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E S S A Y

Ο Ν

S A T I RE,

Occasioned by the Death of

Mr. P O P E.

Inscribed to

Mr. W ARB UR TO N.

By J. BROWN, A.M.

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PART III.
The History of Satire. Roman Satirists, Lucilius,
Horace, Persius, Juvenal, Ý 357, etc. Causes of the
Decay of Literature, particularly of Satire, Ý 389. Re-
vival of Satire, x 401. Erasmus one of its principal
Restorers, x 405. Donne, Ý 411. The Abuse of Satire
in England, during the licentious Reign of Charles II.
Ý 415. Dryden, x 429. The true Ends of Satire pur-
sued by Boileau in France, x 439; and by Mr. Pope in
England, x 445.

Ρ Α R T

I.

FA

ATE

gave

the Word; the cruel arrow sped; And Pope lies number'd with the mighty

Dead ! Resign'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, (Unconscious Britain !) Numbers o'er her wound. Exulting Dulness ey'd the setting Light, And flapp'd her wing, impatient for the Night: Rouz’d at the signal, Guilt collects her train, And counts the Triumphs of her growing Reign: With inextinguishable rage they burn; 11 And Snake-hung Envy hisses o'er his Urn: Th'envenom’d Monster fpit their deadly foam, To blast the Laurel that surrounds his Tomb.

But You, O WARBURTON! whose Can see the greatness of an honest mind;

eye refin'd

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