the Dunces, 207. Publishes a poem on
Taste, 1731, 209. Loses his mother at the
age of 93, 210. Calls Curll before the
house of lords for publishing some letters of
noblemen to him, ib. Curll's account of his
obtaining the letters, 211. Publishes a vo-
lume of Letters, 1737, 212. Publishes the
First Part of the Essay on Man, 1733, 214.
History of the Essay on Man, 215. The Es-
say attacked by Mr.Crousaz, as immoral, and
defended by Warburton, 216. His letter to
Warburton, 218. Supposed to have been
made a tool of by Bolingbroke, to spread
his opinions, 219. Endeavours to get his
Essay on Man translated into Latin, ib.
Lives among the great, ib. A report prevail-
ed of Queen Caroline paying him a visit,
which did not take place, 220. Writes an
epistle on the Use of Riches, 1733, ib.
Publishes the Man of Ross, ib. Publishes
his Characters of Men, 1734, 221. Pub-
lishes his Characters of Women, 222.
Duchess of Marlborough, celebrated in that
poem, under the character of Atossa, 223.
Published Imitations of several Poems of
Horace, ib. Such imitations first practised
by Oldham and Rochester, ib. Publishes
some of Dr. Donne's Satires, ib. At open
war with Lord Hervey, 224. Publishes his
last Satires, 225. Never wrote on politicks,
ib. First volume of the Memoirs of Scrible-
rus published by him, in conjunction with
Swift and Arbuthnot, 226. Published two
volumes of Latin poems, written by Ita-
lians, ib. Planned a poem, subsequent to
his Essay on Man, but never completed it,
227. Publishes another book of the Dun-
ciad, 228. Is at variance with Cibber, ib.
Celebrates both Cibber and Osborne in the
Dunciad, 229. Account of his latter end,
232. Died May 30, 1744, and buried at
Twickenham, 233. A monument erected to
his memory, by the bishop of Gloucester,
ib. Offended lord Bolingbroke by having
printed 1500 of the Patriot King, more
than Lord Bolingbroke knew of, and not
discovered until the death of Pope, ib.
Account of a difference between Pope and
Mr. Allen, 235. Account of Pope's picture
of Betterton, ib. His person described, 236.
His dress, ib. His method of living and
conversation, 237. The frugality of his do-
mestick character, 239. Proud of his mo-
ney, and the greatest fault of his friends,
poverty, 240. Fond of enumerating the
great men of his acquaintance, ib. His so-
cial virtues, 241. His letters appear preme-
ditated and artificial, 242. Many of the
topicks of his letters contrary to truth, ib.
Viz. contempt of his own poetry, ib. Insen-
sibility to censure and criticism, ib. Dis-
esteem of kings, 243. Contempt of the
world, ib. Scorn of the great, ib. His own
importance, ib. Learned his pretended dis-
content from Swift, 244. Sometimes wanton
in his attacks, and mean in his retreat, 245.

