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CTORS (stage,) their original, 100, &c.

Acts of the Apoftles, explained, 323, n. 341. Admiration, how the paffion is to be raised, 44, 45, n.

85, 86. ADONIS, his gardens, 151, &c. AESCHYLUS, bis improvement of the stage, 101, &c. ALCYONIUS, Petrus, cited and corrected, 19, n. Alliteration, 266, 267, 408, &c. The affe&tation of it

ridiculed in Shakespeare, 268. Ambition, its effe&ts exemplified in Shakespeare's Macbeth,

27, &c.

ANACREON, spurious, 291, 292.
ANTONY, Mark, bis charafter, 75, 89.
Avlopdaapeõ tão ávézw, to fail in the wind's eye, 341.
APOLLONIUS, Rhodius, corrected, 155, n.
Apofiopesis, a figure in rhetorick used by Shakespeare, B. II.

Sect. IV.
ARIS'TARCHUS, the resemblance between him and Dr. Bent-

ley, 132, 133. What be disliked in Homer be rejected, Ibid. & n. An infiance of his arbitrary alteration of

Homer, 220, 221. ARISTOPHANES, bis Plutus a play after the middle Comedy,

119, & n.

His Plutus explained, 161.

His Scholiaft corrected, 111, n. ARITOTLE, in his poetics explained, paslim. explained and

corrected, 14, n. 24, 25, n. 27, 44, 45, 46, n. 56, 57, n. 88, n. 103, n. 112, 113, n.

ARRIAN,

ARRtas, bis difcourses of Epictetus, 32, 69 n. 223, 0.

315, 316.

Arts and sciences, flourish in popular government, and wby,

B. I. Sect. XV.
Ascham, cited, 5, n. 20, n.
Asiatic eloquence, 89, & n. 90.
ATHENIANS, rise and progress of dramatic poetry aming

them, 100, &c.
Attic writers, fee Greek authors.
AUGUSTUS CAESAR, see OCTAVIUS.

B.
Band 3 prehxed to English words, as the Æolians prefixed

6 and the digamma F. 209.
BATAVIA, its etymology, 298.
Beaumont and Fletcher's Knight of the burning Poftle,

correded, 154, 1. 404.
Two Noble Kinsmer., corre&ted, 185;.

494-

Falfe One, explained, 259, n.
Beauty, in what it confifts, 54, & n.. Beauty of chara&er,

79, 80. Of di&tion, 374. fee Character. In what the
chief beauty in poetry confifts, 83, 84, &c. The mind ne-
ceflarily in love with beauty, 131, 132. fee Truth. How

conftituted in variety, 134.
BENTLEY, his. critical rulos examined, B. I. Sect. I. The

resemblance between him and Ariftarchus, 132, 133. His
correction of a paffage of Virgil examined and refuted,
390, &c. Of several paffages in Horace, refuted, 88, n.
109, n. 165, 166, &c. 398. Apalage in his dissertati-

on on Phalaris, examined, 106, 107.
Βελυός, 322.
Bourn, 319, 320.
BRITONS, fee Englishmen.
BRUTUS, his character, 74, 78, 79.

Buffoon,

Suffoon, 397
Butfoonery, all, or all formality, 97, 98.
BURNet, bishop, wrongly judges of Milton, 10.
Burning of the Palatine library, 18, 19. Of the Greek
authors, 19.

C.
CALEDONIA, its etymology, 298.
CalliMACHUS, corrected, 124, n. Explained, 413.
CASSIUS, bis character, 75.
Catiline. characterized in Virgil, 140.
CATULLUS, explained, 361.
Characters poetic, B. I. Sect. X. Character of man, 68, 69.

