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INDEX.

IMAGINARY CONVERSATIONS.

N.B. The sign® prefixed intimates that the names following are those of the Interlocutors in a “ Conversation."

A.

Cimber, 249; Anacreon and Hylactor, 273; Thomas
Aboukir, lines on the battle of, i., 44

Payne, 296 ; Captain O'Mara's travels, 306, et seq.; Mr.
Absence, effects of, i., 113

Moyle's duel, &c., 310, 311; Sieur Dorcas, 325; Grand
Accent, wrongly applied by modern English writers, i., 200;

Duke Ferdinand, 328, 329, 330, 331, 332, 335; the Empe-
alteration of, by Greek writers, ib.

ror Francis, 334 ; Prince Corsini, 336; Shelley and Byron,
Achilles, character of, i., 222

340; General Monton, 313; the Pope and the wooden
* Acrive, Odysseus, Tersitza, and Trelawny, i., 387

tish, 348; the Irishman's scourging, 350 ; Monna Tita
Actors, French, difficulties they have to surmount, i., 93

Monalda, 361, et seq.; the defenders of Greece, 393,
* Addison and Steele, ii., 151

et seq.; the Prince of Policastro, 417; Sir Magnus Lacy,
Addison, his style, i., 197, 199; his harsh treatment of Steele,

45+; Ternerin de Gisors, 414; Archbishop of Evora,
ii., 151; doubts as to his true character, ib., note

431; Fra Lope de Hornaches and Donna Immaculata's
Eschines and Phocion, i., 23

veil, 434; Diaz and the onions, 440 ; Croker and Lieu.
Æschylus, his contest with Sophocles, i., 145 and note

tenant White, 448; Daniel Fogram the poacher, 519;
• Æsop and Rhodope, ii., 95, 193

the patriotic Scotchman, 525 ; William Penn and his
Age, reflections on, i., 511

father, 528; Peterborough and Ludlow, 552 : the English-
Agrarian laws of the Gracchi, i., 238

man and his fountain, ii.,5; the same and the picture-
Ainsworth's Dictionary negligent and injudicious, ii., 170

dealers, 7, et seq.; the Cardinal-Legate Albani and Titian's
Air, the, how impersonated in Mythology, 1., 453

Holy Family, 16; Xenophanes and his horse, 18; the
Alain, Maitre, his Sonnium Vividarium, i., 36

Gasteres, a fraternity of priests, 29; the miracle of Aulus
• Albani, the Cardinal Legate, and Picture-Dealers, ii., 4

of Pelusium, 32 ; Admiral Nichols, 57; Fra Filippo
Albigenses, the, i., 36

Lippi's captivity in Barbary, 81: Lord Thurlow, 158 ;
Alexander and the Priest of Hammon, i., 418

Molière, 208; Michel-Angelo and the poet, 213; Ra-
and Aristoteles, comparison between, 28; his

leigh, 240; Euthemedes and Thelymnia, 253
conduct towards Aristoteles, 226, 232 ; compared with Anglican church, oppressive in collection of tythes, i., 535 ;
Epaminonday, 227; his death and tomb, 230 and note;

Chinese opinion of, 129; approximation of its doctrines to
his pretensions to a divine origin rebuked by the priest of Anjou, Duke of, Queen Elizabeth, Cecil, and De La Motte

those of Rome, ii., 111
Hammon, 418, et seq.
Alexander, the Emperor, and Capo d'Istria, i., 106

Fenelon, ii., 174
Alexis and Peter the Great, i., 352

• A phanasia and Beniowski, i., 264
-, son of Peter the Great, his education, i., 352; dis- Apologue of Truth, written by Critobulus, i., 249
approved his father's attack on Poland and Sweden, 353 ; * Archbishop of Paris and Talleyrand, ii., 237

* Arab Chieftain and Marshal Bugeaud, ii., 242
his sudden death, 354
Altieri and Salomon the Florentine Jew, i., 187

Architecture, Italian, i., 38—40; English, 40, 41; Greek, ib.,
Alpuente, Romero, and Lopez Banos, i., 211

42; Chinese, ib.; Roman, ib., 41; Moorish, 41; Eliza-
denounced by the English minister, i., 560

bethan, 41
Alum, use of, in rendering substances incombustible, 1, 364 Ariosto, his Orlando, i., 100 ; his merits, ii., 218; slowly

Argonauts, doubts respecting the, i., 227
Ambition, definition of, i., 6; always disappointed, 370
America, North-West coast of, claim of Russia to, i., 108

acknowledged, 219
American government, advantages of, i., 125, et seq.

