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A N

ESSAY

Ο Ν

SATIRE,

Occafioned by the Death of

Mr. POPE.

VOL. III.

Infcribed to

Mr. WARBURTO N.

By J. BROW N, A. M.

A

CONTENTS.

PART I.

F the End and Efficacy of Satire.
Glory and Fear of Shame univerfal,

The Love of
29. This

Paffion, implanted in Man as a Spur to Virtue, is gene-
rally perverted, 41. And thus becomes the Occafion of
the greatest Follies, Vices, and Miseries, & 61. It is the
Work of Satire to rectify this Paffion, to reduce it to it's
proper Channel, and to convert it into an Incentive to Wif-
dom and Virtue, 89. Hence it appears that Satire may
influence those who defy all Laws Human and Divine,
99. An Objection answered, & 131.

PART II.

Rules for the Conduct of Satire. Justice and Truth
its chief and effential Property, 169. Prudence in the
Application of Wit and Ridicule, whofe Province is, not
to explore unknown, but to enforce known Truths, & 191.
Proper Subjects of Satire are the Manners of present times,

239. Decency of Expreffion recommended, 255. The
different Methods in which Folly and Vice ought to be chaf-
tifed, 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,

*341

PART III.

The History of Satire. Roman Satirifts, Lucilius, Horace, Perfius, Juvenal, 357, etc. Caufes of the ✯ Decay of Literature, particularly of Satire, 389. Revival of Satire, 401. Erafmus one of its principal Reftorers, 405. Donne, 411. The Abufe of Satire in England, during the licentious Reign of Charles II,

415. Dryden, 429. The true Ends of Satire purfued by Boileau in France, & 439; and by Mr. Pope in England, 445.

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