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is surrounded with graces. She never sits among the loose tribe of women, nor passes away her time with them in wanton discourses. She is full of virtue and prudence, and is the best wife that JUPITER can bestow on man.”

I shall conclude these iambics with the motto of this paper, which is a fragment of the same author: “A man cannot possess any thing that is better than a good woman, nor any thing that is worse than a bad one.”

As the poet has shewn a great penetration in this diversity of female characters, he has avoided the fault which JUVENAL and Monsier BOILEAU are guilty of; the former in his sixth, and the other in his last Satire, where they have endeavoured to expose the sex in general, without doing justice to the valuable part of it. * Such levelling sati:es are of no use to the world; and for this reason I have often wondered how the French author above-mentioned, who was a man of exquisite judgment, and a lover of virtue, could think human nature a proper subject for gatire in another of his celebrated pieces, which is called The Satire upon Man. What vice or frailty can a discourse correct, which censures the whole species alike, and endeavours to shew, by some superficial strokes of wit, that brutes are the most excellent creatures of the two.

A satire should expose nothing but what is corrigible, and make a due discrimination between those who are, and those who are not the proper objects of it.

L.

* JUVENAL is guilty of the same fault in his tenth Satire; he states the evil of the objects of human wishes, but not the good.

NO.

INDEX

TO THE

SPECTATOR.

VOL. III.

A

ABSTINENCE, the benefit of it, No. 195-
Accompts, their great usefulness, No. 174.
Action, the felicity of the soul, No. 126. No right judgment

to be made of our actions, 174.
Advertisement from Mr. Sly, the haberdasher, No. 187. About

the lottery ticket, 191.
Age, the unnatural misunderstanding between age and youth,

No. 153. The authority of an aged virtuous person preferable

to the pleasures of youth, ib.
Albacinda, her character, No. 144.
Alexander, his artifice in his Indian expedition, No. 127. His

answer to those who asked him if he would not be a com-

petitor for the prize in the Olympic Games, 157.
Amaryllis, her character, No. 144.
Ambition, the occasion of factions, No. 125. By what to be

measured, 188. Many times as hurtful to the princes who

are led by it, as to the people, 200.
Apothecary, his employment, No. 195.
Appetites, sooner moved than the passions, No. 208.
Arable, (Mrs.) the great heiress, the Spectator's fellow-traveller

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No. 132

Argument, rules for the management of one, No. 179.
Aristotle, his account of the world, No. 166.

VOL. III.

Aristus

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Aristus and Aspatia, an unhappy couple, No. 128.
Artist, wherein he has the advantage of an author, No. 166.
Association of honest men proposed by the Spectator, No. 126.
Atheists, great zealots, No. 185. And Bigots, ib. Their opinions

downright nonsense, ib.
Author, in what manner one author is a mole to another, No. 124:

Wherein an author has the advantage of an artist, 166. The
care an author ought to take of what he writes, ib. A story
of an atheistical author, ib.

B

Bareface, his success with the ladies, and the reason for it, No. 156.
Bawdy-houses, frequented by wise men, not out of wantonness but

stratagem, No. 190.
Bear-garden, the Spectator's method for the improvement of it,

No. 141.

Bodily exercises, of ancient encouragement, No. 161.
Boileau censured, and for what, No. 209.
Books reduced to their quintessence, No. 124. The legacies of

great geniuses, 166.
Burnet, (Dr.) some passages in his theory of the earth considered,

No. 143 and 146.
Butts, the adventures of a butt on the water, 175.

с

Cæsar, (Julius) his reproof to an ill reader, No. 147.
Cant, from whence said to be derived, No. 147.
Caprice often ałts in the place of reason, No. 191.
Care, what ought to be a man's chief care, No. 122.
Carneades, the philosopher, his definition of beauty, No. 144.
Cassius, the proof he gave of his temper in his childhood, No. 157.
Castilian, the story of a Castilian husband and his wife, No. 198.
Castle-builders, who, and their follies exposed, No. 167.
Charles the Great, his behaviour to his secretary, who had de-

bauched his daughter, No. 181.
Cheerfulness of Temper, how to be obtained and preserved, No.