His virtues, liberality, and fidelity of
friendship, ib. Paid Savage 201. a-year,
ib. The report of a defamatory life of
Swift being found in his papers, on inquiry,
appears groundless, ib. Lived and died in
the religion of Rome, 246. Never lost his
belief of Revelation, ib. In his early life a
literary curiosity, and afterwards studied the
living world, ib. Entertained a desire for
travelling, but did not gratify it, 247. His
intellectual character, Good Sense, ib. His
genius, ib. His great memory, ib. Made
poetry the business of his life, 248. Never
wrote on popular or temporary occasions,
249. Never published his works under two
years, ib. Compared with Dryden, ib.
His great care in polishing his works, 250.
Frequently corrected his works after pub-
lication, ib. His prose works characterized,
251. His Pastorals considered, 252. Wind-
sor Forest, 253. Temple of Fame, ib. The
Messiah, 254. The verses on an unfortunate
lady, ib. Ode for St. Cecilia's Day, ib.
Ignorant of the principle's, and insensible to
the effects of musick, 255. His Essay on
Criticism, 256. The Rape of the Lock, 258.
Eloise to Abelard, 260. The Iliad, 261.
Observations on the notes to the Iliad,
264. The Odyssey, ib. The notes to the
Odyssey written by Broome, ib. The Dun-
ciad, ib. The design of that poem, ib. His.
Essay on Man, 265. His characters of
Men and Women, 267. His lesser poems
considered, 268. The question, whether
Pope was a poet? considered, 271. Copy
of his letter to Mr. Bridges, 272. Criticisms
on Pope's Epitaphs, 274. That on Charles
Earl of Dorset, ib. On Sir William Trum-
bull, 276. On the Hon. Sir Simon Harcourt,
277. On James Craggs, 278. Epitaph in-
tended for Mr. Rowe, 279. Intended for
Mrs. Corbet, 280. Epitaph on the Hon.
Robert Digby and his sister, 281. On Sir
Godfrey Kneller, 282. On Gen. Hen. Wi-
thers, ib. On Elijah Fenton, 283. On Mr.
Gay, 284. Epitaph intended for Sir Isaac
Newton, 285. Epitaph on Edmund Duke
of Buckingham, 286. Writes part of the
Prologue to Sophonisba, 293. The malevo-
lence between him and Philips, 313. Re-
marks on his versification, i. 431, Fate of
the MSS. he left to Lord Bolingbroke, ii. ̧
574. Account of his edition of Shakspeare,
v. 127. View of the controversy between
Crousaz and Warburton, on the Essay on
Man, 184. Crousaz's Observations on his
Opinion of the Ruling passion, 185. Of
whatever is, is right, 187. Messiah in Latin,
vi. 427. See Warton.

Popery, causes why many persons em-
brace it, iii. 409. The Hind and Panther
published by Dryden, in defence of Pope-
ry, 412.

Population, decayed religious houses, or
want of them, no evidence of a decreasing
population, vi. 61. The flight of every man

Clifford, and Dr. Spratt, iii. 404. First act-
ed in 1671, ib. The dialogue between Love
and Honour designed for the Duke of
Ormond, 405.

Reid, Andrew, employed by Lord Lyt-
telton in the punctuation of his Life of
Henry II. iv. 407.

Relaxation, the necessity and usefulness
of it with regard to study, i. 411.

Religion, consolations to be found in, vi.
323. The danger of women when they lay
it aside, iii. 2. The pleasure and advan-
tages of, i. 209. The use of austerities and
mortifications, 517. Observations on the
change of, in Scotland, vi. 3. A toleration
granted in Prussia, iv. 587.

Remission of Sins, the first and funda-
mental truth of religion, i. 514.

Repentance, the absurdity of delaying
it, i. 333. The doctrine of it embarrassed
by superstitious and groundless imagina-
tions, 516. Unjustly confounded with pe-
nance, ib. Wherein true repentance con-
sists, ib. The completion and sum of it a
real change of temper and life, 517.

Reputation, industry and caution ne-
cessary to support it, ii. 39. Tainted, the
greatest calamity, 167.

Resentment, the effects of, more certain
than gratitude, iv. 72.

Resolution and firmness of mind, neces-
sary to the cultivation and increase of vir-
tue, i. 267.

Resolutions, the fallacious estimate ge-
nerally made, ii. 464. Custom commonly
too strong for, 465.

Restless Tom, short history of, ii. 527.
Retirement, the disadvantages of it
when indulged to excess by men of genius
and letters, i. 69. Rural, the motives of
some persons to desire it, ii. 65.

Retrospection on our conduct, the im-
portance and usefulness of it, i. 37.

Rhodes, isle of, story of the dragon which

ravaged, ii. 411.

Richard II. observations on Shakspeare's
play of, v. 151.

Richard III. observations on Shak-
speare's play of, v. 150.

