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Reflections upon the Eloquence of the
Introduction. The Advantages of the Elo-
God, not as from Himself.
. A Preacher of moderate Abilities may yet be
but each to follow his own Genius.
cessary to good Preaching.
XII. The Holy Scripture the great Foundation of
XVII. In what this Knowledge of Man's Heart
XIX. This Stile described.
false Passion and true.
to move, quite wrong in Preaching.
XXIX. A Pretence and Shew of greater Severity
than we really have, very inconvenient.
extravagant and enthusiastick Zeal.
of others, if he does not correct his own.
Simplicity and good Sense, without too much
XXXIV. No Reflections to be made upon particu-
XXXV. The true Standard of Preaching to be found
in the Aas of the Apostles,
The Characters of two famous Preachers,
Reflections upon Poetry,
Ylll. It pleafes, by its Numbers, Harmony, Ima-
ges, Figures, Expressions, and by all its Artif-
X. Its End of pleasing is wholly subfervient to that of
Xull Nature and Genius do more than Art or Rules.
oton Genius, if he would righely follow it.
Art, such as are delivered by Aristotle, Horace
of the Parts of the Fable ; it must be compos'd
of Truth and Fiction.
the firft having no Change of Fortune, as the
bable ; with the Reason of both.
Marvellous and the Probable.
than with Truth.
of A&ion, and must represent each Person in
Character. A Censure of the Genera-
It arises to the Marvellous Character.
Models, both for. Diction and Versification.
from well-plac'd Figures.
supported by Great Thoughts.
XXXIII. Poetry rendred fine by the Choice of great
Poetry, and in what it confifts.
greatest Charms of Poetry arise from its Manners
and Passions: bowo these are to be treated.
Refle&ions upon Poesie in Particular.
Epick, Tragedy and Comedy ;
III. A Genius too vast and irregular, not proper far
V. It's Matter is an heroical Aqion: the Quali-
ties of this Action.