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regard is to be paid to a few passages, wherein the Abbé gives such an unbounded preference to some of his favourite French Catholic Preachers, above those of the Protestant Church, and the English nation.
To the works of eloquent French writers recommended by M. Maury, perhaps it will be no discredit to add as a model of Pulpit-Eloquence, the sermons of the late Rev. CHARLES CHAIS, Pastor of the French Church at the Hague. *
For English authors and preachers, the reader is referred to several of the notes annexed to the following translation.
Of those who have written professedly on the subject of Eloquence, the student may profitably peruse CICERO, QUINTILLIAN, and LONGINUS among
the ancients; and such modern authors as WARD, GIBBON, FORDYCE, CAMPBELL, BLAIR and POLWHELE; to which may be added ROLLIN and FENELON.
* The Sermons of the Rev. C. Chais were printed in 1790, in two volumes; for a character of which, the reader is re. ferred to the Appendix to the seventy-eighth volume of the Monthly Review; and the Appendix to the third volume enlarged.