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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.

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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


- 44.

ADDISON, Mr. his judgment of the double sense

of verbs, ii. 73. his Cato, defended, 74. not
too. poetical, ib. its real defects, i. 86. his
criticism on Milton proceeds on just principles,

ii. 111. how far defective, 114.
ARISTOTLE, his opinion of Homer's imitations,

i. 41. of Euripides, 97. of the business of the
chorus, 129. of the sententious manner, 175.
his fine ode, corrected, 177, note ; translated,
179. of the origin of tragedy, 185. a passage
in his Poetics explained, 104. his censure of
the Iphigenia at Aulis, considered, 113. he
was little known at Rome in Cicero's time,
181. why Horace differs from him in his
account of Aeschylus's inventions, 236. a sup-
posed contradiction between him and Horace
reconciled, 261. his judgment of moral pic-
tures, ii. 91. his admiration of an epithet in

Homer, on what founded, iii. 18.
Antigone, the chorus of it defended, i. 144.
APOLLONIUS Rhodius, why censured by 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. 180. why used so frequently by the Greeks,
ib. . .


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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

confirmed, 200.
CHARACTER, the object of comedy, ii. 192.

of what fort, 174. of what persons, ib. plays
of, in what faulty, 183. instances of such

plays, 189. ...
CHARACTERS, of comedy, general; of tragedy,

particular, why, ii. 182. this matter ex-

plained at large, to 190. .
CAESAR, C. Julius, his judgment of Terence, i

CRITICISM, the uses of it, ii. 246. its aim,

109. when perfect, ib.
Cicero, M. Tullius, of the use of old words, i.,
66. of seif-murder, 148. of poetic licence,
162. of the language of Democritus and Plate,
168. of the music of his time, 171. of the
neglect of philosophy, 181. of the mimes,
196. of Plautus's wit, 214. does not men-
tion Menander, 224. mentions corporal in-
firmities as proper subjects for ridicule, 225.
of a good poet, 246. of decorum, 248. of
the use of philofophy, ib .


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