The Works of the Rev. Jonathan Swift/Volume 19/Index to Swift's Works - Q-Z


Quadrille. Ballad on it, xvii. 435. New Proposal for the better Regulation and Improvement of, viii. 375. The universal employment of life among the polite, xii. 206. Comically described by Mr. Congreve, 210.
Quakers. The lawfulness of taking oaths and wearing carnal weapons may possibly be some time revealed to them, as a very shrewd quaker once suggested to the dean, x. 213. A quaker pastoral written by Mr. Rooke, and an eclogue by Mr. Gay, ibid. A letter and present from an unknown quaker in Philadelphia to the dean, xviii. 266. The origin of their doctrine, iv. 162. The reason of their procuring their solemn affirmation to be accepted instead of an oath, ibid. Thank the duke of Ormond, for his kindness to their friends in Ireland, xv. 239. Oppose the bill for recovering tithes in that kingdom, xi. 178.
Qualification Bill. The advantage of it to the kingdom, iii. 174. 246.
Qualifications. Of a rake, ii. 87. Of a writer, v. 195.
Queen. See Anne, Caroline, Mary.
Queensberry (duke and duchess of). Their kindness and friendship to Mr. Gay, xii. 305. Character of him by the duchess, xiii. 33. Her reflections upon friendship, 34. Gives a fine sketch of true greatness of mind, 50. A description of occurrences in their journey to the Spa, 97.
Quidnunckis. On the death of the duke regent of France, xvii. 446
Quillet. His character of England, xviii. 23.


Rabelais. An idle scheme of his, ix. 213.
Rackstraw (Mr). Some account of him, xviii. 388.
Radcliffe (Dr). How represented in Martinus Scriblerus's map of diseases, xi. 343. Sent for, in the queen's last illness, but declined attending, xi. 386. Remarks on his conduct, its motives, and consequences, 387-389. From what motive he took particular care to save lord chief justice Holt's wife, xii. 310.
Raillery. When not corrupted, the finest part of conversation, v. 232. The difference between the English and French sense of the word, 233. A species of it introduced by Oliver Cromwell, 234. In England, safer to make use of it with a great minister or a duchess, than in Ireland with an attorney or his wife, xi. 139. Swift's talent, but a bar to his preferment, xii. 440.
Rake. Qualifications of one, ii. 87.
Ralph bishop of Durham (a chief instrument of oppression under William I and II). Imprisoned by Henry the First, xvi. 30. Escaping from prison, fled to duke Robert, whom he stirred up to renew his pretensions to the English crown, 31.
Rape of the Lock. Its political key, xvii. 99.
Raphoe. What the yearly value of its bishoprick, xi. 312.
Rapin. His history, wherein defective, xiii. 294.
Ratcliffe (captain). The inventor of punch, ix. 277.
Raymond (Dr). Presented by Dr. Swift to lord Wharton, xiv. 198.
Read (sir William). A famous quack, xv. 19.
Readers. Three classes of them described, ii. 182.
Reason. The corruption of it worse than brutality, vi. 292. The use made of it tends only to aggravate our natural corruptions, and to acquire new ones, 306. Among the houyhnhnms, not opinion, but always conviction, 318. Things may be above it, without being contrary to it, x. 26. Though designed by Providence to govern our passions, yet in two points of the greatest moment God has intended it should submit to them, 169. The wisdom of God, and the madness of man unaccountable to reason, and not the object of it, xvii. 387. Wherein that faculty consists, xii. 130.
Receipt. To boil oysters, xv. 278. For stewing veal, xiii. 207. For the cure of giddiness, xiii. 248.
Recipe, or nostrum, for procuring an universal system, in a small volume, of all things to be known, believed, imagined, or practised in life, ii. 130.
Reckoning. That of a Dutch landlord humorously censured, ix. 97.
Recorder (of the city of Dublin). His requisite qualifications, ix. 409.
Reformation. Transubstantiation, and communion in one kind, principal occasions of it, ii. 125. Allegorical account of it, 136. Owed nothing to the good intentions of Henry VIII, iv. 401. 402. The popish bishops at that time, apprehensive of ejectments, let long leases, v. 270. Received in the most regular way in England, 339. Presbyterian reformation founded upon rebellion, 340.
Regulus. An instance of his high sense of honour, xvi. 330.
Rehearsal. Runs to the opposite extreme of the Review and Observator, iii. 18.
Relations. Quarrels among them harder to reconcile than any other, xvii. 198.
Religion. Project for the Advancement of, ii. 399. Thoughts on, x. 166. The advantage of it, at least to the vulgar, ii. 392. The best means for advancing publick and private happiness, 401. A short view of the general depravity consequent to a disregard of it, 402. An office resembling that of the censors at Rome would be of use among us to promote it, 407. Why all projects for the advancement of it have proved ineffectual, 419. Maxims relating to it, x. 166. Seems to have grown an infant with age, v. 454. Those who are against it must needs be fools, 464. The mysteries of the christian religion should not be explained in sermons, v. 104. Disbelief of it taken up as an expedient to keep in countenance the corruption of our morals, 108. National religion called the religion of the magistrate, iii. 181. The state of it in the American plantations, 234. Opinions in it maintained with the greatest obstinacy, v. 339. No solid foundation for virtue, but on a conscience guided by religion, x. 46. 49. 51. 52. Among whom the little of it there is has been observed chiefly to reside, 60. To what the decay of it is owing, 130. Like other things, is soonest put out of countenance by ridicule, 133. True religion, like learning and civility, has always been in the world, but very often shifted scenes, xi. 50. Religious processions have some good effects, 7. The christian religion proposed at first to jews and heathens without the article of Christ's divinity, x. 167. The excellency of it beyond the philosophy of the heathens, 138. Good treatises on by laymen best received, xvi. 181. What would make all rational and disinterested people of one religion, xvii. 384. True religion, what, xviii. 389. Persecution for, xix. 117. 119. Ladies, out of zeal for it, have hardly time to say their prayers, xi. 11.
Repentance. The fallacies in it, x. 5.
Republican Politicks. Mischievous to this kingdom, iii. 70.
Reputation. That of some men so amiable, that we may love their characters, though strangers to their persons, xiii. 431.
Resignation. The most melancholy of all virtues, xiii. 359.
Revenge. What the cruellest kind of it, xiii. 93.
Revenue (publick). What proportion of it is sunk before the remainder is applied to the proper use, ii. 420.
Revenues (episcopal). So reduced in Ireland by alienations, that three or four sees were often united, to make a tolerable competency, v. 270.
Review. See Observator.
Revolution. The principal objection to its justifiableness answered, ii. 375. Chiefly brought about by the tories, though the whigs claimed the merit of it, iii. 6. The dissenters great gainers by it, 187. Revolution principles, 214. xiv. 21. The whig maxim concerning revolutions, iii. 214. Revolution, in what it differed from the rebellion under king Charles the First, x. 81.
Richard II. When he made a mean figure, xvi. 332.
Richardson (rev. Mr.). His ingenious politeness to dean Swift, xiii. 379. His project for translating prayers and sermons into the Irish language, xiv. 371. xv. 7.
Richardson (miss). Receives from Dr. Swift a beautiful diamond ring, adorned with some of her own hair and some of the dean's, xiii. 411.
Riches. Why in some sort necessary to old men, x. 245. Not so great a blessing as commonly thought to be, 101. Why not intended by God to be necessary for our happiness in this life, 103. Lord Bolingbroke's reflections on them, xii. 59. Dr. Swift's estimation of them, 78.
Ridgeway Mrs. (the dean's housekeeper). Legacy to her, i. 536. Some account of her, xix. 131.
Ridpath, Mr. (the original author of the Flying Post). His character as a writer, iii. 274. xviii. 31.
Rights of the Christian Church. Remarks on a Book so entitled, xvi. 179. Account of its author, ii. 396. xvi. 181.
Rivers (Richard Savage earl). Made lieutenant of the Tower, 1710, by a stratagem, in opposition to the duke of Marlborough's intent, iv. 290. 374. xviii. 69. Sent to Hanover, to remove some prejudices the elector had conceived against the queen's ministry, iv. 214. xi. 120. Some particulars of his will, xv. 327. His character, xviii. 223. Solicits an acquaintance with Dr. Swift, xiv. 285.
Robberies (street). Want of common courage in gentlemen frequently the cause of them, ix. 303.
Robert (eldest son to the conqueror). At his father's death, took possession of Normandy, xvi. 10. Prepared to assert his claim to the English crown, ibid. Farther particulars of his life, 11-38. His death and character, 53.
Robethon (M. de). Styled by Swift an inconsiderable French vagrant, iv. 360. Having obtained the elector of Hanover's confidence, employed it to the basest purposes, ibid. 214.
Robinson (Dr. John). His promotions, iv. 36. The substance of his order from the ministry, 170. Opened the assembly at Utrecht with a speech to the French ministers, 178. His answer to the complaints made of the duke of Ormond's conduct by the Dutch, 192. His speech, after receiving orders to sign a peace, 240. Alluded to in a fictitious prophecy, vii. 74. See Strafford.
Rochefoucault (duke de). The dean's famous verses, founded on one of his maxims, viii. 122. The verses founded on a maxim of his, when first published, and by whom, xiii. 415.
Rochester (Laurence Hyde, earl of). Succeeded lord Somers as president of the council, iii. 114. His character, ibid. 221. Resigned his offices in king James's time, because he could not comply with that king's measures, 132. Presented the duke of Somerset to king William, iv. 37. Died suddenly, xv. 38. His death a concern to all good men, xi. 156.
Rochfort (George). Verses written on a visit to his house, vii. 201-231.
Rollin. Remarks on the translation of his history, xviii. 352.
Rollinson (William). xv. 9.
Roman History. Teaches us in our youth to have a detestation of tyranny, iii. 282.
Roman pontiffs. Their usurpations, xvi. 15, 16. Their ingratitude, 38.
Romance. A grain of it no ill ingredient to exalt the dignity of human nature, v. 237.
Romans. The rewards bestowed by them on their victorious generals, iii. 30. Their success always testified by some publick religious act, 231. Abounded in honorary rewards, ix. 466; particularly medals, 468; which passed for current money, ibid.; and were frequently, when they grew scarce, recoined by a succeeding emperor, ibid. A custom constantly used by them at their triumphs, xi. 36.
Rome. The dissensions between the patricians and plebeians the ruin of that state, ii. 312-316. Declared lawful for nobles and plebeians to intermarry, 321. Increase of the people's power there for a century and a half, to the third punick war, 322; who were not more fond to seize their own, than to give it up again to the worst bidder, 324. No impeachment from them against a patrician till the consular state began, 329. Methods concerted there, for bringing over England to popery, ii. 396. iii. 209.
Rooke (sir George). How brought off by his lawyer, when he was indicted for calling a gentleman knave and villain, ix. 151.
Rooke (Mr. one of the most learned Quakers in the world). A shrewd hint suggested by him to the dean, x. 213. Author of an humorous pastoral in the quaker style, ibid.
Roundheads (the fanaticks in Charles the First's time). Whence so called, ii. 255.
Royal Grants. A bill proposed for their resumption, iv. 154. Remarks on the bill, xviii. 132. The whigs missed the ends they proposed by their opposition to it, 133.
Royal Society. A junior rival of Grub street, ii. 78.
Rump Assembly. Grew despicable to those who had raised them, v. 297. 298.
Russel (archdeacon). His generosity to Dr. Sheridan, i. 366.
Rymer. In his Fœdera, made no use of the great collections in the Cotton library or paper office, or of the rolls of parliament, or journals of either house, xiii. 294.
Ryswick Treaty. The French king not obliged by it to acknowledge the queen's right to the crown of England, iii. 425. 440.


Sacheverell (Dr). A living procured him by the dean, i. 128. Nov. 6, 1709, preached his famous sermon against popular resistance of regal authority, xvii. 148. Ill placed zeal in impeaching him, iii. 82. His mentioning the nick name Volpone in it, used as a motive to spur on his impeachment, 102. iv. 287. The hopes of the whigs and fanaticks from it, iii. 130. A blunder of his, xviii. 195. Is paid one hundred pounds by a bookseller for his sermon (which was the first after his suspension) preached at St. Saviour's church, xv. 413. The ministry hate, and pretend to despise him, xv. 117. Dr. Swift declines being acquainted with him, but recommends his brother to the ministry, 244.
Sack (le), the French dancingmaster. Anecdote of him, v. 127.
Sacramental Test. Repealing it in Ireland would be followed by an entire alteration of religion, iv. 427. Whether any attempt to repeal it then would succeed, 430. The arguments used for repealing it answered, 433-437. Swift falsely charged with writing for repealing it, xi. 51.
