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other, 50. The nature of it among the wits at
Will's coffeehouse, ibid. Raillery the finest part
of it, but wholly corrupted, 52. Two faults in
conversation, which appear different, yet arise
from the same root, and are equally blameable,
ibid. The talent of telling stories agreeably not
altogether contemptible, but subject to two un-
avoidable defects, 54. Great speakers in publick
seldom agreeable in private conversation, ibid.
Nothing spoils inen more for it than the character
of being wits, ibid. To what the degeneracy of
it has, among other causes, been owing, 55. When
at the highest period of politeness in England, and
in France, 56. Good manners in, xiv. 189.
Convocation. Strangely adjourned, and why, v. 73.
The inconvenience of such an adjourning power
in the archbishops, ibid. The excellent character
of their prolocutor, 74. Bishop Burnet's senti-
ments of convocations, viii. 114. Sir Thomas
More's, 115. Power of the two houses, xiii. 151.
Convocation in Ireland). Press a representation of
the state of religion, xv. 196.
Conte (Charles). xix. 55.
Cope (Robert). Anecdote of him, ii. 266. xvi. 169.
Copper. The subject cannot be compelled by the
king to take it, xii. 104. 191. 214. The Romans
had the greatest part of their nummulary devices
on that metal, viii. 226. See Halfpence
Corbett (Dr. Francis), dean of St. Patrick's, xvii. 36.
Corolli. Excelled in forming an orchestre, xx. 85,
Corinna. A poem on her birth, x. 94.
Coriolanus. A particular in which he made a mean
figure, xiv. 226.
Corke. A fine monument of one of its earls, in the
cathedral of Dublin, xvii. 190. See Freedom.
Corke (city). Lord Orrery's observations on it, xx,
Cormack (king and archbishop). His chapel and bed.
chamber, xix. 152.
Corneille. His red stockings, xxiv. 32.
Coronation. Performing ihat ceremony to an heir
apparent in the life time of a father, a custom
adopted by Henry II. from France, where the prac-
tice was derived from the Cæsars, vii. 29h.
Corporations. A e perpetually doing injustice to in-
dividuals, xviii. 300.
Cotterel (Dr. Williuin), bishop of Leighlin and Ferns,
Councils. Nothing so ra-h as predicting upon the
events of publick councils, xv. 251.
Country life. Poetical description of the pleasures of
a, X. 231.
Country Post (The), xxiv. 83.
Court (New way of selling Places at), iv. 325.
Court. Vi hat a constant amusement there, xv. 29.
One advantage of going thither, xxii. 8o. A fault
of it in queen Anne's time, 85. Of what use to
Dr. Swifi, 106. The practice of one belonging to
it, in selling employments, 107. iv. 323. Not in
the power of those who live in a court to do all
they desire for their friends, xviii. 286.
Courts. Before the time of Charles II. were the
prime standard of propriety and correctness of
speech; but have ever since continued the worst,
vi. 49. The secrets of courts much fewer than
generally supposed, 232. Five things in which
they are extremely constant, xvii. 11:3. What the
two maxims of any great man there, xiv. 179.
When a favour is done there, no want of persons
to challenge obligations, xv. 63. Nothing of so
little consequence as the secrets of them, when
once the scene is changed, 282. The nearer know-
jedge a man lias of the affairs at court, the less he
thinks them worth regarding, vi. 263. The worst
of all schools to teach good manners, xiv, 189.
The art of them to be new learnt, after a small
absence, xviii. 87.
Courts of justice in England. The king of Brobding-
nag's queries concerning them, ix. 14;.
Courtiers. In what respect they resemble gamesters,
Covetousness. The character of it, whence generally
acquired, xxiii. 357.
Coward (Dr. Willian). Account of, xiv. 2 13.
Cowards. To be punished with death rather than
ignominy, xiv. 165.
Cowley's Mistress, iii. 227.
Corper (lord chancellor), v.41. Obstructs the duke
of Marlborough's being made general for life, iv. 7.
vi. 272. His character, vii. 31.
Cox (sir Richard). Expected to be lord chancellor
of Ireland, xxi. 65. Disappointed, 69.
Craftsman, Answer to the, xiii. 88.