Aristocracy, hereditary, a definition of, i., 25; its nature,
American war, reflections on, ii., 44

139; in England, debased by Pitt, 188; in Rome,
Amphibious, definition of the term, by M. Corbière, i., 383

237, 238 ; considered as a system of government, 522;
Amusements formerly encouraged on Sundays, i., 4 and

mercantile, insecure, ii., 245
note

Aristocrats and democrats defined, i., 187
• Anacreon and Polycrates, i., 270

Aristophanes, his merits considered, i., 122
Anachronisins, when allowable, ii., 215

Aristoteles and Callisthenes, i., 225
Anecdote of Porson at a rout, i., 27; the Japanese at

his definition of happiness, i., 6 and note; com.
Rouen, 38; the barbarity of an English General Officer, 43;

parison between him and Alexander, 28; remarks on his
the death of an English Officer, ib.; Sir Humphrey Hard-

style, 220, 221, 451, 461; ill-treated by Alexander, 226,
castle, 45; Mr. George Nelly, 47, the defective adminis.

232 ; his “ Polity” compared with Plato's scheme of
tration of justice in Tuscany, 52, 63 and note : St.. Isidore, Armour, defensive, its use in war considered, i., 183

government, 231 and note ; his influence in Greece, ii., 220
ib. ; & young English woman in Italy, 55; Benedetto Sant-
Anna, 57; the sanctification of Labre, . ; the Marchese Arts, the, influence of Freedom on, ii. 56
Riccardi's reliquary, 58 ; an Italian Peasant, 65; Ance. *Ascham Roger and Lady Jane Gray, i., 135
destatos, the Athenian Orator, 88; the consecrated

Ashbourne, the village of, 572, 573, nole
lamp, 111; Father Onesimo Sozzifante and Mr. Har: Athens, her ancient excellence, i., 42; her resuscitation
bottle, 117; Giacomo Pastrani and his picture, 118;

retarded, ib. ; condition of, in the time of Pericles, 145,
Anco-Mazzio's image of the Virgin, ib.; Angiolina Cecci,

et seq.; of Aristoteles, 229; description of a procession
119; Ebenezer Bullock and his son Jonas, 131 ; the sailor

at, 147
and the Lord Chancellor, 134 ; old lady and the hemlock, Athenian people, their levity, ii., 186
139; the itinerant preacher, 140; Don Britomarte Austria, Emperor of, claim of precedence for, i., 1, note
Deléiego, 143; Chloros, 147; the Duke of Marlborough's Ava, King of, and Rao-Gong-Fao, i., 490
mince-pie, 149; Lord Tylney, 150 ; Florentine Russel,
170; Goffrido Piccoluomini and Leopoldina, 173; the

B.
sailor and his amber, 190 ; of an Irish lord, 223; Caspar Bacon, Lord, and Richard Hooker, I., 136
Scioppius, 235; Fædirupa and Gentius, 242; Aquilius , comparison between, and Shakspeare, i., 15

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censured, 49 ; originality a characteristic of his “Es- Cardinal have no right to elect a pope, i., 32 ; why insti-
says," 224 ; commended by Barrow, 471 ; further remarks tuted, 3
on, 474, et seq.; character of his works, ii., 236

Carthage, cause of her fall, i., 237 : ii., 245 ; destruction of,
Bagnesi, Saint Maria, her miraculous oil, i., 120

243; trade of, with America, 246
Bankruptcy Laws, proposal for their modification, i., 267 *Casaubon, Isaac, and James I., King, i., 29
*Bano3 Lopez, and Romero Alpuente, i., 211