St. John (Mr). Secretary of state at thirty; an employment which sir William Temple was admired for having had offered to him at fifty, xiv. 260. Gives Dr. Swift a short account of himself after his fall, xi. 446. Sees the pretender at an opera in Paris, 455. iv. 352. Has permission to stay in France, provided he retires from Paris, xi. 461. His reflections on friendship, xii. 12. 57. His paraphrase of part of an epistle of Horace, 15. His remark on the rabble, 57. On Plato, 59. On riches, ibid. His censure of Cato, 60. Describes his improvements in his rural retreat, 62. Henry Guy's advice to him, 73. Moral and critical remarks on Seneca and his writings, ibid. Remarks respecting Mr. Prior, then lately deceased, 76. His sentiments of the Freethinkers, 129. What kind of free thinker he laboured to be, 130. His conduct at variance with his professions on this subject, 131. Talks of a bulky volume, to be called Noctes Gallicæ, 133. The manner in which he would wish to divide life, 229. His reflections on the too frequent consequences of a liberal education, 239. On chronological inquiries, 419. His description of the plan of Mr. Pope's Ethick Epistles, with some reflections on the subject of them, 422. Makes some proposals to Dr. Swift, respecting the exchange of his deanery of St. Patrick for the rectory of Burfield, in Berkshire, 476. His judgment of Berkeley's and Delany's treatises, 479. Reflections on some points of moral philosophy, xiii. 130. Character of the earl of Oxford, 131. His judgment of Mr. Pope's Moral Essays, 133. His first lady a descendant from the famous Jack of Newbury, xv. 103. His second lady's letter to Dr. Swift, on the subject of Gulliver's Travels, and other matters, xii. 219. xiii. 466. Succeeded Mr. Henry Boyle as secretary of state, iii. 116. After Mr. Harley was stabbed by Guiscard, takes to himself the merit of being the intended victim, iv. 305. 324. His great application to publick affairs, when secretary of state, iv. 151. Sent with a very extensive commission to France, iv. 220; which he executed with great honour, being received at court there with particular marks of distinction and respect, 221. In 1711, refused to sit in the council with the duke of Somerset, 38. His instructions to Mr. Prior at Paris, xi. 222. A union between him and Harley attempted in vain, 402. A congratulation to him on his being turned out of office, 420. Requested by Swift to write the History of the Four last Years of Queen Anne, xii. 19. A print of Aristippus, with a proper motto, in memory of him, 28. Final Answer written by him, 424. The disagrement between him and Harley, the ruin of the tory party, xiii. 344. Supposed to be writing in France the history of his own times, 362. 400. His character, iii. 116. iv. 310. 334. xv. 176. His second wife, xiv. 116. Extract from his will, xix. 160.
Salique Law. How applied by France to its own advantage, in the succession to other kingdoms, iv. 222. Observations on its probable consequences to the other European powers, ibid.
Salisbury (Roger, bishop of). His castle and treasures seized by king Stephen, xvi. 68. Originally a poor curate in Normandy, but advanced by Henry I to the highest rank, 69. One of the first who swore fealty to Maude, and among the first who revolted to Stephen, ibid. Fell a sacrifice in his old age to the riches he had amassed for its support, ibid.
Sancroft (abp). Ode to him, xviii. 395. Defended from an imputation of bishop Burnet's, iv. 384.
Santry (lord). A custom with him, and some others, to rail at people, and, upon receiving challenges, come and beg pardon, xv. 259. A droll anecdote concerning him, 198.
Sarum. The annual income of that bishoprick, iv. 392.
Satire. The itch of it whence brought among us, ii. 64. Why better received than panegyrick, 66. In what cases not the easiest kind of wit, as usually reckoned, v. 459. Introduced into the world to supply the defect of laws, iii. 206. Humour the best ingredient in the most useful and inoffensive kind of it, v. 211. A poet desirous of fame should set out with it, 257. Rules for, xvii. 54.
Satirists. The publick how used by some of them, ii. 64.
Saunders (Mr. Anderson). Deprived of the government of Wicklow castle by the duke of Wharton, who gave it to an infamous horse courser, v. 368.
Savoy (duke of). Put in his claim to the crown of England, iii. 307. What he got by the peace, owing to the queen, 319. His inducements to enter into the confederate war, 392.
Scaliger. A singular assertion of his, viii. 395.
Sceptis scientifica. Dr. Swift's opinion of it, xix. 5.
Schomberg (Frederick, duke of). Epitaph to his memory, viii. 94. A monument to him moved for, to be erected by his relations, xii. 280, xix. 59; but erected at the expense of the dean and chapter of St. Patrick's, ibid. Swift charged with erecting it out of malice, to raise a quarrel between the kings of England and Prussia, xii. 411. 415.
Scipio the elder. When he appeared great, xvi. 331.
Scotland. The presbyterians there denied a toleration to the episcopalians, though the latter were a majority, iii. 146. The nobility never like to be extinct, their titles for the most part descending to heirs general, iii. 301. Pays in taxes one penny for every forty laid on England, ibid. Its natives residing in England receive more in pensions and employments than their whole nobility ever spent at home, ibid. The whole revenues of some of its nobles, before the union, would have ill maintained a Welsh justice of the peace, ibid. In soil and extent, not a fourth part of the value of Ireland, not (according to bishop Burnet) above the fortieth part in value to the rest of Britain, ix. 171. An allegorical description of it and the inhabitants, ix. 307. An act passed, for allowing episcopal communion in Scotland, iv. 149. Which produced the free exercise of farther indulgences to the clergy of that persuasion, 150.
Scots. Observations on those seated in the northern parts of Ireland, iv. 427. Much distinguished for their cunning, 410. Educate their youth better than the English or Irish, v. 122. Insipidly minute in conversation, v. 238. A number of Scotch pedlars in Sweden got themselves to be first represented contemptible, then formidable, x. 210. A printer punished for calling them "a fierce poor northern people," xi. 328.
Scott (Dr. John). His work against infidels, hereticks, &c. xviii. 388.
Scripture. The use made of it in disputes, xvii. 376.
Scroggs (lord chief justice). Grand jury of London dissolved by him, ix. 130. His method of proceeding in cases of libel, 131. His character, viii. 137.
Scurrility. In controversy, a proof of a weak cause, v. 48.
Seats. A new plan for giving denominations to family seats, xvi. 258.
Sects. Why they are to be tolerated in a state, ii. 353.
Self love. The worst enemy we can advise with, xvii. 382. As the motive to all our actions, so the sole cause of our grief, xii. 270. The difficulty of knowing one's self, x. 1. Reasons why self reflection is neglected, 10. The advantages of it, 14.
Senate. The constitution of it in the Roman state, ii. 314.
Seneca. Lord Bolingbroke's character of him, xii. 73.
Sense. Common the most useful, xvii. 373.

Sermons, written by Dr. Swift:

I. On the Difficulty of knowing one's self, x. 1.
II. On the Trinity, 18.
III. On Mutual Subjection, 32.
IV. On the Testimony of Conscience, 43.
V. On Brotherly Love, 55.
VI. On the Martyrdom of King Charles the First, 67.
VII. On False Witness, 84.
VIII. On the Poor Man's Contentment, 97.
IX. On the Causes of the wretched Condition of Ireland, 109.
X. On sleeping in Church, 124.
XI. On the Wisdom of this World, 135.
XII. On doing Good, occasioned by Wood's Project, 148.
Sermons. Hard words to be avoided in them, v. 88; and endeavours to be witty, 98; and philosophical terms and metaphysical notions, 104. Flowers of rhetorick in them, like flowers in corn, pleasant, but prejudicial, xvii. 378.
Servants. Directions to them, xvi. 99. Mr. Faulkner's preface to the Directions, xix. 156. Their Duty at Inns, xvi. 174. Laws for the Dean's, 328. Their viciousness one of the many publick grievances of Ireland, x. 114. The dean's certificate to a discarded one, xix. 152.
Seymour (general). Odd sayings of his, xv. 67.
Shakspeare. In what sense he may be called a philosopher, v. 247. Sir Thomas Hanmer's edition of his works, iv. 126.
Sharp (abp. of St. Andrews). By whom murdered, x. 334.
Sharpe (rev. Mr. John). A letter from him to Dr. Swift, requesting his good offices in behalf of brigadier Hunter, governour of New York, xi. 272.
Sharper (The). A play written by Dr. Clancy, xiii. 375.
Sheppard (sir Fleetwood). Some account of him, xviii. 106.
Sheridan (Dr). Verses to and from him, i. 385. 423. vii. 148. 154. 156-158. 205-214. 224. 228-231. 265. 325-331. viii. 141. 194. 197. Favoured by lord Carteret, for his great learning, i. 362, ix. 232. By taking an unlucky text, renders himself suspected of disaffection, i. 364. ix. 234. Swift's letter to lord Carteret in his favour, xiii. 142. Troubled with an asthma, 402. A trick played him by Dr. Helsham, by getting one of his boys to repeat a prologue, ridiculing another taught the boy by Sheridan, vii. 209. His banter on female orthography, xvi. 252. Commencement of his acquaintance with Swift, i. 35. His death, 375. His character, i. 367, ix. 232.
Sheridan (Thomas). Account of his education, xix. 239. Character of his life of Swift, xix. 217.
Shilton School (in Oxfordshire). Remarkable circumstance attending it, xvi. 336.
Shower (a poem under that title), vii. 58. Written by Dr. Swift, xiv. 225. 255. Met with general applause in England, but not relished in Ireland, 292.
Shrewsbury (Charles Talbot, duke of ). Succeeded the marquis of Kent as lord chamberlain, iii. 115. His character, ibid. xi. 217. xviii. 219. Employed in France on very important business, iv. 236. Which he executed with great speed and success, 239. Undertook to reconcile the ministers, xi. 369. Made lord lieutenant of Ireland, xv. 288. The whigs apprehensive of not being countenanced by him, xi. 292. Hated the earl of Oxford, and acted in Ireland a part directly opposite to the court, iv. 340. Made lord treasurer, xi. 385. Character of his duchess, xi. 210. She gives Swift the name of Presto, xv. 102.
Shute Mr. (secretary to lord Wharton). His character, xi. 46.
Sican (Dr. jun). His ingenious remarks on France, xiii. 230. Murdered on his travels, xviii. 319.
Sicily. The very high opinion entertained by the dean of that island, xi. 328.
Sid Hamet (the Magician). The Virtues of his Rod, vii. 62. Much admired, xiv. 232. A shrewd remark on it, 292.
Sidney (sir Philip). In his Defence of Poesie, argued as if he really believed himself, v. 240. His remark on the Irish poets, 246.
Silenus. The moral of his story, v. 464.
Silver. Simile on the Want of in Ireland, vii. 313. The great plenty of it in England began in the reign of queen Elizabeth, v. 276. Coins in Ireland, ix. 60.
Similes. A new Song of new Similes, xvii. 440. A new one for the Ladies, viii. 182. A stock of them as necessary to a good poet, as a stock of lasts to a shoemaker, v. 252. See Swiftiana.
Simplicity. The best ornament of most things in human life, v. 199.
Singleton (sergeant). Character of him, xix. 134. Alluded to by Swift, viii. 161.
Slane (lord). Reversion of his attainder, how received in Ireland, xi. 63.
Slavery. The true definition of it, ix. 92. 124. Universal corruption fits men for it, and renders them unworthy of liberty, xi. 141.
Sleeping at church. The mischief and cause of it, x. 130. As indecent at least to sleep there as in a private company, 134.
Sloane (sir Hans). His opinion respecting modern travels, xi. 36.
Smalridge (bishop). A letter from him to Dr. Swift, in behalf of Mr. Fiddes, xi. 281.
Smith (James Moore). A great plagiarist, viii. 178.
Societies. Formed for the advancement of religion, ineffectual, ii. 419. What kinds most united, iii. 140. Select one of Swift and his friends, xv. 70. 75. 228. 373.
Socinians. When they began to spread in England, x. 243.
Socrates. One of the six greatest men in the world, vi. 227. Possessed the virtues of fortitude and temperance in a very high degree, but was of no particular sect of philosophers, x. 145, 146. An instance in which he appeared great, xvi. 330. His degree of fame, v. 172.
Soldiers. Their trade held the most honourable of all others, vi. 289. In the early times of Greece and Rome, took no pay, and not distinguished from the rest of the people, iii. 58. Mercenary, what, 59. Pernicious consequences of their examining into affairs of state, 62. Their mode of protection, ix. 425.
Solitude. Insupportable to a disturbed mind, xii. 43.
Solon. The model of government formed by him, ii. 303. A proof of the imperfection of his philosophy, x. 142.
Somers (John, baron Somers of Evesham). Recommended Swift to lord Wharton without success, ii. 4. Tale of a Tub dedicated to him, ii. 42. His sentiments on the union, iii. 299. When at last made president of the council, accused the duke of Marlborough and the earl of Godolphin of ingratitude, for not having effected it sooner, iv. 285. His character, ii. 306 [Aristides]. iv. 26. xiv. 236. xviii. 144. 222. Disliked the prosecution of Sacheverell, iv. 28. From a timorous nature and the consciousness of mean extraction, had learnt the regularity of an alderman, xii. 30. Dismissed from the office of lord president, xiv. 205.
Somerset (Charles Seymour, duke of). A particular mark of respect shown him by queen Anne, iv. 327. Continued master of the horse at the general change in 1710, iv. 23. His character, 37. xviii. 219. After the strangest inconsistency of conduct, became a strenuous advocate for the whigs, iv. 39. xi. 208. His observation on the whig bishops, xviii. 144.
South Sea. Act for carrying on a trade to it, xvii. 432; by whom proposed, iii. 247. Dr. Swift's opinion of it, ibid. A poem under that title, vii. 189.
Spa (German). Duchess of Queensberry's description of a journey to it, xiii. 97.
Spain (Charles II, king of). Bequeathed his kingdom to a younger son of Francis, who by England is acknowledged king, to defeat the partition treaty, iii. 338. 342. 385. The war against it should have been carried on in the West Indies, 353. Vote passed in the house of lords, to make no peace unless Spain be restored to the house of Austria, 380. iv. 42. Reasons against this resolution, iii. 383. Even the whigs allowed the recovery of Spain to be impracticable, xviii. 118. By what means the Irish lost the linen trade which they might have had to it, ix. 183. The war in that kingdom left almost entirely to the care and expense of England, iv. 135.
