The Works of the Rev. Jonathan Swift/Volume 19/Index to Swift's Works - H-P
Halfpence (and farthings). Anciently of silver, ix. 25. 26. A patent for coining them, for the use of Ireland, granted to lord Dartmouth, and afterward renewed to Mr. Knox, 49. 54. A proposal of Mr. McCulla's (for coining new halfpence) examined, x. 280. Those of Charles II, better than any since, 285. Ten thousand pounds of them would be sufficient for the kingdom of Ireland, 287. A proposal for ten gentlemen to undertake the coinage of them, upon receiving only interest for their money, ibid. 288. The purport of Wood's patent, 288. Of the loss to the publick from McCulla's copper notes, 293. See Wood.
Halifax (Charles, earl of, one of the commissioners of the treasury, and afterward chancellor of the exchequer). His character, ii. 307 [Pericles]. . xviii. 222. Ambitious of being esteemed a Mæcenas, but neglected to reward merit, . Was for continuing the war, having himself a good employment, and a hundred thousand pounds in the funds, iii. 401. The dean's opinion of his lordship's sincerity, xiii. 206. Laments Dr. Swift's being situate in Ireland, and hints a wish that he might succeed Dr. South as prebend of Westminster, i. 107. The dean's remark on the promises of courtiers, ibid. Dr. Swift refuses a political toast given by his lordship, unless he is allowed to add to it, xiv. 215.
Hamilton (duke of). His duel with lord Mohun, in which he was supposed to be barbarously murdered by lieutenant general Macartney, iv. 229. xv. 335. 342. His character, xviii. 236. Character of the duchess, xv. 337.
Hamilton (Mrs. of Caledon). Congratulated by the dean, on her intended nuptials with lord Orrery, xiii. 391.
Hanmer (sir Thomas). A favourite of king George II, when prince of Wales, x. 272. The famous representation of the commons, to the queen, supposed to be written by him, iv. 126. Some account of him, ibid. The most considerable man in the house of commons, xv. 387. Letter from him to Dr. Swift, upon reading his History of the Four last Years of the Queen, xi. 266.
Hanover (elector of). His envoy (baron Schutz) demanded a writ for the electoral prince to sit in the house of peers as duke of Cambridge, iv. 270. An act passed, for settling the precedence of his family, iv. 124. Strangely deceived by Bothmar and Robethon, 213, 214. His letter to the queen, expressing his satisfaction in her proceedings in relation to him, iv. 363. Upon just foundation, not suffered in the queen's life time to reside in England, 368. A proposal that his grandson prince Frederick should be educated here, 369.
Happiness. A definition of it, as generally understood, ii. 170. Equally attainable by all men, both in this world and the next, x. 98. On what it greatly depends, xiii. 34. What a considerable step toward it, 126.
Harcourt (sir Simon, afterward lord Harcourt and lord keeper). His character, iii. 114. Made attorney general, xiv. 203.
Hare (Dr. Francis, bishop of St. Asaph, and afterward of Chichester). A learned Comment on his Sermon, xviii. 45. Author of three pamphlets on the management of the war and the treaty of peace, iii. 127. Some account of him, xviii. 46. His politicks and his divinity much of a size, 48.
Harley (Robert, esq.). Speaker successively to three parliaments, in 1700, 1701, and 1702, iii. 115. iv. 118. 313. Succeeded Daniel earl of Nottingham, as secretary of state, in 1704, . Turned out by the management of the duke of Marlborough and earl of Godolphin, iv. 284. xix. 10. So narrowly watched, that he could not without great difficulty obey the queen's commands in waiting on her, iv. 287. Reinstated in the queen's favour, and made chancellor of the exchequer on the dismission of the earl of Godolphin, whose fall brought on the removal of all his friends, 291. 374. Procures a grant of the first fruits and twentieth parts to the clergy of Ireland, 297. xi. 104, 105. Strongly urges Dr. Swift to exert his talents in political disquisitions, iv. 298. His timid proceedings when in power gave umbrage to his own party, 300. And particularly his continuing some noblemen of the whig party in high employments, ibid. Which is accounted for on political principles, 376. The designs of the whigs against him, in the business of Greg, iii. 87, 88. 157. 216. v. 377. xix. 11. The barbarous attempt of Guiscard to stab him, iii. 154 (see Guiscard). The parliament's testimony of their esteem for him, 175. 225. Had frequently threatening letters sent him, xv. 187. Plot for assassinating him, 336. 342. The sentiments of both parties on his conduct, iv. 318. His reply to Dr. Swift's expostulations on that subject, 323. His great maxim in the conduct of publick affairs, xi. 160. Bore false imputations without concern, 254. A great trespasser against punctuality in time, x. 220. Contrived a fund, by which ten millions were paid off without any new burden to the kingdom, iv. 23. Censured by friends as well as enemies, for suffering the earl of Nottingham's clause to pass, in an address to the queen, as he was well acquainted with that nobleman's intention of proposing it, 45. Advised the creation of twelve new peers at once, ib. 328. Made earl of Oxford and Mortimer, and lord treasurer. May 24, 1711, 305. Le Sack the French dancing master's remarks on that occasion, v. 127. The preamble to his patent, xvi. 336. His prudent conduct in regulating the national revenue, iv. 121-124. Honoured with the garter, Oct. 26, 1712, xi. 234. His disregard of Mrs. Masham's credit occasioned the sinking of his own, iv. 355. Toward the end of his ministry, had not a friend of any consequence left, except the duke of Ormond, lord Trevor, and Mr. secretary Bromley, 339. Lord chancellor Harcourt, lord Bolingbroke, lady Masham, bishop Atterbury, and some others, openly declared against him: the earl of Dartmouth and earl Poulett stood neuter; and the duke of Shrewsbury, then in Ireland, hated him, but sacrificed all resentments to ease, profit, and power, 340. His reserve the cause of lord Bolingbroke's resentment, iv. 262. The earl of Oxford and lord Bolingbroke had hardly a common friend left, except the dean, whose sincerity and freedom made up what he wanted in weight and credit, 343. Affected to preserve a reputation of power when he had it not, that he might remove all blame from his sovereign, 346. Loses his daughter, on which occasion Swift sends him an admirable consolatory epistle, xi. 294. Dismissed from his office, 375-384. Impeached, and sent to the Tower, whence (having been kept there two years) he was dismissed without a trial, iv. 348. Letter of Dr. Swift to his lordship, on his impeachment, xi. . Appeared great, while that matter was depending, . His death, May 21, 1724; and a letter to his son on that event, xii. 122. The dean proposes to write his lordship's life, 123. Swift's motto under his picture, xii. 87. Lines on his being stabbed by Guiscard, xv. 265. Verses by Mr. Prior on the same subject, xviii. 14. 19. His character, iii. 115. 159. iv. 118, 311. 334. x. 220. xi. 409. 415. xiii. 131. xviii. 230. Why he did not choose the tories should be too numerous in parliament, xiv. 219. His reception of Dr. Swift upon his first introduction to him, and application for remission of the first fruits, &c. in Ireland, 220. xi. 95. Mentioned with honour by the archbishop of Dublin, for his abilities and zeal for the common interest, 144. Anecdote of his porter, xiv. 220. A remarkable instance of his friendship to Dr. Swift, 222. His reasons for pressing forward the remission of the first fruits, 225. His particular attention to Dr. Swift's honour throughout that business, 238. Has five or six millions to raise, and the whigs will not lend a groat, 326. Sends Dr. Swift fifty pounds; which the latter returns with a spirited letter of complaint, 345, 346. 371. What a great fault in him, . Humorous lines sent by him to Dr. Swift, xi. 322. More of the same, 324. Conclusion of a copy of verses made by him, complaining of ill usage, 338. Reproached by lady Masham, 363. Some reflections respecting his dismission, and carriage thereupon, 375. His letter to Dr. Swift, on the day of his resignation, 379. For what reasons dismissed by the queen, 380. Censured by lady Masham, 382. A dukedom and a pension talked of, when his removal was in agitation, . His carriage at the king's proclamation, and behaviour of the mob to him, 396. A stricture upon his conduct and treatment, 407. A short character of him by lord Bolingbroke, 409. Makes advances of civility to the whigs, 415. xiii. 131. Some observations respecting his intended trial, xi. 470. That subject farther discussed, 472. His impeachment discharged, by unanimous consent of the lords, 473. The king forbids him the court, ibid. At his death, left large materials for a history, xii. 135. A picture of him and a ring sent to Dr. Swift, by Edward, earl of Oxford, 163.