Craggs (father to the secretary). Affirmed, in the
house of commops, that the queen pressed the duke
of Marlborough to accept his commission for lite,
Crassus. A letter to him, v. 115. His character,
Crawley (sir Ambrose). Circulated two-penny notes,
viii. 242. His iron manufactory, xii. 136.
Credit (National). Who are the truest promoters of
it; whigs or tories, v.91.95.97. 171. Not in the
state the whigs represent it, 182. Their notion of
it erroneous, v. 313.
Creed. Upon what occasion that of Athanasius was
composed, xiv. 22.
Creichion (captain John). Memoirs of him, xiv. 269.
273. Account of his ancestors, 278. A consin of
his, a physician, sent to Lisbon by queen Anne, to
cure the king of Portugal of a secret disorder, 279.
The Portugueze council and physicians dissuaded
that king from trusting his person to a foreigner,
279. Though he staid but six weeks in that kingdom, he got considerable practice; and afterward, settling in London, died rich, ibid. Where and when the captain was born, 283. Recommended to the earl of Athol, ibid. Received into his troop quartered at Sterling, 284. Makes one among the parties drawn out to suppress the conventicles, ibid. His first action was, with a dozen more, to go in quest of mass David Williamson, a noted covenanter, whom they missed, and how, ibid. Sent by general Dalziel in pursuit of Adam Stowbow, a notorious rebel, whom he takes, 285, Is sent with a party against mass John King, who was beginning to hold his conventicles near Sterling, 292. Whom he takes, and delivers to the council, who dismiss him-upon bail, 293. Goes in search of some rebels who had escaped from the battle at Bothwell bridge, 300. Takes John King again, 301. Takes one Wilson, a captain among the rebels at Bothwell-bridge, 302. For which he is rewarded by the king with Wilson's estate, but never receives any benefit by the grant, 303. Secures many more of the rebels, 305. Encounters a large party of them at Airs-Moss, 306. Whom he routs, but is brought into great danger of his life, ibid. 3.2. Ranges again in quest of the covenanting rebels, 313. Joins the Scotch army on the borders, then marching toward England against the prince of Orange, 323. Upon king James's retirement, advises lord Dundee to march with the forces back into Scotland, 326. Goes with lord Dundee and other lords to king James at Whitehall, 327. Returns to Stirling, 332. Adheres to king James, ibid.' is sent 10 Edinburgh, and there imprisoned, 336. Refuses to betray lord Kilsyth, with great firmness, 337. By what means escapes being hanged, 338. Continues a prisoner in the Tolbooth, in great penury,
340. Makes his
escape into Ireland, 343, and
settles in the county of Tyrone, 348. Lives the
remainder of his life there, loved and esteemed by
all honest and good men, 349.
Crisis. Steele expelled the house of commons for
this pamphlet, at the same time Swift was cen-
sured for his reply to it, vi. 182. By whom the
plan was laid, ibid. A shilling pamphlet, yet
proposed to be printed by subscription, 183. The
industry of the whigs in dispersing it, 184. The
great gain it produced to the author and book-
seller, ibid. The contents and merits of it exa-
mined, 184--228. Written by the same author
that published the Englishman, a letter in defence
of lord Molesworth, and many of the Tatlers and
Spectators, 188. His scheme of education at the
university, 189. The author may be fairly proved,
from his own citations, guilty of high treason,
Crispin (William). Encounters Henry I, in battle,
Criticisme (goddess of). Her habitation on the snowy
mountains of Nova Zembla; her attendants, Ig-
norance, Pride, Opinion, Noise and Impudence,
Dullness and Vanity, Positiveness, Pedantry, and
Illmanners, iii. 220.
Criticks. Three different species of them, iii. 90.
Of ancient times, so powerful a party, that the
writers of those ages mentioned them only by
types and figures, 95. Have one quality in com-
mon with a whore and alderman, 98. Institutions
of them absolutely necessary to the commonwealth ·
of learning, ibid. To commence a true critick,
will cost a man all the good qualities of his mind,
99. Three maxims characteristical of a critick,
soo. Many commence criticks and wits by read
ing prefaces and dedications only, 122. Why
false criticks rail at false wits, xxii. 354. The