Spaniards. Their inclinations to the duke of Anjou, though the house of Austria pretended the contrary, iii. 386.
Spanish Language. Has admitted few changes for some ages, v. 69.
Spanish West Indies. Ill policy in not carrying on the war there, iii. 353.
Sparta. The government of it, as instituted by Lycurgus, ii. 297. xvi. 41. No impeachment ever made there by the people, though perfectly free, 329.
Speaker (of the house of commons). The temper of the whole house usually judged by the choice of their speaker, iii. 74. A very sorry one, whose vote is not worth fifty ordinary ones, x. 207. As he is the mouth of the house, if he has a stinking breath, he will infect every thing within the walls, and a great deal without, ibid. Very difficult to get a speaker, well qualified, attached to neither party, 209. Is always settled as soon as the writs are issued for a parliament, xi. 287.
Speakers in publick. Seldom agreeable in private conversation, v. 235.
Spectator. Agreed with Swift in the necessity of fixing some standard to the English language, v. 78. One written from Swift's hints, v. 200. Swift's account of it, xv. 32. Character of it, xviii. 40. Part of one by Swift, 215. The Spectator published bishop Fleetwood's preface, 142. Received contributions from the whigs for this token of his zeal, xvi. 340.
Speech. What the common fluency of it is usually owing to, v. 460, 461.
Spiders. Made use of at Lagado instead of silk worms, vi. 208.
Spirit. A discourse on its mechanical operation, ii. 246.
Spleen. The effects and cure of it, vi. 313. How it may be prevented, xi. 219. Dr. Swift's character of it, xii. 55. His care to avoid it, 79.
Sprat (bishop). His works, xix. 20.
Squires. General character of those of Ireland, xiii. 455.
Stage. Means by which it might become a useful diversion, ii. 417. A project for the advancement of it, xvii. 58. Carries other vices beyond nature, but falls short in the representations of avarice, iii. 118. Act for licensing it, xiii. 256.
Stamp duties. Did not produce the beneficial consequences expected from them, iv. 159.
Stanhope (Dr. George, dean of Canterbury, a name that will ever be dear to the admirers of genuine piety). Dr. Swift visits him at Lewisham, where he saw "the handsome Moll Stanhope," xv. 90.
Stanley (sir John, a commissioner of the customs in England). His observation that, in laying on additional duties, two and two do not make four, ix. 347.
Stannard (Eaton, esq). Chosen recorder of Dublin in 1733, ix. 408. Afterward Serjeant-at-law (Ireland)prime sergeant]], xiii. 364.
States. The usual requital of those who have done some great service to them, vi. 232. 233. Method of proceeding, in England, for crimes against the state, 295. Description of a chief minister of state, 301. A balance of power to be carefully held by every free state, ii. 293. What necessary to preserve it in a mixed one, 298. The expediency of examining how the diseases fatal to them are bred, 335. Might perhaps be immortal, if the balance of power could be always held exactly even, 336. Oftener ruined by corruption of manners than any defect in their institution, 365. 419. 427. The folly of calling in foreigners to assist them against the common enemy, iv. 435. In what cases a mysterious skill in government may be thought necessary in them, though not so absoluteby, 250. For what end mercenary forces are necessary in free states, iii. 60. Maxims to be observed by them when engaged in war, ibid. 63. Secrets of state not to be known but by comparing different accounts, xi. 98.
State trials. Terminate as the judges think fit to direct, vi. 72.
Stealing. A vice few gentlemen are inclined to, x. 13.
Steele. Account of him, v. 424. Engaged in the pursuit of the philosopher's stone, 438, note. Satirized for borrowing wit, and retiring into Wales, to save money to pay his pecuniary debts, viii. 3. Nearly involved in a severe prosecution, by publishing the pretender's declaration, with an answer, ix. 331. Swift charges him with ingratitude, xi. 260-265. 268-270. By his continually repeated indiscretions, and a zeal mingled with scurrilities, forfeited all title to lenity, iv. 18. Arrested, for making a lottery, xv. 312. In danger of losing his office of gazetteer, xiv. 199. Which he soon after actually did lose, for writing a Tatler against his benefactor Mr. Harley, 239. Dr. Swift's friendship to him, ibid. 293. Governed by his wife, 250. Began the Spectator in conjunction with Mr. Addison, |381. His character as a writer, xviii. 37. See Crisis, Englishman, Tatlers.
Stella (Mrs. Johnson). Born March 13, 1681, at Richmond, x. 222. Her father was a younger brother of a good family in Nottinghamshire, ibid. Dr. Swift had a great share in her education, ibid. i. 24. From her childhood to fifteen years of age, sickly; but after that time, grew into health, and was beautiful, graceful, and agreeable, x. 222. When about nineteen, by the advice of Dr. Swift, went, with Mrs. Dingley, to reside in Ireland, 223. i. 34. Account of Dr. Swift's connexion with her, i. 283-295. 303-310. 318. 340-352. xix. 223. His letter to Dr. Tisdall on the subject, xi. 17. In 1716, married to Dr. Swift, i. 309; yet never resided at the deanery, ibid. For many years had continual ill health; and, during the last year of her life, was not well a single day, x. 224. Her character, x. 224-234. xix. 231. An instance of her personal courage, x. 225. Her excellence in conversation, 226. Her high sense of honour, ibid. Her skill in literature, 227. Her fortune, 228. Her spirit of thrift, ibid.; which her mother's overprudence removed, ibid. How recovered, ibid. Her judicious method of bestowing charity, 229. Her address in making agreeable presents, 230. Her lodgings frequented by many persons of the graver sort, ibid. Some particulars which rendered her company extremely desirable, 231. Her admirable rebuke to an impertinent coxcomb, 232. Why she preferred the company of men to that of the ladies, ibid. Her conversation always useful and entertaining, ibid. Never positive in arguing; a practice in which she resembled Mr. Addison, 233. Loved Ireland, ibid. Never made a parade of her knowledge, 234. Died Jan. 28, 1728, in the forty-sixth year of her age [not the forty-fourth, as supposed by Dr. Hawkesworth], i. 346. A little before her death earnestly desired Swift to own their marriage, which he refused, 345. An account of her by her niece, xix. 223. Reported to have had a son by Swift, 230. Two specimens of her poetry, vii. 244, 245. Verses on her birthday, vii. 158. 159. 234. 235. 269. 311. 333. Verses on her transcribing Swift's poems, vii. 161. On her visiting him in his sickness, 166. On her being at Wood Park, 253. A receipt to restore her youth, 309. Her verses to Dr. Swift on his birthday, vii. 232. Her bons mots, x. 249. Prayers for her, in her last illness, x. 160. 162. 164. Dr. Swift's regard for her, xi. 18. 19. xiv. 206. See Tisdall. A character of her sister, xiv. 216. Her felicity the dean's principal aim, xv. 53.
Stephen (king of England). His reign, xvi. 56. His person and character, 88.
Stephen's Green, Dublin. A mile round its outer wall, xiv. 363.
Sterne (Dr. John, Dr. Swift's predecessor as dean of St. Patrick's, afterward bishop of Dromore, and thence translated to Clogher). Some severe imputations charged upon him, by Dr. Swift, xiii. 72. Bequeathed 1200l. to build a spire on St. Patrick's cathedral, xiv. 239.
Stevens (captain). A great refiner of the English language, viii. 267.
Stillingfleet (bishop). His character vindicated from the aspersions of Tindal, xvi. 198.
Stocks. Reason of the extraordinary sudden rise of them at the queen's death, xi. 395. See Funds.
Stoicks. Absurdity of their scheme, v. 458.
Stopford (Dr. James). His character, ix. 235. Sent Swift a picture of Charles I, xix. 35.
Story telling. Qualifications for it, v. 234, 235.
Stoughton (rev. Mr). His character, xi. 70. Reflections on a sermon preached by him at Dublin, xi. 58. 70. His sermon burnt there, and afterward reprinted in England, 194. xviii. 91.
Strafford (Thomas Wentworth, the first earl of). Appeared great, when he made his own defence on his trial, xvi. 331. A short remark on him, xv. 263.
Strafford (sir Thomas Wentworth, bart., lord Newmarch and Oversley, baron of Raby, created baron of Stainborough, viscount Wentworth, and earl of Strafford, Sept. 4, 1711). Appointed, with the bishop of Bristol, plenipotentiary at Utrecht, iv. 36. Met at first with many obstructions, through the duke of Marlborough and lord Townshend, 71. Made earl of Strafford, in 1711, 88. Instructions sent to them from the ministry, 168. The terms they were directed to demand for the several allies, 172. Those required by Britain, 174. Farther instructions, 181. Sent for home, to concert matters with the ministry, 188. On his return to Utrecht, charged with a commission to the duke of Ormond, and another to the deputies of the States, 207. His final instructions, 230. The prudent use made by him and his colleague, of a quarrel between Mesnager and Rechteren, 233. A doubt arose on the extent of their commission, 240. Sent to England for new powers, 241. After assuming the character of ambassador extraordinary, having till that time been only styled plenipotentiary, concluded a general peace, 244.
Stratford, Mr. (an eminent merchant). Worth a plum, and lent the government forty thousand pounds, xiv. 201. His kindness enabled Dr. Swift to make an advantageous purchase of Bank stock, 262. 300. Lost fifteen thousand pounds by the failure of sir Stephen Evans, xv. 237. Mr. Stratford afterward broke, and was a prisoner in the queen's bench, 274.
Strephon and Chloe. (A poem, for which the dean has been severely censured; though he exerted his raillery to a laudable purpose), viii. 101. Strephon and Flavia, xvii. 445.
Struldbrugs (or Immortals). A particular description of them, vi. 240.
Stubbs (John of Lincoln's Inn). Some account of, xviii. 159. He and —— Page lost their right hands for a pamphlet against queen Elizabeth, ibid.
Style. The true definition of it, v. 87. The principal kinds of it, as improved by the moderns, xvii. 43. Simplicity the best and truest ornament of it, v. 199.
Succession. The advocates for it insist much on one argument of little weight, ii. 372. The question, whether the people of England, convened by their own authority, have power to alter it, answered, 377. Of Hanover, alleged by Steele to be unalterable, at the same time that he pleads for every state having a power of setting aside some branches of the royal line, iii. 303. Thought wrong policy to call in a foreign power to guaranty our succession, 304. 422. 424. That of Hanover well secured by several laws, 322. That the legislature should have power to change it, is very useful toward preserving our religion and liberty, 423. Queen Anne's right of succession to the crown of England denied by France, 425.
Succession (act of). Foreign peers deprived of their right of voting by it, xi. 415; and foreigners restrained from enjoying any employment, civil or military, 416.
Sunbeams. A project for extracting them out of cucumbers, vi. 206. Proposals for a tax to be laid on them, xvii. 300.
Sunderland (Robert Spencer, earl of). In the reign of James II, turned papist, and went through the forms of a heretick converted, xvi. 334.
Superstition. What it is, xvii. 375. Almost incompatible with trade, xi. 6, 7.
Superiours. Every body ought not to have liberty to abuse them, xiii. 372.
Surgeon. Plumorous revenge of one, ix. 225.
Swan (Mr). Author of two doggrel verses, and a wicked pun, ix. 248, 285. xvi. 215.
Swandlingbar (a town in Ireland, famous for bad iron). The derivation of its name, xvi. 257.
Swearing. An observation of the ordinary of Newgate on it, viii. 434.
Sweden. A swarm of Scotch pedlars got established there, by being at first represented as contemptible, and afterward as formidable, x. 210. The liberty of that kingdom destroyed by passive obedience, xi. 129.
Swift (Mr. Thomas, rector of St. Andrews, Canterbury). Great-great-grandfather to the dean, who seems never to have heard of this relation. See the Pedigree, at the end of vol. i.
Swift (Mr. William also rector of St. Andrews). Great-grandfather to the dean, i. 519. See Pedigree, end of vol. i.
Swift (Mr. Thomas, vicar of Goodrich). Grandfather to the dean; i. 519. xiii. 429. See Pedigree, end of vol. i.
Swift (Mr. Godwin, uncle to the dean), i. 523. vi. 3. See Pedigree, end of vol. i. Some particulars of his famous iron works, xvi. 257.
Swift (Adam, uncle to the dean). He and Mr Lownds married two sisters, xv. 51. His daughter Nanny married a Mr. Perry, ibid.
Swift (Mr. Jonathan). Father to the dean, i. 2. 524. See Pedigree.
Swift (Mrs. Abigail, the dean's mother). Her death, xix. 12. Anecdote of her, 13.
Swift (Mrs. Jane, sister to the dean). xi. 8. The dean engages to use his credit in a request she had made in a very difficult matter, xiv. 268. The dean much displeased with her, xv. 91. Desired him to get her son into the charterhouse, 132. Lost her hearing, 143.
Swift (Mr. Thomas, rector of Puttenham). Some account of him, ii. 4. Affected to be thought author of the Tale of a Tub, ii. 5. xi. 78. A sermon of his printed to pass for the dean's, xv. 181. See the Pedigree, i. 541.