Harley (Mr. Thomas). Dispatched by the queen to Utrecht, with instructions to the plenipotentiaries, iv. 180. His speech to the pensionary, ibid. On his arrival at Hanover, had full instructions to inform the elector of the designs of his mistress, and the real interest of Britain, 214]. 363. Sends a letter from thence, testitying the elector's confidence in the queen, 363.
Harrington (Mr. James, author of the Oceana), His scheme for reforming the house of commons by rotation, ii. 339, note.
Harrison (Mr. Thomas). Account of him, xi. 238. xiv. 228. xviii. 206. Advised by his friends to continue the Tatler, after Steele had dropped it, xiv. 325. Recommended by Dr. Swift to secretary St. John, 344; who makes him secretary to lord Raby, ambassador at the Hague, 379; and presents him with fifty guineas to bear his charges, xv. 25. His letter to Dr. Swift, xi. 238. A remarkable incident respecting him, at the time of his bringing the barrier treaty, xv. 374. His sickness and death, 382. Accident to the mourners returning from his funeral, 383.
Hart (William). Punished for publishing a libel, xv. 405.
Hawkesworth (Dr). Character of his life of Swift, xix. 216.
Heathens. The ancient heathens were strict in the education of their children, x. 50. The most considerable of them believed a future state of rewards and punishments, 51. But it was not a settled principle among them, by which they governed their actions, 140.
Henley (Mr. Anthony). Some account of him, xviii. 39. A saying of his farmer, when dying of an asthma, v. 460. Humorously banters the dean on his situation in Ireland, xi. 35.
Henry Plantagenet (duke of Lancaster), Founded an hospital at Leicester, for a certain number of old men, v. 274.
Henry II (king of England). His reign, xvi. 91. The homage he received from the Irish not greater than what he himself paid for his French dominions, ix. 339. His character, xvi. 96.
Henry VIII. To unite the two kingdoms, offered his daughter Mary to James V of Scotland, xvii. 190. Made a better bargain in seizing the rights of the church than his contemporary Francis I, iv. 401. Had no design to change religion, ibid, 402. His character, ii. 279. iv. 401. xvi. 239.
Henry of Blois (bishop of Winchester, and the pope's legate in England). Facilitated his brother Stephen's accession to the crown, xvi. 57. On his brother's captivity, took the oath of fealty to Maude, 73. Renounced all obedience to the empress, 75.
Hereditary Right. Preferable to election in a monarchy like ours, ii. 371. Of a king, not on the same foot with the property of a subject, 372. The main argument in favour of it answered, 375. Queen Anne's title as indefeasible as an act of parliament could make it, iii. 24. Allowed by the tories to be most agreeable to our constitution, yet defeasible by act of parliament, 167.
Hertford (Charles Seymour, earl of). Through an ungovernable temper, incurred the queen's displeasure, iv. 282.
Highwaymen. Some artfully taken by a gentleman, xv. 351.
Higgins (Francis). Presented as a sower of sedition in Ireland, xi. 117. 189. 191. Anecdote of him, xv. 198.
Hill (general). His secret expedition against Canada, why it failed, though well-concerted, iii. 355. A regiment designed for him by the queen, but the duke of Marlborough undutifully refused to consent to it, iv. 283. xviii. 69. His present to Swift, of a snuffbox, with an explanation of the device on it, i. 77. xi. 220. Sent, with six regiments, to take possession of Dunkirk, iv. 208.
History. Why so few writers of it in the English tongue of any distinction, v. 81. The times which afford most matter for it are, generally speaking, those in which a man would least choose to live, 349. Modern, vi. 230. Minute circumstances of extraordinary tacts most pleasing parts of it, xviii. 5.
History of the Four last Years of Queen Anne, iv. 1. Account of it, 2; and of its publication, 3, 5. The dean mentions it as a free-written, but faithful, record, iv. 16. 328. Speaks of it as his grand business, xv. 390. The lords Oxford and Bolingbroke could not agree about its publication, iv. 15. The dean's reasons for writing it, 16. The materials whence it was formed, 17. xvi. 220. Dr. Swift asserts, that he never received any reward from the minister; and that he was so far from being biassed, that he had preserved several of the opposite party in employments, iv. 17. Dr. King's opinion of this history, xiii. 391.
Hoadly (Dr. Benjamin, successively bishop of Bangor, Hereford, Salisbury, and Winchester). A champion for resistance, but never charged with meddling out of his function, iii. 287. Has an ill name from our author, xii. 69. But lived to see the nation become his converts; and sons have blushed, to think their fathers were his foes. See the annals of cooler times. Dr. Swift speaks of him very slightingly, xiv. 200. The excuse made by the court, for not translating him to Durham, xiii. 13.
Hobbes. His grand mistake, in confounding the executive with the legislative power, ii. 368. Proves that every creature lives naturally in a state of war, viii. 175. To what he ascribed the corruption of the political principles of the English youth, iii. 282. v. 311. ix. 231. His definition of magnanimity, iv. 316.
Hoffman (a formal German resident). Prescribes good manners at the English court, x. 218.
Hogs. Scheme for ploughing the ground with them, vi. 208.
Holland. Why it can much sooner recover itself after a war than England, iii. 9. No religion there; and its government the worst constituted in the world to last, xvi. 229.
Holt (lord chief justice). From what motive Dr. Radcliffe took particular care to recover his wife, xii. 310.
Homer. Humorous animadversions on his gross errours and various defects, in comparison of the moderns, ii. 131. Description of that immortal bard, v. 171. vi. 227.
Honour. Why purchased at a cheaper rate by satire than by any other productions of the brain, ii. 65. An imperfect guide of men's actions, x. 47.
Hope. One of the two greatest motives of action, but such as will not put us in the way of virtue, unless directed by conscience, x. 49. The successive hopes of the whigs, iii. 92.
Horace. Ep. VII, L. I, imitated in an address to the earl of Oxford, vii. 81. Od. I, L. II, paraphrased, addressed to Mr. Steele, 129. Od. II, L. III, to lord Oxford in the Tower, . Od. IX, L. IV, addressed to Dr. King, archbishop of Dublin, 149. Od. XIV, L. I, paraphrased and inscribed to Ireland, 336. Od. XVI, L. I, imitated, 355. Sat. VI, L. II, paraphrased, 86. Sat. I, L. II, imitated, 425. Ep. V, L. I, imitated in an invitation to the earl of Nottingham, vii. 77; and to Mr. Steele, 133. Sat. IV, L. I, paraphrased, viii. 199. Part of Ep. I, L. I, by lord Bolingbroke, xii. 15. Ode XIX, L. IV, addressed to Humphry French, xviii. 447. Excels Juvenal as a satirist, v. 211. Dr. Sican's verses to the dean, with a present of Pine's Horace, viii. 202.
Horses. Reflections on our abuse of them, vi. 281.
Horte (Dr. Josiah, bishop of Kilmore, afterward archbishop of Tuam). Author of a pamphlet, which he wished to be printed, and for which Mr. Faulkner suffered, xiii. 259. viii. 375.
House of Commons. Its great importance in this country, iv. 365. A prince who has the hearts of his people, and leaves them to their free choice, cannot miss a good one, xviii. 120. The pulse of the nation better felt by, than by the house of peers, 122.
Houyhnhnms. Have no word in their language to express lying, vi. 274. Their notions of truth and falsehood, 280. Their language abounds not in variety of words, their wants and passions being few, 282. Their virtues, 318. Their manner of educating their youth, 321. Their learning, buildings, manner of burial, and defect in language, 326-329. Their edifying manner of conversing with each other, 331.
