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M E T H O D Μ Ε Τ
OR, An Introduction to LANGUAGES, POETRY, RHETORIC, HISTORY, MORAL
PHILOSOPHY, PHYSICKS, &c.
W I TH
Reflections on TASTE; and Instructions with regard to the ELOQUENCE of the PUL
PIT, the B AR, and the STAGE.
The whole illustrated with Passages from the most famous Poets and ORATORS, ancient and modern,
with CRITICAL REMARKS on them.
Designed more particularly for STUDENT s in the
By Mr. ROLLIN, late Principal of the University
of Paris, Professor of Eloquence in the Rogal College, and Member of the Royal Academy of Inscriptions and Belles Lettres.
Translated from the French.
The THIRD EDITION.
L O N D ON:
noter Row. M. DCC. XLII.
7 ARTICLE I. Of Themes
ibid. ARTICLE II. An Esay on the method of forming youth for composing, either by word of mouth, or by writing
15 1. Encomium of Cæsar's clemency
16 Cæsar's clemency in pardoning Marcellus, is much more glorious than all his victories
ibid. A subječt in writing, for a French Theme The foregoing subject as treated by M, Mascaron, in
the funeral oration of M. Turenne The same topic taken from M. Fleckier
I. The retired life of M. de Lamoignon in the country, during the vacation
25 II. The modesty of M. Turenne. His private life 26
III. The honourable reception M. Turenne met with from
the King, upon his return from the campaign. His modefty
Page 27 IV. The Queen of England's escape by sea 29
1. Parallel between M. Turenne and the Cardinal de Bouillon
30 II. Parallel between violent and languishing diseases
ibid. III. Parallel. The Queen serving the poor in the Hof
pital, and sharing in the King's glory and triumphs 31 IV. Parallel between a wicked and an ignorant Judge
ibid. Common Places
Of the reading and explaining of Authors
Of the three different kinds or characters of Elon quence
44 ARTICLE I. Of the fimple kind
47 ARTICLE II. Of the sublime
56 ARTICLE III. Of the mediate kind
66 ARTICLE IV. General reflections on the three kinds of Eloquence
What must chiefly be observed in reading and explaining
Of the Eloquence of the Bar