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F the End and Efficacy of Satire. The Love of

Glory and Fear of Shame universal, ver. 29. This
Pasion, implanted in Man as a Spur to Wirtue, is gene-
rally perverted, ver. 41. And thus becomes the Occa-
fon of the greates. Follies, Vices, and Miseries, ver. 61.
It is the Work of Satire to red?fy this Pasion, to reduce
it to its proper Channel, and to convert it into an Incen-
centive to Wisdom and Virtue, ver. 89. Hence it ap-
pears that Satire may influence those who defy all Laws
Human and Divine, ver, 99. An Objection answer-
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Rules for the Condućt of Satire. justice and Truth
it chief and esential Proferty, ver, 169. Prudence in
the Application of Wit and Ridicule, whose Province is,
not to explore unknown, but to enforce known Truths,
ver 191. Proper Subjects of Satire are the Manners of
prosent Times, ver. 239. Decency of Expression recom-
minded, ver, 255. The different Methods in which Folly
and Vice ought to be chaftised, ver, 269. The Variety of
Style and Manner which these two Subjeć's require, ver.
277. The Praise of Virtue may be admitted with Pro-
priety, ver, 315. Caution with regard to Panegyric,
ver, 329. The Dignity of true Satire, ver, 341.

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The History of Satire. Roman Satiriffs, Lucilius,
Horace, Persius, Juvenal, ver, 357, etc. Causes of
the Decay of Literature, particularly of Satire, ver. 389.
Revival of Satire, ver, 401. Erasmus one of its prin-
cipal Restorers, ver, 405. Donne, ver. 411. The Ab-
ise of Satire in England, during the licentious reign of
Charles II. ver. 415. Dryden, ver. 429. The true
Ends of Satire pursued by Boileau in France, ver. 439.
and by Mr. Pope in England, ver, 445.

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