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ably to the rank I now hold among reasonable beings, sociable beings, that of conversing with and knowand the hope I have of being once advanced to a ing each other? What would they have done had more exalted station.

matter never been created ? I suppose, not have “ The other, and that the ultimate end of man, is lived in eternal solitude. As incorporeal substances the enjoyment of God, beyond which he cannot form are of a nobler order, so be sure their manner of ina wish. Dim at best are the conceptions we have tercourse is answerably more expedite and intimate. of the Supreme Being, who, as it were, keeps his This method of communication we call intellectual creatures in suspense, neither discovering nor hiding vision, as somewhat analogous to the sense of seeing, himself: by which means, the libertine hath a wbich is the medium of our acquaintance with this handle to dispute his existence, while the most are visible world. And in some such way can God make content to speak him fair, but in their hearts prefer himself the object of immediate intuition to the every trifling satisfaction to the favour of their blessed ; and as he can, it is not improbable that he Maker, and ridicule the good man for the singularity will, always condescending, in the circumstances of of his choice. Will there not a time come when the doing it, to the weakness and proportion of finite Freethinker shall see his impious schemes over- minds. His works but faintly reflect the image of turned, and be made a convert to the truths he hates ? his perfections ; it is a second-hand knowledge : to when deluded mortals shall be convinced of the folly have a just idea of him it may be necessary that we of their pursuits; and the few wise, who followed see him as he is. But what is that? It is somethe guidance of Heaven, and, scorning the blandish- thing that never entered into the heart of man to ments of sense, and the sordid bribery of the world, conceive; yet, what we can easily conceive, will be aspired to a celestial abode, shall stand possessed of a fountain of unspeakable, of everlasting rapture. their utmost wish in the vision of the Creator? All created glories will fade and die away in his preHere the mind heaves a thought now and then to- sence. Perhaps it will be my happiness to compare wards him, and hath some transient glances of his the world with the fair exemplar of it in the Divine presence; when, in the instant it thinks itself to Mind; perhaps, to view the original plan of those have the fastest hold, the object eludes its expecta-wise designs that have been executing in a long suctions, and it falls back tired and baffled to the cession of ages. Thus employed in finding out his ground. Doubtless, there is some more perfect way works, and contemplating their Author, bow shall I of conversing with heavenly beings. Are pot spirits fall prostrate and adoring, my body swallowed up in capable of mutual intelligence, unless immersed in the immensity of matter, my mind in the infinitude bodies, or by their intervention ? Must superior of his perfections !" natures depend on inferior for the main privilege of|

THL ENT

BRITISH ESSAYISTS.

TH E T A T L E R: Τ Ε

OR THE

LUCUBRATIONS

OP

ISAAC BICKERSTAFF,

BY

SIR RICHARD STEELE,

ASSISTED BY

ADDISON, SWIFT, HUGHES, HARRISON, FULLER, ASPLIN, CONGREVE, TWISDEN, ANTHONY,

HENLEY, GREENWOOD, HARRISON, DARTIQUENAVE.

STEREOTYPE EDITION.

London:

PRINTED BY W. LEWIS, FINCH-LANE;

FOR ISAAC, TUCKEY, AND CO.,

14, HENRIETTA-STREET,

COVENT-GARDEN.

1836.

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No. ABSOLUTE power represented in a dance 11 Allegory of Virtue and Pleasure making court Abertinence, advantages of 240 to Hercules

97 Absurdity, remarks on 168 Application of, in Homer

146 Actxon, his manner of life

59 Allen, (Mr.) founder of Dulwich college 20) Action, a necessary qualification of an orator 66 Almanac, Oxford, considered

39 Neglected by Engiish clergymen 66, 168 Alost, attempt to surprise the garrison of 1,4 Actors, their chief perfection 167 Amanda, the happy wife of Florio

