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NOTES TO VOL. III HENRY BOYLE, brother of the Earl of Burlington, and nephew of the Dedicar more famous Robert Boyle, was created Baron Carleton in Oct. 1714 tion. (see B. I.). Pope speaks of his “calm sense” in the Epilogue to the Satires (ii. 80), and Gay introduces him in Mr. Pope's Welcome from Greece (xv).
Any particular Person. See vol. i. pp. 310-11. Jeremy Collier pleads for the same general interpretation in the Preface to his Essays (2nd edit. 1697).
A List of Subscribers follows the Dedication. It contains over
find Translated to my Hand.” PAGE 10. Juvenal, Sat. vi. 209.
Herod and Mariamne. Josephus's Antiquities of the Jews,
—This paper and the preceding are referred to in No. 547.
No. 172. PAGE 14.
Omnamante. See vol. ii. p. 227. PAGE 17. Motto. Ovid, Metam. v. 216-7.
No. 173. - In a late Paper. See vol. ii. p. 289. PAGE 18. Dutch Painter. Cf. vol. ii. p. 11.
Milton's Death. Par. Lost, ii. 846. Correctly, “horrible.”
fides of the Roman historians.
PAGE 24. Motto. Ovid, Remedia Amoris, 625.
the interests of “the many thousands of men, women, and children,"
holes with cloth, serge, etc.” PAGE 28. Motto. Lucretius, De Rerum Nat. iv. 1155. PAGE 31. Harington's Oceana, which appeared in 1656, was edited in
1700, with Harington's other works, by John Toland (referred to in
ii. p. 339).
Motto. Juvenal, Sat. xv. 140-2.
“ Would I could share thy balmy, even temper,
And milkiness of blood."-Dryden's Cleomenes, I. i.
What I spent, etc. Percy refers to an epitaph which was to be found in St. George's Church, Doncaster, thus :
“How now, who is heare?
I, Robin of Doncastere,
That I left, that I lost."
This reference to the variety of subjects discussed in the Spectator recalls, by way of contrast, Boswell's plaint about the slow success of the Rambler, because of the “uniformity in its
texture” (ed. Birkbeck Hill, i. 208). PAGE 41. Passage in Waller. From his verses “Upon the Earl of Roscommon's Translation of Horace,” 11. 41-2, correctly thus :
“ Poets lose half the praise they should have got,
Could it be known what they discreetly blot."
Children-in-the-Wood. See vol. ii. p. 324.
Philarithmus, the writer of the letter, was said to be Henry Martyn, who, among others, is thanked by Steele, in No. 555, for contributions to the Spectator. See also Cottilus, vol. ii. p. 336. Further ingenuity has discovered in him the model, or one of the models, of Sir Andrew Freeport.
- Louis XIV., the “hardened Sinner," is the subject of an earlier attack in the Spectator. See No. 139 (vol. ii. p. 205). PAGE 47. The anecdotes will be found in Plutarch's Life of Pyrrhus. PAGE 48. Motto. Virgil, Æn. ii. 145. PAGE 49. Illustrated this kind, etc. See Nos. 120, 121.
PAGE 50. Freher. Addison got his material from Bayle's Dictionary, No. 181
art. ' Eginhart.' The story of Eginhart is there transcribed from
-Among the advertisements at the end of this number (A) is
Lane, the Guildhall, the Rainbow, the British, and others. PAGE 52. Motto. Juvenal, Sat. vi. 181.
No. 182. PAGE 55. Motto. Hesiod, Theogonia, II. 27-8.
No. 183. - Jothram's otham's]
Fable. Judges ix. 8, etc.
Boileau. “This is somewhat curious, considering that
by Mr. D. Nichol Smith).
l'Iliade et l'Odyssée ont de commun, c'est que l'une et l'autre
Invented by Prodicus, etc. Xenophon's Memorabilia, ii.
Plato's account will be found in the Phaedo, & 10. PAGE 59. Motto. Horace, Ars Poet. 360. Cf. No. 124 (“Rests No. 184, and Nodding-places') : also Quintilian, X. i.
The subject of the advertisement was one Nicholas Hart (see B. I.) and his Historiographer' (p. 60) was William Hill,
sen., of Lincoln's Inn (see B. 1.). PAGE 61. Lines 3, 4. Probably a reference to the session of Parliament
at this time.
