A Discourse on Satire

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Satire is of the nature of moral philosophy, as being instructive. It is undoubtedly a species of heroic poetry itself, finely mixing the majesty of the heroic with the venom, and raising the delight, which otherwise would be flat and vulgar, by the sublimity of the expression. Editor's Note: John Dryden's A Discourse on the [...]