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Contents of the Fourth Volume.
PROLOGUE to the SATIRES, in an Epi-
SATIRES and EPISTLES of HORACE
The Second Book of the Satires of Horace, Sat. I.
The Second Book of the Satires of Horace, Sat II. ·
The Firft Book of the Epiftles of Horace, Ep. I.101
The Second Book of the Epiftles of Horace, Ep. I.
The Second Book of the Epiftles of Horace, Ep. II.
SATIRES of Dr. JOHN DONNE Dean of St.
The first publication of this Epifle.
HIS paper is a fort of bill of complaint, begun many years fince, and drawn up by fnatches, as the feveral occafions offered. I had no thoughts of publishing it, till it pleased some Persons of Rank and Fortune [the Authors of Verses to the Imitator of Horace, and of an Epistle to a Doctor of Divinity from a Nobleman at Hampton Court] to attack, in a very extraordinary manner, not only my Writings (of which, being public, the Public is judge) but my Perfon, Morals, and Family, whereof, to those who know me not, a truer information may be requifite. Being divided between the neceffity to fay fomething of myfelf, and my own lazinefs to undertake fo awkward a task, I thought it the shortest way to put the laft hand to this Epistle. If it have any thing pleasing, it will be that by which I am moft defirous to please, the Truth and the Sentiment; and if any thing offensive, it will be only to those I am least forry to offend, the vicious or the ungenerous.
Many will know their own pictures in it, there being not a circumftance but what is true; but I have,