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By J. BROWN, A. M..

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PART I. F the End and Efficacy of Satire. The Love of U Glory and Fear of Shame universal, ø 29. This Pasion, implanted in Man as a Spur to Virtue, is generally perverted, X 41. And thus becomes the Occasion of the greatest Follies, Vices, and Miseries, ø 61. It is the Work of Satire to re&tify this Passion, to reduce it to it's proper Channel, and to convert it into an Incentive to Wifdom and Virtue, * 89. Hence it appears that Satire may influence those who defy all Laws Human and Divine, $99. An Objection answered, Ý 131.

PART II. Rules for the Conduct of Satire. Justice and Truth its chief and essential Property, ♡ 169. Prudence in the Application of Wit and Ridicule, whose Province is, not to explore unknown, but to enforce known Truths, ¥ 191. Proper Subječts of Satire are the Manners of present times, 239. Decency of Expression recommended, 255. The different Methods in which Folly and Vice ought to be chaf tised, x 269. The Variety of Style and Manner which these two Subjects require, ț 277. The Praise of Virtue may be admitted with Propriety, x 315. Caution with regard to Panegyric, x 329. The Dignity of true Satire,

x 341,

PART III. The History of Satire. Roman Satirists, Lucilius, Horace, Persius, Juvenal, x 357, etc. Causes of the Decay of Literature, particularly of Satire, ♡ 389. Revival of Satire, x 401. Erasmus one of its principal Restorers, 405. Donne, x 411. The Abuse of Satire in England, during the licentious Reign of Charles II. X 415. Dryden, ☆ 429. The true Ends of Satire pursued by Boileau in France, x 439; and by Mr. Pope in England, x 445.

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