-, his treatise De Libertate Ecclesiastica," i., 29,
Baptism, its efficacy, i., 3, and note

nole
origin of the term as used by the Greeks, i., 321 *Catharine, the Empress, and Princess Dashkof, i., 515
Barbary, captivity of Fra Filippo Lippi in, ii., 81

Cato, revered but not loved, i., 368
Baronets, pride of, i., 550

Catholic, the import of the terın, i., 30
Barristers, their practices censured, i., 50

Catholics, reasons why they should not be admitted to
*Barrow and Newton, i., 470

power, i., 31, 32
-, character of his eloquence, i., 197

Catholicism. See Church of Rome
*Beatrice and Dante, ii., 152

*Cecil and Queen Elizabeth, i., 27
Belief, its various action on various minds, i., 499; an aid , Queen Elizabeth, Duke of Anjou, and De La Motte
to reason, ii., 17

Fenelon, ii., 174
Bells, baptism of, i., 261; their effects on the hearer, 327 Celibacy, reason why it was imposed on the Romish priest-
Benedetto Sant-Anna Torbellini, anecdotes of, i., 57

hood, i., 65, 442
Beniowski and Aphanasia, i., 264

Cellularius, Michael, his censure of Leo IX., i., 2, note
Bentham, General, his improvement in gun-boats, i., 184 Censorship in France, i., 384
Bibiena, Cardinal, poisoned by Pope Leo, i., 190, and note Cervantes attacked the worship of the Virgin, i., 53
Bible, the, translated by Valdo, i., 36; mischievous use Charity sometimes in judicious, ii., 101
made of, i., 131

Chateaubriand, his conduct as a minister, i., 214, 398 ; his
Biography, uses of, i., 243

.“ Spirit of Christianity,” 398
Bishops, election of, i., 53; translation of, ib. ; their office Charles I., the policy of his death discussed, i., 20, et seq. ;

in the House of Lords, 34 ; censurable for not opposing objections to his canonization, ii., 103
themselves to the practice of war, ii., 44

*Chatham, Lord, and Lord Chesterfield, i., 217
Blair, his “Grave" censured, i., 80

*Chaucer, Boccaccio, and Petrarca, i., 402
Blake, his great merits, i., 553

character of his poetry, i., 81; resembled only by
*Bloombury, Rev. Mr., Lord Coleraine, and Rev. Mr. Swan, Burns and Keats, 337; his tale of Sir Magnus Lucy, 404;
i., 274

his high merit, ii., 164
*Blucher and Sandt, ii., 45

*Chesterfield, Lord, and Lord Chatham, i., 217
•Boccaccio and Petrarca, i., 360

success of his government in Ireland, i., 217
Chaucer, and Petrarca, i., 402

Chiabrera, character of his works, i., 93
his story of Monna Tita Monalda, i., 361; of the Children of criminals, plan for their care and employment,
Prince of Policastro, 416

i., 52
Boileau, criticism on his poetry, i., 93, et seq.; estimate of Children, pleasure received from, i., 250 ; in new and old
his merits, 108

countries, 545
*Boleyn, Anne, and Henry VIII., i., 233

*China, Emperor of, and Tsing-ti, ii., 117
her character, i., 233, note; large sums

his reasons for sending an envoy to
buted by her in charity, i., 235 and note

England, ii., 117
*Bonaparte and the President of the Senate, i., 89

Chinese literature, translated by Hyacinthus, a learned
Books, English, small number of early, i., 150 ; importa- Russian, i., 181

distrition of, in Spain, prohibition of proposed, ii., 136 Chivalry, its ennobling tendency, i., 8
Borgia, Cæsar, his character, ii., 52

Chorus, propriety of its introduction in comedy questioned,
Bossuet and the Duchess of Fontanges, i., 318

i., 122
his opposition to Quietism, 319 and note; ungene- Christianity, questionable professions of, i., 3; benefits
rous conduct toward Fenelon, 320, note

derived from it by literature, 19; Chinese, opinions of, 121,
*Boulter, Archbishop, and Philip Savage, i., 377

127, et seq.; character of modern, 132; conduct of its
(Primate of Ireland), his munificent charity, i., professors, ii., 17, et seq., 86, 200; illustrated by the story
377, note

of Xenophanes and his horse, 18; its doctrines objected
Bows, their use in war considered, i., 182, et seq.

to by Lucian, 20, et seq. ; borrowed from the priests of
*Boxley, Abbot of, and Richard I., i., 1

Isis, 23; its connection with persecution, 112 ; asserted
Bozzaris, Nito, and Kitzo, their noble efforts in the cause of to be extinct by Missionary tracts circulated in China, 117
liberty, i., 394, et seq.

