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IX. The Order must be artificial, not natural.
Poem : the Qualities of a perfect Narration.
and is, as 'twere, the Soul of it.
prepared and tempered by the probable Part.
XIV. This Proportion must be observed in smaller
Poems, especially in Panegyrick, or the Art of
XXVIII. Satyr, its End; a Critick on the Suty
other little Verse, with their different Characters.
general Practice of Verse.
Reflections upon History.
The Design of the Work.
HE Way of writing History; that it must
be written nobiy, sensibly, purely,
II. The Beginnings of Philosophy, among the
X7. The philosophical Genius, that prevaild under
Augustus, declined under his Succeffors.
the Love of Philosophy.
on the Birth of Christianity.
phical Studies, and the Use they made of it.
XVI. The Origin of fcholaftick Philosophy, under
XX. The Respect due to the Ancients.
yield an unreasonable Deference to their Authority.
XXIV. Universal Approbation an Argument of
Worth and Excellency.
XXVI. The servile or free, Disposition of Enqui-
rers, the Cause of the different Seets in Philofopby.
know where to doubt with Discretion.
XXX. The Extreams of Believing nothing and Be-
lieving All, dangerous in Philosophy.
XXXI. The Fault of Prejudice and Preposseffion.
Want of Sincerity.
taught in the Schools,
Vill. The Faults of those modern Logicks that vary from
X. This Morality ineffe&ual to the greater. Pars of Chriftians,
by rke 10 use ibey make of its Inftru&tions.