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N. B. The figures shew the page ; the letter n, the note:
and the Roman figures the Preface.
CTORS (stage,) their original, 100, &c.
Acts of the Apostles, explained, 323, n. 341. Admiration, how the passion is to be raised, 44, 45, n.
ADONIS, his gardens, 151, &c.
AESCHYLUS, his improvement of the stage, 101, &c.
ALCYONIUS, Petrus, cited and corrected, 19, n.
Alliteration, 266, 267, 408, &c. The affectation of it
ridiculed in Shakespeare, 268. Ambition, its effects exemplified in Shakespeare's Macbeth,
ANACREON, Spurious, 291, 292.
ANTONY, Mark, his character, 75, 89.
Avloplanpery tū vélow, to fail in the wind's eye, 341.
APOLLONIUS, Rhodius, corrected, 155, n.
Apofiopesis, a figure in rhetorick used by Shakespeare, B. II.
ARIST ARCHUS, the resemblance between him and Dr. Bent-
ley, 132, 133. What he disliked in Homer he rejeEted, Ibid. & n. An instance of his arbitrary alteration of
Homer, 220, 221.
ARISTOPHANES, bis Plutus a play after the middle Comedy,
119, & n.
His Plutus explained, 161.
His Scholiast corrected, 111, n. ARITOTLE, in his poetics explained, passim. explained and
corrected, 14, n. 24, 25, n. 27, 44, 45, 46, n. 56, 57, n. 88, n. 103, n. 112, 113, n.
ARRIAN, bis discourses of Epictetus, 32, 69, n. 223, n.
Arts and sciences, flourish in popular government, and why,
B. I. Sect. XV.
AscHAM, cited, 5, n. 20, n.
Afiatic eloquence, 89, & n. go.
ATHENIANS, rife and progress of dramatic poetry among
them, 100, &c.
Attic writers, fee Greek authors.
AUGUSTUS CAESAR, See OctaviUS.
Band WD prefixed 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 Pestle,
correaled, 154, n. 404.
Two Noble Kinsmen, corrected, 185, n.
False One, explained, 259, n.
Beauty, in what it confifts, 54, & n, Beauty of character,
Of di&tion, 374. fee Character. In what the
chief beauty in poetry confifts, 83, 84, &c. The mind ne-
cessarily in love with beauty, 131, 132. fee Truth. How
constituted in variety, 134.
Bentley, his critical rules examined, B. I. Sect. I. The
resemblance between him and Aristarchus, 132, 133. His
correction of a passage of Virgil examined and refuted,
390, &c. Of several pasages in Horace, refuted, 88, n.
109, n. 165, 166, &c. 398. Apalage in his dissertati-
on on Phalaris, examined, 105, 107.
Bourn, 319, 320.
BRITONS, see Englishmen.
BRUT Ue, his charaéter, 74, 78, 79.
Buffoonery, all, or all formality, 97, 98.
BURNET, bishop, wrongly judges of Milton, 10.
Burning of the Palatine library, 18, 19. Of the Greek
CALEDONJA, its etymology, 298.
CALLIMACHUS, corrected, 124, n. Explained; 413.
Cassius, his character, 75.
CATiline. characterized in Virgil, 140.
CATULLUS, explained, 361.
Characters poetic, B. I. Sect. X. Character of man, 68, 69.
Proper, charakter for tragedy, what? 30, 31, 69, 70. Suitableness of character, 69, 70. Characters of women, 71, 72, & n. Known characters, how to be drawn, 73, 74. Confiftency of character, 76, &c. The mind pleased with this consistency, and why, 79, 80. Honest character of poets, whether necessary, B. I. Sect. XI. Honesty
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.
In Troilus and Crefeide, explained, 346, n.
Plowman's tale, the alliteration affected, 4102
In the bause of Fame, corrected, 297, n.
In the Chanon Yeman's tale, corrected, 297, n.
In the Legende of Hypsiphyle and Medea, cors
Chivalry, a pi&ture of ancient chivalry in Shakespeare, 21, &c.
Cicero, his opinion of music, 32.
His character, 75
I N D E X.
CICERO, characterized in Virgil, 139, 140.
His accuracy, 294.
In his epiftles, explained, 188, n.
De Natura deorum, corrected, 282.
De Finibus, explained, 359.
De Officiis, alluded to by Shakespeare, 300, 301, n.
Comedy, its original and improvement, 109, &c. Proper
fubje&t for it, 112, 113, n.
Consistency of character, fee Character.
Courtier, a ridiculous charaéter in Shakespeare, 90.
Critics, their whimfical rules, B. I. Sect. I. a very good cri.
tical rule, 2, n. The province of critics, B. II. Sect. I. Cruelty, without neceffity not allowable in tragedy, 45, & n.
Dæmon, 183, &c.
Devil, his 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, n. 175, n.
Dignity of character, 86, 87.
Diogenes LAERTIUS, 'explained, 102, n.-
DIOMEDES, the grammarian, explained, 102, n.
DIONYSIUS, in his Roman Antiquities, corrected, 256.
Diversions, public, 16, &c.
Dryddn, alters Shakespeare's poems, 7, n. Turns the Pa-
radise Loft of Milton into rime, 10, u. Characterized in
the Rehearsal, 120. Fond of repeating the same letters
in his verses, 266.
Dunces, their pride and pertness, 5, 15, 295.
Eidwotosta, a fine instance of that figure, 36, & n.
ELIZABETH, Queen, her learning, 5, & n. Shakespeare