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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.
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.
P A R T I.
ATE gave the word; the cruel arrow sped;
And Pope lies number'd with the mighty Dead!
But You, O WARBURTON! whose eye refin’d 15
You trace the Chain that links his deep design,
In ev'ry Breast there burns an active lame,
Thus Heav’n in Pity wakes the friendly Flame,