Swift (Mr. Deane, grandson to Godwin by the sole heiress of admiral Deane). Recommended by the dean to Mr. Pope, xiii. 428. His character, ibid. The paternal estate in Herefordshire in his possession, 429. Has several works of sir Charles Wogan in manuscript, xii. 436.
Swift (William). A cousin of the dean's, xviii. 373. 377. 379.
Swift, Jonathan, descended from a younger branch of an ancient family in Yorkshire, i. 1. Anecdotes of his family, 518.
May. His father Jonathan (who, with four of his brothers, went to Ireland, to practise the law) died: leaving his widow (Abigail Erick, of Leicester, to whom he had been married about two years) one child, a daughter, and pregnant with another, i. 2. See the Pedigree, i. 541.
Nov. 30. Jonathan born seven months after his father's death, ibid. 524.
Carried to Whitehaven, at a year old, by his nurse, a native of that place, i. 2.
At six years of age, sent to school at Kilkenny, i. 2. 525.
At about fourteen years of age, admitted in the university of Dublin, ibid. Where he became attached to a miss Waryng, i. 277.
Denied his bachelor's degree there for insufficiency; but obtained it at length, speciali gratiâ, i. 4. 525.

1686. Drew the first sketch of the Tale of a Tub, i. 6.
1688. Came to Leicester, to take advice from his mother what course of life he should pursue; she advised him to go to sir William Temple, who immediately took him under his protection, 11. 12.
1689. In June, addresses an ode to sir William, vii. 3.
1690. Had the honour of conversing familiarly with king William at Sheen, who offered to make him a captain of horse, and probably promised him ecclesiastical preferment, i. 15.
1691. By the advice of his physicians, went to Ireland, for his health, i. 526.
Feb. 11. Having been returned seven weeks, asserts that he had, in that time, written on all manner of subjects, more than perhaps any other than in England, xi. 2. Suspected of an intention to marry a Leicester woman, which he with some warmth denies, i. 274. xi. 1.
1692. June 14. Admitted ad eundem at Oxford; and, July 5, took his master's degree there at the same time with his cousin Thomas, who was then of Baliol Colege, while our author was at Hart Hall, i. 15. See Pedigree, i. 541.
Acknowledged the civility he met with at Oxford, xi. 5.
1693. Dispatched by sir William Temple to Kensington, to explain to the king the nature of the bill for shortening the duration of parliaments, i. 527.
1694. Thinking himself neglected by his patron (who offered, however, to make him his deputy as master of the rolls in Ireland,) went to Ireland, and took orders, i. 18. 528. xi. 7. His letter to sir W. Temple, requesting a certificate for this purpose, xix. 1.
June 3. Wished to have been chaplain to the factory at Lisbon, xi. 7.
Presented by lord Capel to the prebend of Kilroot; but was soon persuaded by sir William Temple to resign it, and return to him in England, i. 18. 528. xi. 9.
1697. Wrote the Battle of the Books, in compliment to his friend and patron, whom he makes his hero, and digressions in the Tale of a Tub, i. 24. His studies during this year, 23.
1699. Sir William Temple dying, Swift presented a memorial to king William, reminding him of his promise to promote him to a prebend of Canterbury or Westminster, but without effect, 25. 30. 31. 528.
Invited by the earl of Berkeley to go with him as chaplain and private secretary to Ireland; but turned out of the latter office, to make room for one Bush, 31. 32. 528.
Rejected from being made dean of Derry, and presented to the livings of Laracor and Rathbeggin, 32. 33. 529.
Wrote his Resolutions for Old Age, xvi. 326.
1701. During his residence at Laracor, invited miss Johnson to Ireland, i. 34. See Stella.
Took his doctor's degree in Ireland; and soon after went to England, with lord Berkeley, for the first time after his settlement at Laracor, i. 35. iv. 293.
Wrote The Contests and Dissensions of the Nobles and Commons in Athens and Rome, which he sent very privately to the press, i. 36. iv. 292.
1702. Hearing of the great approbation his pamphlet had received, acknowledged himself to be the author; which introduced him to the familiar acquaintance of the lords Halifax and Somers, bishop Burnet, and other great men, iv. 293.
1703. Wrote the Meditation on a Broomstick, and Tritical Essay on the Faculties of the Mind, i. 40. Also against the bill against occasional conformity, but did not publish this tract, xi. 16.
1704. The Tale of a Tub first published in London, i. 45.
His character of Mrs. Johnson, in three letters to his rival Dr. Tisdall, xi. 11. 13. 17.
1708. Published his Argument against abolishing Christianity, i. 49. Contents of a volume he had intended to publish at this time, 54.
In November, was in hopes of going secretary to Vienna; but proposed, if he was disappointed, to solicit the living of St. Nicholas, Dublin, 55. xi. 41.
Thought of for bishop of Virginia, i. 55. xi. 54.
1709. Published his project for the advancement of religion, i, 55.
Became acquainted with Vanessa. See Vanhomrigh.
1710. Receives an account of his mother's death, xix. 12.
Empowered by the primate of Ireland to solicit the queen to exonerate the clergy of Ireland from paying the twentieth part of their first-fruits, an office executed by him with punctuality and success, though in vain attempted before by two bishops from Ireland, iv. 297. ix. 380, 381. xiv. 195. See First-fruits.
Got himself represented to Mr. Harley, to whom his name was well known, as one who had been extremely ill used by the late ministry, i. 62. 106.
Received by Mr. Harley with great kindness and respect, 62. xiv. 220.
Equally caressed by both parties, xi. 84.
Requested by Mr. Harley to exert his pen in vindication of the new measures of government, iv. 298.
Became personally acquainted with the rest of the ministry, who all courted and caressed him with uncommon assiduity, i. 63. 64.
Wrote the Examiner No. 13-45, from Nov. 10, 1708, to June 14, 1711, i. 65. xviii. 76. iv. 299. xv. 177; and Sid Hamet, xiv. 289. 217. 232.
From his great talents, became of such importance, that many speeches were made against him in both houses of parliament, vii. 94.
1710. Refused to be chaplain to the lord treasurer, that he might preserve his independency, iv. 18.
Never absent from court, from September of this year, till 1714, within two months of the queen's death, except about six weeks in Ireland, iv. 278.
Coldly received by lord treasurer Godolphin, xiv. 196.
Is diffident of success, and promises to return to Ireland speedily, whether he succeeds or no, ibid. 205.
Is disgusted with the family of the Temples, 197.
His picture painted by Jervas, 199.
Is advised to suspend his application till the approaching change of the ministry, 207.
His memorial to Mr. Harley about the first-fruits, xi. 91.
His account of the manner and events of his first application to Mr. Harley, respecting the remission of them, xiv. 94. 220.
The lord primate and archbishop of Dublin commit the care of soliciting that affair to his diligence and prudence, by a new commission signed by them both, xi. 101.
Which came not to his hands till after the business was effected, xiv. 351.
Tells Stella, in confidence, that he has succeeded in his application, 252.
Wrote a ballad (full of puns) on the Westminster election, 237.
His grand commission succeeds, entirely through his personal credit with Mr. Harley, 238.
Complains of Mr. Addison's reservedness, in a point wherein Swift meant very highly to serve him, 240.
Prefers Laracor to the prebendal residence at Westminster, 241.
Had a fit of giddiness, 248.
Is well satisfied with Mr. Harley's kindness; but has a view to some addition to Laracor from the duke of Ormond, 256.
Highly resents the treatment he had received from the whigs, ibid.
He dined for the first time with Mr. secretary St. John; from whom, as well as from Mr. Harley, he receives very singular marks of respect, 259.
The bishops of Ireland apply to the duke of Ormond, for their first-fruits, when the business was already done, 268.
The dean's reflections on their absurd conduct, 269.
He is engaged in the service of the ministry, 274.
They dislike his assisting Steele in the Tatlers, 289.
Dr. Swift never could be prevailed on to preach before the queen, 291.
Wishes the duke of Marlborough may be continued in his command, 308.
Offends Prior, by reading his verses indifferently, 309.
1711. Assigned reasons to the archbishop of Dublin, for not entering on literary works for the service of the church, xi. 186.
Projected a plan of an academy for improving and fixing the English language, i. 81. 89. xi. 216.
Wrote The Conduct of the Allies, of which above eleven thousand copies were sold in two months, i. 80.
In expectation of the deanery of Wells, xv. 280.
The ministry treat him with much kindness; but he doubts they mingle personal quarrels too much in their proceedings, xiv. 322.
The archbishop of Dublin advises him to make use of the interest he has with the ministry, to secure something for himself, xi. 174. 192; and to set seriously about some useful publications in divinity, ibid.
His remark on the ministry's constantly calling him Jonathan, 357.
His Miscellanies published without his knowledge, 367.
Mr. Harley having sent him a fiftypound bank note, he returns it with proper indignation, 371. i. 67.
Gives an account of Mr. Harley's being stabbed, xiv. 374.
Is very apprehensive of the small pox, 379.
His spirited behaviour to Mr. St. John, contrasted to his former conduct with sir William Temple, xv. 8.
Reflecting on his situation, receives some comfort from having had his revenge, 78.
Nobly spurns an offered bribe, 99.
Obtains the Gazette for his bookseller and printer, Mr. Tooke and Mr. Barber, ibid.
Through his interest, Mr. Barber is appointed printer to the South-Sea company, and Mr. Stratford a director, 126.
His banter on the Maids of Honour, 138, 139.
1712. Published Remarks on the Barrier Treaty, as a supplement to The Conduct, &c. iii. 411. 413.
Recommended to the queen for a bishoprick, but disappointed through the duchess of Somerset, i. 91.
Wrote the Publick Spirit of the Whigs, and a reward offered for the discovery of the author, i. 92. 142.
His consternation on hearing of the misfortunes of his friend Stratford, whom he had entrusted with upward of four hundred pounds, xv. 237.
Gets for his printer and bookseller the office of stationers to the ordnance, 239.
This leads them to ask for another employment in the Tower, ibid; which Dr. Swift obtains from lord Rivers, 240.
Recommends a brother of Dr. Sacheverell to the treasurer, 244.
Threatened with a suspension, by the bishop of Meath, for absence, 313.
1713. Wrote at Windsor, upon finishing the peace, The History of the Four last Years of the Queen, i. 94. iv. 15. xiii. 344. 361.
In May, rewarded with the deanery of Saint Patrick's, of which he immediately went to take possession, i. 93. 145. iv. 15. xi. 259. xv. 421-429.
Came to England again at the urgent intreaty of the ministry, and having prevented a rupture between them went back to his deanery, i. 93.
After being there only a fortnight, returned to England (being urged to it by a hundred letters), to endeavour to reconcile the lords Bolingbroke and Oxford; which he could not effect, i. 93. iv. 15. xiii. 344.
Verses on himself, vii. 92.
Account of him at this period by bishop Kennet, xix. 21.
Makes a short reflection on life, xv. 357.
A witty jest on a bad poet, who sent him a present of wild fowl, 365.
His reasons for rejecting a parcel of oranges brought him as a present, 368.
His project for coining halfpence, &c. with devices, 369.
Makes a collection among the ministry, for the use of needy wits, 381.
Is very much grieved for the death of Mr. Harrison, secretary to the embassy at Utrecht, whom he called his own creature, having procured his promotion to that office, 382.
A saying of his grandmother, 389.
Applied to by foreign ministers, to speak for them to the lord treasurer and lord Bolingbroke, 394.
His description of the rehearsal of Cato, 415.
Gives a particular narrative of the proceedings respecting his promotion to the deanery of St. Patrick's, 421.
Praised by Dr. Davenant, for employing his interest with the lord treasurer in good offices to others, xi. 292.
1714. Ten weeks before the queen's death, retired to Letcomb, near Wantage, in Berkshire, i. 96. iv. 19. 344.
His mode of living there, xi. 335.
Wrote there Free Thoughts on the present State of Affairs, the publication of which, upon some difference of opinion arising between him and lord Bolingbroke, was delayed till the queen's death, and the copy remained in the hands of Mr. Barber, [from whom it came into the possession of Mr. Faulkner], i. 96. 159.
Solicited to join lord Bolingbroke's ministry, xi. 382. 384. 391.
Had an order on the exchequer for a thousand pounds which was never paid him, xii. 180.
Refused to go to court after the queen's death till sent for several times, 249. 363.
Hopes given him of a settlement in England, 364.
Returned to his station in Dublin, where he remained twelve years without seeing England, i. 100. 202. iv. 19.
His answer to some lines of the lord treasurer, xi. 323.
Letter from the duchess of Ormond to him, respecting the dissensions in the ministry, 324.
Encomium on him by Dr. Arbuthnot, 413.
Wrote a memorial to the queen for the place of historiographer, xix. 234.
1715. Wrote his Inquiry into the Behaviour of the Queen's last Ministry, i. 173.
1716. Involved in disputes with his chapter, xix. 23. xi. 438. xix. 25.
Married miss Johnson, i. 309; by whom it was reported he had a son, xix. 230. See Stella.
Bought a glebe for the vicarage of Laracor, at sixty years purchase, xi. 450. 457. xii. 330.
Desirous of exchanging St. Patrick's for Sarum, xix. 27.
Advised by bishop Atterbury how to proceed in his dispute with the chapter of St. Patrick, xi. 438.
