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Curfew, the origin and policy of it, x. 402.

Curiosity, the first and simplest emotion of the human mind,
i. 121.
General observations on it, 122.
Custom, observations on it, i. 221. Not the cause of pleasure,


Cyprus, account of the conquest of it by Richard I. x. 492.


Danger and pain, with certain modifications, delightful, i. 134.
The sense of it an attendant of the sublime, 158. The
danger of any thing very dear to us, removes all other
affections from the mind, vi. 115.
Darkness, terrible in its own nature, i. 278. Why? 279.
Mr. Locke's opinion concerning it, considered, 276.
Darkness and gloom necessary to the sublime in build-
ing, 192. More productive of sublime ideas than light,


Davis, Sir John, his statement of the policy of the English
government with regard to Ireland, iii. 82. vi. 336,

Day, not so sublime as night, i. 193.

Debi Sing, his character, xiii. 299-302.

Debt, interest of, the only thing that can distress a nation,

ii. 84.

Debts, civil, faults of the law with regard to them, iii. 376.
Observations on publick debts, v. 281.

Deceitful men can never repent, vi. 10.

Declaration of Right, contains the principles of the Revolu-
tion of 1688, v. 50. Framed by Lord Somers, 53. Pro-
ceeds upon the principle of reference to antiquity, 75-8.
Defensive measures, though vigorous at first, relax by de-
grees, vii. 57. Necessary considerations with regard to
them, ix. 111.

Definitions, frequently fallacious, i. 97.
Deformity not opposed to beauty, but to complete, common

form, i. 220.

Deity, idea of power the most striking of his attributes, i. 174.
Delamere, Lord, extract from the account of his trial, xiv. 318.
Delight, what, i. 129. How derived from terror, 263. Com-

pared with pleasure, 128. Derived sometimes from the
misfortunes of others, 142. The attendant of every pas-
sion which animates us to any active purpose, 143.
Democracy, no example in modern times of a considerable
An absolute one, not to be reckoned among
the legitimate forms of government, 230, 1. Aristotle's
observation on the resemblance between a democracy

one, v. 230.


and a tyranny, 231. Vice of the ancient democracies,
v. 370. The foodful nurse of ambition, vi. 204.
Departments in France, origin of them, v. 312.
Depth has a grander effect than height, i. 179.
Description, verbal, a means of raising a stronger emotion than
painting, i. 162.

Desirable things, always practicable, iii. 343.

Despotism, nature of it, ii. 231. xiii. 166-8.
D'Espreminel, the illustrious French magistrate, murdered
by the revolutionists, ix. 38.

Dialogue, advantages and disadvantages of it as a mode of
argumentation, ix. 165, 6.

Difference in taste, commonly so called, whence, i. 107, 8.
Difficulty, a source of greatness in taste, i. 187. Difficulty
in morals, importance and advantage of it, v. 301, 4.
Dignity national, no standard for rating the conditions of

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peace, viii. 107.

Dimension, greatness of, a powerful cause of the sublime,
i. 179. Necessary to the sublime in building, 185. But
incompatible with beauty, 297.

Dinagepore, Rajah of, account of him, xvi. 318.
Diogenes, anecdote of him, vi. 73, 4.

Directory, the, by whom settled, x. 14. Rejected at the

Revolution, ibid.

Disappointment, what, i. 130.

"Discontents," thoughts on the cause of the present, ii. 217.
Produced by a system of favouritism, 259.
Discretion, Lord Coke's remark on it, vi. 359.
Discretionary powers of the monarch should be exercised
upon publick principles, ii. 260.

Discrimination, a coarse one, the greatest enemy to accuracy
of judgment, vii. 388.

Dissenters, observations on the Test Act against them, vi. 325.
Distress, great, never teaches wise lessons to mankind, vi. 12.
Distrust, advantages of it, vii. 166.

Disunion in Government, mischief of it, ii. 204.
Divorce, observations on, viii. 176.

Doomsday Book, origin and nature of it, x. 402.
"Double Cabinet," what, ii. 232.

Nature and design of it,
240. Mischievous conduct of it, 271. How recommended
at court, 279. Its operation upon Parliament, 286. Sin-
gular doctrine propagated by it, 329.
Drama, hints for an essay on it, x. 147.
Dramatic writing, difficulty of it, x. 147. Origin of it, 152, 3,
Druids, some account of their origin and character, x. 186.
The opinion that their religion was founded on the unity
of the Godhead, confuted, 198.


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Dryden, his translation of a passage in Virgil, viii. 276.
Du Bos, his erroneous theory respecting the effect of paint.
ing, on the passions, i. 163.

Dupin, M. de la Tour, his account of the state of the army
in France, v. 375.

Dunkirk, demolition of, ii. 187.

Dunning, Mr. brief character of him, iii. 394.
Durham, county palatine of, misgoverned until the reign of
Charles II. iii. 89.

Duty, people do not like to be told of it, vi. 202. Dependent
on the will, 204. Determined by our lot in life, iv.
208. Effectual execution of it, how to be secured,
iii. 338.




East India Company, origin of it, xiii. 26 System of its
service, 29. A fundamental part of their constitution,
that the whole shall be a written government, 53.
sources of its power, 22. Its negotiations with govern-
ment, ii. 125. Observations on their charter, iv. 9. Ex-
tent and population of their possessions, 16-19. Ob-
servations on their conduct, 20. Their treatment of the
nations indirectly subject to their authority, 44. 85.
Concise view of the proceedings of the House of Com-
mons relative to them, 159-181.

East Indies, origin of the extensive British possessions there,

iv. 161, note.

Easter, whence the name derived, x. 261. Disputes about
the time of celebrating it, promote the study of astro-
nomy, 279.
Ecclesiastical establishment in England, observations on it,

v. 190-6.

Ecclesiastical investitures, origin and nature of them, x. 437.
Economy and war not easily reconciled, ii. 59. Difficulty of
attempting a plan of it, iii. 232-36. Admirable system of
it, in France, by Necker, 238-44. Rules for a proper
plan of it, 255-7. Things prescribed by the principles
of radical economy, 285. Political economy had its ori-
gin in England, viii. 27. Description of real economy,

30, 1.
Education, effect of it on the colonists in America, iii. 54.
Description of a good one, vi. 30. xvi. 268.
Edward the Confessor, his character and conduct, x. 310.
Election, popular, of magistrates, importance of it, ii. 263.



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