Art of Rhetoric Made Easy: Or, The Elements of Oratory Open Access Deposited

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Handwritten date of 1739 appears on the cover page. The author is credited as Master of the Publick Grammar-School in Holt, Norfolk. The title page states the text is: Briefly stated, and fitted to the practice of the studious youth of Great-Brian and Ireland: in two books. The first comprehending the principles of that excellent art, conformable to, and supported the authority of the most accurate orators and rhetoricians, both ancient and modern: Isocrates, Aristotle, Cicero, Dionysisus Halicarnass, Quintilian, Vossius, Petrus Ramus, Cyp Sarius, Aud. Talaeus, Dugard; Farnaby, Buter, Smith, Walker, Burton, Blackwell, Lowe, Rollin, A.B of Cambray, Mess de Port-Royal. The whole being distinguished into what is necessary to be repeated, and what may be made only matter of observation. The second contain the substance of Longinu's celebrated treatise on the sublime. In both which all technical terms are fully explained with their derivations, and proper examples applied to demonstrate and illustrate all the topres, figures, and fine turns, that are to be met with, or imitated, either in the scriptures, classics, or other polite writings as well oratorial as poetical. The Schultz Archive copy is roughly the first twenty-nine pages. The copies vary in quality and readability.

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