Richardson's, Jonathan, Treatise on
Painting, gave the first fondness of that
art to Sir Joshua Reynolds, iii. 148.

Richardson, Samuel, his character of
Lovelace taken from the Lothario of the
Fair Penitent, iii. 532. Characterized as a
writer, ib. His paper in the Rambler, i.

Riches, the folly of pursuing them as the
chief end of our being, i. 276. The true
use of, 568. The general desire of them
whence it proceeds, ii. 47. The peace of
life too often destroyed by incessant and
zealous strugglings for them, 48. The arts
by which they are gained frequently irre-
concileable with virtue, 49. Not the cause

of happiness, 565. The general desire for,
597. Not so dangerous as formerly, ib.
Hope of, more than the enjoyment, 598.
What it is to be rich, ib. Avarice always
poor, ib. Story of Tom Tranquil, a rich
man, ib. Best obtained by silent profit
and industry, exemplified in the history of
Ortogrul of Basra, 667. Ill effects of, vi.

Riches (hereditary,) advantages and
disadvantages of, iii. 104.

Ridicule, the business of, comedy, v.

Riding, honours due to the lady who un-
dertook to ride 1000 miles in 1000 hours,
and performed it in about two thirds of
the time, ii. 404. An equestrian statue pro-
posed to be erected to her memory, 405.
Difficulties respecting a proper inscription,

Righteousness, considered, ii. 643.

Rio verde, translations of the two first
stanzas of that song, vi. 415.
Riots, in London (1780), description of,
vi. 532.

Roarer, his character, ii. 109.

Rochester, John Wilmot, Earl of, life of,
iii. 296. Son of Henry, Earl of Rochester,
ib. Born April 10, 1647, ib. Educated at
Burford school, ib. Entered at Wadham
College, ib. Travelled into France and
Italy, ib. Entered into the sea service, ib.
Early given to intemperance, 297, Gen-
tleman of the Bed-chamber, and Comptrol-
ler of Woodstock Park, ib. Mentioned by
Wood as the greatest scholar of all the no-
bility, ib. His favourite authors, Boileau
and Cowley, ib. Pursues a life of drunken
gaiety, ib. Becomes acquainted with Dr.
Burnet, which produced a total change of
his manners and opinions, 298. Died at
the age of thirty-four, July 26, 1680, ib.
His character, ib. Many things imputed to
him which he is supposed not to have
written, ib. The first edition of his works
printed in the year of his death, Antwerp
in the title-page, 299. Character of his
works, ib. His poem on Nothing criticised,
ib. His Lampoon on Sir Car Scroop, 300.
His Satire against Man criticised, ib. Takes
E. Settle under his protection, 405.

Rolt's Dictionary of Commerce, Preface
to, v. 226.

Romances, the general design of them,
i. 15. Those of the former and present age
compared, 16.

Romans, their donatives rather popular
than virtuous, ii. 398. Made no standing
provison for the needy, ib. Remarks on,
v. 634.

Rome, supplied by Sicily with corn, v.
287. Afterwards supplied with corn from
Africa and Egypt, ib.

Romeo and Juliet, observations on Shak❤
speare's play of, v. 164.


Rona, account of the island of vi.

Roscommon, Wentworth Dillon, Earl of,
his life, iii. 302. Son of James Dillon, Earl
of Roscommon, born in Ireland, ib. Edu-
cated in Yorkshire, at his uncle's, Lord
Strafford's, ib. Sent to Caen, to study under
Bochart, 303. Is said to have had preter-
natural intelligence of his father's death, ib.
The credit to be given to such intelligence,
ib. Travels into Italy, 304. At the Resto-
ration returns to England, is made Captain
of the Band of Pensioners, and addicts
himself to gaming, ib. Goes to Ireland, and
made Captain of the Guards, ib. Attacked
by three ruffians on his return from the gam-
ing-table, is rescued by a half-pay officer,
to whom he resigns his commission in the
Guards, ib. Returns to England, and mar-
ries a daughter of the Earl of Burlington,
305. Forms a plan of a Society for reform-
ing our language, ib. Purposes to retire to
Rome, but is attacked by the gout, and,
with the assistance of a French empirick,
dies in 1684, and is buried in Westminster-
Abbey, 306. His poetical character, 307.
Dryden's opinion of Roscommon's Essay
on translated Verse, 308. His Art of Poetry
praised, ib. Account of his other pieces,
309. Mrs. Philips's opinion of some of his
works, 310.