49 Adversity, an alleviation of 233 Ambition, the foundation and end of

186 Advertisements, a collection of them a good Middle age of man most addicted to

120 miscellany 224 Becomes true honour in the good

120 Specimens of them 2:28, 245, 257 No true happiness in the success of

202 Advice to young people 104 Its refuge when disappointed

202 Not to be given by every body

25
In grotesque

202 Not asked for information, but out of fullness The true object of laudable

· 251 and perplexity of heart 25 Aminadab, the quaker's admonition

190 Æneas's descent into, and adventures in, the Angelo, (Michael) his picture of the Last Judgempire of death

154
ment censured

156 Æsculapius falls in love with the divine Hebe 44 Anger, the ill consequences of

172 Metaphorically defunct 46 A tragical instance of surprise in anger

172 His receipt for love

47 Animals, cruelty towards them condemned 133 His unseasonable amour

47 Anne, (queen) eulogiums on her government Æsop, a fable of his applied on the receipt of a

90, 130 letter

115. Annihilation described by Milton and Dryden 6 Affectation of vice and imperfection censured 77 Annuities, how purchased by Africanus 36 Affection distinguished from esteem

206 Anticyra, an island assigned by the Romans to Nearly related to esteem, in the fair sex 206 madmen

125 Paternal, described 95 Its product

125 Affections, how governed 54 Compared to Montpelier

125 Afliction, imaginary, often most insupportable 146 Apollo, god of verse and physic

240 Africanus, his magnanimity, and manner of Apology for great men in bestowing favours 168 purchasing annuities 36 Apothecaries, great orators

240 Afterwit, (Solomon) his observations on the town 83 Appetites, how to be governed

205 Agamemnon's invectives against women 152 Argyle (duke of) his character

46 Age, what renders it most agreeable

45 Aristæus, the character of a man who has the Indecent when not spent in virtue

46
mastery of himself

167 The glory of the present, in regard to England 130 Arms, an exercise of them at London

41 Albemarle (earl) appointed governor of Tournay 49 Arria, wife of Pætus

, manner of her death, 72 Album Græcum prescribed to a sick dog 121 Arthur, (king) the first who sat down to a whole Alchymist, remarks on that comedy

14
roasted ox

148 Aldobrandini, picture in the palace of 184 Artillery Company of London, an exercise of Alexander the Great, his character, and irregu. arn.s performed by

41 191, 209 Aspasia, a most excellent woman

42 Compared with Cæsar

6 The first of the beauteous order of Love 49 A memorable saying of his 92 Astræa, an unfortunate wife

241 A remarkable instance between him and his Asturias (prince of) acknowledged heir to the

2 16 209 crown of Spain Account of the tragedy of

261 191 Atheist in a storm

31 Alexander Truncheon, foreman of the male jury Athenians, a remarkable instance of their puhur12 in the court of honour 252 lic spirit and virtue

61 10 Atterbury, (dean) his eloquent manner of pcompared 21 ing

57 Allegories , as profitable to the mind as hunting Attornics solve difficulties by increasir

146 Avarice, what age of man most deve

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1 ។ " • 2 ( 15 ) ,ែប *Avarice, its region, temple, attendants, ad Betterton, invitation to his benefit yote na plecent 157 herents, and offices described

123 Account of his funeral 573ma'l,,*** 167

124 Bickerstaff, (Isaac) his genealogy'i ! ,319 11,75 a mean-spirited rich man

How his race was improved Audience at a play, their general behaviour 122, 201 Epitome of his life Aurengezebe, an Indian stock-jobber, bis his- An adept in astronomy

2, 124 tory, and indecent manner of spending old Of the society for the reformation of manners 3 age

