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leaning on his left arm. He held a truncheon in his right hand, and had a lamp burning before him. The man had no sooner set one foot within the vault, than the statue erecting itself from its leaning posture, stood bolt upright; and upon the fellow's advancing another step, lifted up the truncheon in his right hand. The man still ventured a third step, when the statue with a furious blow broke the lamp into a thousand pieces, and left his guest in a sudden darkness,

Upon the report of this adventure, the country people soon came with lights to the Sepulchre, and discoyered that the statue, which was made of brass, was nothing more than a piece of clock-work; that the floor of the vault was all loose, and underlaid with several springs, which upon any man's entering, naturally produced that which had happened.

ROSICRUCIUS, say his disciples, made use of this method, to shew the world that he had re-invented the ever-burning lamps of the antients, though he was resolved no one should reap any advantage from the discovery.







ACADEMY for politics, No. 305. The regulations of it,

&c. ib.

Admiration, when turned into contempt, No. 340.

Age, the authority assumed by some people on the account of it,
No. 336.

Alexander the Great, wherein he imitated Achilles in a piece of
cruelty, and the occasion of it, No. 337. His complaint to
Aristole, No. 379.

Amanda, her adventures, No. 475.

Appearances, the veneration and respect paid to them in all
ages, No. 360.

Aristotle, his division of a poem, No. 297. Another of his
observations, ib. His observation on the fable of an epic
poem, No. 315.

Artillery, the invention and first use of it, to whom ascribed by
Milton, No. 333.

Assurance, what, No. 373.

Augustus, his request to his friends at his death, No. 317.
Authors, for what most to be admired, No. 355.


Beards in former ages a type of wisdom, No. 331. Instances of
the homage heretofore paid to beards, ib. At what times the
beard flourished most in this nation, ib. The ill consequence
of introducing the use of it among us at present, ib. A
description of Hudibras his beard, ib.


Beauty in a virtuous woman makes her more virtuous, No. 302.
Bicknell (Ms.) for what she is commended by the Spectator,
No. 370.

Bill proposed by a country gentleman to be brought into the
House, for the better preserving of the female game, No. 326.
Boccalini, his fable of a grasshopper apply'd by the Spectator,
No. 355.


Cæsar's Commentaries, the new edition of it, an honour to the
English press, No. 367. Cæsar's activity and perseverance,
No. 374.

Calamities, the merit of suffering patiently under them, No. 312.
Canidia, an antiquated beauty, described, No. 301.

Capacities of children not duly regarded in their education,

No. 307.

Cat, a great contributor to harmony, No. 361.

Cat-call, a dissertation upon that instrument, No. 361.

Chocolate, a great heater of the blood in women, No. 365.
Church-Musicians reproved for not keeping to the text as well as
the preacher, No. 338.

Clavius, proving incapable of any other studies, became a cele-
brated mathematician, No. 307.

Club, the Mohock Club, No. 324. The design of their institu
tion, ib.

Commendation generally followed by detraction, No. 348.
Commercial friend hip preferable to generosity, No. 346.
Comparisons in Homer and Milton, defended by Mons. Boileau
against Mons. Perrault, No. 303.

Coverly (Sir Roger de) his reflections upon visiting the tombs in

Westminster Abbey, No. 329. A great friend to beards,
No. 331. Goes with the Spectator and Captain Sentry to a
Play called the Distressed Mother, No. 335. His behaviour
and remarks at it, ib. His uneasiness on the Widow's ac-
count, No. 359.

Courage and magnanimity inseparable, No. 350.

Cowley, his opinion of Persius the Latin satyrist, No. 379
Creation, a poem, commended by the Spectator, No. 339.
Credit undone with a whisper, No. 320.



Dancing a necessary accomplishment, No. 334. The disadvantages
it lieth under to what owing, ib. Useful on the stage,

No. 37°.

Death, the benefit of it, No. 349.

Definitions, the use of them recommended by Mr. Lock, No. 373.
Detraction, the generality of it in conversation, No. 348.

Devotée, the description of one, No. 354.

Dress, the advantage of being well drest, No. 360.

Drums, customary but very improper instruments in a marriage.
consort, No. 364.

Dryden, his happy turn for a prologue or epilogue, No. 341.


Eating, drinking, and sleeping, with the generality of people, the
three important articles of life, No. 317.
Education, whether the education at a public school, or under a

private tutor, be to be preferred, No. 313. The advantage of
public education, ib. A regulation of it proposed, No. 337.
Emilia, an excellent woman, her character, No. 302.
Emperor of the Mohocks, his arms, and how born, N. 324.
Epictetus, his rule for a person's behaviour under detraction,

No. 355.

Epitaph on the Countess dowager of Pembroke, No. 323.
Eastcourt the Comedian, his extraordinary talents, No. 358.
Eugene, (Prince) the Spectator's account of him, No. 390. In

what manner to be compared with Alexander and Cæsar, ib:
St. Evremont, the singularity of his remarks, No. 349.


Falsehood and dissimulation, the inconvenience of it perpetual,

No. 352.

Female rakes described, No. 336.

Flavilla liberal of her snuff at church, No. 344.

Fortune stealers, who they are that set up for such, 311. Distin

guished from fortune-hunters, ib.

Frolick, what ought truly to be termed so, No. 358.

Frugality the true basis of liberality, No. 346.


Generosity not always to be commended, No. 346.

Goosequill (William) Clerk to the Lawyer's Club, No. 372.



Grammar schools, a common fault observed in them, No. 358,
Gymnosophists (Indian) the method used by them in the educa
tion of their disciples, No. 337.


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Honeycomb (Will) his dissertation on the usefulness of looking-
glasses, No. 325. His observation upon the corruption of
the age, No. 352. He gives the club a brief account of his
amours and disappointments, No. 359.

Hudibrass, a description of his beard, No. 331.

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Idleness, a great distemper, No. 316.

Jesuits, their great sagacity in discovering the talent of a young
student, No. 307.

Impudence distinguished from assurance, No. 373.

Indifference in marriage not to be tasted by sensible spirits,

No. 322.

Indolence, an enemy to virtue, No. 316.

Journal, a week of a deceased citizen's journal, presented by Sir
Andrew Freeport to the Spectator's club, No. 317: The
use of such a journal, ib.


Knowledge ought to be communicative, No, 379.


Ladylove, (Bartholomew) his petition to the Spectator, No. 334
Learning, the design of it, No. 350. To be made advantageous
even to the meanest capacities, No. 353.
Leopold, the last emperor of that name,

an expert joiner,

No. 353.
Letters to the Spectator; from J. M. advising the Spectator to
prefix no more Greek mottos to his papers, No. 296; from
Aurelia Careless, concerning the use of the window in a beau-
tiful lady, ib. from Euphues, desiring the Spectator's advice,
ib. from Susannah Lovebane, against lampooners, ib. from
Charity Frost, ib, from John Trott, ib. from Chastity Love-
worth, on the general notion men have of the other sex,
998; from Sir John Enville, married to a woman of quality,

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