143.
Children, wrong measures taken in the education of the British

children, No. 157.
Chinese, the punishment amongst them for parricide, No. 189.

Christian

Christian Religion, the clear proof its articles and excellency of

its doctrines, No. 186.
Coffee-house disputes, No. 197.
Comfort, what, and where found, No. 196.
Common Prayer, some considerations on the reading of it,

No. 147. The excellency of it, ib.
Compassion, the exercise of it would tend to lessen the calamities

of life, No, 169.
Compliments, exchange of compliments, No. 155.
Conquests, the vanity of them, No. 180.
Contentment, the utmost good we can hope for in this life,

No. 163.
Conversation, what properly to be understood by the word con-

versation, No. 143.
Cornaro, (Lewis) a remarkable instance of the benefit of tempe-

rance, No. 195.
Cotillus, his great equanimity, No. 143.
Coverly, (Sir Roger de) the manner of his reception at the assizes,

No. 122 ; where he whispers the judge in the ear, ib. His
adventure when a school-boy, 125. A man of the landed in-
terest, 126. His adventure with some gipsies, 130. Rarely
sports near his own seat, 131. A dispute between him and

Sir Andrew Freeport, 174:
Country, country gentleman and his wife, neighbours to Sir Roger,

their different tempers described, No. 128. Country wake

described, 161.
Courage, mechanic courage, what, No. 152.
Coxcombs, generally the women's favourites, No. 128.
Credulity in women famous, No. 190.
Cynæas, Pyrrhus's chief minister, his handsome reproof to that

prince, No. 180.

D

Death, the contemplation of it affords a delight mixed with terror

and sorrow, No. 133. Intended for our relief, ib. Deaths

of eminent persons the improving passages in history, ib.
Debauchee, his pleasure is that of a destroyer, No. 199.
Dedications, the absurdity of them in general, No. 188.
Devotion, the most natural relief in our affli&tions, No. 163. A

man is distinguished from brutes by devotion more than by

reason, 201. The errors into which it often leads us, ib.
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The

Dd

The notions the most refined among the Heathens had of it,

207. Socrates's model of devotion, ib.
Disappointments in Love, the most difficult to be conquered of

any other, No. 163.
Dissenters, their canting way of reading, No. 147.
Doctor in Moorfields, his contrivance, No. 193.
Drinking, a rule prescribed for it, No. 195.
Duration, the idea of it how obtained, according to Mr. Locke,

No. 194. Different beings may entertain different notions

of the same parts of duration, ib.
Dutch, their saying of a man that happens to break, No. 174.

E

Education, an ill method observed in the educating our youth,

No. 157

Eginhart, Secretary to Charles the Great, his adventure and mar-

riage with that Emperor's daughter, No. 181.
Englishman, the peculiar blessing of being born one, No. 135.

The Spectator's speculations upon the English tongue, ib.
English not naturally talkative, ih, and 148. The English

tongue adulterated, 165,
Enthusiasm, the misery of ir, No. 201.
Epamenondas, his honourable death, Na. 133.
Ephraim, the quaker, the Spectator's fellow-traveller in a stage

coach, No. 132. His reproof to a recruiting-officer in the

same coach, ib. and advice to him at their parting, ib.
Epitaph of a charitable man, No. 177.
Equanimity, without it we can have no true taste of life, No. 143.
Eternity, a prospect of it, No. 159
Eucratia, her character, No. 144.
Eudosia, her character, ib.
Eudoxus and Leontine, their friendship and education of their

children, No. 123.
Eugenius appropriates a tenth part of his estate to charitable usesą.

No. 177.

Exercise, the most effe&tual physic, No, 195.
Expences, oftener proportioned to our expectations than pos:

sessions, No. 191,

Fable.

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