1717. Wrote the Plea against taking off the Sacramental Test in Ireland, iv. 295.
1718. Praised by Mr. Addison for his friendly disposition, xii. 6.
1719. Laments his situation in Ireland, xvi. 2.
1720. Wrote the Proposal for the universal Use of Irish Manufactures, &c. ix. 1.
1721. Pains taken by him to preserve his health, xii. 56. His estimation of riches and health, 78.
1722. A letter of his opened at the postoffice, xii. 83.
1724. Wrote the Drapier's Letters, i. 220.
Complimented with being as well worth taking a long journey to see as Livy, xii. 134.
Upbraided lord Carteret for not answering his letter, 117; but afterward genteely apologized for his own testiness, [[The Works of the Rev. Jonathan Swift/Volume 12/From Jonathan Swift to John Carteret - 3#xii-120}}120]].
1725. Finished his Gulliver's Travels, and prepared them for the press, at Quilca, i. 238. 388. xiv. 37.
The abbe des Fontaines acquaints him with the very extraordinary demand for his works in France, which he had translated into French and that all Paris wished to see him, xii. 151. xiii. 462.
His answer to the abbe des Fontaines' letter, xii. 153. xiii. 464.
1726. For what qualities chiefly valued by Dr. Arbuthnot, xii. 201.
1726, and 1727. Was in London, when an offer was made him of settling among his friends within twelve miles of it, i. 238.
Well received at court, i. 241. xiii. 122.
Had a long conversation with sir Robert Walpole on the affairs of Ireland, xii. 179; whom he saw twice, xix. 45.
Upon the news of Stella's sickness, returned to Ireland, i. 241; where he was received with triumph, 250; and, on her recovery, to England again, 253.
1727. Saw the princess Caroline twice in one week, by her own command, xii. 228.
Proposed to set out on a visit to lord Bolingbroke in France; but was prevented by the king's death, i. 254. xii. 228. 237.
Kissed the hands of king George II and his queen, on their accession to the throne, i. 294; and was solicited by his friends to engage in several schemes, but approved of none ot them, 256.
Informs Mrs. Howard how he first got his giddiness and deafness, xix. 56.
Returned again to Ireland, on the news of Stella's last sickness, i. 257.
1728. After her death (which happened Jan. 28, 1728), grew a recluse and morose, and described himself in a Latin verse, xviii. 441. See Vertiginosus.
His answer to a man who told him he had found out the longitude, xii. 258.
1730. Humorously rallied by lord Bathurst, upon his writings, xii. 346; upon his expensive and intemperate way of living, 393.
1731. Wrote the Verses on his own Death, occasioned by a maxim in Rochefoucault, xii. 453; Polite Conversation, begun about 1702; and Directions to Servants, xii. 426. xiv. 123.
1732. Lord Bolingbroke proposed to him an exchange of his deanery for a living in England, xii. 477.
Gave an assignment of some of his works to Mr. Pilkington, ii. xxiii. xix. 124. 125.
1733. The resolution of many of the principal inhabitants of Dublin, to defend him against the insults of Bettesworth, i. 418. xiii. 109. 114.
Duchess of Queensberry's advice to him, xiii. 34.
His condolence with her grace for the death of Mr. Gay, with a brief character of him, 38.
Rallied by lord Bathurst for the course of life he was got into, 47.
1734. Threatened to be murdered by one Bettesworth, a counsellor, whom he had provoked by his writings, xiii. 114.
1735. His reflections upon the melancholy state of publick affairs both in England and Ireland, xiii. 167.
Laments the decline of liberty in England, 195.
1736. His popularity, i. 261. xii. 441. xiii. 299. His understanding began to decay, and deafness disqualified him for conversation, i. 269.
A remedy for his giddiness prescribed to him by lady Betty Germain, xiii. 248.
His rules for preserving health, 312.
1737. Received the freedom of the city of Corke in a silver box, xiii. 364. 366; and had before been complimented by the corporation of Dublin with the freedom of that city, in a gold box; ix. 378.
Complains of the state of his health, xviii. 355. 356. 360.
Rallies Mr. Pulteney humorously on his recommending to him a trip to England for his health, xiii. 323.
1738. Met with great difficulties in his intended plan of an hospital, xiii. 397; on which subject he petitioned the house of lords, 409.
Sends miss Richardson a beautiful diamond ring, xiii. 411.
Advertised to lend 2000l. on good security, xiii. 398.
1739. Solicits the earl of Arran to resign the claim made by him to the tithes of the rectory of Clonmel, xii. 324.
1740. His certificate to a discarded servant, xix. 152.
His understanding was so far impaired, that he was obliged to be put under the care of guardians, i. 270.
His epigram on the magazine at Dublin, the last thing he wrote, viii. 228.
1742. The base treatment he received from Dr. Wilson, xiii. 450.
1745. October 19. Died, in the 78th year of his age, i. 270.
His will, i. 529.
Inscription on his monument, i. 271.
Epitaph proposed for him, viii. 234.
Inscription on a column at Neale, in Ireland, where annual festivals were instituted to his memory, xix. 159.
On a compartment of his monument in College Green, Dublin, with an epigram occasioned by it, viii. 238.
Under his picture at Oxford, xvii. 472.
Verses on him, viii. 229-238.
His verses on himself, vii. 92.
On his own Death, viii. 122.
Young lady's Complaint for his Stay in England, xviii. 437.
On his Deafness, 441, 442.
Verses on his birthday, viii. 145, 146. 228. xiii. 15. xviii. 454. 459.
His character, i. 164. 513. 515. xvii. 473. xix. 202. 214.
Character of his writings by Dr. Johnson, xix. 204. See also the General Preface prefixed to vol. ii.
His charities, i. 259. 373. 460. ix. 381. xiii. 301. 375. xix. 131. 133.
Strength of his memory, i. 5.
Raillery his talent, which was a bar to his farther preferment, xii. 440.
1745. Fond of walking and therefore never wore boots, xviii. 281.
His political principles, i. 39. 103. iii. 423. iv. 293, ix. 379. xiii. 31. Their consequences, ix. 381. xii. 441.
His style, xiv. 61.
His epistolary correspondence, prayers, and sermons. See Letters, Prayers, Sermons.
Was a constant advocate for the whigs, under the Tory administration, ix. 381. xi. 310. xii. 358. A great support to poor families, by lending them money without interest, ix. 381.
His account of his own behaviour to the earl of Oxford, xiii. 344.
Treated the scribblers against him with sovereign contempt, xviii. 21.
The requisites he expected in a wife, i. 281.
List of desiderata in his works, ii. xxvii.
Received memorial presents from several great personages. A paper book, finely bound, with a polite epistle in verse, from Lord Orrery, viii. 145. A silver standish, with verses, from Dr. Delany, 146. A snuffbox, from general Hill, xi. 220. xv. 324. A writing table from lady Orkney, 235. Two pictures from the duchess of Ormond, 243. xv. 346. A case of instruments from lady Johnson, xii. 311. Reminded lord treasurer of the promise of his picture, xii. 87. At that lord's death, demanded the picture from his son as a legacy, 122. Received a valuable screen from Mrs. Pratt, xiii. 139. A picture of Charles I, from Dr. Stopford, xix. 35. 45. A ring from Mrs. Howard, xix. 49.
Swiftiana. — Mr. Wotton actually busied himself to illustrate a work which he laboured to condemn, adding force to a satire pointed against himself, as captives were bound to the chariot-wheel of the victor, and compelled to increase the pomp of his triumph, whom they had in vain attempted to defeat, ii. 30. The fattest fellow in a crowd, the first to complain of it, 62. Satirists use the publick as pedants do a naughty boy ready horsed for discipline; first expostulate, then plead the necessity of the rod, and conclude every period with a lash, 64. Mistaken in supposing, that all weeds must sting, because nettles do, ibid. Wits are like razors, which are most apt to cut those who use them when they have lost their edge, 65. They, whose teeth are too rotten to bite, best qualified to revenge the defect with their breath, ibid. The world soonest provoked to praise by lashes, as men to love, ibid. A pulpit of rotten wood a double emblem of a fanatick preacher, whose principal qualifications are, his inward light and his head full of maggots; and the two different fates of whose writings are, to be burnt or wormeaten, 76. Wisdom is a Fox, which, after long hunting, must be dug out at last, 80; a cheese, which, by how much the richer, has the thicker and coarser coat, and its maggots are the best; or like a sack-posset, in which the deeper you go, it is the sweeter; or a hen, whose cackling must be valued and considered, because attended with an egg; or a nut, which, unless chosen with judgment, may cost a tooth, and pay with nothing but a worm, ibid. A critick who reads only to censure, is as barbarous as a judge who should resolve to hang all that came before him, 102. Criticks improve writers, as the Nauplians learned the art of pruning from an ass's browsing their vines, 107. Like a species of asses, formed with horns, and replete with gall, ibid. Like a serpent in India, found among the mountains where jewels grow; which has no teeth to bite; but its vomit, to which it is much addicted, corrupts every thing it touches, 109. A critick in youth will be a critick in old age; and, like a whore and an alderman, never changes his title or his nature, 110. Sets up with as little expense as a tailor, and with like tools and abilities; the tailor's hell being the type of a critick's commonplace book, and his wit and learning are held forth by the goose; their weapons are near of a size, and as many of the one species go to a man, as of the other to make a scholar, ibid. Their writings called the mirrors of learning, and, like the mirrors of the ancients, made of brass, without mercury, 111. The first result of a critick's mind, like the fowler's first aim, the surest, 112. He is carried to the noblest writers by instinct, as a rat to the best cheese, or a wasp to the fairest fruit, ibid. In the perusal of a book, is like a dog at a feast, whose thoughts and stomach are set upon what the guests fling away, and consequently snarls most when there are fewest bones, ibid. Some writers enclose their digressions one in another, like a nest of boxes, 129. Men in misfortune are like men in the dark, to whom all colours are alike, 138. Disputants are for the most part like unequal scales, the gravity of one side advancing the lightness of the other, 143. Digressions in a book are like foreign troops in a state, which argue the nation to want a heart and hands of its own, and often subdue the natives, or drive them into the most unfruitful corners, 147. Some know books as they do lords; learn their titles exactly, and then brag of their acquaintance; or by inspecting the index, by which the whole book is governed and turned, like fishes by the tail; that slippery eel of science being held by it, 148. iv. 249. Arts are in a flying march, and more easily subdued by attacking them in the rear; and men catch knowledge by throwing their wit on the posteriors of a book, as boys do sparrows, with flinging salt upon their tails, ii. 148. The sciences are found, like Hercules's oxen, by tracing them backward; and old sciences are unravelled like old stockings, by beginning at the foot, ib. Cant and vision are to the ear and eye what tickling is to the touch, 170. It it with human faculties as with liquors, the lightest will be ever at the top, 180. A fashionable reader is like a fly, which, when driven from a honeypot, will immediately, with very good appetite, flight and finish his meal on an excrement, 203. It is with writers as with wells; a person with good eyes may see to the bottom of the deepest, provided any water be there; and often, when there is nothing at the bottom but dryness and dirt, though it be but a yard and half under ground, it shall pass for wondrous deep, on no wiser a reason, than because it is wondrous dark, ibid. Satire is a glass, wherein beholders discover every body's face but their own, 210. Wit without knowledge is a sort of cream, which gathers in the night to the top, and by a skilful hand may be soon whipped into a froth; but, once scummed away, what appears underneath will be fit for nothing but to be thrown to the hogs, ibid. Certain fortunetellers in North America read a man's destiny by peeping into his breech, 271. The absence of reason is usually supplied by some quality fitted to increase our natural vices, as a troubled stream reflects the image of an ill shapen body not only larger, but more distorted, vi. 292. Writers of travels, like dictionarymakers, are sunk into oblivion by the weight and bulk of those who come last, and therefore lie uppermost, 351. Opinions, like fashions, descend from those of quality down to the vulgar, where they are dropped and vanish, ii. 382. A prime genius attempting to write a history in a language which in a few years will scarce be understood, is like employing an excellent statuary to work upon mouldering stone, v. 81. Epithets, when used in poetry merely to fill up a line, are like steppingstones placed in a wide kennel; or like a heel-piece, that supports a cripple; or like a bridge that joins two parishes; or like the elephants placed by geographers in maps of Africa when they are at a loss for towns, viii. 171. The landed gentlemen, upon whose credit the funds were raised during the war, were in the condition of a young heir, out of whose estates a scrivener receives half the rent for interest, and has a mortgage on the whole, iii. 6. Lying is employed by the moderns for the gaining of power and preserving it, as well as revenging themselves for its loss; as animals use the same instruments to feed themselves when hungry, and to bite those that tread upon them, 11. The wings of falsehood, like those of a flying fish, are of no use but when moist, 13. Truth's attempting to equal the rapid progress of falsehood, is like a man's thinking of a good repartee when the discourse is changed, or a physician's finding out an infallible medicine after the patient is dead, 15. Great changes affect commonwealths, as thunder does liquors, by making the dregs fly up to the top, 94. The whigs owe all their wealth to wars and revolutions, as the girl at Bartholomew fair gets a penny by turning round with swords in her hand, 214. Changing a ministry is like repairing a building; a necessary work; but makes a dust, and disturbs the neighbourhood, 244. The whigs raise the spirits of their friends, recall their stragglers, and unite their numbers, by sound and impudence; as bees assemble and cling together at the noise of brass, 277. An author that puts words together with regard to their cadence, not their meaning, is like a fellow that nailed up maps, some sideling, others upside down, the better to adjust them to the pannels, 280. A writer with a weak head and corrupt heart is like a hireling jade, dull and yet vicious, 290. After ten glorious campaigns, England (like the sick man) was just expiring with all sorts of good symptoms, 349. England, impoverished by an expensive war, will have the comfort of seeing a few rags hung up in Westminster-hall; and of boasting, as