[Index to volumes 5-8 of Nichols's Collection:]


[Italicized names mean that a person is named in a text and a note is given about that person; names not italicized mean that the person is the author of a poem that appears on the page indicated, and a footnote about the author appears with it.]

[I have given here the complete index, and then have sometimes gone to the place indicated and copied also the note.]

ADDISON,(1) vii.113

Arbuthnot's Library, v. 81

Ashburnham, Lady Mary, v.288

ATTERBURY, v.1.9 vii.301.

Barton, Mrs. Catharine, v.169. viii.305

Beaumont's Mad Lover, viii.62.271

Bellenden, vii.306.

Betterton, vi.290.

Binning, Lord, vi.263.

Birch, Thomas, v.259.vii.306

Boyse, Samuel, vii.288.


Bristol Family, vii.272, &c seq.

Browne, Isaac Hawkins, vi.93.

----- Sir William, vi.205

Buckeredge, Bainbrigg, v.159

Buckingham House, v.164.viii.305

Bucks, Edmund Duke of, vii.204.208

Burnaby, William, v. 144.

Burnet, Thomas, vi.156

Byrom, Jehn, vii.156.

Camden's Picture, vi.151

Cato's Soliloquy, v. 6.

Cerceau, viii.25.317

Chambers, Lady Mary, v.167

Chapone, Mrs. vi.18 [I checked; these are about these women.]

Chetwode, Dean, vii.293.

Chevy Chase, vii.45.53

Clayton, Richard, vii.316.

CLEIVELAND, vii.10.viii.308.

Clifford, Martin, vii.293.

Cobb, Samuel, vii.238.

Cobden, Edward, vii.366.

CORKE, John E. of, vii.204.

Courtnay, Henry, viii.214

COWLEY, vii.70.

Cowper, Dean, viii.93.

Crashaw, Richard, vii.103.viii.313.

Crosthwait, Tho. vii.294.

CROXALL, vii. 345.

Cutts, Lord, viii.291.

Dabl, Michael, viii.290.

Dalacourt, James, vi.267.viii.316.

Davies, Sneyd, vi.114.viii.307

Diaper, John, v.209.

Dodd, William, vii.228.

DRAYTON, v.176.viii.305

Dryden, Charles, viii.281.

DRYDEN'S Portrait, v.153.

DUNCOMBE, JOHN, viii.226.

Eden, William, viii.221.


ETHEREGE, Sir GEORGE, v. [sic.--no pp.#s]

EVANS, Dr. v.87.

FALKLAND, Vise. viii.247.

Fawkes, Francis, vii.233.viii.88

FENTON, viii.296.298.

Fletcher, Philip, vi.243.

Freind, Dr. Robert, v.316.vii.122.viii.314.

Gildon, Charles, vii.131.

Gostling, William, vii.227.

Green, Bp.viii.270

HALIFAX, vii.90.

Hall, John, vii.49.viii.311.

Hammond, Anthony, viii.265.

Harcourt, Simon, vii.322.

----- Earl, vii.13.

Hardinge, Nicholas, vi.82

Harte, Walter, vii.302.

Hayter, Bishop, viii.13.

Hervey, Thomas, vi.57.

Higgons, Bevil, vii.101.viii.281

Highmore, Miss vi.103.107 [not italicized, but should be; the poems that have these notes are to or about her, not by her.]

HOADLY, Bp. vii.218

---- Dr. John, vi.325.viii.149

HOGARTH, viii.232 [yes, an epigram by him.]

HOPKINS, vii.129

----- John, viii.291

Horace and Lydia, v.*7.

Howard, Mrs. v.271.vii.306

Howe, John, vii.284.

Hughes, Jabez, vi.59.

Keene the Comedian, vi.293.

KING, EDWARD, vii.76 [that is, Mr. Edward King.]

Kit-Cat-Club, v.168.276


LANSDOWNE, v.266vii.89.

Layer, viii.299.

LEE, NAT. vii.86

Lloyd, Nathanael, vi.101.

----- ROBERT, vii.223

Long, Mrs. Anne, v.173.

Lonsdale, viscount, v.33

LOWTH, BISHOP, viii.65.

Manley, Mrs. De la Riviere, vii.369 [her poem "To the Countess of Bristol." heavily footnoted.]

Marlborough, Duke of vii.221.

Marmontier convent, viii.105.

