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THE WHOLE
Critical WORKS

OF

Monsieur RAPIN,

In Two Volumes.

VOL. I I.

CONTAINING 1. His Reflections on Eloquence in General;

and particularly on that of the Bar and

Pulpit.
II. His Reflections on Aristotle's Treatise of

Poesie; with a large Preface by Mr. Rymer.
III. His Reflections upon History.
IV. - Upon Philosophy in General.
V. Upon Logick.
VI. Upon Morality.
VII. ----Upon Physicks.
VIII. Upon Metaphysicks

. IX. · Upon the use of Philosophy in Religion.

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IX. To study and follow One's own Genius, another

Means.

X. Nothing more effential than the Pronunciation.

X1. Logick by Perfecting our Discourse, gives Perfe-

Etion to Eloquence.

XII. An Orator muft proportion his, Discourse to

bis Subject and his Strength, in order to preserve

a Decorum.

XIII. The Necessity of Distinguishing the several

Kinds of Eloquence.

Xiv. Of the Frigid and the Boyish Style.

XV. of the Sublime Style, and the use to be made

of it.

XVI. Eloquence spoilt by too much Ornament.
XVII. True Eloquence always natural.
XVHL- Too Noceffiry of Studying the Language.
XIX. The Eloquence of the Imagination, but a

vain Flow of Words, I

xx. Of the Ordonnance of a Discourse.

XXI. True Eloquence rather strikes the Heart than

the Head.

XXU. The Affe&ation of Speaking finely, very often

no more than a Shaw of Eloquence.

XXI! The Elequence of Things, (which alone

is true Elaquence,) confifts in the Turn tbat is

given them.

XXIV. Eloquence becomnes admirable, only, by the

Pourtraits of the Manners and Pallions.

XXV. Virtue and Modesty, the Character of a

publick Speaker.
XXVI. Evil Education of Youth, the great

Cause, why so fer Orators succeed.
XXVII

. No perfect Eloquence without the Asistance
of Art.

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