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repent me of them, since they have been innocent at least, and even ingenuous; and, what I am fondest to recollect, have helped to enliven those many years of friendship we have passed together in this place. I see indeed, with regret, the approach of that time, which threatens to take me both from /'/ and you. But, however fortune may dispose of me, she cannot throw me to a distance, to which your affection and good wishes, at least, will not follow me. . .'V.~"
And for the rest, •.•.*•.
* , j
"Be no unpleasing melancholy mine."
The coming years of my life will not, I foresee, in many respects, be what the past have been to me. But, till they .take me from myself, I must always bear about ms the agreeable remembrance of our friendIhip.
, Dear Sir,
Tour most affectionate
Friend and Servant.
Auk. 15, i757.
ART and Nature, their provinces in
forming a poet, vol. i. p. 27i.
Aglaophon, his rude manner of painting;
why preferred to Parrhafius and Zeuxisy ii. 58.
Antients, immoderately extolled, why, ibid.
Atellane, fable, a species of comedy, i. i82.
different from the satiric piece, i86. the
Oscan language used in it, i89. why criti-
cized by Horace, i97. in what sense Pompo-
nius the inventor of it, i88.
Aeneis, prefigured under the idea of a temple,
ii. 44. the destruction of Troy, an episode,
why, i. i22.
Athenaeus, of the moralizing turn of the
Greeks, i. 176.
Allegory, the distinguished pride of ancient
Vol. HI, R P^ry,
poetry, ii.,55- a fine instance from Virgil,
Addison, Mr. his judgment of the double fense
of verbs, ii. 73. his Cato, defended, 74. not
too. poetical, ib. its real defects, i. 8b. his
criticism on Milton proceeds on just principles,
ik in. how far defective, i14.
Aristotle, his opinion of Homer's imitations,
i. 4i. of Euripides, 97. of the business of the
chorus, i29. of the sententious manner, i75.
his fine ode, corrected, i77, note; translated,
i79. of the origin of tragedy, i85. a passage
in his Poetics explained, 104. his censure of
the Iphigenia at Aulis, considered, ii3. he
was little known at Rome in Cicero's time,
18i. why Horace differs from him in his
account of Aeschylus''s inventions, 236. a sup-
posed contradiction between him and Horace
reconciled, 26i. his judgment of moral pic-
tures, ii. 9i. his admiration of an epithet in
Homer, on what founded, iii. i8.
Antigone, the chorus of it defended, i. i44.
Apollonius Rhodius, why censured ^Aristo-
phanes and Aristarchus, i. 266.
Apotheosis, the usual mode of flattery in the
Augustan age, ii. 43.
Aphorisms, condemned in the Roman writers,
i. i80. why used so frequently by the Greeks,
ib. .• •"
Auctor ad Herennium, defines an aphorism,
Augustus, fond of the old comedy, i. 223. n.
Bacon, lord, his idea of poetry, iii. 75.
Balzac, Mr. his flattery of Lo.uis Le Juste,
. «• 57.
Bentley, Dr. corrections of his censured, i.
46. 84. i26. an interpretation of his con-
futed, 90. a conjecture of his confirmed, ii.
Beauty, the idea of, how distinguished from
the pathetic, i. 89.
Bos, M. de, how he accounts for the effect of
tragedy, i. 99. for the degeneracy of taste
and literature, 263. what he thought of mo-
dern imitations of the ancient poets, iii. i26.
•bouhours, P. his merit, as a critic, pointed
out, ii. ill. wherein censured, ii3.
Busiris, in what sense a ridiculous character, i.
Bruyere, M. de la, an observation of his con-
cerning the manners, iii. 28.
Brumoy, P. his character, i. ii5. commend*
the Athalie and Esther of Racine, i29. justifies
the chorus, ib. accounts for the sententious
manner of the Greek stage, i74. an observation
R 2 of
of his on the imitation of foreign characters,
Casaubon, Isaac, his book on satiric poetry
recommended, i. i84. an emendation of his
Character, the object of comedy, ii. i92.
of what fort, i74. of what persons, ib. plays
of, in what faulty,. 183. instances of such
Characters, of comedy, general; of tragedy,
particular, why, ii. i82. this matter ex-
plained at large, to i90.
Caesar, C. Julius, his judgment of Terence, i
Criticism, the uses of it, ii. 246. its aim,
109. when perfect, ib.
Cicero, Al. Tullius, of the use of old words, i„
66. of ieis-murder, i48. of poetic licence,
162. of the language of Democritus and Plan,
i68. of the muiic of his time, i7i. of the
neglect of philosophy, i81. of the mimes,
i96. of Plautuss wit, 2i4. does not men-
tion Aflenandtr, 224. mentions corporal in-
firmities as proper subjects for ridicule, 225.
of a good poet, 246. of decorum, 248. of
the use of philosophy, ib.