beggars do, that their grandfathers were rich and great, 396. This kingdom dieted its own healthy body into a consumption, by plying it with physick instead of food, 399. The Dutch securing to themselves part of the king of Spain's dominions, for whom they fought, and calling him to guaranty the treaty, is like the soldier who robbed the farmer of his poultry, and made him wait at table, 425. With all its successes, will be like the duke, who lost most of his winning at the groom-porter's by a sharper who swept it away into his hat, 427. Bishop Burnet's alarms about popery are like the watchman's thumps at your door, a proof that your door is fast, not that thieves are breaking in, iv. 414. Taking off the test in Ireland to make it go down the better in England, is like giving a new medicine to a dog before it is prescribed to a human creature, v. 291; and was as ill policy as cutting down in a garden the only hedge which shelters from the north, x. 206. The dissenters attending the bill against the clergy in a kind of triumph, are like the man, who, being kicked down stairs, comforted himself with seeing his friend kicked down after him, ix. 258. The English cram one syllable, and cut off the rest, as the owl fattened her mice after she had bit off their legs to prevent their runnning away, v. 196. Objecting to the Christian religion on account of any article which appears not agreeable to our own corrupted reason, is as wise as if a man, who dislikes one law of his country, should determine to obey no law at all, x. 20. The rich are, in troublesome times, often of no use but to be plundered, like some sort of birds, who are good for nothing but their feathers, 101. Religion, like all other things, is soonest put out of countenance by being ridiculed, 130. The vapid venom sprinkled over some paltry publications, like the dying impotent bite of a trodden benumbed snake, may be nauseous and offensive, but cannot be very dangerous, xvi. 183. Plying an insipid worthless tract with grave and learned answers, is like flinging a mountain upon a worm, which, instead of being bruised, by its littleness lodges under it unhurt, 185. Raillery, the finest part of conversation, is frequently perverted to repartee, as an expensive fashion always produces some paltry imitation, v. 232. To engage in a bank that has neither act of parliament, charter, nor lands to support it, is like sending a ship to sea without a bottom, ix. 384. In poetry, the smallest quantity of religion, like a single drop of malt liquor in claret, will muddy and discompose the brightest genius, v. 242. Philosophy, and other parts of learning, are as necessary to a good poet, as a knowledge of the theory of light to a painter, 247. Flowers of wit should spring, as those in a garden do, from their own root and stem, without foreign assistance, 248. Barren wits take in the thoughts of others, in order to draw forth their own, as dry pumps will not play till water is thrown into them, ibid. Abstracts, abridgements, &c., have the same use as burning glasses; they collect the diffused rays of wit and learning in authors, and make them point with warmth and quickness upon the reader's imagination, 249. Authors are to be used like lobsters; you must look for the best meat in their tails, and lay the bodies back again in the dish, ibid. Those who read only to borrow, i. e. to steal, are like the cunning thieves, who cut off the portmanteau from behind, without staying to dive into the owner's pockets, ibid. A good poem may be tried like a sound pipkin; if it rings well upon the knuckle, it is without flaw, 250. A wise man makes even his diversions an improvement to him, like the inimitable management of the bee, which does the whole business of life at once, and at the same time both feeds, and works, and diverts itself, 252. An author, like a limbeck, will yield the better for having a rag about him, 256. The dean's associating indiscriminately with all parties occasioned his being used like the sober man with the drunken face; he had the scandal of the vice, without the satisfaction, xi. 51. As wounds of the body which bleed inwardly are the most fatal to it, so, in repentance, those of the mind are more destructive to the body of sin, x. 5. Ministers seldom give themselves the trouble of recording the important parts of their own administration; like the masters of a puppetshow, despising those motions which fill common spectators with wonder and delight, iv. 277. Great breaches in government are like vices in a man, which seldom end but with himself, 371. When a minister grows enormously rich, the publick is proportionably poor; as, in a private family, the steward always thrives the fastest, when the lord is running out, x. 302. In Wood's halfpence, the nation did not discover the serpent in the brass, but were ready to offer incense to it, x. 156. Some alesellers, when they have got a vogue for their liquor, think their credit will put of the worst they can buy, till their customers forsake them; as the drapers, in a general mourning, die black their old damaged goods, sell them at double rates, and then complain that they are ready to starve by the continuance of the mourning, ix. 358. General methods laid down for improving the trade of Ireland, as absurd as if an empirick, knowing that exercise promoted health, should prescribe to his patient in the gout to walk ten miles, 367. Women revel on Indian poisons, as starlings grow fat with henbane, 368. The private virtues of a courtier, for want of room and time to operate, are (like old clothes) laid up in a chest, against a reverse of fortune; but (like them) unless sometimes turned and aired, are apt to be tarnished or motheaten, x. 238. Swift cured of loving England, as the fellow was of his ague, by getting himself whipped through the town, xi. 422. Men of great parts unfortunate in the management of business, because they are apt to go out of the common road; as a blunt ivory knife divides a sheet of paper evenly, while a penknife often goes out of the crease, i. 77. xii. 29. The Dutch are like a knot of sharpers among honest gentlemen, who think they understand play, and are bubbled of their money, xiii. 121. The inviting indigent foreigners into England, without having lands to give them, is putting them in the situation of children dropped at the doors of private persons, who become a burden to the parish, iv. 147. The nation no otherwise richer by such an importation than a man can be said to be fatter by a wen, which intercepts the nourishment that should diffuse itself through the whole body, 148. A wise man ought to have money in his head, but not in his heart, xiv. 93. National corruption must be purged by national calamities, 113. Conversing only on one side generally gives our thoughts the same turn, just as the jaundice makes those that have it think all things yellow, xviii. 52. The aversion of a discarded ministry to any government but their own is unalterable; like some rivers, that are said to pass through without mingling with the sea; though disappearing for a time, they arise the same and never change their nature, 98. When those who have cast off all hope desire their impartial friends to embark with them against their prince, it is as absurd as if a man who was flying his country for having committed a murder should desire all his acquaintance to accompany him, 124. Bishop Fleetwood's sermon on the death of the duke of Gloucester, by the help of a preface, passed for a tory discourse in one reign, and, by omitting the preface, that author appeared a whig in another; thus, by changing the position the picture represents either the pope or the devil, the cardinal or the fool, xvi. 339. Company is often like bottled liquors, where the light and windy parts hurry to the head and fix in froth, xviii. 181. Quarrelling with a peace not exactly to our minds, is like sueing one who had put out a great fire for lost goods or damaged houses, 165. Ihe 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, 179. The canon law is but the tail, the fag end, or the footman 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, 194. 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 children, xi. 43. It is with men as with beauties; if they pass the flower, they lie neglected for ever, 181. Courtiers resemble gamesters, the later finding new arts unknown to the older, xiii. 244. The parliament of Ireland imitates that of England in every thing, as a monkey does a human creature, 195. 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, xiv. 322. The Irish ladies, who make a fine appearance on a birthday at the castle, with nothing Irish about them but their souls and bodies, are like a city on fire, which shines by that which destroys it, xviii. 307. See Bon Mots and Thoughts on Various Subjects.


Tacking (a practice of uniting a money bill to one of a different nature, which cannot be otherwise gotten through both houses). A favourite expedient among the tories, iv. 155. Remarks on that practice, 157.
Tailors. A sort of idols, who create men by a kind of manufactory operation, ii. 88.
Tale of a Tub[1], ii. 1. Historical particulars concerning it, 3. A parson cousin of the dean's affected to be thought the author of it, ii. 5. xi. 78. Some remarks on it, xix. 204.
Taste. The degeneracy of it in a great measure owing to the prejudice of parties, iii. 50.
Tatlers (by Dr. Swift), v. 157-199. xviii. 197-206. Some pointed out, which he has disclaimed, xviii. 211. Steele's reason for dropping the paper, The Works of the Rev. Jonathan Swift/Volume 18/The Present State of Wit#sviii-035-2xviii. 35. Its character, 36; and happy effects, 37. After Steele had given it up, several new ones came out, all the authors of which pretended to be the genuine Isaac Bickerstaff, 39. New one set up by Harrison, xiv. 325.
Taxes. A remark of a commissioner of the customs concerning them, ix. 214. 347. The annual amount of those upon the land and malt, iii. 394. The consequence of mortgaging either of them, 399. Those on luxury, which are universally allowed to be the most equitable and beneficial, have a contrary effect in Ireland, ix. 397. The tax laid on daily and weekly papers produced an effect quite contrary to what it was intended to promote, iv. 159.
Temple family. Dr. Swift on ill terms with them in 1710, xiv. 197.
Temple (sir William). Ode to him, vii. 3. Preface to the third Part of his Memoirs, xvi. 344. Dedication to his Letters, 350. Preface to the two first Volumes of his Letters, 351; to the third Part of his Miscellanea, 355; and to the third Volume of his Letters, 357. Verses on his Illness and Recovery, xviii. 415. Takes Swift under his patronage, i. 12. xi. 9. Sends him to king William, to explain the nature of a bill to limit the duration of parliaments, i. 527. Not so zealous in promoting Dr. Swift's interest, as might have been expected, xi. 5. 7. A principal person in the treaty of Nimeguen, xvi. 346. Burned one part of his memoirs, 347. The English tongue advanced by him to very great perfection, 352. Swift's letter to him requesting a certificate of his behaviour, xix. 1.
Temperance. A necessary virtue for great men, xiv. 80.
Tenets. May affect a man's capacity for officer in the state, xvi. 231.
Tennison (archbishop). Anecdote of him, v. 114. Furnished hints for the Crisis, iii. 274.
Test Act. Tracts relating to it, iv. 419. v. 291, 313, 325, 333. x. 212. xix. 180. The design of the whigs to abolish it, and how that hopeful project miscarried, iii. 78, 79. Proposed to be taken off in Ireland first, v. 291. Presbyterians joined with the papists in getting it repealed under James II, 299. The repeal of it proposed to put an end to all distinction, except that of papists and protestants, [[The Works of the Rev. Jonathan Swift/Volume 5/The Presbyterians Plea of Merit#v-307}307]]. The project for repealing it, and yet leaving the name of an establishment to the present national church, inconsistent and of bad consequence, 316. Queries relating to it, 325. Great numbers of catholicks employed in offices till the test took place under king Charles the Second, 339. Fable relating to it, vii. 142. The taking off the test in Ireland, a means to have it taken off in England, xi. 45. The necessity of imposing a test, x. 209. When the act passed, an inconsiderable number refused to qualify themselves, 210. Were the act repealed, every subdivision of sects would pretend to have their share of employments, 212.
Thales, the founder of the Ionic sect. His barbarous answer to a question in morality, x. 141.
Theobald (archbishop of Canterbury). His prudence restored peace to this kingdom, xvi. 87.
Theobalds (Mr). Founds loyalty upon politeness, viii. 269.
Theseus. The first who civilized the Grecians, and established the popular state in Athens, ii. 302.
Thieves. Returned from transportation, greater rogues than before. ix. 302. May be easily known in the daytime by their looks, 304. Receive but a small portion of the value of what they steal, ibid. Their midnight revels, 305. Behaviour of an Irish one at the gallows, xiii. 219.
Thistles. Why placed in the collar of the order, instead of roses, ii. 64.
Thomson (Edward). Desirous of introducing the excise into Ireland, ix. 405.
Thomson. In blank verse excelled his contemporaries, yet his Seasons not admired by Swift, xii. 441.
Thornhill (Mr). Kills sir Cholmley Dering in a duel, xv. 42. Is afterward killed himself, by two assassins, 112.
Thoughts on various Subjects (by Swift), v. 453. x. 241. (by Pope), xvii. 373. What gave rise to these, v. 453.
Three Champions (a poem). Account of it, xviii. 31.
Tidcomb (colonel). A story of him, ix. 372.
Tillotson (archbishop). His observation respecting the Irish clergy, xi. 306.
Tim and the Fables. A poem, printed in one of the Intelligencers, vii. 410.
Time. Triumphed over, in these latter ages, by the Grub street writers, ii. 77. The only preacher listened to, v. 454. The Power of Time, a poem, viii. 92.
Tindal[2] (the supposed author of The Rights of the Christian Church, &c). Remarks on his book, xvi. 179. Account of him, ii. 396. xvi. 181.
Tisdall (Dr). Dr. Swift's letter to him, on the subject of his addresses to Mrs. Johnson, xi. 17. Dr. Swift very candidly assures him, that he never saw any person whose conversation he entirely valued, but Mrs. Johnson's, 18. And freely gives his consent to her marrying Dr. Tisdall, 19.
Tithes. Reasons against settling them by a Modus, x. 252. The misapplying them to secular persons an act of injustice, iv. 391. Paid with great disadvantage in Ireland, ix. 247. 249. x. 254. Impossible for the most ill minded clergyman to cheat in his tithe, though he is liable to be cheated by every cottager, v. 288. x. 256. Tithe of flax made very easy to the farmer by the clergy's indulgence, x. 259. 265. The clergy's right to them an older title than any man has to his estate, xvi. 212. A security to them, to let the laity have a share, xi. 167.
Titles of Honour. Means by which they are often procured, vi. 232.
Titus (colonel). Made a privy counsellor by king James II, for having asserted in parliament that he was a papist, iii. 173.