Christmas, should be celebrated in April, i., 119
“Brooke, Lord, and Sir Philip Sidney, i., 4

Churches, true meaning of the term, i., 180, 536; dignities
-, notice of his character, i., 4, note

in, forbidden by the Gospel, 537
Bruis, Pierre, a reformer of the Church of Rome, i., 36 Church Establishments, strictures on, i., 523, 533, et seq.
Brutus, Marcus, his character, i., 236

Church going, reflections on, ii., 107
*Bugeaud, Marshal, and Arab Chieftain, ii., 242

Church of Rome, the, idol worship in, i., 3, note; marriages
Burial refused to heretics, i., 122

between uncle and niece, aunt and nephew, sanctioned by,
*Burnet, Bishop, and Humphrey Hardcastle, i., 45

33, 56, 137; its extravagant claims, 35 and note; notice of
Burns, Porson's opinion of his poetry, i., 73; resembles early reformers of, 34, 36; fratricide protected by, 36;
Chaucer, 337 ; lines on, by the Author, 339

mischiefs occasioned by, 37, note; its composition, 37;
Byron, his poems criticised, i., 68, 69, 103, 338; his charac- its characteristics, 55, 56 ; conduct of its partizans, 65;
ter, 340

a support to the throne, 67; tenets of, discussed by

Middleton and Magliabechi, 114 ; abuses in, first exposed
C.

by the lower clergy, 128 ; power of the clergy, 433, note ;

jealous of the Greek church, 442; why its priests must be
Cæsar and Lucullus, i., 364

opposed to the civil magistrate, 523; evils produced by
his generous behaviour to Quinctus Cicero, i., 236; its doctrines, 524, 533, 534 ; approximation of its doc-
his character, ib.

trines to those of the Anglican church, ii., 111
Caliban" of Shakspeare and “ Cyclops " of Euripides, Church property, proper mode of dealing with it, ii., 178
compared, 102, 105

*Cicero, Marcus Tullius, and Quinctus, i., 236
California, importance of, i., 108 ; claimed by Russia, ib.

his opinion of the immortality of the soul, i., 240;
*Callisthenes and Aristoteles, i., 225

his preference for a private life, 244, note; his change of
*Calvin and Melancthon, ii., 221

opinions, ib. and 245 ; remarks on his character, 248, note;
Montaigne's opinion of, i., 268

an inaccuracy in his style noticed, 367
Cambridge, University of, treatment of the fellows of, by Cicero, Marcus Tullius, and Quinctus, reflections on the
Cromwell, ii., 228

"Conversation” between them, i., 252, note
Camden, his opinion of Chaucer and Shakspeare, i., 81; Circumcision, its efficacy, i., 3
Latin verses preserved by him, quoted, ib.

Citron wood, probably mahogany, ii., 246
*Canning and Pitt, i., 371

Clarendon, character of his "History,” ii., 113
desired by Pitt to be his successor in power, i., 371; Clemens, Jacques, his defence of his attempt to murder the
his character, ib.

Prince of Orange, i., 31, 32
Capital punishments, i., 48, 554

*Coelho, Dona Juana, and Philip II., ii., 149
Capital offences, proposition of Romilly to diminish the Coleraine, Lord, Rev. Mr. Bloombury, and Rev. Mr. Swan,
number of, i., 266

i., 274
Capital letters, use of, i., 195

his death-bed, i., 274, et seq.
*Capo d'Istria and the Emperor Alexander, i., 106 Coleridge, Porson's remarks on, i., 16

ii., 55

*Colonna, Vittoria, and Michel. Angelo Buonarotti, ii., 213 Death, the punishment of, considered, i., 48, 554 ; the fear
*Colocotroni (the elder) and Maurocordato, i., 181

of, to be cast aside, 499
Comedies, English and Italian, i., 185

Deathbed repentance futile, ii., 117
Comedy, Milton's advice to Marvel on the construction of Dead, the, respect for, among the English, i., 327; treatment
a, i., 120, et seq.; among the ancients, 122, 123

of in Italy, ib.
Commons, House of, first appointment of a Speaker of the, * De Lille, the Abbé, and Walter Landor, i., 90

