• Satire, whilst envy and ill-humor sway
    The mind of man, must always make her way;
    Nor to a bosom, with discretion fraught,
    Is all her malice worth a single thought.
    The wise have not the will, nor fools the power,
    To stop her headstrong course; within the hour
    Left to herself, she dies; opposing strife
    Gives her fresh vigor, and prolongs her life.

    Charles Churchill, “The Author”