Howard, Mrs. (afterward countess of Suffolk). Her character, x. 235. Thought by Swift to be a true courtier, xiii. 20. Lady Betty Germain's vindication of her, 30. Her facetious letter to Dr. Swift, alluding to passages in Gulliver, xii. 211. Her marriage with Mr. Berkeley, the brother of lady Betty Germain, xiii. 211.
Human nature. The common infirmity of it, to be most curious in matters where we have least concern, vi. 188.
Humour. In its perfection, preferable to wit, v. 209. The word peculiar to the English nation, as sir William Temple imagined, but not the thing itself, ibid. The taste for it natural, 210. The best ingredient toward the most useful kind of satire, 211.
Hungerford (John). Moved the house of commons against bishop Fleetwood's preface, in which he was seconded by Mr. Manley, xviii. 148.
Hunter (colonel). The Discourse on the Mechanical Operation of the Spirit, &c. addressed to him, ii. 249. Two letters to him from Dr. Swift, xi. 53. 63. Misrepresented by his adversaries, as inclined to weaken the interest of the church in his government of New York, xi. 272.
Huntington (Henry, earl of, son to David, king of Scots). That earldom, of which Bedford was then a part, bestowed on him, by Stephen, xvi. 63. A prince of great personal valour, 65. Brought to England by Stephen, as hostage for his father's fidelity, 67. In the siege of Ludlow castle, gallantly exposing his person on all occasions, was lifted from his horse by an iron grapple let down from the wall, and would have been hoisted into the castle if the king had not with his own hands brought him off, ibid.
Jack. His adventures, on being turned out of doors, together with Martin, by their brother Peter, ii. 140. 186. The various uses he makes of a copy of his father's will, 187. Adheres to the phrase of the will, in his common talk and conversation, 188. Breaks his nose, and then harangues the populace upon the subject of predestination, 190. The great resemblance between Jack and his brother Peter, both as to person and disposition, notwithstanding their antipathy, 195. Gains the love of Peg, John Bull's sister, xvii. 191. Is apprehended and imprisoned, 225. Hangs himself, by the persuasion and treachery of his friends, 231. 235.
Jacobites. A private prayer superstitiously used by them in making punch, ix. 278. See Tories, Whigs.
Jackson (John). Verses on his picture, vii. 215-231. A letter from Swift in his behalf, to procure him the deanery of Cloyne, xiii. 276.
James I. His overtures toward an union of the two kingdoms, rejected with contempt by the English, iii. 298. In the latter part of his reign, many of the bishops and clergy were puritans, v. 293. Consequences of his squandering his demesnes, xix. 105. His character, ii. 281.
James II. Had no cause to apprehend the same treatment with his father, as suggested by some, ii. 374. Discharged one, who had been fined and imprisoned when he was duke of York, for saying he was a papist, iii. 173. His character, ii. 284. Instance of his unjust conduct, x. 368. Very few royal grants bestowed in his reign, iv. 157. Gave commissions to several presbyterians to assist him against the prince of Orange, v. 300. When he made a contemptible figure, vi. 333. Conspiracy to seize him, xviii. 73.
Idleness. What the greatest mark of it, xiii. 47.
Jesuits. Their constant practice toward us, ii. 396. Several of them came over to England in the character of prophets, v. 18.
Ignorance. The greatest inventions produced in times when it prevailed, v. 455. Not mother of devotion, though perhaps of superstition, v. 109.
Imagination. Whether the creatures of it may not be as properly said to exist as those seated in the memory, ii. 170. The strong effects of it, v. 25.
Imitation. The use of it in poetry, xvii. 25.
Immortality. Two kinds of it, v. 166.
Impeachments. Instances of several in Greece at different times, ii. 305. Are perhaps the inherent right of a free people; but to what states were anciently peculiar, 328. When they commenced in the Roman, 329. In what cases only recourse to be had to them, ibid. Wherein the popular impeachments in Greece and Rome agreed, 331. Not allowed in Ireland, xi. 166.
Indefeasible. Hard to conceive how any right can be so, though queen Anne's was so as far as the law could make it, iii. 24.
Independents. The rise and growth of them, v. 294. Mingled with the mass of presbyterians after the restoration, and sunk undistinguished into the herd of dissenters, 297.
Indians. Their religion and ours, ii. 260. Arts and sciences derived to us from them and the Egyptians, xvii. 72. Whence they acquired their knowledge, 74. An Indian king's description of London, v. 200.
Infidelity. An expedient to keep in countenance corruption of morals, v. 108.
Informers. State, law respecting them in Lilliput, vi. 53. Reckoned infamous, though an honest man may be called by that name, x. . Letter from one to the lord treasurer, xi. 321.
Ingratitude. A capital crime in Lilliput, vi. 56. The general complaint against it misplaced, xvii. 385. None but direct villains capable of it, ibid. Is two-fold, active and passive, iii. 29. A vice most men are ashamed to be thought guilty of, xi. 292.
Injuries. A part of wisdom, to dissemble those we cannot revenge xi. 167.
Innocence. The best protection in the world, yet not sufficient without prudence, x. 90.
Inspiration. Pretenders to. See Æolists.
Intelligencers (by Dr. Swift). v. 206-226. Verses on Paddy's character of them, vii. 417. Written principally by Dr. Sheridan, ibid. xviii. 264.
Interest. The prevalence of the monied over the landed, iii. 6. The dangers from it, 182. The lowness of interests in other countries a sign of wealth, but in Ireland a proof of its misery, ix. 206. 393.
Intrigue. Method in which proficients get rid of an incommode, xviii. 8.
John (king of England). His whole portion before he came to the crown, v. 274. When he made a mean figure, xvi. 335.
Johnson (Dr). Character of his life of Swift, i. xv. 495. xix. 216. His character of Swift's writings, xix. 204.
Jones (Richard, earl of Ranelagh). Account of him, and of his death, xi. 210. Monument of him and his father, repaired at the instigation of Swift, xii. 315. 471.
Ireland. Advertisement for the honour of the kingdom of, viii. 381. Short View of the State of, ix. 198. Answer to a Paper called a Memorial of the Poor Inhabitants of, 209. Modest Proposal for preventing the Children of the Poor from being burdensome, 287. Maxims controlled in, 390. Causes of the wretched Condition of, x. 109. Letter to a Member of Parliament on the Choice of a Speaker, 203. On barbarous Denominations in, xvi. 254. The Drapier's Letter to the Good People of in 1745, xix. 196.
