. The ef
fects of it in the mind, ib. Subjects us to many troubles,
257. The true object of a laudable ambition, ib. Various
kinds of it, 570: Laudable, 613. The occasion of factions,
125. Never satisfied, 27. By what to be measured, 188.
Many times as hurtful to the princes who are led by it, as
to the people, 200. Most men subject to it, 219, 224. Of
use when rightly directed, 219.
Americans, their opinion of souls, 56 Exemplified in a
vision of one of their countrymen, ib. Used painting in-
stead of writing, 416.
Amity between agreeable persons of different sexes dangerous,
Ample (lady) her uneasiness, and the reason of it, 32.
Amoret the jilt reclaimed by Philander, 401.
Amusements of life, when innocent, necessary and allow
Anagram, what, and when first produced, 60.
Anatomy, the Spectator's speculations on it, 543.
Ancients in the east, their way of living, 415.
Andromache, a great fox-hunter, 57.
Animals, the different make of every species, 120. The in-
stinct of brutes, ib. Exemplified in several instances, ib.
God himself the soul of brutes, 121. The variety of arms
by which they are provided by nature, ib.
Anne Boleyne's last letter to king Henry VIII. 397.
Annihilation, by whom desired, 210. The most abject of
Answers to several letters at once, 581, and 619.
Anthony (Mark) his witty mirth commended by Tully, 386.
Antipathies, a letter about them, 609.
Anxieties, unnecessary, the evil of them and the vanity of
Apes, what women so called, and described, 244.
Apollo's temple on the top of Leucate, by whom frequented,
and for what purpose, 223.
Apothecary, his employment, 195.
Apparitions, the creation of weak minds, 110.
Appearances, the veneration of respect paid to them in all
ages, 360. Things not to be trusted for them, 464.
Appetites, incumbrances of old age, 260.
than the passions, 208.
Applause (public) its pleasure, 442.
Applause and censure should not mislead us, 610.
April (month of) described, 425. (The first of) the merriest
day in the year, 47.
Arabella, verses on her singing, 443.
Arable (Mrs.) the great heiress, the Spectator's fellow-travel-
Araspas and Panthea, their story out of Xenophon, 564.
Architecture, the ancients' perfection in it, 415. The great-
ness of the manner how it strikes the fancy, ib. Of the
manner of both ancients and moderns, ib. The concave
and convex figures have the greatest air, ib. Every thing
that pleases the imagination in it, is either great, beautiful,
or new, ib.
Aretine made all the princes of Europe his tributaries, 23.
Argument, rules for the management of one, 197. Argumen-
tum Basilinum, what, 239. Socrates, his way of arguing,
ib. In what manner managed by states and communi-
Argus, his qualifications and employments under Juno, 250.
Arietta, her character, 11. Her fable of the lion and the man,
in answer to the story of the Ephesian matron, ib. Her
story of Inkle and Yarico, ib.
Aristænetus, his letters, some account of them, 238.