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XXVIII. Satyr, its End; a Critick on the Suty

XXIX. Elegy, its Chara&ter.
XXX. The Ode, its Spirit and Genius.
XXXI. The Epigram, its Beauty.
XXXII. Of the Madrigal, Sonnet, Ballad, and

other little Verse, with their different Characters.
XXXIII. Resolutions of several Difficulties, as to the

general Practice of Verse.
XXXIV. The Morals of a Poet.

Reflections upon History.


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X7. The philosophical Genius, that prevaild under

Augustus, declined under his Succeffors.
XII. Adrian, and the following Emperors, reviv'd

the Love of Philosophy.
XIII. The Credit of Pagan Philosophy, sunk, up-

on the Birth of Christianity.
XIV. The Success of the first Christians in philofo-

phical Studies, and the Use they made of it.

XV. Revolution in Learning and Philosophy, made

by the Arabians.

XVI. The Origin of fcholaftick Philosophy, under

Thomas Acquinas.
XVII. The Rise of Cabalistick Philofophy, under

the Chymists.

XVIII, The Birth of Modern Philofophy.

XIX. Ancient and Modern Philosophy compared.

XX. The Respect due to the Ancients.
XXI. We are not to be Slaves to their opinion, or to

yield an unreasonable Deference to their Authority.

XXII. Neither ought we to be too much wedded to our

own Opinion.

XXlll. We are to judge of Things according to their

different Degrees of Certainty:

XXIV. Universal Approbation an Argument of

Worth and Excellency.

XXV. A Censure of those Authors who are ambitionis

of Signalizing themselves by extraordinary Con-


XXVI. The servile or free, Disposition of Enqui-

rers, the Cause of the different Seets in Philofopby.


. Philosophy ceases to be folid when it be-

gins to be subtile.

XXVIII. The Ill Use of Philosophy the Ruin of

XXIX.' The Character of a true Philosopher, is to

know where to doubt with Discretion.

XXX. The Extreams of Believing nothing and Be-

lieving All, dangerous in Philosophy.


many Wits.

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