Ireland. The interest of the papists there very inconsiderable, iv. 433. v. 329. Would be the paradise of the clergy, if they were in the most credit where ignorance most prevails, v. 109. The wretched condition of it from the want of improvements in agriculture, v. 272. ix. 1. The bishops there do not receive the third penny (fines included) of the real value of their lands, v. 281. Letting their lands to lords and squires, a great misfotune both to themselves and the publick, 283. A full third part of the whole income of Ireland spent annually in London, 286. Pluralities of livings there defended, ibid. Has been often forced to defend itself against new colonies of English adventurers, 333, 334. What the land rents of it amount to, x. 256. Archbishop of Tuam's relation of a pleasant scheme to secure it from ruin, ix. 4. Receives wares, wit, and learning, with strange partiality, from England, 8. What the amount of the current money there, 21. 154. 206. 345. 391. xiii. 122. What in lord Dartmouth's time, ix. 68. England gets above a million of money yearly by Ireland, ix. 22. Obliged to receive mixed money under queen Elizabeth, in the time of Tyrone's rebellion, 25, 26. What money they are obliged by law to take, 26. The number of souls there, 31. 289. 385. x. 288. What the amount of the king's revenues there, ix. 38, 39. The several sorts of silver coin current, 60. A brief view of the state of it, from about four hundred years before queen Elizabeth's reign, till the year 1641, 64. The people how rewarded for reducing it to the obedience of England, 81. Why so few employments to be disposed of in it, 85. Is no dependent kingdom, being called in some statutes an imperial crown, 90. Parliaments of England have sometimes bound it by laws enacted there, 92. A bill for enlarging the power and privileges of the peerage of it thrown out, 121. The absurd opinion entertained of the natives by the generality of the English, 143. What the rents of the land were, since enormously raised, 171, 172. Several articles, by which Ireland loses, to the gain of England, 172, 173. The folly of those natives of it, who spend their fortunes in England, 174. Appeals from the peers of Ireland to those of England frequent, 176. What Luther said of himself, applicable to Ireland, 177. The only advantage possessed by it an extinction of parties, ibid. The dissenters there not in a situation to erect a party, 178. A proposal for promoting the sale of the silk and woollen manufactures of it, 181. 342. 357. Other means of improving it proposed, 185. 318. 349. Charter working schools instituted in, 186. The only kingdom ever denied the liberty of exporting its native commodities and manufactures, 202. An examination of the share which Ireland has of the several causes of a nation's thriving, 199-204. 391. The lowness of interest, a certain sign of wealth in other countries, a proof of misery in this, 206. 393. Flesh meat very dear there, notwithstanding the great plenty of cattle, and dearth of human creatures, 212. Pays in taxes more, in proportion to the wealth of it, than England ever did in the height of war, 215. The maintenance of the clergy there precarious and uncertain, 244. What the revenues of the archbishops and bishops are computed to amount to, 260. Hardships suffered by the poorer people, through the scarcity of silver there, v. 217. 223. By what means the great scarcity of silver there is occasioned, ibid. Half its revenue annually sent to England, 218. How it might be remedied, 219, 220. The first imperial kingdom, since Nimrod, which ever wanted power to coin its own money, 220. Why the Irish migrate to America, 222. ix. 363. xviii. 353. The only christian country where the people are the poverty, not the riches of it, ix. 353. 396. 420. Would be less miserable, if marriages were more discouraged there, 420. An allegorical description of it, 309. And of the conduct of England toward it, 309-315. Most of the gentlemen in it, who have sons, usually breed one of them to the church, xii. 149. Having bishops perpetually from England, a great disadvantage and discouragement to it, ibid. The depressing of it on every opportunity an erroneous and modern maxim of politicks in the English nation, ix. 401. Contentions of parties, wherefore of worse consequence than in England, 404. Various causes of its misery, 371. x. 109. Roman Catholicks restrained there from wearing or keeping any arms in their houses, ix. 330. The state of its exports and imports, 334. What the profitable land in it usually computed at, 337. What kind of homage was paid to king Henry II, 339. Oppression and arbitrary power at its greatest height there under the government of the earl of Wharton, v. 349, 350. The privy council there have a great share in the administration, with the chief governor, 371. What the number of gentlemen there, ix. 385. Of farmers, 386. Proceedings in the affair of first-fruits and twentieth parts there, see First-fruits. The poorest there have a natural taste for good sense, xii. 438. Little encouragement for authors, 439. Irish tenants knavish, and landlords oppressive, xiii. 298. The bad consequences of four bishopricks being kept vacant there, iv. 318. 343. In the grand rebellion, the churches in Ireland were pulled down, while those in England were only defaced, ix. 74, 75. What the national debt, 345. Reasons against laying an additional duty there on wines, 347. A method proposed for delaying its ruin, 349. 355. The great imports there even from women's luxury, 349. 354. Wine, tea, and unnecessary ornaments, amount to 400000l., ibid. In extent, about a third smaller than England, 371. Its roads very impassable, 372. A project for rendering the soil more fertile, 374. The expediency of abolishing the Irish language, 375. Notorious publick absurdities in that kingdom, xvi. 263. Introduction of frogs there, ibid. Records relating to it in the possession of the duke of Chandos, xiii. 139. 150. The barbarous denominations of places, and the brogue there, of ill effect, xvi. 254. England a habitation of saints, in comparison of Ireland, xiii. 122. The poor there, like oppressed beggars, always knaves, 123. Enumeration of grievances, xii. 181. In the time of Henry II, a country little known, xvi. 94. The inhabitants represented at Rome as a savage people, ibid. No nation, in which christianity received so early and unlimited admittance, so late in feeling its effects upon their manners and civility, ibid. Two reasons why that island continued so long uncultivated, 95. Observations on the conduct of the dissenters there, respecting a repeal of the test, xi. 43. House of commons address the queen, upon the reversion of lord Slane's attainder, 63. Few parishes there have any glebe, 91. The number of impropriations make the livings small and of uncertain value, 92. That kingdom has not the power of impeaching, 166. Glebes more wanted than impropriations, 167. The people greatly apprehensive of the Pretender, 178. A great jest, to see people there furious for or against any thing, 206. Dissensions in the parliament respecting the chancellor, 306. An expression of Hobbes applied to the turbulent state of affairs there, 307. The commons take examinations about murder out of the judges hands, 308. The dissenters conventicles suffered only by connivance, 427. Observed by travellers, that they never see fewer charitable foundations any where than in that kingdom, xiii. 5. Its superiour advantages to those which England enjoys, 23. So connected with England, that the natives of both islands should mutually study and advance each other's interest, 118. Proposal for establishing a herring and cod fishery there, ibid. What the state of the deaneries there in general, 245. Is a nation of slaves, who sell themselves for nothing, 167. What influenced the duke of Dorset to act the usual part in governing that nation, 194. Not a place for any freedom, xi. 414. Dr. Swift's character, and reflections on the conduct, of the squires in general there, xiii. 455. The commons oppose the court's unreasonable demands of money to satisfy wanton and pretended debts of the crown, xix. 36. Conditions of its people abroad, 70. Its true state little known and much misrepresented, 78. Has produced many men of eminence, 80, 81.
Irish Manufactures. Proposal for the Universal Use of, ix. 1. Proposal that all the Ladies and Women of Ireland should appear constantly in, 342. Song on the Proposal for the Use of, vii. 182.
Judges. The replies of two judges to criminals who appealed to the general judgment, ix. 117. Eastern punishment of an iniquitous one, 130. Jugdes seldom have it in their power, if it be in their will, to mingle mercy with justice, x. 91. Those of Ireland have the examinations about murder taken out of their hands by the commons, xi. 308.
Juries. A resolution of the house of commons concerning grand juries, on a proceeding of lord chief justice Scroggs, ix. 107. 130. Not to be discharged by a judge, while matters are under consideration, 107. Nor to be influenced by him, 129.
Jury, grand. Seasonable Advice to the, ix. 102. Their Presentment of such as should attempt to pass Wood's Halfpence, 108.
Justices of the peace. Improper ones promote, rather than suppress vice, ii. 416.
Kelley (Dennis and George). xii. 84.
Killaloe (bishop of). Empowered to solicit the affair of the first-fruits, &c., in Ireland, xi. 82. What the yearly income of that bishoprick, 312.
Killigrew (William, Thomas, and Henry). Some account of each of them, xviii. 106. A saying of Henry's to lord Wharton, x. 242.
King. The true glory and greatness of a king of England, iii. 196. Cannot legally refuse to pass a bill approved by the commons, i. 527. Explanation of the maxim, that he can do no wrong, ii. 373. Impolitick in one to prefer persons of merit, vi. 231. Can be as despotick as he pleases, xix. 112. Peculiar advantage, he enjoys, 113. The desire of unlimited power natural to kings, xiii. 195. What alone can cool their lust of power, ibid. How far it is proper he should have the choice of his ministers, xvi. 298. The title given as a matter of courtesy, not acknowledgment of right, iii. 346. Kings often deceived in their grants, ix. 18. Why they should be obeyed, x. 92. Made of the same materials with their subjects, x. 80.
King (Dr. William, principal of St. Mary Hall). xiii. 349-354. His opinion of Swift's History, xiii. 391. Published Swift's verses on his own death, 414.
King (Dr. William, archbishop of Dublin). A character of him, iv. 422. His generosity to the clergy of his diocese, ix. 256. Swift greatly feared or respected him, xi. 46. A repartee of his, xii. 105. His enmity to the dean, in return for many kind offices received, . . 230xix. 28. 31. Has a lawsuit with the dean and chapter of Christchurch on his right of visitation, xix. 7. His reflections on the character of the earl of Wharton, lord lieutenant of Ireland, published at Dublin, xi. 127; on Guiscard's attempt to kill Mr. Harley, xi. 135. xv. 15. 32; on the proceeding of the city in the election of a mayor, xi. 153. His advice to Dr. Swift, 174. 192. Reflections on the approaching peace, 190. Account of the proceedings at a convocation, pressing a representation of the state of religion in Ireland, 195.