Matanasius, vii.68

Maynwaring, Arthur, vii.354.

Meadowcourt, Richard, vi.276.

Menage, vii.282.

Metaphysical Poetry, vii.23
"Newcastle Coal-Pits*, By the Same [= Cleiveland].
* This Poem is of that species, which a great Critic+ has aptly denominated "Metaphysical," abounding with witty rather than just images. It is here printed from two Copies, one in Cleiveland's Works, 8vo. 1687, the other in Dryden's Miscellanies, vol. IV. In the margin are here noted a few of the different Readings in the latter, that were not adopted into the text.
+Dr. Johnson in the Life of Cowley, among his English Poets

Mira, v.268

Needler, Henry, vi.47

Neville, Henry, vii.2

Newcastle, duchess of, vii.285 [note about her in addn's to the first volume.]


Nokes the Comedian, vi.291

North Elmham, vii.80.

ORRERY, vii.296.298

Pack, Richardson, vii.146.

Pennant, Tho. vi.113.viii.229.

Pennington, Miss, vi.27.

Percy, Lady Eliz., v.286.

[This note forms part of a whole slew of notes about women for the poem:] THE CELEBRATED BEAUTIES, Occasioned by the Author's being Suspected of writing "The British Court." ANONYMOUS; FROM DRYDEN'S COLLECTION. [All or almost all of the women mentioned in the poem are footnoted.]

Phelps, Richard, viii.209.

Physic-garden at Oxford, v.44.

POPE, v.312

----- Dr. Walter, v.51

Potenger, John, viii.285.

Pratt, Daniel, vii.150

PRIOR, vii.93.

Pulteney, William, vii.315.

Queen's College, v.40

Redman, Dr. John, vi.304



Sancho, Ignatius, viii.280.

SANDYS, GEORGE, viii.238.

Say, Samuel, vi.41.

SEWELL, GEORGE, vii.133.


Shard, Isaac Pacatus, vi.313.viii.308.

Sharp, John, vi.90.

SMITH, vii.105.

Sortes Vigilianae, v.257.

SPENCE, viii.1

On the Marriage of the Prince of Orange, . . . . By Joseph Spence+, M.A.

+ This ornament of polite literature became first known to the learned world, by his "Essay on Pope's Odyssey," in 1726. He was fellow of New College, Oxford, whre he took the degree of M.A. Nov. 2, 1727. He as elected by the University professor July 11, 1728; succeeding the Rev. Thomas Warton, B.D. fathre to Dr. Josephy Warton . . . and Mr. Thomas Warton, author of "The History of English Poetry," and poetry profesor; each of which three Professors were twice elected to their office, and held it for ten years, a period as long as the [viii.1 / .2] statutes will allow. He wrote an account of Stephen Duck, which was first published as a pamphlet in 1731, and said to be written by "Jos. Spence, Esq. Poetry Professor." From this circumstance it has been supposed that he was not then in orders . . . . It was afterwards much altered, and prefixed to Duck's poems. In 1736, at Mr. Pope's desire, he republished "Gorboduc," with a preface containing an account of the author, the earl of Dorset. He travelled . . . . [viii.2 / .3] . . . . His "Polymetis, or an Enquiry concerning the Agreement between the Works of the Roman Poets, and the Remains ofthe antient Artists, being an Attempt to illustrate them mutually from each other," was published in folio in 1747. Of Polymetis, a work of acknowledged taste and learning, Mr. Gray has been thought to speak too contemptuously in his Letters. Mr. Gray's chief objection is, that the author has illustrated his subject from the Roman, and not from the Greek Poets: that is, that he has not performed, what he never undertook; nay, what he expressly declared he did not undertake. A thir edition appeared in folio in 1774 . . . . I have seen a pamphlet with Spence's name to it in MS. as the author, called "Plain Matter of Fact, or, a short Review of the Reigns of our Popish Princes since the Reformation; in order to shew what we are to expect if another should happen to reign over us. Part I. 1748," 12mo. He was installed prebendary of Durham (the seventh stall), May 24, [viii.3 / .4] 1754; and published in that year, "An Account of the Life, Character, and Poems of Mr. Blacklock, . . . which was afterwards prefixed to his Poems. The prose pieces which he printed in "The Museum" he collected and published . . . in a pamphlet called "Moralities, by Sir Harry Beaumont, 173." Under that name he published "Crito, or a Dialogue on Beauty," and "A particular Account of the Emperor of China's Gardens near Pekin, in a Letter from F. Attiret, . . . "; both reprinted in Dodsley's "Fugitive Pieces." He wrote "An Epistle from a Swiss Officer to his friend at Rome," first printed in "The Museum;" and since in the third volume of Dodsley's Collection. In 1758 he took a tour into Scotland, . . . . In 1759 he published . . . . [viii. 4 / 5 more about what he published and what others published on him; an account of his drowning / 6].--The duke of Newcastle possess some MS. volumes of anecdotes of eminent writers, collected by Mr. Spence, who in his life-time communicated to Dr. Warton as many of them as related to Mr. Pope; and, by permision of the noble owner, Dr. Johnson ahs made many extracts from them in his excellent "Biographical Prefaces." N. [viii.6]

