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Contents of the Fourth Volume.
The Second Book of the Satires of Horace, Sat II. ·
The Second Book of the Epiftles of Horace, Ep. II.
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,