Proper character for tragedy, what? . 30, 31, 69, 70.
Suitableness of character, 69, 70. Characters of women,
71, 72, & n. Knocun characters, how to be drawn, 73,
74. Confiftency of character, 76, &c. The mind pleafed
with this confiftency, and why, 79, 80. Honeft charac-
ter of poets, whether necessary, B. I. Se&. XI. Honefly
of Shakespeare's character, ibid.
CHAUCER, in the prologue of the Canterbury Tales, cor-

rested and explained, 184, 185, n. 403, 404.
In the Miller's tale, corrected, 226, n.
In the Reve's tale, explained, xx.
In the Romaunt of the Rose, corrected, 241, n.

xxvii.
In Troilus and Crefeide, explained, 346, n.
Plowman's tale, the alliteration affected, 410.
In the house of Fame, corrected, 297, n.
In the Chanon Yeman's tale, corrected, 297, n.
In the Legende of Hypsiphyle and Medea, com

re&ted, 403.
Chivalry, a picture of ancient chivalry in Shakespeare, 21,
Cicero, his opinion of mufic, 32.
His character, 75.

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CICÉRO,

CICERO, characterized in Virgil, 139, 140.

His accuracy, 294
In bis epiftles, explained, 188, n.
De Natura deorum, corre&ted, 282.
De Finibus, explained, 359.

De Officiis, alluded to by Shakespeare, 300, 301, n.
Comedy, its original and improvement, 109, &c. Propor

fubje&t for it, 112, 113, n.
Consistency of character, fee Character.
Courtier, a ridiculous character in Shakespeare, go.
Critics, their whimsical rules, B. I. Sect. I. a very good cri-

tical rule, 2, n. The province of critics, B. IL Sect. I.
Cruelty, without neceffity not allowable in tragedy, 45, & A.

D.
Dæmon, 183, &c.
Dcar, 327.
Devil, bis character in Milton, 66. Called by Shakespeare

Monarch of the North, 216.
Di&tion, poetic, 92, 93. Its chief beauty, what ? 374
Digamma, Aeolic, 209, 210, & n. 43, a. 175. n.
Dignity of character, 86, 87.
DIOGENES LAERTIUS, explained, 102, n.
Diomedes, the grammurian, explained, 102, n.
DIONYSIUS, in his Roman Antiquities, corrested, 256.
Diversions, public, 16, &c.
DRYDDN, alters Shakespeare's poems, 7, n. Turns the Pa-

radise Loft of Milton into rime, 10, 11. Chara&erized ix
the Rebearsal, 120. Fond of repeating the same letters

in his verses, 266.
Dunces, their pride and pertness, 5, 15, 295.

E.
EidwHostiosta, a fine inftance of that figure, 36, & n.
ELIZABETH, Queen, her learning, 5& a. Shakespeare

wrats

wrote a comedy at ber request, 91. Complemented by Shake

Speare, 119, n. Eloquence, flourishes in popular gavernment, B. I. Sect. XV. EMPEDOCLES, corrected, 219, n. Englishmen, their taste, 6, 7, 15, 16, 121. B. III. Sect. I.

Ancient Britons, 19, 20. EPICHARMUS, his improvement of comedy, 112, &c. Several

of his verses corrected, 113, 114, n. EPICURUS, his doctrine to be found in Homer, 94, n. ΕπιΓεννήματα των καλών, 55, η. EJ dialás, 236, 237. Eupancaóveulov, 55, n. EURIPIDES, his cyclops, 94, 95, n. 101, n. A verse in

his Medaea corrected, 407. Evoúromlov, 55, n. Εφέσια γράμματα, 324, 2. "Εχεια, "Εχούλα, 321. Expiatory washings, 33, n.

F. Fade, 212, n. FAIRIBS, an account of them, 323, n. &c. Fanaticism, its influence on arts and sciences, 6, 16, &n: Fashion, vicious in poetry, 86. Folly of judging from mode

and fashion, 385, 386. Fathers, of the church, destroyed the Greek writers, 18, 19,

& n.

Flattery, how despicable, B. I. Sect. XV.
Fool, a character in our old plays, 8.
Formal authors, 97, 98. All formality, or all buffoonery,

ibid. FRANCE, its influence on English taft and manners, 6, 7.

B. I. Sect. XV. French crown, meaning of the phrase, 147, 148, & n.

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