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Book II.-Sat. 1. To Mr. Fortescue
Sat. 6. The first part by Dr.Swift
Book 1.-Epist. 1. To Lord Bolingbroke
Epist. 4. A Modern Imitation......
Epist. 7. In the Manner of Dr. Swift.
Book II.-Epist. 1. To Augustus
The Satires of Dr. Donne, versified......
A Letter to the Pablisher, occasioned by the first correct
Martinus Scriblerus bis Prolegomena and Illustrations to
the Danciad; with the Hypercritics of Aristarchus... 100
Testimonies of Authors concerning the Poet and his
Martinus Scriblerus of the Poem......
Ricardus Aristarchus of the Hero of the Poem.... 135
Preface prefixed to the Five first imperfect Editions of
List of Books, Papers, and Verses, in which Mr. P. was
abused before the Publication of the Dunciad, with the
true Names of the Authors.........
Advertisement to the first Edition, with Notes, in quarto,
Advertisement to the first Edition of the Fourth Book of
the Dunciad, when printed separately, 1742.... 163
Advertisement to the complete Edition of 1743.
Advertisement printed in the Journals, 1730...
Parallel of the Characters of Mr. Dryden and Mr. Pope 166
Parallel of the Characters of Mr. Pope and Mr. Dryden. 167
The Danciad. To Dr. Swift. Book I...
Satires, Epistles, and Odes of Horace,
Ludentis speciem dabit, et torquebitur. Hor.
ADVERTISEMENT. The occasion of publishing these Imitations was the clamour
raised on some of my Epistles. An answer from Horace was both more full and of more dignity than any I could have made in my own person ; and the example of much greater freedom in so eminent a divine as Dr. Donne, seemed a proof with what indignation and contempt a Christian may treat vice or folly, in ever so low or ever so high a station. Both these authors were acceptable to the princes and ministers ander whom they lived. The satires of Dr. Donne I versified at the desire of the Earl of Oxford, while be was lord-treasurer, and of the Duke of Shrewsbury, who had been secretary of state ; neither of wbom looked upon a satire on vicious courts as any reflection on those they served in. And indeed there is not in the world a greater error than that which fools are so apt to fall into, and knaves with good reason to encourage,—the mistaking a satirist for a libeller; whereas to a true satirist nothing is so odious as a libeller : for the same reason as to a man truly virtaous, nothing is so hateful as a hypocrite.
Uni æquus virtuti atque ejus amicis.
BOOK II. SATIRE I.
To Mr. Fortescue. P. There are, (I scarce can think it, but am told) There are to whom my satire seems too bold;
Scarce to wise Peter complaisant enough,
P. Not write? but then I think,
F. You could not do a worse thing for your life.
and fierce, With arms, and George, and Brunswick, crowd
Rend with tremendous sound your ears asunder,
F. Then all your Muse's softer art display,
P. Alas! few verses touch their nicer ear; They scarce can bear their laureat twice a year ;