10, note ; placed in opposition to the Barons by Henry Democracy, opposed to quiet, i., 549 ; advantages of, 550;

IV., i., 10
Composition, obscurity the greatest fault in, i., 509 ; quota Democrats and Aristocrats described, i., 187
tion to be avoided in, ii., 26

Democritus, his style, i., 87; first proposed the theory of
Comus," Milton's, criticised, ii., 165

colours, ib., note
Confession, effects of, i., 54 ; of Mademoiselle Fontanges, * Demosthenes and Eubulides, i., 84, 357
318; the practice censured, 551 ; of Talleyrand, ii., 239

his style of oratory, i., 25, 26, 27, 85, 88, 358;
*Constantia and Tancredi, ii., 79

compared with Milton, 74
taken prisoner by Tancredi, ii., 79; her parent- Despot, proper punishment of a, i., 132
age, ib., note

Despotism, when most secure, i., 140; protected by the
Constitution, character of the English, i., 133 and note; a, institution of a Peerage, i., 216
proposed by the Pope to Portugal, i., 349

Destiny, the supreme power, i., 321
Constitutionalists (of Spain), plan proposed by Ferdinand Devil, the, belief in considered, i., 179
for destroying them, i., 438

* Dewah, Walker, Hattaji and Gonda, ii., 225
Content and Happiness contrasted, i., 6

Diaz, Juan, his assassination, i., 36
Controversial writings, reason and origin of, i., 504

Dialogue, the, as a mode of communicating knowledge, con-
*Corbière and Villèle, i., 382

sidered, i., 245, et seq.
Corinna, why preferred to Pindar, i., 14

* Diogenes and Plato, i., 451
Corinth, destruction of, ii., 246

sketch of his life, i., 470; the wisest man of his
Cork, recommended as a substitute for iron armour, i., 184 time, ii., 27
* Cornelia and Tasso, ii., 182

Dispensations, price of, ii., 6 and note
Cornelia (mother of the Gracchi), her letter to her son Dithyrambic verse, adapted to all modern languages except

Caius, i., 239 ; her house and garden at Misenus the French, i., 93
described, i, 242; her mode of life, 243

Dittany, its fabled effects, i., 138 and note
Corsini, Prince, his parsimony, i., 336

Divorce, Milton's Treatise on, ii., 113
Correggio, character of his works, ii., 13

Dogs, their merits, ii., 212; variety of character in, 234
Cortes, of Spain, i., 139

* Dominican, a, Milton and Galileo, ii., 234
*Cotes, Sir Firebrace, Duke de Richelieu, Lady Glengrin, Donne, Dr., his passion for Margaret Hayes, i., 574; lines
and Mr. Normanby, i., 278

on her, 575, 576; his marriage, 576 ; his style criticised, ib.
*Cotton, Walton, and Oldways, i., 572

* Donati, Gemma, and Dante, ii., 232
visits Oldways at Ashbourne, 572; verses by, 572, Drake took possession of California, i., 108
573

Drawing, arguments in defence of, i., 528
Councils of the Church, the four Ecumenical, i., 30; of the Dress, absurdity of that in the time of La Fontaine, ii., 213

Lateran, 32, 33; of Nicea, 33; at Rome in 610, ib.; of Druids, their religion, i., 87; did not construct the altars
Chalcedon, ib., at Constantinople, ib.

called after them, ib.
Courage of women, ii., 37

Dutch nation, conduct of Louis XIV. towards the, in his
Country, the, advantages of a residence in, i., 497

wars, i., 148, and 150, note
Country gentlemen, English, change in their condition,

i., 143
Courts, iniquities of, ii., 108, 109 ; why purifiers of nations, Eboli, Princess, accusations of, by Philip II., 150

