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A Table to JUVEN A L.
THE Firft Satyr. By Mr. Dryden. Page 1 The Second Satyr. By Mr. Tate,
13 The Third Satyr. By Mr. Dryden. The Fourth Satyr. By the Reverend Mr. Richard Duke.
40 The Fifth Satyr. - By the Reverend Mr. William Bowles. 52 The Sixth Satyr. By Mr. Dryden.
62 The Seventh Satyr. By Mr. Charles Dryden.
93 The Eighth Satyr. By Mr. G. Stepney.
106 The Ninth Satyr. By Mr. Step. Hervey
132 The Tenth Satyr. By Mr. Dryden.
141 The Eleventh Satyr. By Mr. Congreve.
161 The Twelfth Satyr. By Mr. Power.
177 The Thirteenth Satyr. By Mr. Creech.
187 The Fourteenth Satyr. By Mr. J. Dryden, Jun. The Fifteenth Satyr. By Mr. Tate.
217 The Sixteenth Satyr. By Mr, Dryden.
The TABLE to PERSIU S.
By T° Mr.
Dryden on his Translation of Perfius.
235 The First Satyr of Persius. The Second Satyr. The Third Satyr. The Fourth Satyr.
267 The Fifth Satyr:
275 The Sixth Satyr. . o
I U V EN A L.
FIRST SA T Y R.
By Mr. DRYDEN.
The Poet gives us first a kind of humorous Reason for
bis Writing : That being provok'd by hearing so many ill Poets rehearse their Works, he does bimSelf Justice on them, by giving them as bad as they bring. But since no Man will rank himself with all Writers, 'tis easy to conclude, that if such Wretches cou'd draw an Audience, he thought it no hard matter to excel them, and gain a greater Efteem with the Publick. Next he informs us more openly, why he rather addicts himself to Satyr, than any other kind of Poetry. And here he discovers that it is not so much bis Indignation to ill Poets, as to ill Men, which has prompted him to write. He therefore gives us a summary and general view of the Vices and Follies reigning in his time. So that this firft Satyr is the
Ground-work of all the rest. Herein be confines himself to no one Subject, but strikes indifferently at all Men in his way: In every following Satyrke has chosen some particular Móral which he wou'd inculcate ; and lashes fome particular Vice or Folly, (An Art with which our Lampooners are not much acquainted.) But our Poet being desirous to reform his own Age, but not daring to attempt it by an Overt-act of naming living Persons, inveighs only against those who were infamous in the times immediately preceding his, whereby he not only gives a fair warning to Great Men, that their "Memory lies at the mercy of future Pos ets and Historians, but also with a finer stroke of bis Pen, brands even the living, and personates them under dead Mens Names.
I have avoided as much as I could posibly the bor.
row'd Learning of Marginal Notes and Illustrations, and for that Reason have Translated this Satyr somewhat largely. And freely own (if it be a fault) that I have likewise omitted most of the Proper Names, because I thought they wou'd not much edify the Reader. To conclude, if in two or three places I have deserted all the commentators, 'tis because they first deserted my Author, or at least have left him in so much Obscurity, that too much room is left for gueJing.
Stunn'd with hoarse ' Codrus' Theseid, o'er and o'er ?
I Codrus, or it may be coro the Life and A&tions of the dus, a bad Post, who wrote | fons.