Squire, Bishop, vii.231

Stanley, Tho. vi.59.viii.311

STEELE, vii.263.294

STEPNEY, vii.95.

Stillingfleet, Benjamin, vi.109.

Stonestreet,-- v.73.vii.304 [Mr. Stonestreet]

Student, vii.316 "The Student*."

* Or "Oxford and Cambridge Miscellany;" a periodical publication set on foot by Bonnell Thornton, M.B., Student of Christ Church, in the year 1750 . . . .

TAYLOR, JOHN, viii.154

Talbot, James, viii.292.

Templeman, Peter, viii.225

Thirlby, Dr. Styan, vi.114

Tollet, George, vi.64. [This turns out to be a note about Elizabeth Tollet, George being her father, preceding a large selection, relatively speaking, of her poems. vi.64:]


* Daughter of George Tollet, esq. who, as a commissioner of the navy, had a house in the Tower in the reigns of King William and Queen Anne. Sir Isaac Newton honoured both him and his daughter with his friendship, and was much pleased with some of her first essays. She has paid a grateful tribute to the memory of that great man in a copy of verses, [p. 69.] Her works (published after her death, which happened in 1754) abound with sentiment and simplicity (beauties rarely to be found in modern poems), and yet are far from being destitute of spirit and poetical ornament. Some of the poems indeed have such a philosophical cast, and so great a depth of thought, that they will scarcely be understood by the beau monde. The worth author's head and heart concurred in promoting the cause of Good-manners, Virtue, and Religion. She would not suffer her poems to appear till herself was beyond the reach of envy or applause. They are very incorrectly printed. The writer of this note has them corrected, with contents prefixed. She left her estate (a pretty good one) to her youngest nephew. Her eldest, George Tollet esq. of betley Hall in Staffordshire, a gentleman of letters and fortune, well known by his curious illustrations of Shakespeare, died October 22, 1779. D.

TRAPP, JOSEPH, vii.116.

Walpole, Lady Catharine, vi.203 [This note says that she was the wife of Sir Robert Walpole and then quotes the inscription on her tomb, saying:]--The character on her beautiful tomb in Westminster Abbey deserves to be perpetuated; . . . [quotation follows.]

Webster, --- vi.277


Wharton, Anne, v.11 [v.11:] The Lamentations of Jeremiah Paraphrased by Mrs.Wharton*.

* Anne, first wife of the marquis.--The Paraphrase was written before she was married. See vol. I p. 53. II.p.329.III.44.IV.356. N. [that's the entire note.]

[missing note: To Cupid. By Lucy Lady Wharton*. * Second wife to the marquis, and mother to the duke of Wharton. She was daughter to Adam Lesley baron Lisburne in the kingdom of Ireland. N.]

---- DUKE OF, v.24. [v.24:] Menalcas and Enosia, A Pastoral Dialogue. By the Duke of Wharton*, occasioned by an amour he had, when a youth, with a married lady.

* This unprincipled and unthinking genius, only son of the marquis of Wharton by Lucy his second lady, was born in December 1698, and educated under teh immediate inspection of his father, who anxiously endeavoured to qualify him for the high station his birth gave him reason to expect. The first source of his unhappiness . . . . [note continues, taking up most of the page, from pp 24 to 28, incl.]

Winchester Castle, viii.275.

Worts, Will. vii.360.viii.316

YONGE, Sir WILLIAM, vi.255.

York House, vi.297.

YORKE, CHARLES, vi. 297.

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