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houses, vi. 124. The dates of nobility are like
those of books; the old are usually more exact,
genuine, and useful, though commonly unlettered,
and often loose in the bindings, xii. 38. The
canon law is but the tail, the fag end, or the foot-
man of the civil; and, like vermin in rotten wood,
rose in the church in the age of corruption, and
when it wanted physick to purge it, 52. It is
with religion as with paternal affection; some
profligate wretches may forget it, and some,
through perverse thinking, not see any reason for
it; but the bulk of mankind will love their chil.
dren, xv. 57. It is with men as with beauties; if
they pass the flower, they lie neglected for ever,
180. Courtiers resemble gamesters, the latter
finding new arts unknown to the older, xix. 269.
The parliament of Ireland imitates that of Eng.
land in every thing, as a monkey does a human
creature, 169. The ministry are as easy and merry
as if they had nothing on their heads or their
shoulders; like physicians, who endeavour to cure,
but feel no grief, whatever the patient suffers,
xxi. 118. The Irish ladies, who make a fine ap-
pearance on a birthday at the castle, with nothing
Irish about them but their souls and bodies, are
like a ciły on fire, which shines by that which
destroys it, xix. 243. See Bon Mots and Thoughts
on Various Subjects.
Sylvia, a Fragment, xxiv. 33.
Symmachus (bishop of Rome). A law of his, xi,
Swinden (Dr.) His treatise on Hell, xxiii. 140
Synge (Dr. Edward). Bishop of Ferns, xx. 191.
Tablebook. Derses written in a Lady's, X. 41.
Tacking (a practice of uniting a money bill to one of
a different nature, which cannot be otherwise got-
ten through both houses). A favourite expedient
among the tories, vii. 137. Remarks on that prac-
Tailors. A sort of idols, who create men by a kind of
manufactory operation, iii. 78.
Talbot (lord chancellor), xix. 134.
-- (Charles). See Shrewsbury.
Tale of a Tub, iii. 1. Historical particulars concern-
ing it, 3. A parson cousin of the Dean's af-
fected to be thought the author of it, iii. 4. xv.94.
Dr. Johnson's remarks on it, ii, 248.
Taste. The degeneracy of it in a great measure
owing to the prejudice of parties, v. 53.
Tatlers (by Dr. Swift), viii. 145--216. Some point-
ed out, which he has disclaimed, 146. Steele's
reason for dropping the paper, xxiv. 156. Its
character, 157; and happy effects, 158. After
Steele had given it up, several new ones came out,
all the authors of which pretended to be the ge-
nuine Isaac Bickerstaff, 161. New one set up by
Harrison, xxi. 120.
Taxes. A remark of a commissioner of the customs
concerning them, xiii. 3. 39. The annual amount
of those upon land and malt, v. 31. The conse-
quence of mortgaging either of them, 315. Those
on luxury, which are universally allowed to be the
most equitable and beneficial, have a contrary ef-
fect in Ireland, xiii. 19. The tax laid on daily
and weekly papers produced an effect quite con-
trary to what it was intended to promote, vii.
Temple (sir William). Dedication to the two first Vo-
lumes of his Letters, iii. 254. Preface to his Lel-
ters, ibid; to the third Part of his Miscellanea, 283;
and to the third Volume of his Letters, 285. free
face to the third Part of his Memoirs, 287. Verses
on his Illness and Recovery, x. 3 : Ode to him, 1o.
A principal person in the treaty of Nimeguen, iii.
289. His censure and contempt of burlesque
writing mortified Swift, 2 0. The English
tongue advanced by him to very great perfection,
280. Burned one part of his memoirs, 290.
Takes Swift under his patronage, i. 90. XV. 21.
Sends him to king William, to explain the na-
ture of a bill to limit the duration of parliaments,
ii. 230. Not so zealous in promoting Dr. Swift's,
interest, as might have been expected. xv.n.%.
Swift's letter to him requesting a certificate of his
behaviour, 7. 9.
Temple family. Dr. Swift on ill terms with them in
1710, xxi. 5.
Temperance. A necessary virtue for great men, xvii.
