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ABBEY LANDS. In queen Mary's time, the grantees
confirmed in possession of them by the pope, vol.


page 109.

Abercorn (lord).

Swift secretly an advocate for him

in his distress, xxi. 182.

Abingdon earl of, his character, vi. 166.

Absurdities (publick). In Ireland, xiii. 13. In Eng-
land, xiv. 228.

Academy. Description of one to be erected for wits,
iii. 51. Of projectors at Lagado, ix. 97. A po-
litical one established by the king of France, xvi.
Acheson (sir Arthur), xviii. 1. Verses on occasion of
Dr. Swift's visit to his seat, xi. 64-75 H's Lady's
Complaint against the Dean, 71 Estimate of
the value of a grant made to him of a barrack
upon his estate, xiii. 84. Lets a farm to the Dean,
called afterward Drapier's Hill, xi. 158, 159.
Highly offended by the Dean, xvii, 81.

Action. Its use to a publick speaker, viii. 159. More
prevalent, even when improper, than all the rea-
son and argument in the world without it, 163.
Addison (Mr.) His character, xi, 129. xv. 64. One
of the few poets who made a proper use of the
sacred writings, viii, 62. Purchased the place of
keeper of the records in Bermingham's tower, the
salary of which he got raised from ten pounds to
four hundred, xii. 159. Went to Ireland in 1798,

as secretary to lord Wharton, xv. 64. 74. Where
he soon distinguished Stella's merit, xiv. 246.
Wrote the Whig Examiner in conjunction with
Mr. Mayowaring, xxiv. 154. Gave his Travels to
Swift, with an elegant inscription, i. 125. Swift's
friendship for him, vii. 16. xxi. 90. 138. xxii. 164.
His sister, xxi. 45. His popularity, 32. His
pride hurt, at being under obligations to Swift for
assisting Steele; yet solicits him for an office for
Philips, 91. Coldness between him and Swift,

122. 162.

Address of the House of Lords to the Queen, vi. 353.
Addresses, from all parts of the kingdom, the true
sense of the nation, v. 93. 181. The folly of the
address against making any peace without the re-
stitution of Spain, 189. The true meaning and
design of it, ibid.

Egyptians. Arts and sciences derived to us from
them and the Indians, xxiii. 102.

olists. Held wind to be the original cause of all
things, iii. 138. Their doctrine consisted of two
and thirty points, 139. The philosophers among
them delivered to their pupils all their opinions by
eructation, 140. Their gods, ibid. Their man-
ner of performing their mysteries and rites, 141;
which were frequently managed by female priests,
And this custom still kept up by some of
the modern Æolists, 143.
Eschines. His proof of the power of eloquence,
viii. 159.


Affairs. Free Thoughts on the present State of, vi.


Aghrim. Valour of the Irish at the battle of, xviii.


Aglionby (Dr.) His character, vi. 173.

Agriculture. Greatly neglected and discouraged in
Ireland, xii. 11. 64. 251. The improvement of
it, a subject worthy the highest inquiry, 253.

xx. 153. Without the encouragement of it, any country, however blessed by nature, must continue poor, xii. 288.

Ague. A disease little known in Ireland, xxi. 290. Aid (for marrying the king's eldest daughter.) How levied, vii. 256.

Aislabie (John), made a speech against Swift in the House of Commons, x. 113.

Alberoni (Parson). Extract from a work of Mr. Gordon's under that title, xxiv. 138.

Alcibiades. The consequence of the impeachment of him by the Athenian people, ii. 292.

Ale. More ancient than wine, and by whom invented, iii. 259. That of Wexford famous, xxi. 244.

Alexander the Great.

Honourably distinguished by

Swift, viii. 179. A reflection on the manner of

his death, ix. 217.

mity, xiv. 223. Alexandrine verses. 155.

An instance of his magnani

Swift's dislike to them, xix.

Allegiance. Reciprocal with protection, though not with preferment, vi. 125.

Allen (Joshua, lord. xix 138. His character, xiii. 73. See Traulus. The Dean's advertisement in his defence against him, xviii. 40.

Alley (The). A poem, in imitation of Spenser, xxiv. 4. Alliance. The principal cause of the grand alliance between the Emperor, England, and the States General, v. 269. xxiii. 15. The parties in it agree to furnish near two hundred thousand men, exclusive of garrisons, v. 283. vii. 116. Afterward the number of forces increased, and the English bore an unequal proportion, v. 284. vii. 118. The English to bear five eighths in the sea service, and the Dutch three, v. 280. vii. 116. The English to pay two hundred thousand crowns

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