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Mr. Ozell was a man of application, but of no taste or genius, yet acquired some reputation for his numerous translations, and would bave deserved more had be confined his labours to serious works, where a reader may be content with a literal meaning ; but it was his misfortune to undertake works of humour and fancy, which were qualities be seemed not to possess himself, and therefore could not do justice to in others. Moliere, particularly, is an author of that superior genius, that it would require abilities almost equal to his own to translate him in such a manner as to give him, in the clothing of our own language, the air and manner of a native.

Mr. Ozell, however, had a more exalted idea of bis own abilities than the world was willing to allow them, for, on his being introduced by Mr. Pope into the “ Dunciad” (for what cause*, however, does not appear), he published a very extraordinary advertisement, signed with his name, in a paper called “The Weekly Medley," Sept. 1729, in which he expresses his resentment, and at the same time draws a comparison, in his own favour, between Mr. Pope and himself, both with respect to learning and poetical genius. The advertisement at length may be seen in the notes to the “ Dunciad.” But, says the author of his life, " though we cannot readily subscribe to this self-assumed preference, yet, as Mr. Coxeter informs us that his conversation was agreeable, and his knowledge of men and things considerable, and as it is probable that, with an understanding somewhat above the common rank, he possessed a considerable share of good-nature, we readily allow, that a person of this character might be much more amiable than one of a greater brilliancy of parts, if deficient in these good qualities."

* He was much the butt of the wits passed so many agreeable hours, as of that period.--Swift, in the introduce they have been the great reficers of tion to bis “Polite Conversation," our language, so it has been try chief says, “I caonot conceal without in- ambition to imitate them. Let the gratitude, the great assistaoce I have Popes, the Gays, the Arbuthnuts, the received from those two illustrious Youngs, and the rest of that snarling writers, Mr. Ozell and capt. Stevens. brood, burst with eavy at the praises These, and some others of distinguish- we receive from the court and kinged emigence, in whose company I have dom.”

Biog. Dram.-Cibber's Lives.-Pope's Works, Bowles's edition.

INDEX

TO THE

TWENTY-THIRD VOLUME.

Those marked thus * are new.
Those marked † are re-written, with additions.

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NÆvius, Cneius.......
*Nalson, John ..........
*Nancel, Nich. de ....
*Nangis, William of ........3

Nani, John Bapt. .... ib.
+Nanni, Peter......... .5

Nanteuil, Robert ....... .6
*Nantigni, L. C. de ...... 8
+Naogeorge, Thomas .....
+ Napier, John ....... 9
*Nardi, James ......

12
Nares, James ......
*Nary, Cornelius ....
Nash, Richard .....

Thomas ....
*Nasmith, James ...

28
+Nathan, Isaac.....

29
*Natta, Mark Ant. .... .30
+Naudé, Gabriel .....

Philip......
*Naunton, sir Robert ... ib.

Navagero, Andrew........ 34
*Navarete, J. H. ......... 36
Navaretta, Ferdinand...... ib.

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Nayler, James...........
*Neal, Daniel ..........
*— or Nele, Thomas ....
+Neander, Michael......

Necham, Alexander ....
*Necker, Ch. Fred.........
*

James ...........
Needham, John Turberville

- Marchemont ....54
Neefs, Peter ............
*Neer, Arnold Vander......
*Neercassel, John de ....
*Nelson, Horatio .........

Robert ..........
Nemesianus, Aur. Olymp..
· Nemesius ..........
Nennius ..............
Nepos, Cornelius ...
*Neri, St. Philip de...
Nerli, Philip de .......
Nesbit, Alexander ......
*Nesse, Christopher. .....

Nestor, Russian monk ....
* Dionysius ......

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*Nestorius, .............

. 98
+Netscher, Gaspard ...... 100
*Nettleton, Thomas ...... 102
*Neumann, Caspar. ....... 103

Neve, Tim. father & son.. 104
*Nevile, Alexander ....... 106
* Thomas ......... 107
*_ Henry ....... 109
*Newborough, Will. of....110

Newcomb, Thomas ...... 111
*Newcome, William ...... 113
*Newcourt, Richard ...... 114
*Newdigate, sir Roger .... 115
*Newland, Peter..........117

Newton, John, mathemat. 118
*

divine.......... 119.
-- sir Isaac........ 123 f

Richard ........ 143

Thomas, poet. ... 148
t -Thomas, bishop 149
Nicaise, Claude ......... 157
Nicander .............. 158
*Niccoli, Niccolo ........ 160
Nicephorus, Gregoras ....161

St. ......... 162
- Blemmides.... ib.

Callistus...... ib.
Niceron, J. F........... 163
- J. P........... 164

.. 164
Nicetas, Achominates ....
- David .......... 167
- - Serron .......... ib.

.... ib.
*Nicholas V..
*

Eymericus ..... 170
+Nichols, Frank .........
- Richard ......

- - William ........
*Nicolai, John ........... 177
* Nicolaus, Damascenus .... 178

178
* Nicole, Francis ...... ib.

John............ 180

Claude ...... .... ib.

