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CONTENT S.

PART 1.

F the End and Efficacy of Satire. The Love of

Glory and Fear of Shame universal, y 29. This Pafion, implanted in Man as a Spur to Virtue, is generally perverted, x 41. And thus become the Occasion of the greatest Follies, Vices, and Miseries, $61. It is the Work of Satire to reétify this Pasion, to reduce it to its proper Channel, and to convert it into an Incentive to Wisdom, and Virtue, x 89. Hence it appears, that Satire may influence those who defy all Laws Human and Divine, x 99. An Objection answered, ý 131.

PART II. Rules for the Conduct of Satire. Justice and Truth its chief and essential Property, x 169. Prudence in the Application of Wit and Ridicule, whose Province is, net to explore unknown, but to enforce known Truths, * 191. Proper SubjeEts of Satire are the Manners of peresent times, $ 239. Decency of Expression recommended, ø 255. The different Methods in which Folly and Vice ought to be chastised, x 269. The Variety of Style and Manner which these two Subjects require, * 277. The Praise of Virtue may be admitted with Propriety, * 315. Caution with regard to Panegyric, * 329. The Dignity of true Satire, ý 341.

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PART III.

The History of Satire. Roman Satirists, Lucilius, Horace, Persius, Juvenal, w:357, etc. Causes of the Decay of Literature, particularly of Satire, v 389. Revival of Satire, ø 401. Erasmus one of its principal Restorers, 8 405. Donne, ♡ 411. The Abuse of Satire in England, during the licentious Reign of Charles II, $ 45. Dryden, ỷ 429. The true Ends of Satire pursued by Boileau in France, * 439; and by Mr. Pope in England, ♡ 445.

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P A R T I.

FA

ATE gave the word; the cruel arrow sped;

And Pope lies number'd with the mighty Dead!
Refign'd he fell; superior to the dart,
That quench'd its rage in Yours and Britain's

Heart:
You mourn: but BRITAIN, lull'd in rest profound, s
(Unconscious Britain!) slumbers o'er her wound.
Exulting Dulness ey'd the setting Light,
And Aapp'd her wing, impatient for the Night:
Rouz’d at the signal, Guilt collects her train,
And counts the Triumphs of her growing Reign: 10
With inextinguishable rage they burn;
And Snake-hung Envy hisses o’er his Urn:
Th’envenom'd Monsters spit their deadly foam,
To blaft the Laurel that surrounds his Tomb.

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But You, O WARBURTON! whose eye refin’d 15
Čan see the greatness of an honest mind;
Can see each Virtue and each Grace unite,
And taste the Raptures of a pure Delight;
You visit oft his awful Page with Care,
And view that bright Assemblage treasur’d there; 20

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You trace the Chain that links his deep design,
And pour new Lustre on the glowing Line.
Yet deign to hear the efforts of a Muse,
Whose eye, not wing, his ardent flight pursues :
Intent from this great Archetype to draw 25
SATire's bright Form, and fix her equal Law;
Pleas'd if from hence th'unlearn'd may comprehend,
And rev'rence His and SATIRE's gen'rous End.

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In ev'ry Breast there burns an active lame,
The Love of Glory, or the Dread of Shame : 30
The Passion One, tho' various it appear,
As brighten'd into Hope, or dimm’d by Fear.
The lisping Infant, and the hoary Sire,
And Youth and Manhood feel the heart-born fire:
The Charms of Praise the Coy, the Modest woo, 35
And only Ay, that Glory may pursue:
She, Pow'r refiftlefs, rules the wise and great;
Bends ev'n reluctant Hermits at her feet;
Haunts the proud City, and the lowly Shade,
And (ways alike the Sceptre and the Spade. 4

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Thus Heav’n in Pity wakes the friendly Flame,
To urge Mankind on Deeds that merit Fame:
Bat Man, vain Man, in folly only wise,
Rejects the Manna sent him from the Skies:

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