- Juvenal, Sat. i. 55, etc. PAGE 62. Motto. Virgil, Æn. i. 15.
No. 185, PAGE 63. Ovid, Metam. vii. 20-1.
PAGE 69. Pythagoras's first rule is the motto of No. 112.
-A Cock to Æsculapius, from the Phaedo, lxvi.
-Xenophon tells us. Cyropædia, viii. 7. No. 187. PAGE 69. Motto. Horace, Odes, I. v. 12-13.
PAGE 70. Scrutore, or scrutoire, the older (17th cent.) aphetic form
PAGE 73. Mr. Sly. See B. I.
* Laetus sum laudari me, inquit Hector, opinor apud Naevium,
" Tollat sua munera cerdo :
The Lacedæmonians. See Plutarch's Life of Lycurgus.
(March 16, 1713), in which Pope comments severely on “this prostitution of praise.”
-Bulfinch, in Brome's Northern Lasse (1632), again referred to in No. 468.
- Phocion. See Plutarch's Life. Cf. Bacon, Apophthegms,
291. “Has any foolish thing dropped from me unawares ?" No. 189. PAGE 76. Motto. Virgil, Æn, ix. 294 ; x. 824.
PAGE 77. Sir Sampson Legend, the heavy father in Congreve's comedy
Love for Love.
-Subject of my Paper. Ante, No. 181.
State of China, an English translation of his work which was
-Herodotus, I. cxxxvii.
On the subject of this paper cf. The Guardian, No. 105, by
to Secretary St. John, afterwards Lord Bolingbroke. No. 191. PAGE 83. Motto. Homer, Iliad, ii. 6.
- Mahomet's Burying Place. Addison again makes use of Bayle. See article • Mahomet.' PAGE 84. A Tacker-Number 134. In 1704 a Bill was introduced
into the House of Commons against occasional conformity, and, that it might the more surely pass the Lords, was tacked to a Money Bili. A large majority, however, opposed this procedure, and the Bill was thrown out. The minority numbered 134.
- Acted=actuated. Cf. No. 287 (first paragraph).
-Lottery. See note to No. 181.
PAGE 86. Disburse, reimburse.
PAGE 89. The Cornelii. Identified by some with Francis Eyles,
director of the East India Company, and afterwards created :
baronet; his son, Sir John, Lord Mayor of London in 1727; and No. 192.
his other son, Sir Joseph, Sheriff of London in 1725. PAGE 91. Motto. Virgil, Georgics, ii. 461-2.
No. 193. PAGE 92. Difference in the Military and Civil List. The Duke of
Marlborough had the reputation of receiving en déshabillt.
is probably a misprint. PAGE 94. The Satyrist says. Juvenal, Sat. viii. 73.
"Rarus enim ferme sensus communis in illa
PAGE 95. Motto. Horace, Odes, I. xii. 4. See also p. 8 of this No. 194.
volume. Previous editors have found in the first letter a direct
reference by Steele to his relations with his wife Dear Prue.' PAGE 98. Motto. Hesiod, Works and Days, ll. 40-1.
No, 195. Arabian Nights. See the “History of the Greek King and Douban, the Physician,” in the tale of the Fisherman. PAGE 99. Diogenes. Diogenes Laertius, Vitae Philosophorum, VI. ii. 6. Sir William Temple's axiom is his own.
All excess is to be avoided, especially in the common use of wine : whereof the first Glass may pass for Health, the second for good Humour, the third for our Friends : but the fourth is for our Enemies."
(Essays, 'Of Health and Long Life,' vol. ii. p. 428, ed. 1754). PAGE IOI.
Ancient Authors. Diogenes Laertius (Life of Socrates) ;
Luigi Cornaro's Trattato de la vita sobria appeared at Padua
and provincial presses : the 55th appeared at Leeds in 1832. PAGE 102. Motto. Horace, Epist. I. xi. 30.
No. 196. PAGE 104. The Young Woman' at Hackney refers to the petition of
Benjamin Easie in No. 134.
Motto. Horace, Odes, IV. iv. 50-3. The original reads No. 198. Cervi, which Addison alters for his present purpose.
Visitant to her Bed-side. See note, vol. p. 334.
Queen Emma, mother of Edward Confessor. Addison prob-
Chamont, a young soldier of fortune in Otway's tragedy of