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repent me of them, since they have been innocent at least, and even ingenuous; and, what I am fondeft 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 it 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... And for the rest,
“ 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 me. the agreeable remembrance of our friends, thip.
Your most affeEtionate
· Friend and Servant.
CAMBRIDGE, Aug. 15, 1757
* Ι Ν D E X .
TO THE THRE E VOLUM E S.
ART and NATURE, their provinces in 11 forming a poet, vol. i. p. 271. AGLAOPHON, his rude manner of painting;
why preferred to Parrhafius and Zeuxis, ii. 58. ANTIENTS, immoderately extolled, why, ibid. ATELLANE, fable, a species of comedy, i. 182.
different from the satiric piece, 186. the Oscan language used in it, 189. why criticized by Horace, 197. in what sense Pompo
nius the inventor of it, 188. AENEIS, prefigured under the idea of a temple,
ii. 44. the destruction of Troy, an episode, why, i. 122. ATHENAEUS, of the moralizing turn of the
Greeks, i. 176. ALLEGORY, the distinguished pride of ancient, VolIII,
poetry, ii. 55. a fine instance from
ADDISON, Mr. his judgment of the double sense
of verbs, ii. 73. his Cato, defended, 74. not
ii. 111. how far defective, 114.
i. 41. of Euripides, 97. of the business of the
Homer, on what founded, iii. 18.
phanes and Aristarchus, i. 266.
Augustan age, ii. 43.
i. 180. why used so frequently by the Greeks,
Auctor ad Herennium, defines an aphorism,
i. 173. AUGUSTUS, fond of the old comedy, i. 223. m.
Bacon, lord, his idea of poetry, iii. 75. BALZAC, Mr. his flattery of LOUIS LE JUSTE,
ii. 57. Bentley, Dr. corrections of his censured, i.
46. 84. 126. an interpretation of his confuted, 9o. a conjecture of his confirmed, ii. 62. 1 BEAUTY, the idea of, how diftinguished 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. 126. BOUHOURS, P. his merit, as a critic, pointed
out, ii. 111. wherein censured, 1136 Busiris, in what sense a ridiculous character, i.
200. BRUYERE, M. de la, an observation of his con
cerning the manners, iii. 28. · BRUMOY, P. his character, i. 115. commende
the Athalie and Esther of Racine, 129. justifies .. the chorus, ib. accounts for the sententious manner of the Greek stage, 174, an observation
of his on the imitation of foreign characters,
CASAUBON, Ifaac, his book on satiric poetry
recominended, i. 184. an emendation of his
of what fort, 174. of what persons, ib. plays
plays, 189. ...
particular, why, ii. 182. this matter ex-
plained at large, to 190. .
109. when perfect, ib.