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PRINCIPLES

OF

ELOQUENCE,

ADAPTED TO THE

PULPIT AND THE BAR.

BY

THE ABBE' MAURY.

Translated from the FRENCH; with additional Notes,

BY JOHN NEAL LAKE, A: M.

Neque verò mihi quidquam prostahilius videtur, quám posse dicendo tenere hominum. catus, monte3 allicere, voluntates impellere quò velit: unde aüter velit, deducere.-CICERO.

We must not judge so unfavourably of Eloquence, as to reckon it only a frivolous art, that a declaimer uses to impose upon the weak imagination of the multitude, and to serve his own ends. It is a very serious art; designed to instruct people ; suppress their passions and reform their manners; to support the laws; direct public councils, and to make men good and happy.--FENELON.

NEW-YORK:
PRINTED BY D. AND G. BRUCE,
FOR THOMPSON, HART AND CO,

No. 186 Pearl-street.

1807.

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THE NEW Yh PUBLIC LIBRARY

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ASION, OX AND 1 TILD

VATIONS. R 1914

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TO

THE RIGHT REVEREND

BEILBY,

LORD BISHOP OF LONDON.

MY LORD,

THATEVER relates to the subject of Elo

quence in general, and to the Eloquence of the Pulpit in particular, has a peculiar claim to be dedicated to one, who, in addition to his other eminent qualities, has exhibited, both from the Pulpit and the Press, so distirguished a model of the excellence and commanding influence of this art.

Should this translation, with she accompanying notes and illustrations, chiefly derived from authors of celebrity, serve to promote in the English reader, and particularly in students for the Pulpit or the Bar, an attention to those principles which

may

conduce to their future usefulness in life, my utmost wishes will be gratified.

I have the honour to be, my Lord,
Your Lordship's most obedient,
And most humble Servant,

JOHN NEAL LAKE.

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