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M E T H O D Μ Ε Τ

OF
TEACHING and STUDYING

THE

BELLES LETTRES,

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

UNIVERSITIES.

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.

VOL. II.

The THIRD EDITION.

L O N D ON:
Printed for C. H i'r c H, at the Red Lion in Pater

noter Row. M. DCC. XLII.

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Of Composition

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

20

21 22

DESCRIPTION S.

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

Ill. The

1

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

PARALLEL S.

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

32

CHAP. III.

Of the reading and explaining of Authors

42

SECTION 1.

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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

73

SECTION II.

What must chiefly be observed in reading and explaining
Authors

80 ARTICLE

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