Rota Club, account of, and the members,
iii. 235.

Rowe, Nicholas, observations on his
edition of Shakspeare's Works, v. 127.
The first who had three nights of a new
play, iii. 402. His life, 530. Born at Little
Beckford, Bedfordshire, 1673, ib. Edu-
cated at Westminster, under Busby, ib.
A student of the Middle Temple, ib. At
twenty-five produced the Ambitious Step-
mother, 531. Tamerlane in 1702, ib. Fair
Penitent in 1703, ib. Ulysses in 1706.
Royal Convert, 1708, 532. The Biter, a
comedy, 1706, 533. Jane Shore, 1714, ib.
Lady Jane Grey, 1715, ib. Publishes an
Edition of Shakspeare in 1709, 534. Un-
der-secretary to the Duke of Queensberry,
ib. Advised by Lord Oxford to study
Spanish, ib. Succeeded N. Tate as Poet-
Laureat, 535. Land-surveyor of the Cus-
toms, ib. Clerk of the Council to the Prince
of Wales, ib. Secretary of the Presenta
tions, ib. His life, as prefixed to his trans-
lation of Lucan's Pharsalia, by Dr. Well-
wood, ib. Died Dec. 6, 1718, and buried
in Westminster Abbey, 537. The testi-
mony of Pope in his favour, ib. Chiefly
considered as a tragic author and translator,
538. Character of his works, ib. Pope's
Epitaph intended for him, iv. 279.

Royal Society, inquiry into, What have
they done? ii. 640. Supposed to have
been established, to divert the attention of
the people from public discontent, iii. 551.
Review of the history of, v. 699.

Rudeness to convenience, the progress
of, ii. 639.

Ruling Passion, M. Crousaz's observa-
tions on Pope's opinion of it, v. 185.

Rum, account of the island of, vi. 122.
Land there not more than 21d. an acre,

Rupert, Prince, driven by Admiral
Blake into the Tagus, iv. 441. Afterwards
into Carthagena, 442. His fleet destroyed
by Blake in the harbour of Malaga, ib.

Rural Elegance, observations in the
praise of, iv. 329.

Rural Situation, a sketch of its peculiar
pleasures and advantages, îì. 66.

Ruricola, his observations upon the pre-
valence of a fond appetite for news, i. 286.

SABINUS, Georgius, de sacerdote furem
consolante epigramma, iii. 623.

Sacharissa, that character designed by
Waller for Lady Dorothea Sidney, iii. 318.
Salmasius, employed by Charles II. to
write in defence of his father and monarchy,
iii. 225. His character, ib. Publishes his
Defensio Regis in 1649, ib. Answered by
Milton, ib. Leaves a Reply to Milton,
which was published by his son, 227.

Salusbury, Mrs. Epitaph on, vi. 425.
Samson Agonistes, critical remarks on the
beauties and improprieties of that dramatick
piece, ii. 83. Characterized, iii. 279.

Sanderson, Dr. Robert, Bishop of Lin-
coln, his critical nicety in preparing his
lectures, i. 96.

Sannazarius, his inducements to the
piscatory eclogue, i. 175.