King (mass John, a noted preacher among the covenanters). A short account of him, x. 336. Taken prisoner by captain Creichton, 345. Sent to Edinburgh, and hanged there, 346.
Kingdom. A dependent kingdom, a modern term of art, unknown to the ancient civilians, ix. 90. What meant by the expression, 91. The several causes of a kingdom's thriving enumerated, 199, 200.
Kingston (Evelyn Pierpoint, duke of). Imports a foreign commodity, not worth the carriage, xiii. 372.
Kirkwood (an Episcopalian minister in Scotland). Preserves his life and fortune by a singular presence of mind, x. 393.
Kirleus (Mary). The quack, v. 32 note.
Knaves. Whence have art enough to elude the laws, iii. 200. The term originally not infamous, ix. 151.
Ladder. A symbol of faction and poetry, ii. 77.
Ladies (in England). Their manner of writing, vi. 52; and spelling, xvi. 252. The insignificancy of many of them when past their youth and beauty, v. 143. Why they love tragedies more than comedies, xvii. 386. Verses to one who desired the Author to write some on her in the heroick Style, vii. 346. On the five at Sot's-Hole, 389. Their Answer, 391. The Beau's Reply, 392. Journal of a modern fine Lady, 393. The Lady's Dressing-Room, viii. 87. The Hardship upon them, 157. New Simile for them, 182. The Answer, 185. On the Education of, xvi. 274. Verses on one at Court, xvii. 471.
Lamb (William). Recommended by Mr. Pope and Mr. Lyttelton to Swift, to be made one of his vicars choral, xiii. 405. 431. 432.
Landed Interest. Lessened by the increase of the monied, iii. 6. Which may prove dangerous to the constitution, 182.
Lanfranc (archbishop of Canterbury). His being preferred by William Rufus, in his favour and ministry, the cause of Odo's discontent, xvi. 10. On his death, the see kept vacant four years, 12.
Language. Better not wholly perfect, than perpetually changing, v. 76. One of its greatest perfections, simplicity, ibid. What esteemed fine language by the better sort of vulgar, 88. The language of the northern nations full of monosyllables and mute consonants united, 196. See English language.
Laracor. The dean purchases a glebe, for the benefit of his successors in that living, xi. 450. 457. xii. 330.
Latin tongue. In Britain, never in its purity, nor yet so vulgar as in Gaul and Spain, v. 65. More words of it remain in the British tongue than in the old Saxon, ibid. Suffered as much change in three hundred years as the English and French in the same space, 67. Reasons assigned for the corruptions of it, ibid.
Latinitas Grattaniana, xiii. 339.
Laughter. Causes of it, viii. 244.
Lancelot (Mr). Swift's letter to the earl of Chesterfield, in his behalf, xii. 357. Married a relation of the dean, 358.
Lavallin (captain). His remarkable story, and its melancholy consequences, xiv. 226.
Laws. Those of Brobdingnag described, vi. 154. That men should be ruined by them, a paradox not understood by the Houyhnhnms, 292. Method of suits at law as practised in England, 293. Owing to the defects in reason, 307. Those of the twelve tables whence formed, ii. 318. What law in a free country is, or ought to be, v. 461. Qualifications requisite to those who are to make them, 131. Why the force of them is often eluded by knaves, iii. 200. Our laws extremely defective in many instances, 202. Laws to bind men without their own consent not obligatory, ix. 8. Law of God, all other laws precarious without it, x. 49. Itself invariable, xvi. 192. Law the will of the supreme legislature, xvi. 191. What is now called common law was first introduced by Edward the Confessor, xvi. 8. Observations on the Salique law, iv. 222. A lawsuit a suit for life, . Their execution should not be trusted to those who interest it is to see them broken, 15552.
Lawyer. See Rooke.
Lawyers. Bred up in the art of proving white black, and black white, as they are paid, vi. 293. Avoid entering into the merits of a cause, but dwell upon the circumstances of it, 294. Their character, exclusive of their profession, 295. Seem least of all others to understand the nature of government in general, ii. 378. A specimen of their reports, xvii. 93. Why not always well acquainted with the old English constitution, xvi. 203. Their sense of the statute of Henry VIII, relating to the leases of hospitals, &c., xi. 441.
Learning. What among the people of Brobdingnag, vi. 153. effects of it on a brain unfit to receive it, xvii. 317. Men who have much, are generally the worst ready speakers, v. 235.
Leases. A law wished for, to prevent bishops letting them for lives, iv. 394. Custom of letting long leases of church lands, practised by some of the popish bishops at the time of the reformation, held many years after, v. 270. Remarks on the custom of letting them for lives upon many estates in England, 275. What the worth of a bishop's lease for the full term, ix. 261.
Le Clerc (Mons.) His letter to Mr. Addison, on his being appointed secretary to the earl of Wharton, xi. 60. xiii. .
Legion club. Satirically described, viii. 208.
Leicester. An hospital founded there by Henry, duke of Lancaster, v. 274. A specimen of the sagacity of the justices at a quarter sessions there, ix. 73. The dean's character of that town, xi. 3. 4.
Lesley (Mr). Strictures on him, ii. 363. Accused by Dr. Burnet of impudence, for proposing a union between the English and Gallican church, iv. 411. Characters of his two sons, viii. 60.
|Feb.||11.||To Mr. John Kendall, xi. 1.|
|14.||To the Athenian Society, xviii. 241.|
|Nov.||29.||To Mr. William Swift, xi. 5.|
|June||3.||To Mr. Deane Swift, 6.|
Levity. The last crime the world will pardon in a clergyman, v. 113.Lewis le Gros. His design on Normandy, xvi. 43. Jealous of the future aggrandisement of England, raises William, son of duke Robert, to the earldom of Flanders, 50; which drew on him the vengeance of Henry, 51.
Lewis XIV. Spent his time in turning a good name into a great one, ii. 164. His resemblance to the whigs, v. 430. See France.
Lewis (Erasmus). Refutation of the Falsehoods alleged against him, xvi. 311. Some account of him, xv. 194. 372. xvi. 311. His friendly hint to Dr. Swift, to take care of his papers, xi. 428. Gives some account of Mr. Prior, and the proposal for printing his poems, 460.
Libels. To a Friend, who had been abused in many, vii. 197. The queen recommends to her parliament, the taking a method to prevent them, xv. 271. One published, called the Ambassadress, the printer of which was set in the pillory, fined, and imprisoned, xv. 405.
Liberty. The subversion of it in the Roman state to what owing, ii. 326. What a sure sign of it in England, xvii. 282. The daughter of Oppression, and parent of Faction, iii. 149. The defect of our laws owing to it, 202. Mr. Steele's panegyrick upon it in the Crisis, 294.
Liberty of Conscience. See Conscience.
Life. The pleasures we most value in it such as dupe and play the wag with the senses, ii. 170. The latter part of a wise man's life taken up in curing the follies, &c. contracted in the former, v. 455. The last act of it a tragedy at best, but with bitter aggravation when our best friends go before us, xii. 252. A tragedy, wherein we sit as spectators a while, and then act our own part, 270. An imperfect sort of a circle, which we repeat and run over every day, x. 10. Not intended by God as a blessing, in Swift's opinion, xv. 357. The manner in which lord Bolingbroke said he wished to divide it, xii. 229. There is a time wherein every one wishes for some settlement of his own, 347. Loss of friends a tax upon long life, xiii. 38.
Lilliput. Its chief ministers rope dancers, vi. 28. Its laws and customs described, 51. The manner of writing like that of the ladies in England, 52. See Emperor (of Lilliput).
Lion. A dream concerning the parish lions, who were to judge of virginity, v. 178-184.
Liturgy English. Great strains of the true sublime in it, v. 77.
