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PART I. Of the End and Efficacy of Satire. The
Love of Glory and Fear of Shame universal, ver. 29. This Passion, implanted in Man as a Spur to Virtue, is generally perverted, ver. 41. And thus becomes the Occasion of the greatest Follies, Vices, and Miseries, ver. 61. It is the work of Satire to rectify this Passion, to reduce it to its proper Channel, and to convert it into an Incentive to Wisdom and Virtue, ver. 89. Hence it appears that Satire may influence those who defy all Laws Human and Divine, ver. 99.
An Objection answered, ver. 131. PART II. Rules for the Conduct of Satire. Justice
and Truth its chief and effential Property, 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 present Times, ver. 239. Decency of Expression recommended, ver. 255. The different Methods in which Folly and Vice ought to be chastised, ver. 269. The Variety of Style and Manner which thefe two Subjects require, ver. 277. The Praise of Virtue may be adınitted with Propriety, ver. 315. Caution with regard to Panegyric, ver.
329. The Dignity of true Satire, ver. 341. PART III. The History of Satire. Roman Satirists,
Lucilius, Horace, Persius, Juvenal, ver. 357, &c. Causes of the Decay of Literature, particularly of Satire, ver. 389. Revival of Satire, 401. Erasmus one of its principal Restorers, ver. 405. Donne, ver. 411. The Abuse of Satire in England, during the licentious ign of Charles II. ver. 415. Dryden, ven 429. The true Ends of Satire pursued by Boileau in France, ver. 439. and by Mr. Pope in England, ver. 445