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Prologue designed for Mr. D'Urfey's last play
Prologue to the Three Hours after Marriage
On Mrs. Tofts, a celebrated Opera Singer
Epigram on the Toasts of the Kit-Kat club
To a Lady, with the Temple of Fame
Epigram on the Feuds about Handel and Bonon-
To Quinbus Flestrin, the Man Mountain
The Lamentation of Glumdalclitch for the loss of
To Mr. Lemuel Gulliver, the grateful address of
Mary Gulliver to Captain Lemuel Gulliver, an
John Brown, A.M., afterwards D.D. and author of the following Essay on Satire, is also advantageously known to the literary public by several other works, and particularly by his Essays on the Characteristics of Lord Shaftesbury, of which there háve been many editions. Another work of his, which obtained still greater popularity, was his “Estimate of the Manners and Principles of the Times,” where he endeavoured, by the severity of his invective against the indolence and selfishness of his countrymen, to rouse them to useful and honourable exertion, in which noble and patriotic attempt he is supposed to have had considerable success. His Tragedy of Barbarossa was brought forwards with great advantage by Garrick, and for some time kept possession of the stage. He also wrote a poem, intitled “Honour," addressed to Lord Lonsdale, and an ode intitled “The Cure of Saul,” which was set to music and performed as an oratorio. The former of these may be found in the third volume of Dodsley's Collection of Poems, and the latter in the second volume of the supplemental collection of Pearch. Many other pieces of his are enumerated in the Biographia Britannica, where a further account of the circumstances of his life, and of its unhappy termination, may be found.
To the character of Dr. Brown, both moral and intellectual, the following piece does great credit; and in the situation where it is now placed, it may serve as no unsuitable introduction to the Satires of Pope, as it contains sound principles and correct critical opinions, and is
the whole one of the best imitations of the style and manner of Pope that have hitherto appeared.
Of the End and Efficacy of Satire. The Love of Glory and fear
of Shame universal, Ver. 29. This Passion, implanted in Man
Rules for the Conduct of Satire. Justice and Truth its chief and
essential 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 Sa-
tire are the Manners of present Times, Ver. 239. Decency of
Erpression recommended, Ver. 255. The different Methods in
which Folly and Vice ought to be chastised, Ver. 269. The Va-
riety of Style and Manner which these two Subjects require, Ver.
277. The Praise of Virtue may be admitted with Propriety,
Ver. 315. Caution with regard to Panegyric, Ver. 329. The
The History of true Satire. Roman Satirists, Lucilius, Horace,
Persius, Juvenal, Ver. 357, &c. Causes of the Decay of Lite-
ruture, particularly of Satire, Ver. 389. Revival of Satire,
Ver. 401. Erasmus one of its principal Restorers, Ver. 405.
Donne, Ver. 411. The Abuse of Satire in England, during the
licentious Reign of Charles II., Ver. 415. Dryden, 429. The
true Ends of Satire pursued by Boileau in France, Ver. 439 ;