Sarpi, Father Paul, his life, iv. 411. Born
at Venice 1552, ib. Educated under his
mother's brother, ib. Studies logick under
Capella of Cremona, ib. Takes the order
of Servites 1566, ib. Publick Professor of
Divinity at Mantua, 412. His great ac-
quisitions in every branch of knowledge
and literature, ib. Several charges laid
against him in the Inquisition, which passed
over, 413. Refused a bishoprick by Cle
ment VIII. ib. The part he took in the
quarrel between Paul V. and the Venetians,
ib. Attacked by five ruffians employed by
the Pope, and receives fifteen stabs, 415.
Retires to his convent, and writes the His-
tory of the Council of Trent, ib. Died
1623, 416. His character, ib.

Satire, Sir Car Scroop's praise of, iii.

Savage, Richard, his life, iv. 31. Born
Jan. 10, 1697, a son of Earl Rivers by the
Countess of Macclesfield, 32. Left to the
care of his mother, who abandons him, 33.
Committed to the care of a poor woman,
to be brought up as her own son, 34.
Lady Mason, his grandmother, takes some
care of him, ib. His godmother, Mrs.
Lloyd, left him 300l. which was never
paid him, 35. Placed at a small grammar-

great, 69. Again turned adrift on the world,
70. Too much elevated by good fortune.
71. His mother continues her ill treatment
of him, 72. The resentment between Lord
Tyrconnel and him kept up for many
years, 74. Publishes the Bastard, a Poem,
ib. This poem obliges his mother to retire
from Bath to London, 75. Ready to ac-
cept the praises of the people, and to find
excuses for their censure, 76. Imputed
none of his miseries to himself, 77. Mis-
took the love, for the practice of virtue, ib.
His actions precipitate and blamable, his
writings tended to the propagation of mo-
rality and piety, ib, Exerts all his interest
to be appointed Poet Laureat, but is dis-
appointed, 78. Becomes volunteer Laureat
to the Queen, for which the Queen sends
him 501. and leave to continue it annually,
ib. Accused of influencing elections against
the Court, 81. An information against him

school near St. Alban's, 35. Lord Rivers,
on his death-bed, inquires particularly of
him, and is assured by his mother that he
was dead, by which he loses 6000l. left
him by his father, ib. His mother attempts
to send him to America secretly, 36. His
mother places him with a shoe-maker in
Holborn, 37. On the death of his nurse
discovers his parents, ib. Applies to his
mother, who resolves to neglect him, ib.
Became an author through necessity,
38. Publishes his first Poems against the
Bishop of Bangor, ib. Writes his first play,
Woman's a Riddle, in his eighteenth year,
ib. At twenty-one, writes Love in a Veil,
ib. Is patronized by Sir Richard Steele,
ib. Story of his going with Sir Richard
Steele, and writing a pamphlet, which he
sells for two guineas, to raise money, 39.
Steele proposes to marry one of his natural
daughters to Savage, 40. Steele discards
him, 41. Through the intercession of in the King's Bench, for publishing an
Wilks obtains 501. from his mother, 42.
Frequents the Stage, becomes acquainted
with Mrs. Oldfield, who allows him 50l. a
year during her life, ib. Mr. Wilks occa-
sionally allows him a benefit, which is coun-
teracted by his mother, 43. Writes the
tragedy of Sir Thomas Overbury, 44.
Cibber corrects the tragedy, 45. Experi-
ences the friendship of Aaron Hill, who
writes the Prologue and Epilogue to the
tragedy of Overbury, ib. Acts the part of
Overbury, 46. Seventy guineas left for
Savage, by Mr. Hill's publishing his case
in the Plain Dealer, 47. His flattery to
Lady M. W. Montague in his Dedication
to his volume of Poems, ib. Adds to his
reputation by his Poem on the Death of
George I. 48. Account of his killing Mr.
James Sinclair, 49. His trial and defence,
ib. Is found guilty of murder, 52. He ob-
tains a pardon, although it had been
greatly obstructed by his mother, 54.
Further accounts of his mother's enmity,
55. Meets the principal evidence against
him in distress, and divides his only guinea
with her, 56. His own opinion of the kill-
ing of Sinclair, ib. Lived a life of want
and plenty, 57. Threatens to publish a
narrative of his mother's conduct, in hopes
of extorting a pension from her, 58. Re-
ceived into the family of Lord Tyrconnel,
who promises him a pension of 2001. a
year, ib. Writes the Author to be Let, 59.
The part he had in the Dunciad, 61. His
epigram on Dennis, 62. Receives twenty
guineas for a panegyrick on Sir R.Walpole,
ib. Laments the misery of living at other
men's tables, 63. Publishes the Wanderer,
with the character of that poem, ib. His
peculiar attention to correctness in printing,
65. Sells the copy of the Wanderer for
ten guineas, ib. His quarrel with Lord
Tyrconnel, 66. Writes the Triumph of
Health and Mirth, 68. Closely studies the