Toland. An Irish priest, ii. 396.
Toleration. Pressed for by the whigs and fanaticks, though denied by them to others, iii. 146.
Torcy (Mons. de). His negotiations in 1709 ineffectual, through the obstinacy of some of the allies, iv. 61. His opinion of the great consequence of the British troops, 218. On the obstinacy of the Dutch, would have persuaded the queen to join the French, in compelling them to a peace, ibid. Was the first who moved his master to apply for a peace, 236. In the whole of his proceedings with our ministers, acted with the utmost candour and integrity, ibid.
Tories. Chiefly brought about the revolution, though the whigs afterward claimed the merit of it, iii. 6. 191. The bulk of the landed men in England generally of them, 96. Did not put their resentments in balance with the safety of the nation, when the whig party was at the helm, 98. What passive obedience, as professed and practised by them, 166. Whether they or the whigs, considered as a party, are most to be feared by a prince, 179. Their principles with respect to government, 183. With respect to the church sufficiently known, ibid. The topicks of reproach which they and the whigs liberally bestow on each other, 207. The original and application of the cant words whig and tory, 236-242. Were the greatest opposers of the proceedings of king James the Second, iv. 389. Charged with being ready to leap into popery, 395. All supposed to be jacobites, and consequently papists in their hearts, viii. 270. Their principles, opposed to those of the whigs, iv. 24. Tories and whigs born with a natural antipathy to each other, and engage, when they meet, as naturally as the elephant and the rhinoceros, v. 203. Many of them, discontented at the peace, xv. 388. Act parts contrary to their own imagined interests, xi. 271. View of their conduct before they came into power, xviii. 126. See Ministry, Whigs.
Torturing boots. When and how used, x. 384.
Toulon. The design of taking it, scandalously revealed, iii. 369. Not disclosed by the clerk of a certain great man, as affirmed, 428.
Townshend (lord viscount). Ambassador extraordinary to settle the barrier treaty, iii. 431. Which afterward sat heavy on his spirits, iv. 49. Declared by the commons an enemy to his queen and country, 126. 145. Causes of his disgrace in the beginning of king George the First's reign, xi. 461.
Traerbach. Delivered up to the imperialists by the Dutch without consulting the queen, iii. 313.
Tragedies. Why more frequented by the ladies than comedies, xvii. 386. Human life is at best but a tragedy, xii. 252. 270.
Transformation of Sexes. The happy effects of it, xvii. 91.
Transubstantiation. The doctrine of it ridiculed, ii. 122. One principal occasion of the reformation, 125.
Trapp (Dr. Joseph). Account of, xviii. 191. Remarks on his translation of Virgil, ibid. 422. His character of the present set of whigs, xv. 46. His poem on the duke of Ormond, 115.
Travels. The advantage of reading modern ones, xi. 36.
Travellers. Often tedious and trifling, vi. 98. A young traveller just returned home often the worst bred person in company, x. 221.
Traulus. A poem, viii. 55. 58. See 76.
Treat. Wherein the greatest consists, xiii. 315. The treats made in Ireland as much prejudice to them as most of their follies, 316.
Trimnel (bishop). Motion for the publication of his 30th of January sermon thrown out, xv. 251.
Trinity. Sermon on the, x. 19. When and why the term was invented, 20. If the mystery of it, or some other mysteries of our religion, were revealed to us, we should, without faculties superiour to those we at present enjoy, be unable to comprehend them, 27. No miracle mentioned in scripture, which is not as much contrary to reason as this doctrine, 27. The authors who have written particularly against the docrine of it proceed wholly upon a mistake, 30.
Triplets. Swift's dislike to them, xiii. 182.
Triumphs. What constantly practised at those of the Romans, xi. 36.
Trout. One of an enormous size, xviii. 343.
Truth. Fiction has a great advantage over it, ii. 170.
Turf. The Irish practice of cutting it destructive to their lands and cattle, ix. 187.
Turks. Strict observers of religious worship, ii. 398.
Turnpikes. Much wanted in Ireland, ix. 371.
Tuscany (grand duke of). Customary for him to send presents of wine to the English ministry, xv. 22.
Tutors. The entertaining those of the French nation in noble families a pernicious custom, v. 128.
Two and Two, do not always make four, ix. 347.
Tyranny. The sense of the word in the most ancient Greek authors, ii. 294.


Vacuum. How the dispute among the philosophers concerning it may be determined, v. 6.
Vales. First abolished by Mr. Mathew, i. 396.
Vanbrugh (sir John). Quarrelled with the dean, for writing verses on his house, xiv. 253.
Vanhomrigh (miss). Account of her connexion with Dr. Swift, i. 295. xix. 227. In August 1711, talks of going to Ireland, to get her fortune into her own hands, xv. 109. Reminds Dr. Swift of a maxim once observed by him, xi. 426. Her pathetick expostulatory letter to him, 429. Complimented by Dr. Swift, in a French letter, on her extraordinary accomplishments, xii. 24. xiii. 461. Writes him another moving letter, xii. 39. Again declares her passion for him, and expostulates with him for his neglect of her, 43. Is rallied facetiously by him on the subject of their epistolary correspondence, xi. 485. Her death, i. 317. Directed all the letters between her and Swift to be published, with Cadenus and Vanessa, 318. Her character, xix. 227. 233. A rebus, by Vanessa, on the dean's name, vii. 127. His answer, 128. Two odes ascribed to her, i. 339. 340.
Vanity. A mark of humility rather than pride, v. 461. Is always in proportion to a man's understanding, xvii. 374. No other vice or folly requires so much nicety and skill to manage, nor is any one so contemptible when ill managed, x. 245.
Vaughan (Mr). Author of a very unintelligible treatise, called Anthroposophia Theomagica, ii. 132. note. 185, note.
Veal. Receipt for stewing it, in verse, xiii. 207.
Venice. Whence the aristocracy there in a declining state, ii. 366.
Verres. Abstract of Cicero's speech against him, iii. 38.
Vertiginosus. The second syllable made short by Swift, xviii. 441. Epigram on it, 443.
Vertigo. Dr. Arbuthnot's prescriptions for it, xii. 9. 108. 367.
Vexation. The advantage of a moderate share of it, xiii. 117.
Vicars. Description of their life in England, ix. 251.
Vices. Mr. Gay found in himself a natural propensity to write against them, xiii. 12. More or less pernicious, according to the stations of those who possess them, iii. 139. What a sufficient latitude for vice, ix. 162.
Villain. No injurious term in the old signification of it, ix. 151.
Villainage. The abolishing of it a great addition to the power of the commons, ii. 338.
Villars (marshal de). The advantage made by that general of the desertion of the allies, iv. 206.
Violante (madam). A professed high flyer, ix. 224.
Virgil. When he appeared great, xvi. 331.
Virginia. A project for making Swift bishop of it, i. 55. xi. 54.
Virtue. In old age, is a sacrifice to God of the devil's leavings, xvii. 377. Religion the only solid foundation of it, x. 46. 49. 51. 52. xviii. 389. Though those possessed of it sometimes accidentally make their way to preferment; yet the world so corrupted, that no man can reasonably hope to be rewarded in it merely on account of his virtue, x. 49. A happy genius seldom without some bent toward it, xiii. 175. Writing in the cause of it sometimes renders a man obnoxious, xii. 306. Forbids us to continue in debt, xiii. 315.
Vitellius. A time wherein he appeared contemptible, xvi. 332.
Union of England with Scotland, xvii. 195. Verses on it, vii. 37. A story of a Scythian king applied to it, iii. 57. Overtures made toward it by king James I, rejected with contempt by the English, 298. Of no advantage to the English, 299. Proposals for it revived in king William's reign, but opposed, ibid. How it became necessary, ibid. Lord Somers's sentiments on it, ibid.
Universe. Compared to a suit of clothes, ii. 89. Wind the first principle whence it was produced, and into which it will be at last resolved, 152.
Universities. The ill effects of want of strict discipline in them, ii. 411. Several absurd innovations crept into the English language, through the folly of some of their young members, v. 72. Scheme of education at them, by the author of the Crisis, iii. 282.
Voiture. His irony admirable, vii. 151. His prose writings particularly recommended, 153.
Volpone. The earl of Godolphin meant by that name in Dr. Sacheverell's sermon, iv. 31. 287.
Voltaire (M. de). His Essay on the Civil Wars of France the foundation of his Henriade, xii. 268. Tells the dean that he owed the love he bore to the English language to his writings, ibid. Entreats his interest in Ireland, for subscriptions to the Henriade, 269. Compliments him again on the excellency of his works, ibid. His polite letter to Dr. Swift, enclosing another in French, in the same strain, to the count de Morville and M. des Maisons, who had desired to be acquainted with the doctor, xii. 234.
Upholders. Reasons offered by their company, against the inspection of drugs and medicines, xvii. 293.
Urban II. (pope). His exhortations to the holy war, xvi. 20.
Usuria (John Bull's youngest daughter). Her character, xvii. 175.
Usurpation. One reason for keeping armies in pay, iii. 59.
Utrecht (treaty of). The negotiators of it particularly careful in confirming the protestant succession, iv. 20. See History of the four last Years, passim.


Walking. Cautions respecting, xiv. 334. Its different effects on Swift and Prior, 361. Swift very fond of it, and therefore never wore boots, xviii. 281.
Walpole (sir Robert). His introduction into power under George II, i. 254. A fable applied to him, viii. 92. Made a speech in the house of commons directly against the dean by name, vii. 94. ix. 141. Stoops to be defended by the vilest scribblers, whom he pays liberally, xii. 227. xiv. 72. His character, iv. 107; and under the person of a prime minister in Japan, x. 270. Charged by Swift with baseness, xii. 274; to Mr. Gay in particular, 364. 413. xiii. 18; and to Swift, xii. 415. xiii. 18. Proposed in the house of commons a clause in an address, of the same nature with that of the earl of Nottingham, iv. 43. Committed to the Tower, for receiving money on account of contracts for forage, 106. An enemy to the liberty of the press, xvi. 301. Held opinions very inconsistent with liberty, xii. 180. Discoursed on the subject of Ireland in such a way that Swift did not think proper to debate with him, 181. The dean had two interviews with him, xix. 45.
War. Characterised, xvii. 173. The usual motives to it, vi. 288. None so furious as that from difference of opinion in things indifferent, ibid. A great unhappiness in a government, when numbers are interested in its continuance, iii. 5. Maxims observed by all wise governments in it, 60-63. What the motives of those who were so averse to putting an end to it, 91. The justifiable motives to it, 332. The wars in which England has been engaged since the conquest considered, 335. The ground and conduct of the first general war for ten years after the revolution, 337. After great expense of blood and treasure, concluded with great advantage to the empire and Holland, but none at all to England, ibid. Ground of the war declared by queen Anne, 340-343. Should have been carried on against Spain in the West Indies, 353. The true motive of it was the aggrandizing of a particular family, 378. 400. Remarks upon the northern war, 405. The nation almost ruined by a glorious war, 427. A dissertation on war, ii. 282. The greatest part of mankind love war better than peace, 283. War necessary to establish subordination, ibid. Is the usual cure for corruption in bodies politick, ibid. The yearly expense of the war, at its commencement in 1702, iv. 130. Its progressional expense to 1711, 131. Above nineteen millions expended by England more than its proportional quota, 138. Its enticing quality, xviii. 98.
Warburton (Mr. Thomas). Some account of him, xi. 276. xviii. 348. Recommended by Swift to the vicarage of Rathcool and prebend of Sagard, xi. 276.
Ware (sir James). Remark on his Memoirs of the Archbishops of Cashell, xiii. 203.
Warton (Dr. Joseph). A mistake of his respecting Swift's opinion of Milton, xiv. 9; corrected xix. vi.
Warreng (Mr). His letter on the dissenters of Ireland, xix. 194.
Waryng (miss). Account of Swift's attachment to her, i. 277. xviii. 243. xix. 225.
Waters (Peter). An acute manager, xvi. 300.
Webb (major general). Obtained a glorious victory over the French, of the honour of which an attempt was made to deprive him, xvii. 283.
Weldon. His application to Swift on the subject of the longitude, xii. 258.
Welsted (Leonard). His merits underrated, viii. 178.
Wexford. Famous for ale, xv. 74.
Whaley (Mr. Nathanael). Some particulars of his law suit, xviii. 262.
Wharton (Thomas Wharton, earl of, lord lieutenant of Ireland). Character of him, v. 348. Swift's account of this character, xiv. 282. 311. Swift recommended to him by lord Somers, ii. 4. His admirable talent for political lying, iii. 14. A speech against him, under the person of Verres, 38-41. By a very singular expedient, becomes a benefactor to the church, 83, 99. His observation in the house of lords, upon their vote against any peace without restoring Spain to the house of Austria, iii. 380. His pleasantry on that occasion, iv. 44. His behaviour and character, iii. 14. iv. 32. v. 348. xviii. 226. By proroguing the convocation in Ireland, for an imaginary affront to his chaplain, prevented the remission of the first fruits, xi. 92.
Wharton (Mr. Henry). Taxed by bishop Burnet with ingratitude, for writing against him, iv. 385. His character vindicated, 418.
Whetcombe (Dr. John). Some account of him, xiii. 154. 237.
Whig Examiner. Soon laid down, xviii. 32.
