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PART I. OF F the End and Efficacy of Satire. The Love of

Glory and Fear of Shame universal, y 29. This Pasion, implanted in Man as a Spur to Virtue, is generally perverted, v 41. And thus becomes the Occasion of the greatest Follies, Vicesy. and Miseries, x 61. It is the work of Satire to rectify this Paffion, to reduce it to its proper Channel, and to convert it into an Incentive to Wisdom and Virtue, ♡ 89. Hence it appears, that Satire may influence those who defy all Laws Human and Divine, x 99. An Objection answered, Ý 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, whose Province is, not to explore unknown, but to enforce known Truths, Ý 191. Proper Subjects of Satire are the Manners of present Times, $ 239. Decency of Expression recommended, Ý 255.

The different Methods in which Folly and Vice ought to be chastised, x 269. The Variety of Style and Manner which these two Subjects require, x 277.

The Praise of Virtue may be admitted with Propriety, x 315. Caution with regard to Panegyrick, x 329. The Dignity of true Satire, x 341.

The History of Satire, Roman Satirifts, Lucilius,

Horace, Persius, Juvenal, x 357, etc. Causes of
the Decay of Literature, particularly of Satire,
* 389. Revival of Satire, ý 401. Erasmus one
of its principal Restorers, $ 405. , Donne, * 411.
The Abuse of Satire in England, during the licen-
tious Reign of Charles II. $ 415. Dryden,

429. The true Ends of Satire pursued by Boileau
in France, st 439; and by Mr Pope in England,


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