obscene pamphlet, 82. Writes the Progress
of a Divine, 83. Satirized in the Weekly
Miscellany, and defended in the Gentle-
man's Magazine, 84. The information dis-
missed by Sir Philip Yorke, 85. Purposes
writing the Progress of a Freethinker, 86.
His practice to conceal himself from his
friends, whilst he spent the Queen's pen-
sion, ib. Sir R. Walpole promises him the
first place vacant, not exceeding 2001. a
year, 87. Extracts from his poem on the
Poet's dependence on a Statesman, 85.
Extracts from an Epistle upon Authours,
never published, ib. Dedicates a Poem on
Publick Spirit to the Prince of Wales, for
which he received no reward, 91. For a
great part of the year lived by invitations,
and lodged by accident, sometimes in
Summer on a bulk, and in Winter in a glass-
house, 92. Wherever he went, could not
conform to the economy of a family, ib.
As his affairs grew desperate, his reputa-
tion declined, 96. Proposes to publish his
works by subscription, but not so much en-
couraged as he either expected or merited,
spent the money he received, and never
published his poems, 97. His universal
acquaintance, 98. By the death of the
Queen, loses both his prospect of prefer-
ment and his annuity, 99. Purposes writ-
ing a new tragedy, on the story of Sir John
Overbury, ib. Writes a Poem on the Death
of the Queen, on her subsequent birth-day,
with extracts from it, 100. His friends
send him into Wales, on a promise of al-
lowing him 50l. a year, 102. Forms en-
chanting prospects of a country life, 103.
Takes a lodging in the liberties of the Fleet,
and receives one guinea a week of his
friends' subscription, ib. Sets off for Wales
in July 1739, spends all his money before
he reaches Bristol, gets a fresh remittance,
arrives at Bristol, where he is well received,
and stays for some time, and at last goes to

Swansea, the place of his destination, 106.
His annuity greatly diminished, 107. Com-
pletes his tragedy, ib. Returns to Bristol,
where 30l. is subscribed for him, 109. Be-
comes neglected at Bristol, ib. Arrested at
Bristol, and his Letter to a Friend on that
occasion, 111. Is very kindly treated by
the keeper of the prison, 112. His poem,
London and Bristol delineated, 116. His
letter to a friend, who advised him not to
publish London and Bristol delineated, ib.
Postpones the publication, 117. Dies in
prison, Aug. 1, 1743, and buried in the
church-yard of St. Peter's, Bristol, 119.
His person described, ib. His character,
120. Allowed 201. a year by Pope, viii.


Savecharges, Sukey, her complaint, ii.
542. By marriage articles to have a coach
kept, 543. Her husband provides a coach
without horses, 544.

Scaliger, his partiality in preferring Virgil
to Homer, i. 434.

Scamper, Edward, his history, iii. 25.
Scandal, the ladies' disposition to it too
frequent, i. 221.

Scatter, Jack, his history, iii. 26.
Schemes, the Idler's privilege of forming
them, ii. 390.

Scholar, his hopes on entering at the
university, vi. 316. View of the general
life of, 317. The life of a, 179. Journal
of three days, ii. 579.