46 A benefactor to Grub-street Author, his opinion of his own perforinance

Gives advice for his own sake
Autuma, (lady) her behaviour at church

140 Expects hush-money
Not in partnership with Lillie

96 BACON (lord) character of

26. Did not compound with the milliners and His sentiments of poetry, the truest and best

toymen

30 ever written 108 Caught writing nonsense

59 His legacy to his countrymen and foreigners 133 His amours

91, 107, 117, 248 Badajoz, account of a battle there 17 A design to marry him

91 Marshal Bouffler's letter to the French king Contents of his scrutoire.

78 after the battle of Badajoz 77 His will

7 Bag-pipe, to what sort of persons applicable in Extraordinary cures performed by him at his conversation 153 lodgings

31 A club of

153 Disposes of his three nephews Balance, (merchant) the treatment of one who Entertains his nephews ard a lady

207 attempted to debauch his wife

136 Vindicated from injuring a person by satire 71, 74 Banbury, famous for cakes and zeal

220 Received at the theatre with extraordinary Baukers, why they should take poems for bills

civility

122 Barbarity, an attendant on tyranny

161

Entertained at the house of a friend who eats Barnes, (Mr. Joshua) his edition of Homer re

well

J13 commended .

143 Purchases a ticket in the lottery Barrymore, (carl) made prisoner in Portugal 17 Writes to the French king

190 Barry, (Mrs.) an excellent player

1 His adventures in a journey to the land's end 192 Requested to act the widow at Mr. Bicker

Bickerstaff, (Margery) methods used to divorce staff's funeral 7 her from marriage

2. 151 Bass viols applied to conversation

153 Bickerstaff, (Samuel) his advice to his son and Where most likely to be found 153 daughter

189 With what instrument matched

157 Bicknell, or Bigneli, (Mrs.) a comedian, con Exposed to sale by lottery 166 mended

11 Bachelor's scheme to govern a wife

10 Acts the Country Wife Bath, commotions there 26 Billingsgate scold, behaviour of

204 Battle of Badajoz

17 Birth, pride of Of Blaregnies

63, 64 Bisset, (brigadier) his good office to Mi. Steele Near Mous

63, 61
acknowledged .

271 Of critics

65 Black Horse ordinary in Holborn, an advenRaubles, by shom brought to perfection 142 ture there

135 Bayes, (Mr.) his expedient in the theatre 6 Bladder and string, modern music applied 133 Beadlestaff , his testimony of a reformation at Blaregnies, victory of

65 puppet show at Oxford

45 Blindness cured by Mr. Grant, story of Beans, why to be abstained from 240 Blockheads apt to admire one another

196 Bear, meaning of that word explained 38 Blunder, (major) buys muskets without touchYear-gardens of antiquity 31 holes

61 scar-garden diversions condemned

131 Boatswain, (Dampier's) contrivance to prevent 3:auty, the force and efficacy of 10 being eaten

62 beauty, how long it ought to be the care of the Bodily wits sex

61 Bombardiers, who to be accounted such The överstocked with it

195 Books, how to be valued Bedlam, project for erecting a new one 125, 174 Booksellers, their complaint against parson PlaFor whom designed 127, 174 gius

269 Distribution of the apartments there 175 Bouffers, (marshal) a letter from him to the Beef, the food of our robust ancestors .

148
French king after a battle

77 The Breakfast of Queen Elizabeth's maids of Bourignon, (madame de) foundress of the piés honour

148 tists, her extraordinary gifts and talents 126 bef-eaters, the order of 148 Bracegirdle, (Mrs.) an excellent player BER

1 Zullfry (Mr.) an ignorant clown, his behaviour Brains, spirit of, in orange-fower water-lopy

91 at lady Dainty's 37 Breeding (fine) oiten mistaken'

១៨១ ridere, a woman of good sense without affec- Bribery, with coals, reflections on 31,73 ation

1 26 A notable expedient to prevent it at clectionis 73 (madam) her maxim for the ladies 81 An essay and poem on it 'mons.) a French banker, consequences A solicitor in the temple of avarice for å nd's

123 - ilure

3, 5, 29 Bridget Howd'ye, her lady's advertisement con!
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215 celebrated player, his cha- Brisk, (Sir Liberal) saved from sharpers 73 ۲

1, 71, 167 Britain, particularly fruitful in regions 259

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