English Satires eBook

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INTRODUCTION.1
ENGLISH SATIRES.23
I. PILGRIMAGE IN SEARCH OF DO-WELL.23
GEOFFREY CHAUCER.26
PORTRAITS FROM THE CANTERBURY TALES.26
JOHN LYDGATE.28
IV.  THE LONDON LACKPENNY.29
WILLIAM DUNBAR.30
V. THE DANCE OF THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS.30
SIR DAVID LYNDSAY.33
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BISHOP JOSEPH HALL.35
VII.  ON SIMONY.35
VIII.  THE DOMESTIC TUTOR’S POSITION.35
GEORGE CHAPMAN.37
X. AN INVECTIVE WRITTEN BY MR. GEORGE CHAPMAN AGAINST MR. BEN JONSON.37
XI.  THE CHARACTER OF THE BORE.38
BEN JONSON.41
XII.  THE NEW CRY.41
SAMUEL BUTLER.43
XIV.  THE CHARACTER OF HUDIBRAS.43
ANDREW MARVELL.47
XVI.  NOSTRADAMUS’S PROPHECY.47
XVII.  THE SCOTS APOSTASIE.48
XVIII.  SATIRE ON THE DUTCH.49
XX.  EPISTLE TO THE WHIGS.54
DANIEL DEFOE.57
XXI.  INTRODUCTION TO THE TRUE-BORN ENGLISHMAN.57
XXII.  SATIRE ON A CONCEITED PLAYWRIGHT.59
XXIII.  PREFACE TO JOHN BULL AND HIS LAW-SUIT.59
XXIV.  THE HISTORY OF JOHN BULL.62
XXV.  EPITAPH UPON COLONEL CHARTRES.65
JONATHAN SWIFT.66
XXVI.  MRS. FRANCES HARRIS’ PETITION.66
XXVII.  ELEGY ON PARTRIDGE.68
XXIX.  THE RELATIONS OF BOOKSELLERS AND AUTHORS.70
XXX.  THE EPISTLE DEDICATORY TO HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS PRINCE POSTERITY.74
SIR RICHARD STEELE.77
XXXI.  THE COMMONWEALTH OF LUNATICS.77
JOSEPH ADDISON.80
XXXII.  SIR ROGER DE COVERLEY’S SUNDAY.80
EDWARD YOUNG.82
XXXIII.  TO THE RIGHT HON.  MR. DODINGTON.82
XXXIV.  THE QUIDNUNCKIS.86
ALEXANDER POPE.87
XXXV.  THE DUNCIAD—­THE DESCRIPTION OF DULNESS.87
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XXXVII.  SATIRE ON THE WHIG POETS.92
XXXVIII.  EPILOGUE TO THE SATIRES.96
SAMUEL JOHNSON.100
XXXIX.  THE VANITY OF HUMAN WISHES.100
XL.  LETTER TO THE EARL OF CHESTERFIELD.106
OLIVER GOLDSMITH.108
XLI.  THE RETALIATION.108
XLIII.  BEAU TIBBS, HIS CHARACTER AND FAMILY.111
CHARLES CHURCHILL.114
XLIV.  THE JOURNEY.114
JUNIUS.116
XLV.  TO THE KING.116
ROBERT BURNS.126
XLVI.  ADDRESS TO THE UNCO GUID, OR THE RIGIDLY RIGHTEOUS.126
XLVII.  HOLY WILLIE’S PRAYER.127
CHARLES LAMB.128
XLVIII.  A FAREWELL TO TOBACCO.128
XLIX.  LINES ON LEIGH HUNT.130
L. EPISTLE FROM LORD BORINGDON TO LORD GRANVILLE.131
POETRY OF THE ANTI-JACOBIN.137
LII.  THE FRIEND OF HUMANITY AND THE KNIFE-GRINDER.137
LIII.  SONG BY ROGERO THE CAPTIVE.138
LIV.  THE DEVIL’S WALK.139
LV.  THE LETTERS OF PETER PLYMLEY—­ON “NO POPERY”.140
JAMES SMITH.145
LVI.  THE POET OF FASHION.145
LVII.  BOSSUET AND THE DUCHESS OF FONTANGES.145
GEORGE, LORD BYRON.150
LVIII.  THE VISION OF JUDGMENT.150
LX.  “THE DEDICATION” IN DON JUAN.159
THOMAS HOOD.162
LXI.  COCKLE v.  CACKLE.162
LXII.  THE COUNTRY CLERGYMAN’S TRIP TO CAMBRIDGE.164
LXIII.  THE RED FISHERMAN; OR, THE DEVIL’S DECOY.166
BENJAMIN DISRAELI (LORD BEACONSFIELD).173
LXV.  POPANILLA ON MAN.173
ROBERT BROWNING.177
LXVI.  CRISTINA.177
WILLIAM MAKEPEACE THACKERAY.179
LXVIII.  PISCATOR AND PISCATRIX.179
ARTHUR HUGH CLOUGH.186
LXX.  SPECTATOR AB EXTRA.186
LXXI.  “HIC VIR, HIC EST.”188
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