Tencts. May affect a man's capacity for off is in
the state, iv. 90. 91.
Tenison (archbishop). vi. 203. viii. 20. His character,
Anecdote of him, viii. 30. Furnished
hints for the Crisis, vi. $2.
Test Act. Tracts relating to it, iv. 23. xiii. 108.
127: 202. 212. 219. 224. The de-ign of the whigs
to abolish it, and how that hopeful project miscar.,
ried, v. 79.
Proposed to be tak-n off in Ireland
first, xiii. 108. Presbyterians joined with the pa-
pists in getting it repealed under James II. 1 5o.
The repeal of it proposed to put an end to all dis-
tinction, except that of papists and protestants,
122. The project for repealing it, and
the name of an establishment to the present na.
tional church, inconsistent and of bad conse-
quence, 204. Queries relating to it, 212. Great
numbers of catholicks employed in offices till the
test took place under king Charles the Second, 229.
Fable relating to it, X. 137. The taking off the
test in Ireland, a means to have it taken off in
England, xv. 59. The necessity of imposing a
tesi, xii. *. When the act passed, an inconsider-
able number refused to qualify themselves, 9.
Were the act repealed, every subdivision of sects
would pretend to bave their share of employments,
Thales, the founder of the Ionic sect. His barbarous
answer to a question in morality, xiv. 135.
Thanet (earl of). His character, vi. 164.
Theobald archbishop of Canterbury). His prudence
restored peace to this kingdon, vii. 299.
Theobalds (Mr). Founds loyalty upon politeness, xxii.
Theseus. The first who civilized the Grecians, and
established the popular state in Athens, ii. 287.
Thieves. Returned from transportation, greater
rogues than before, xii. 57. May be easily
known in the daytime by their looks, 58. Re-
ceive but a small portion of the value of what they
stral, 59. Their midnight revels, ibid. Beha.
viour of an Irish one at the gallows, xix. 205.
Thistles. Why placed in the collar of the order, in-
stead of roses, iii. 57.
Thomas (William), xvi. 40. 70.
Thompson (Edwarel). Desirous of introducing the
excise into Ireland, xiii. 142.
Thomson (James). In blank verse excelled his con-
tenporaries, yet his Seasons not admired by Swift,
Thorn. On cutting down the old one at Markethill,
Thornhill (Richard). Kills sir Cholmley Dering in a
duel, xxi. 214. Tried for manslaughter, ibid. Is
afterwards killed himself, by two assassins, :79.
Thoughts on various Subjects (by Swift), xiv.163.1745
(by Pope), xxiii. 349. What gave rise to these,
Three Champions (a poem). Account of it. xxiv.
Thyrne (Thomas), x. 93.
Tighe (Richard), xi. 115. xvii. 49. xviii. 138. xxi.
300. xxii. 19.
Tillotson (archbishop). His observations respecticg
the Irish clergy, xvi. 9.
Tim and the ables. A poem, printed in one of the
Intelligencers, xi. 97.
Time. I'riumphrd over, in ihese later ages, by the
Grub Street writers, jii 68. The only preacher
listened to, xiv. 164. The Power of Time, a poem,
Tindal (the supposed author of The Rights of the
Christian Church, &c. Remarks on his book. iv.
43. Account of him, 7. "". 5
Tisdall (Dr.), xiii. 122. Dr. Suitt's letter to him,
on the subject of his addresses to Mrs. Johnson,
XV, 26. 34. Dr. Swift very candidly assures him,
that he never saw any person who e conversation
bę entirely valued, but mis. Johnsoa's, ibid. And
freely gives his consent to her marrying Dr. l'is-
Tithes. Reasons against settling them by a Molus,
xiii. 189. The inisapplying them to secular per-
sons an act of injustice, viii. 108. Paid with great
disadvantage in Ireland, xiii. 14;. 110. Im.
possible for the most ill-minded clergyman to
cheat in his tithe, though he is liable to be chrated
by every cottager, xii. 78. iii. 192. Tiibe of
Max made very easy to the farmer by the clergy's
indulgence, xiii. 195. 201. The clergy's right to