- Peter ........
*Nicolino, Grimaldi .. 183
#Nicolson, William ... 184

Nicon .............. 192
+Nicot, John............ 199

Nieuwentyt, Bernard ..... 194
*Nieuwland, Peter. ....... 195
+Nigidius Figulus Publ., ...198

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+Niphus, Augustine ...... 199
*Nithard ................ ib.
*Nivelle de la Chaussee, P.C. 200
*Nivernois (L. J. Mancini,

duke)....... ........ ib.
Nizolius, Marius ........ 201
Noailles, L. A. de. ....... 202
*Noble, Eustache de ...... 205
*Noetus ...

206
*Nogarola, Lewis. .. .. .. .. ib.
*Noir, John le .... 208

Noldius, Christian ........ ib.
+Nollet, John Anth. ...... 209
Nollikins, Joseph Francis. . 210
+ Nonius, Marcellus ....... ib.

Lewis .......... 211

o r Nunez, Peter .. ib.
Noncus..............

..213
Noodt, Gerard ........ 214
*Nordberg, Joran ........217
Norden, Fred. Lewis ...... ib.

John ...........220
Norgate, Edward......
Noris, Henry ...........222
Norris, John............ 225
*North, Dudley, third lord 229

fourth lord 230
Francis, lord Guil-
ford ................ 231

Dr. John ........236
* Roger ..........

- Frederick, earl of
Guilford .............. ib.
t- George.......... 244
Norton, l'homas ........ 247
Nostradamus, Michel. ..... ib:
*Nostre, Andrew le .. 250

Noue, Francis de la......
*Nourry, Nicholas le.....
*Novarini, Lewis......
Novatus ......

.. 253
†Nowell, Alexander 254
*

Lawrence. .....
+Noy, William .......

Nuck, Anthony..... 268
*Nugent, earl of..... 269
*

Thomas ........ 270
*Nunez, Ferdinand ...
*Nutt, Joseph ............ 273
*Nuvolone ..............274

166

238

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362

365

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..368

369

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370

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391

393

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*Nuzzi, Mario .... 275 Onkelos.......

356
Nye, Philip..........

276 Onosander, .....
tOates, Titus ....... 279 *Opie, John ...... 358
*Oberlin, Jer. James ... ..281 +Opitius, Henry..
Obrecht, Ulric .......... 283 Opits, Martin ..... 364
Obsequens, Julius. .... 287 Oporinus, John ....
+Occam, William ..... .. ib. Oppian .......... 367
*Occo, Adolphus . ...... ..289 *Opstraet, John ........
tocellus, Lucanus ........ 290 Optatus..............
Ochinus, Bernardin ......291 *Oregius, Augustine ....
Ockley, Simon ...... ..293 *Oresme, Nich, ........... ib.
*Odington, Walter..... 298 Oribasius ...........
Odo, St..............

.. 300 Origen.......
- Cantianus.......... 300 *Orlandini, Nich. ........ 381
Oecolampadius, John .... 301 Orleans, Lewis duke of .... ib.
tOecumenius ............ 304 +- -- Peter Joseph .... 384
*Oeder, George Christ. ..., 305 *Orme, Robert ........ 385
*Oeser, Fred............. ib. *Ormerod, Oliver ...... 389
*Ofihely, Maurice ........ 306 Orobio, Balthasar........390
Ogden, Sam. ........... 307 Orosius, Paul .....
Ogilvy, John............308 tOrpheus .......... 392
*Oglethorpe, James Edward 312 forsato, Sertorio ...
+Oisel, James ............318 tOrsi, John Joseph .......
*Okely, Francis ..........319 - F.J. Augustine
tokolski, Simon .........320 Ortelius, Abraham ........ ib.
TOlahus, Nich........... . ib. *Orton, Job .............395
Oldcastle, sir John........ ib. Orville, James Phillip d' .. 400
Oldenburg, Henry .......323 tOsborne, Francis ........ 403
+Oldenburger, Phil. And... 325 *Osiander, Andrew ....... 404

Oldfield, Ann ......... 326 *— . And. grandson ..
*Oldham, Hugh. ....... 328 *.- -- John Adam...... ib.

- - John ........ 329 tOsius, Felix ............ 406
Oldisworth, William...... 331

331 +Osmund, St. ............
Oldmixon, John .. 332 Osorio, Jerome.........
+Oldys, William ..........334

334

- Jer, nephew .....
+Olearius, Adam..... 339 Ossat, Arnaud d' ......... ib.

-Godfrey ...... 341 Ostade, Adrian Van ......413
*O'Leary, Arthur.......

Ostervald, John Frederick. . ib.
*Oleaster, Jerome... 343 +Oswald, Erasmus ........417
*Oley, Barnabas .... . ib. *Otho of Frisingen ....... 418
Oliva, Alexander ...

tott, John Henry...
t . John ............ 345 tOtway, Thomas ......... 419
*Oliver, Isaac ............ ib. Oudin, Cassimir ......... 425
t- Peter .......... 346 *- Francis.......... 426
tOlivet, J. T. d'.......... Oughtred, William ..
*Olivetan, Robert ....... 348 *Ousel, Philip......... 433

Oliveyra, F. Xavier de .... 349 *Ouvrard, Rene....
*Olivieri, Hannibal ......, 352 Overall, John........... 436
fOlympiodorus .......... 354 Overbury, sir Thomas .... 439
Olzoffski, Andrew ......., ib.' Ovidius, P. Naso ........ 444

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