E.
ij., 207
Cowley, treatment of, by Sir Humphrey Hardcastle, i., 45; Economy of Lord Eldon, ii., 77, et seq.
comparison between him and Sir Humphrey as poets, 46

Edgeworth, Miss, remarks on her writings, i., 170
Cowper, his poetry commended, i., 79; compared with Education, of kings, i., 22, ii., 255; Lord Chatham's opinions
Dryden, 80; and Young, ib.

on, i., 217, 225; mode of, practised by Peter the Great, 352
Crabbe, his poems criticised, i., 69

*Edward I., King, and William Wallace, i., 448
Criminals, plan for the care and employment of their Egypt, the Frenchin, i., 43; shepherd kings of. See Pelas-
children, i., 52

gians
Critics, criticism on, i., 12, et seq.; their merits as com-

"Eldon and Encombe, ii., 76
pared with poets, 70; modern, 78

his economy, ii., 77, et seq.
Criticism, rules of, i., 11, 12, 14 ; low state of, in Italy, ii., Elections, in England, i., 549
236, and note

* Elizabeth, Princess, and Princess Mary, ii., 90
Critobulus, his Apologue of Truth, i., 249

*Elizabeth, Queen, and Cecil, i., 27
Cromwell, Oliver, and Walter Noble, i., 20

Cecil, Duke of Anjou, and De la Motte
-, and Sir Oliver Cromwell, il., 227

Fenelon, ii., 174
not cruel, i., 23, note; protected the

her age at her mother's death, i., 235,
Valdenses, 553; his character, i., 554 ; ii., 108, 227, and

note; her opinion of parliaments, ii., 90 ; her vanity illus-
note; his treatment of the fellows of Cambridge Univer-

trated by a “ Conversation" with Anjou, 174, et seq. ;
sity, 228

the first slave-trader, 202
• Croker, King of the Sandwich Isles, Peel, and Interpreter, Ellenborough, Lord, his Indian policy considered, ii., 40
i., 446

Eloquence of Demosthenes, i., 84, 85, 358 ; of Pythagoras,
-, his quarrel with Lieutenant White, i., 448

87 ; Democritus, ib. ; Aristoteles, ib.; Pericles, ib.; decay
Curiosity, misapplication of the word, ii., 212; a feminine

of, at Athens, 88; over-estimated, 265
quality, ii., 93

Emperor, true meaning of the term, ii., 112
Cybele, statue of, by Phidias, i., 145

*Encombe and Eldon, ii., 76
Cyclops" of Euripides and "Caliban" of Shakspeare, com- England, her continental wars ill conducted, i., 107; her
pared, 102, 105

resources misapplied, ib.; conduct of her public men,
Cypress, remarkable one, i., 39

325 ; respect for the dead shown in, 327 ; policy of an
"Cyropeedia" of Xenophon, criticised i., 366

alliance between her and Greece, 393; her foreign policy
* Cyrus the Younger and Xenophon, i., 320

condemned, 398 ; propositions to the court of, by Don
Ferdinand, king of Spain, and Don John-Mary-Luis,
king of Portugal, discussed by those potentates, 428;
account of his visit to, by a Chinese, ii., 118, et seq. ;

elections in, 119, 549; system of government, 567 ;
Dagobert, King, cruelty of, to the Bulgarians, i., 150, note policy of France towards, 191, et seq.
Dairo, or Japanese Pope, i., 35, note

English constitution, anomalies in the, i., 258
Dancing, its propriety considered, i., 526

English General Officer, barbarous conduct of an, at Albaro,
Danes, i., 10, note

near Genoa, 38, 43
• Dante and Beatrice, ii., 152

English gentlemen, their high character, i., 188, 521
and Gemma Donati, ii., 232

English government, under Henry VIII., i., 233, note
often admits lines worth little, i., 13, 14; his merits English labourers, their condition inferior to those of Negro
as

a poet considered, 182; his verses on parting with slaves, ii., 198
Beatrice, ii., 154 ; her influence on his after life, 233 English ladies abroad, i., 55 ; adventure of one, ib. ; com-
• Dashkof, Princess, and the Empress Catharine, i., 515 pared with the Florentines, 56

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