Lloyd (Dr., of Trinity College, Dublin). His marriage, v. 355.
London. True and faithful Narrative of what passed there, xvii. 358. In point of money, is supposed to be one third of England, x. 287. Its parishes very unequally divided in sir W. Petty's time, iii. 232. Number of poets, orators, politicians, profound scholars, &c. there, viii. 148. Its native fools of the bear and puppy kind to those of Dublin as eleven to one, 149. The properest place in the world to renounce friendship in, xii. 159. Some particulars relating to the sale of publick offices in that city, xiii. 28.
Long (Mrs. Anne). Account of her, viii. 372. xix. 17. Her character, xv. 220. xix. 18. Her own account of her situation, xv. 198. Decree for concluding the Treaty between her and Dr. Swift, viii. 372.
Lottery in 1711, xv. 122.
Love. Verses to, vii. 126. Love Poem from a Physician, vii. 375. A Love Song in the modern taste, viii. 158. A fabulous account of the origin of it, from Plato, iii. 147. Love and war the destruction of chairs in the kitchen, xvi. 106. A much stronger passion in young men than ambition, xi. 293.
Lownds (William). Married Swift's uncle's wife's sister, xv. 51. Humorous verses addressed to him by Gay, ibid.
Loyalty. Politeness its firmest foundation, viii. 269.
Lying. The Houyhnhnms in their language have no word to express it by, vi. 274. The faculty of it an abuse of speech, 280. The telling of one lye imposes the task of inventing twenty more to excuse it, xvii. 378. The celerity and duration of a political lye, xvii. 290. The last relief of a routed rebellious party, iii. 11. Its birth, parentage, and wonderful exploits, 12. Its professors have need of short memories, 13.
Lyttelton (lord). Mr. Pope's affection for him, xiii. 405. Applied to by Swift, for his interest in favour of Mr. McAulay, for a seat in the Irish parliament, 432. Politely wishes to be in the number of Swift's friends, xiii. 431.
McAulay (Mr). Recommended by Swift, for Mr. Lyttelton's and Pope's interests, to obtain a seat in the Irish parliament, xiii. 430. 432. Author of a useful treatise on Tillage, 374. Farther particulars of him, xviii. 375, 376.
McCarthy. Set his own house on fire, and obtained a brief for it, xvi. 268.
McCartney (lieutenant general). Second to lord Mohun, in the duel with duke Hamilton, and was supposed to have murdered the duke, xv. 335. A letter printed in his name, vindicating himself from the murder of duke Hamilton, xv. 418.
Macer. A poetical simile, xvii. 420.
Macky. See Davis.
Madness. The greatest actions have proceeded from it, ii. 161. 168. Its different effects upon mankind, 162-177. Every species of it proceeds from a redundancy, 173. How produced, xvii. 329. The symptoms of it in a people, iii. 94. Enlarges the good or evil dispositions of the mind, ix. 227. In what the difference, in respect of speech, consists, betwixt a madman and one in his wits, xvi. 320. Talking to one's self esteemed a sign of it, xi. 32. Mankind has an inexhaustible source of invention in the way of it, xii. 174. Many made really mad by ill usage, xiii. 6. Dr. Swift used to describe persons in that situation with a striking liveliness and horrour, xiii. 449.
Main (Mr. Charles). His character, xiv. 223.
Majority. When indolent, often gotten the better of by a minority, x. 204. Mistakes often arise through too great confidence in computing, iv. 42.
Malcolm (king of Scotland). Invades England in the absence of William Rufus, xvi. 13. William, failing to repel his inroads, enters into a treaty with him, 14. Provoked by the haughtiness of William, invades and ravages Northumberland, 16. Slain, with his eldest son, and his queen dies of grief, 17.
Mallet (David). Lord Bolingbroke bequeathed his writings to him, xix. 160. Lord Hyde's letter to him on the subject, 162. His answer, 165.
Man. The number of his virtues how much inferiour to that of his follies and vices, ii. 66. Is but a complete suit of clothes, with its trimmings, 90. Several instances of man's inconsistency with himself, v. 462. Why a man should never be ashamed to own he has been wrong, xvii. 375. Why positive men are the most credulous, 382. Aristotle's opinion that he is the most mimick of all animals, how confirmed, xvii. 303. Great abilities in the hands of good men are blessings, x. 41. The advantages one man has over another by no means blessings in the sense the world usually understands, ibid. Why men of great parts are often unfortunate in the management of publick business, 245. Those of a happy genius seldom without some bent toward virtue, xiii. 175. The greatest villains usually brutes in their understandings as well as actions, ibid.
Man (Jenny). Presided over a club of politicians, iii. 323.
Manley (Mrs. Delariver, author of the Atalantis). Account of her, xviii. 64. Wrote A Narrative of the particulars of Mr. Harley's being stabbed, from hints furnished by Dr. Swift, xv. 23. Wrote A Vindication of the Duke of Marlborough, ; to which Swift pays a high compliment, ibid.
Manners (Good). A sort of artificial good sense, to facilitate the commerce of mankind with each other, v. 185. x. 215. Wherein it consists, v. 185. x. 214. xvi. 323. By what means the common forms of good manners have been corrupted, v. 185. x. 215. A pedantry in manners, as in all arts and sciences, x. 217. Good manners not a plant of the court growth, 218. The difference between good manners and good breeding, 219. Ignorance of forms no proof of ill manners, 220.
Manufactures. To what the improvement of them is owing, xvii. 49.
Mapp (Mrs. the bonesetter.) Anecdote of her, xiii. 313.
Market Hill. Dean Swift's Visit to, vii. 377. On a very old Glass at, 378. On cutting down the old Thorn at, 379. Revolution at, viii. 51.
Marlborough (John Churchill, duke of). Advised king James to take the air on horseback, intending to give him up to the prince of Orange, . . 371xviii. 73. The following night, after swearing allegiance to his majesty, went over to the prince, ib. His intention of seizing king James II discussed, xviii. 73. His opposition to king William, 74. His conduct on the queen's intending a regiment for Mr. Hill, 69. iv. 283. Pretends to unite with Mr. Harley on a moderating plan, but privately ousted him from the ministry, iv. 284. Endeavoured to procure a commission to be general for life, iii. 309. iv. 286. At the general change in 1710, preserved his high office, iv. 23. His abject behaviour at an audience with the queen, xi. 119. Removed from all his employments, iv. 55. Reflections on that remarkable occurrence, ibid. xviii. 130. Would have been turned out, though the war had continued, xi. 209. Observations on the clamour about the pretended inconstancy and ingratitude of the kingdom to him, iii. 26. The grants and donations made to him at different periods, 29. Thought to have more ready money than all the kings in Christendom, iii. 305. Put himself at the head of all the whiggish cabals, iii. 309. iv. 58. Greatly debased himself in one instance, xvi. 333. Accused of receiving large sums of money from contractors for the army, iv. 107. Of deducting two and a half per cent from the money paid to foreign troops, ibid. An emissary of his endeavoured to delay the signing of the peace, 241. Had the sea been his element, the war had been carried on with more success to England, iii. 354. Why he continued so easy to the last, under the several impositions of the allied powers, 378. Laments his having joined the whigs, xiv. 308. Tells the queen, he is neither covetous nor ambitious, ibid. Dr. Swift wishes he may continue general, ibid. 326. Wished to contrive some way to soften Dr. Swift, xv. 234; who, though he professed to dislike the duke, did not approve his being dismissed, ibid. Reasons assigned of his intention to go out of England, 332. His publick entry through the city described, xi. 397. Hissed by more than huzzaed, ibid. Made a prince of the empire, though this little more than a compliment, xviii. 88. His character, iv. 29. xiv. 308. xvii. 143. xviii. 88. 218. Satirical elegy on his death, vii. 238.
Marlborough (duchess of). Her interest with the queen began to decline very soon after her accession to the throne, iv. 280. 372. But her removal had been seven years working, xi. 99. Her character, iv. 30. xviii. 88. A singular instance of her meanness and ingratitude to the queen, xv. 419. Would willingly have compounded, to keep her place, xiv. 326.