Schools, the study proper for, iii. 217.
Account of the practice of barring out the
-master, iii. 541. On chastisement, v. 606.
Schoolmaster, an honest and useful em-
ployment, iii. 216.

Science, the paths of it narrow and diffi-
cult of access, ii. 2. The progress of it
obstructed by servile imitation, 37.

Sciences, the encouragement of them by
the patronage of the great, casual and fluc-
tuating, i. 423.

Scotland, Johnson's Journey. See He-

Scotland, New, considerations on the
establishment of a colony there, v. 336.

Scraple, Sim, his story, ii. 627.

Seasons, the change of them productive
of a remarkable variation of the scenes of
pleasure, ii. 15.

Scruple Shop, account of that fixed at
Oxford by the Parliament party, 1646, iv.

Sebald's Islands. See Falkland's Is-


Sebastian, King of Portugal,a tragedy,
critical observations upon it, ii. 21.

Second Sight, inquiry into, vi. 103.
Secrecy, rules concerning the doctrine
and practice of it, i. 64.

Secrets, the importance of keeping them,
i. 60. The general causes of the violation
of fidelity, in reference to secrets, 61.
The aggravated treachery of such conduct,

62, 63. The imprudence of committing
this trust to persons of whose wisdom and
faithfulness we have no just assurance, 63.

Seduction of innocence, a detail of the
infamous arts and gradations by which it
is often effected, ii. 225.

Seged, his history, ii. 365.

Self-conceit, the strong dispositions of
many to indulge it, i. 352. How easily
promoted, 353. By what artifices men of
this quality delude themselves, 355.

Self-denial, thoughts on, ii. 536.
Self-knowledge, its great importance, i.
115. ii. 157. A happy preservative against
indiscretion and vice, i. 134. Frequently
obstructed by partiality and self-love, ii.
158. The deplorable folly of opposing
our own convictions, 159.

Serenus, his history, iii. 34.
Serge, Dick, his history, iii. 27.

Sermon, an annual one at Huntingdon,
in commemoration of the conviction of the
witches of Warbois, v. 57.

Sermons, by Dr. Johnson, vi. 642.
Serotinus, his quick rise to conspicuous
eminence, ii. 202.

Servants, the importance of a wise regu-
lation of our conduct towards them, i. 319.
Their praise of their superiors the highest
panegyric of private virtue, $20. The
danger of betraying our weakness to them
one motive to a regular life, 321. The
folly of giving them orders by hints only,
ii. 519. Their custom of receiving money
from strangers condemned by Savage, in
his poem "On Public Spirit," iv. 90.

Settle, Elkanah, supported himself by
standing elegies and epithalamiums, ii.
424. His character by Dryden, iii. 385.
Remarks on his play of the Empress of
Morocco, ib. Writes a vindication, with a
specimen, 392. Protected by the Earl of
Rochester, 405. Attacks Dryden on his
Medal, 408. Made City Poet, 409.
Spent his latter days in contriving shows
for fairs, &c. and died in an hospital, ib.

Shadwell succeeds Dryden as Poet Lau-
reat, iii. 414.

Shaftesbury, Lord, account of him by
Mr. Gray, iv. 397.

Shakspeare, William, proposals for print-
ing his dramatic works, 1766, v. 90. Dif-
ficulties in explaining the original meaning
of the author, ib. Preface to the edition
of his works, 1768, 97. His eminent suc-
cess in tragi-comedy, ii. 165. Only two
editions of his works from 1623 to 1664,
iii. 247. His Tempest altered by Dryden
and Davenant, 384. His plots in the hun-
dred novels of Cinthio, 390. Dryden's
Trolius and Cressida altered from Shak-
speare, 397. An edition of his works, in
six quarto volumes, published by Popc, in
1721, iv. 200. The deficiencies of this
edition detected by Theobald, 201. Me-
rits of Pope's edition, ib.

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