Reseña del editor
In this treatise on oratorical composition it has been the authors aim to present the student with the wisest precepts of the most authoritative writers. A mong the ancients A ristotle, Cicero, and Quintilian are his principal guides; among modern works he has freely consulted the A rs Dicendi of Rev. Jos. Kleutgen, S.J.; the Guide du Jeune Litterateur of Rev. Jos. Broeckaert, S.J.; the Grammar of Eloquence of Rev. M. Barry, and the Sacred Eloquence of Rev. Thomas J. Potter, both of A ll-H allows ,D ublin; the Lectures on Eloquence and Oratory delivered by our great American statesman, John Quincy A dams, when Boylston professor in Harvard University; the Lectures on Rhetoric and Belles-L ettres of Rev. Hugh Blair, D.D., of Edinburgh University ;besides a multitude of treatises, reviews, etc., which have furnished abundant matter. In general the author has preferred to let others speak in his stead whenever it could well be done. He has endeavored to illustrate the precepts by numerous extracts from the best productions of ancient and modern orators. The entire treatise is the growth of many years of teaching.
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