Marriage. A letter of Advice to a Young Lady, on her entering into that State, v. 133. Progress of Marriage, a satirical Poem, viii. 78. Why so seldom happy, v. 458. On what original contract founded, xvii. 159. Ireland would be less miserable, if it were discouraged there as far as is consistent with Christianity, ix. 420. Recommended by forcible arguments, xiii. 451.
Martin. His proceedings toward a reformation, on being turned out of doors by his brother Peter, ii. 139. His History, 277.
Masham (lady). The whigs endeavoured to impeach her, iii. 54. Alluded to in a fictitious prophecy, vii. 75. Assisted in reinstating Mr. Harley, iv. 288. Speech of hers to lord Oxford, xi. 363. Her censure of him, 382. Her character, iii. 54. iv. 336.
Masquerades. The conversation there, viii. 263.
Mathematicks. A singular method of learning them, vi. 214.
Maude (daughter to king Henry I). Demanded in marriage by the emperor, xvi. 38. Her portion levied, 39. On the death of the emperor, the crown of England settled by her father on her and her heirs, 48. Farther particulars of her life, 49-82.
Maude (king Stephen's queen). Made proposals of accommodation to the empress; which being rejected, urges her son Eustace to arms, xvi. 74. Her army having taken the earl of Gloucester prisoner, the queen sent him to Rochester, to be treated as the king had been, 76.
Maxims. Paraphrase on a famous maxim of the duke de Rochefoucault, viii. 122. Two of Tindal's refuted, xvi. 229, 230. One to which the Irish banks are much indebted, ix. 383. One indisputable in politicks, v. 466. Dr. Swift confesses he was mistaken in his contradiction of an old one, iv. 324. In politicks, there are few but what, at some conjunctures, are liable to exception, 345. "That it is more eligible for a king to be hated than despised," calculated for an absolute monarchy, 355. That "people are the riches of a nation," in what sense it is properly to be understood, iv. 146. To do what is right, and disregard the world, a good one, xi. 426. What the best in life, in Dr. Swift's opinion, xii. 80. A good moral maxim of the ancient Heathens, xiii. 455.
Maynwaring (Arthur). Recommended Mr. Steele to the office of gazetteer, v. 425, 426. Wrote the Whig Examiner, in conjunction with Addison, xviii. 32. Author of the Medley, 35. 65.
Medals. Why a less reward in modern times than in ancient, v. 467. The Romans recorded their illustrious actions on them, 468. A society instituted for a like purpose in France, 469. A scheme for rendering them of more use in England, 468. 470. Should be likewise current money, 470.
Media. Its form of government, xvi. 41.
Medicine. The ridicule of it a very copious subject, xi. 343. A good one against giddiness and headache, xiii. 248.
Medley (by Ridpath). Account and character of a paper so called, written in defence of the whig party, iii. 224. xviii. 32-34. 65. Some passages in it reflecting on the speaker of the house of commons and Mr. Harley, iii. 225.
Merit. Every man's bill of it much overrated, iii. 35. A poetical genealogy of true and false merit, 143. A bold opinion a short easy way to it, and very necessary for those who have no other, xi. 70. Transcendent merit forces its way, in spite of all obstacles; but merit of a second, third, or fourth rate, is seldom able to get forward, 186.
Mesnager (mons. a French plenipotentiary at Utrecht.) Advantages gained to England by an idle quarrel of his, iv. 233. The peace retarded by his obstinacy, 235.
Metropolis. Increase of buildings in, dees not always argue a flourishing state, ix. 394.
Milton. Why his book on divorce soon rejected, xvi. 182. His Paradise Lost, a proposal to turn it into rhyme, v. 251. The first edition of it long in going off, xii. 439. Swift's opinion of it, v. 251. xii. 439. But once quoted by Swift, xiv. 9.
Minerals. The richest are ever found under the most ragged and withered surface of earth, v. 256.
Ministers of state. A definition of one, vi. 301. Plato's observation on them, ii. 331. Events imputed to their skill and address, frequently the effect of negligence, weakness, humour, passion, or pride, iv. 252. Have no virtues or defects by which the publick is not affected, 253, 254. Reputation of secrecy a character of no advantage to them, 254. Are wont to have a mean opinion of most men's understanding, 263. The general wishes of a people more obvious to others than to them, ibid. The whig ministers praised for those very qualities which their admirers owned they chiefly wanted, iii. 113. Morals more necessary than abilities in, vi. 54. The greatest princes see only by their eyes, 69. The difficulties they are often subjected to, from a necessity of concealing their want of the power they are thought to be possessed of, iv. 345. Make no scruple of moulding the alphabet into what words they please, xi. 98. The felicity of a familiarity with them consists only in the vanity of it, 289. Seldom record the important parts of their own administration, and why, iv. 277. Ministers of genius seldom so fortunate in life as those of meaner qualifications, xii. 29. The cause of it, 30. When they have received bad impressions of any one, though groundless, seldom lay them aside, 364. 413. A minister of state, however he may cover his designs, can never wholly conceal his opinions, iv. 351. He is grievously mistaken, in neglecting or despising, but still more in irritating, men of genius and learning, x. 299. It is not impossible for a bad minister to find a man of wit to defend him; but in such cases, the writer's head rebelling against his heart, his genius utterly forsakes him, 300. When a ministry is at any charge in the election of senators, it is an acknowledgement of the worst designs, 305. An observation respecting new ones, xi. 48. What consequent to the loss of their places, 90. Why they should avoid all inquiry, and every thing that would embroil them, 128. Never talk politicks in conversation, xv. 390. Access to them usually converted by most men to their own single interest, xi. 292. Well disposed remembrancers the most useful servants to them in their leisure hours, 293. The faults of men who are most trusted in publick business difficult to be defended, xvi. 294. How far their choice should be left to the king, 268. Remarks on those of queen Anne, xiv. 322. Dr. Swift tells them, they would leave him Jonathan, as they found him, and that he never knew a ministry do any thing for those whom they made companions of their pleasures, 357. Stand on a very narrow bottom, between the whigs and the violent tories, 369. Dr. Swift their ablest champion, xv. 12. Their disinterestedness, xviii. 52. Their character and capacity, 80. Character of their predecessors, 97.
Ministry. Memoirs relating to the Change in the, iv. 276. Inquiry into the Behaviour of the, iv. 306. Objections against the change made in it answered, iii. 4. 9. 47. 138. 194. 197. Some of the facts that contributed to the change of it, 135. 138. Their tyranny over the conscience, 56. Ill consequences apprehended from the change of it, not in any proportion to the good ones, 97. What to be expected from the whig ministry, if again in power, 101. The severity of the whig, and the lenity of the tory ministry, with relation to libels against them, 102. The latter have their defects, as well as virtues, 114. But were the queen's personal voluntary choice, 144. What the greatest advantage received from the change of it, 174. The expedients by which the whig ministry escaped the punishments due to their counsels and corrupt management, 204. By what steps the tory ministry might have established themselves, iv. 364. xi. 146. 403. Overthrown by the disagreement between Harley and Bolingbroke, xiii. 345. Cleared from the charge of a design to bring in the pretender, iv. 349. 352. 366. One ministry, in general, seldom more virtuous than another, 370. Change of the whig ministry not designed by the queen to be carried so far as the church party expected, 374. That of the court of Britain described; under the characters of the emperor Regoge, king George I; Lelop-Aw, sir Robert Walpole; Nomptoc, Spencer Compton; Ramney, sir Thomas Hanmer, 180. A ministry may generally be judged of by the talents of those who are their advocates in print, x. 267.
A Minority. Is usually assiduous in attendance, watchful of opportunities, zealous to gain proselytes, and often successful, x. 203.
Miser. An epitaph on one, vii. 171. One lost thousands more by starving himself, than he could have spent in good living, xviii. 312.
Misjudging. Whence it usually proceeds, xi. 230.
Moderation. Consequences attending the mistaken meaning of the word, x. 60. 64. A moderate man in the true sense of the word, 64. According to the new meaning of it, ibid.
Modern history. Gross misrepresentations made in it, vi. 230.
Modesty. Advantages received from it, xvii. 374.