Whigs. Letter to a Whig Lord, xviii. 115. Supposed Letter from the Pretender to a Whig Lord, 135. Neither they nor the tories are to be thought so well or ill of as they would persuade the world of each other, ii. 349. On what both they and the tories have built their several systems of political faith, 351. By what means they might have procured and maintained a majority among the clergy, 358. Should receive no marks of favour from the crown but what they deserve by a reformation, iv. 263. Their general sentiments of the ministry concerning the succession in favour of the pretender, 266. Are dextrous at proof lies, xvii. 289. Their cavils at the queen's conduct to the ministry and parliament, iii. 4. Claimed the merit of the revolution, though chiefly effected by the tories, 7. Language of the whig ministers to the queen, 53. Their designs against the church and monarchy, ibid. Their skill in political arithmetick displayed in their decisions of elections, 54. An instance of their refined generosity and gratitude, 55. Their pious zeal and care for the church in several extraordinary instances, 78-83. Wherein they placed their hopes upon the change of the ministry, 93. What to be expected from them when in power, 101. A form of such votes as they would pass in parliament, iii. 103-105. Their reason for admitting a medley herd of sectaries under their banner, 134. Never appeal to the people but when they have first poisoned their understandings, 152. The body of them an odd mixture of mankind, 163. Their charge of passive obedience what, 164. Whether they or the tories, considered as a party, are most to be feared by a prince, 179. Have no great veneration for crowned heads, 180. Preferring the monied to the landed interest an avowed maxim with them, 182. The crafty design of their address to the queen, not to consent to a peace without restitution of Spain, 205. The topicks of reproach bestowed by them and the tories on each other, 207. They and the dissenters have the same political faith, 212. Would have brought in king James again, when disobliged by king William, 213. Have a natural faculty of bringing in pretenders, 215. The rise and progress of the distinction of whig and tory, 236-242. Publick Spirit of the Whigs, 271. The printer of it brought before the house of lords, xi. 328. Encourage the writers in their defence, without regard to merit, iii. 273. Their three most eminent writers, 274. Some of them engage in a plot to restore king James, 284. Have, upon all occasions, affected to allow the legitimacy of the pretender, 303. Of every hundred atheists, deists, &c. ninety-nine are whigs, iv. 389. Find out popery and the pretender in every thing, 404. For what reason they have taken atheists or freethinkers into their body, 417. The complete political catechism of a whig, v. 284, 285. Hate the tories more than they do the papists, 296. The catholicks true whigs, in the best and more proper sense of the word, 334. The origin of the word, xvi. 258. Are joined by the dissenters in agreeing to a bill against occasional conformity, xi. 205. Great division among them, 461. Make their court to tories, ibid. Their plan of a procession on queen Elizabeth's birthday, xv. 190. xviii. 87. Reasons why that term of distinction should be dropped, xviii. 117. What the only cause of quarrels the whigs can have against the court, 130. The disappointment of that party, on losing a favourite vote, 133. Would transfer the virtue of nonresistance from the subject to the sovereign, xvi. 309. The Kitcat-club consisted of whigs, xviii. 141. Lord Somers's remark on whig bishops, 144. See Ministry, Tories.
Whimsicals. A species of tory, iv. 256.
Whiston (Mr). Foretells the approaching dissolution of the world, xvii. 359. Dr. Arbuthnot's opinion of his project for the longitude, xi. 367.
White Friars. Some particulars of that precinct, v. 91, note.
White Staff (History of). Written by de Foe, xi. 424. 425.
Whitshed (lord chief justice). Verses on him, vii. 282, 283. On the motto on his coach, 272. His conduct very different from the dictate of his device or motto, ix. 139. 202. A short character of him, 217. His unjust proceedings against the author of A Proposal for wearing Irish Manufactures, viii. 136. ix. 342. 381. xiv. 14.
Whores. The dangerous consequences of frequenting their company, ix. 302.
Wife. See Woman.
Wilcox (a queen's messenger). Gave Guiscard his death wound, xviii. 20.
William Rufus. His reign, xvi. 9. Description and character of him, 25. His principal buildings, 28.
William (the Conqueror). First introduced pleadings in the French tongue, v. 66. Invades England, xvi. 8. His death, 9.
William III. A good general; but, being unacquainted with naval affairs, neglected the interest of England at sea, iii. 337. Invited over by those who were true lovers of their country, being induced thereunto by the necessity of the kingdom, iii. 6. Unsuccessfully attempted a union between England and Scotland, iii. 299. Though bred a calvinist never much affected the presbyterians, v. 302. Story of his dogkeeper, 450. Got his death by a fall from a horse, #xi-247|xi. 247. An instance, in which he made a mean figure, xvi. 333. Remarkably profuse in royal grants, endeavouring to strengthen a new title by purchasing friends at the expense of all that it was in his power to dispose of, iv. 157. Ode to him on his Successes in Ireland, xviii. 405. His statue in College Green, a fund of ridicule in the days of party, and afterward almost an object of worship, xiv. 294. Offered the Irish catholicks very liberal terms, xix. 72.
William (son of duke Robert). Made earl of Flanders by Lewis le Gros, xvi. 50. Lost his life by the unskilfulness of a surgeon, 51. Had he lived, in all probability would have succeeded to the English crown, 52.
William of Ypres (earl of Kent). The favours he received from king Stephen disgusted the English nobles, xvi. 64. Kept up a party for the king his master, 74. Commanded to leave the kingdom by Henry II, who seized his treasures, 92.
William (son to Henry I). His valour, xvi. 45. Did homage to Lewis, for the duchy of Normandy, 46. From that time, till the conquest of Wales, the eldest sons of the kings of England styled dukes of Normandy, ibid. The melancholy death of that prince, 47.
William (second son to king Stephen). Little regarded by his father, xvi. 86. On the conclusion of the peace, his father's patrimony reserved to him, ibid. Wrought upon to head a conspiracy against Henry, but, when matters were ripe, by accident broke his leg, 88.
Williamson (mass David, a noted covenanter). Escapes being apprehended, by lady Cherrytree putting him to bed in a woman's nightdress to her daughter, x. 327.
Wills. Two kinds of them, ii. 95. Codicils annexed to them are of equal authority with the rest, 97. The use made of these considerations by the three brothers Peter, Martin, and Jack, 98. Dr. Swift's last will, i. 529. The intention of the testator in them is chiefly regarded by the law, xiii. 284.
Wilson (Dr. Francis). His base treatment of Swift, xiii. 450.
Wind. The principle whence the universe was at first produced, and into which it will at last be resolved, ii. 152.
Windsor. A prophesy said to be found buried in the cloisters there [a political allusion to the reign of queen Anne], vii. 74.
Wine. Gulliver's reasons for the use of it in England, vi. 298. Wine merchants in Ireland, who have most of the present trade there, are the most fraudulent dealers, ix. 394. Reasons against laying an additional duty on wine in Ireland, 347.
Wisdom. Several things enumerated, to which it is like, i. 80. Some take more care to hide it than their folly, v. 460. A great blessing, when applied to good purposes, x. 42. Wherein it consists in the management of publick affairs, xi. 160. The wisdom of the ancient heathen not magnified in primitive times, x. 136, 137. Christian wisdom described, 144. Wherein it consists, xii. 327. Attended by virtue and a generous nature, apt to be imposed on, vi. 301.
Wishart (sir James). His reception, when sent from England to expostulate with the States, iii. 366.
Wit. Present State of, xviii. 27. Nothing so tender as a modern piece of wit, ii. 60. Common sense a proper ingredient in it, xvi. 227. What the greatest advantage of being thought to have it, xvii. 377. A man possessed of it not incapable of business, but above it, ibid. Why offensive in a fool's company, 381. Whence it proceeds, according to sir Richard Blackmore, xvii. 329. Humour the most useful and agreeable species of it, v. 209. The Spaniards and Italians allowed to have the most wit of any nation in Europe, 211. Though a wit need not have religion, religion is necessary to a wit, 242. A new fashioned way of becoming one, xi. 12.
Wits. What their current number in Great Britain, ii. 58. In Ireland, v. 263. Their dignity seldom sufficiently considered either by themselves or others, v. 190.
Wogan (chevalier). Some account of him, xii. 436. xix. 69. Letters to him, xii. 436. xiii. 208. Many of his writings in the possession of Mr. Deane Swift, xii. 436. His letter to Swift on the Irish nation, xix. 69.
Wolston. Prosecuted for blasphemous writings, his book burnt, and himself put into prison, where he died, xiii. 424.
Women. Have certain characteristicks, which enable them to form a truer judgment of human abilities than men, ii. 275. Why a little wit is valued in them, v. 464. Take more pains to be fools than would serve to make them wise, 140. Wear the distinguishing marks of party in their dress, iii. 148. Under their present corruptions, seem sent into the world for our sins, to be the destruction of societies and kingdoms, ix. 368. Use lovers as they do cards, xvii. 382. Are like riddles, ibid. Why they frequent tragedies more than comedies, 386. Whether women of taste for books, wit, and humour, are the best wives, in the present situation of the world, xvi. 274. Have in general an inconceivable pleasure in finding out any faults but their own, xii. 370. See Ladies.
Wood (William). Various poetical pieces relative to him, vii. 313-324. xviii. 434. Full and true Account of his Procession to the Gallows, ix. 191. His patent to coin 108000l. in copper, for the use of Ireland, ix. 16. The dean preached a sermon on that occasion, 151. A shilling in his money worth little more than a penny, 17. xiii. 122. A computation of the loss to be sustained by his coinage, ix. 51; and of the advantages to himself, 52. Uses Mr. Walpole's name and authority as a means to force his halfpence on the Irish, 98. He and his advocates propose that the currency of his coin should be enforced by proclamation, 147. Presentment of the Grand Jury of Dublin respecting Wood's coin, i. 228. Letters to and from lord Carteret, on the subject, xii. 116. 121.
Woodward (Dr). Remark on his dissertation on an antique shield, xiii. 309.
Wool. The manufacture of it exceeds above ten times the prime cost, ix. 173.
Woolaston (author of The Religion of Nature delineated). A layman, xiii. 424. Admired at court, his book much read, and his bust set up by queen Caroline at Richmond, with those of Clarke and Locke, ibid.
Words. A scheme for abolishing the use of them, vi. 213. In criminal causes, should have the most favourable construction, ix. 151. An index expurgatorius requisite, to expunge all words and phrases offensive to good sense, v. 198. An errour to spell them as pronounced, ibid. viii. 260. Impossible for a man who is ignorant of the force and compass of them, to write either pertinently or intelligibly upon the most obvious subjects, xvi. 196. Natural elocution springs from a barrenness of invention and of words, v. 235.
World. Mr. Whiston's prediction of the approaching dissolution of it, xvii. 359.
Worms. A virtuoso solved all difficulties in philosophy by them, xvi. 194.
Wotton (Mr). His defence of his reflections, ii. 30. Discourse of ancient and modern learning, 83. Acutely reckons divinity and law among the branches of knowledge in which we excel the ancients, 132. The part he bore in the dispute between the ancients and moderns, 243.
Wotton (sir Henry). His style too courtly and unintelligible, v. 199.
Writ of Errour. Not to be granted in a criminal case, without direction from the king, xii. 47.
Writers. How one may gain the favour of posterity, v. 455. The number of them very far from being a nuisance to our nation, ii. 62. Two of the privileges common to them mentioned, 63. The liberty of praising themselves warranted by a multitude of great examples, ibid. Some of them, knowing that nettles have the prerogative of stinging, idly suppose all other weeds must do so, 64. Want of taste and correctness among writers in general, owing partly to ignorance, and partly to false refinements of the English language, v. 193, 194. Political writers are usually very intelligible to inhabitants of the metropolis; but less so in proportion to their reader's distance from it, iv. 22.
Wyndham (sir William). Adheres to Bolingbroke, iv. 334. Particulars respecting the fire by which his house was burned, xv. 274. In the opposition, against the vote for paying the Hanover troops, xi. 416.


Yahoos. Their form described, vi. 259. Hate one another more than any different species of animals, 307. Have a strange disposition to dirt and nastiness, 312. Are the most unteachable of all animals, chiefly from a restive disposition, 316. A debate, at a general assembly of the Houhynhnms, about exterminating them, 322-325. Swift seems to have conceived his idea of them at an early period, xviii. 414.
York (New). The finest air there in the universe, xi. 251.
Young (Dr). Verses on reading his Universal Passion, vii. 342. His satires have many mixtures of sharp raillery, xii. 440. His poetry reflected on by the dean, xviii. 453.
Youth. Their education always worse in proportion to the wealth and grandeur of their parents; consequently those of the highest quality have in general the least share of it, v. 122.


Zeal. Violent zeal for truth has a hundred to one odds to be either petulancy, ambition, or pride, x. 166.
Zeno. The ill consequences which result from his doctrine, that all crimes are equal, x. 142.
Zinzendorf (count). By direct orders from the imperial court, employs himself in creating divisions between Britain and the States, iv. 204. 217. 231.


  1. The Tale of a Tub is a sort of Hudibras in prose, but quite an original; and has all the merit of Rabelais, without any of his weaknesses. There is throughout the whole a mighty fund of good sense, a strong glow of true wit and masculine satire, accompanied with a kind of humour so singularly pleasant, that no cynick can avoid smiling who reads it. London Magazine.
  2. "Who Virtue and the Church alike disowns;
    Thinks that but words, and this but bricks and stones."
    Pope, Imitation of Horace, Book I. Ep. vi.