Mohocks. Wonderful Prophecy of the Spirit of one slain by them, xvii. 350. Their insolent barbarities, xi. 214. xv. 295. The dean attributes the origin of their riots to prince Eugene, iv. 55. Their practices, xv. 281. Were all whigs, ibid. Swift thought to be in danger from them, ibid. 283. More observations respecting them, 286. 287. 295.
Molesworth (Robert, esq). Complained of by the lower house of convocation in Ireland, iii. 281. Created a peer by king George I, ibid. Author of an excellent discourse for the encouragement of agriculture, v. 287. The Drapier addresses a letter to him, ix. 111. Preface to his account of Denmark full of stale profligate topicks, xvi. 227. The book itself written out of pique, ibid.
Monarchy. A singular argument in praise of it, though absolute, ii. 369. Whigs pretend a due regard to it when taking the largest steps toward the ruin of it, iii. 163.
Money. A debate about the most effectual means of raising money without oppressing the subjects, vi. 218. The expedients used by governments of borrowing, a practice as old as Eumenes, one of Alexander's captains, iii. 7. Gradual decline of its value at Rome, v. 273. The different value of it in England for about four hundred years past, 274. The value of it at least nine tenths lower all over Europe than it was four hundred years ago, x. 257. What the only money British subjects are obliged to take, . Agreed that copper is not money, . 122. 147. What the current money in England, 154. What the current money in Ireland, ix. 21. 154. 206. 345. 391. xiii. 122. Allowed to be cut into halves and quarters, for the sake of small traffick, in some of the poorest American colonies, v. 222. Why better than counsel, x. 248. That money creates power, an erroneous and corrupt notion, xii. 345. A necessary caution in lending it, xiv. 262. See Coin, Halfpence, Wood.
Monmouth (duke of). Commander in chief against the rebels in Scotland, x. 339. Acts contrary to the advice of his officers, 340. Reproached by general Dalziel, who succeeded him in the chief command, with betraying the king, x. 343. Beheaded on Tower Hill, xviii. 96.
Monthly Amusement. By whom written, xviii. 30.
Monthly Philosophical Transactions. By whom written, xviii. 29.
Monuments. Inscription upon one to the duke of Schomberg, viii. 94. Inscription upon that erected in Dublin to the memory of Dr. Swift, i. 271. On a compartment of one, designed by Cunningham in College green, with an epigram occasioned by it, viii. 238.
Moral Honesty. Without Religion, a deficient guide, x. 46.
More (sir Thomas). One of the six greatest men in the world, vi. 227. His sentiments on convocations, iv. 399. When he appeared great, xvi. 332.
Morgan (Mr). His impertinence recorded, xiv. 210.
Moses. As wise a statesman as any in this age, x. 52. Was in great reputation among the wisest of the Heathen world, 141.
Motte (Mr). His representation of his own right to the property of our author's Works, xiii. 216. Employed by Dr. Swift to pay Mrs. Fenton's annuity, xviii. 297.
Motto. For a Woollen Draper, vii. 155. Verses written upon that of lord chief justice Whitshed, 272. The ingenious one found by a writer against the Examiner, for presuming to tax accounts, iii. 52. That of judge Whitshed little regarded by him, ix. 139. 202. The great use of mottoes, v. 255.
Mourning, general. When it has carried off all the old goods died, the traders complain of the length of it, ix. 358.
Musick. Uniformly imitative would be ridiculous, xix. 154.
Mysteries. How those of the Æolists were performed, ii. 156. Of those in the Christian religion, x. 23-28. Should not be explained in sermons, v. 104.
Nation. What, properly speaking, the strength of it, iii. 347.
Neck or Nothing. See Dunton.
Ne exeat regno. The origin of that injunction, xvi. 13.
Neighbour. What meant by the command to love him as ourselves, x. 148.
Neighing. A better expression of joy than laughing, xvii. 305.
Nelson (Robert). An argument of his against the revolution answered, ii. 375. Suspected of having a hand in a political tract, xix. 22. Writes to Dr. Swift, to hasten the inscription for lord Berkeley's monument, xi. 130.
Nero. A time when he appeared contemptible, xvi. 332. All the different characters in Petronius drawn for him, xvii. 107. A daily pun of his, viii. 400.
New Men. Why introduced into the chief conduct of publick affairs, v. 124.
News. Party news not to be readily credited, xi. 136.
Nobility. Those of England described, vi. 303. The sons of them might be better educated, v. 123. 128. Dangerous in a commonwealth, when numerous and without merit or fortune, v. 132. The necessity of keeping up the respect due to birth and family, iii. 218. University education of noblemen greatly contributes to it, 219. Those of Scotland very numerous, and never like to be extinct, iii. 301. Folly of the Irish nobility, in spending their fortunes in England, ix. 174.
Noble (Richard, an attorney). Executed for murder, xv. 411. His funeral sermon by bishop Fleetwood, ibid.
Normandy. In the space of forty years, subdued England, and was itself subdued by that kingdom, xvi. 37.
Northumberland (George Fitzroy, duke of). Designed by the duke of Marlborough to be made lieutenant of the Tower; but disappointed by a contrivance of Mr. Harley, iv. 290. 374.
Northumberland (Robert Mowbray, earl of). Repelled a Scottish invasion, xvi. 17. Overating his late services as much perhaps, and as unjustly, as they were undervalued by the king, he broke out into open rebellion, 19. Being taken prisoner, confined for the rest of his life, which was thirty years, 20.
Nottingham (Daniel Finch, earl of, secretary of state to king James II, in 1689, dismissed in 1693; again made secretary, in 1702, by queen Anne, and resigned in 1704). His character, iv. 34. 40. xi. 255. xviii. 220. Proposed a very extraordinary clause in an address to the queen, iv. 42. 327. xv. 207. Brought in the bill against occasional conformity, under a disguised title, iv. 43. Opposed the inquiry into king William's grants, iv. 155, 156. Made a speech in the house of lords against the dean, vii. 94. Some account of, and reflections on his conduct, xi. 205. xv. 207.
Nuttall (a parishioner of Dr. Swift's). By the assistance of our author, recovered a hundred pounds from a roguish lawyer, xv. 229.
Oakly-wood. See Bathurst.
Oaths. Of swearing by God's wounds, by whom introduced, viii. 256. Are the children of fashion, ibid. A lord and a footman swear with different dignity, 258. The religion of an oath, x. 52.
Obedience to Government. No duty more easy to practise, x. 92.
Observator and Review, xviii. 30. 31. Though contemptible in themselves, yet capable of doing much mischief among the vulgar, iii. 18.
Occasional Writer (in The Craftsman). A humorous letter to him in 1727, suggesting hints for his future conduct, x. 296. That writer with the assistance of truth, an overmatch for all the hirelings of the ministry, 299.
October Club. Advice to the Members of it, iii. 251. Finely written but did not sell, xv. 249. The rise and fall of the club, iv. 301. xi. 129. xiv. 358. The principles of it, ibid. xi. 147. xiv. 358.
Odo (bishop of Bayeux). A prelate of incurable ambition, xvi. 10. Envious and discontented at Lanfranc's being a greater favourite than himself, formed a conspiracy to depose William Rufus, ibid. Being taken prisoner, is forced by the king to abjure England, and sent into Normandy, 11.
Old Age. Subject to many calamities, wisely inflicted by God, xii. 271. Why dignity and station, or riches, are in some sort necessary to it, x. 245. Resolutions when I come to be old, xvi. 326.
Oldmixon, a party writer for hire, base acts of his, xvii. 336. Author of the Medley, xviii. 33. 34.
Operas. In 1735, occasioned great debates, xiii. 199.
Opinions. The mischiefs occasioned by a difference in them, vi. 288. All power founded upon opinion, according to the politicians, v. 338. None maintained with so much obstinacy as those in religion, 339. Difference of opinion in publick matters imputed to disaffection, ix. 258.
Opposition. Wherein that of the sectaries among us consists, ii. 392.
Orators. Among us; who have attempted to confound both prerogative and law, in their sovereign's presence, iii. 153.