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OF

RH E T O R I C.

COMPRISING THE

SUBSTANCE OF THE ARTICLE

IN THE

ENCYCLOPÆDIA METROPOLITANA:

WITH ADDITIONS, &c.

BY

RICHARD WHATELY, D. D.

PRINCIPAL OF ST. ALBAN'S HALL, AND LATE FELLOW OF ORIEL

COLLEGE, OXFORD,

γας γιούς, και μη σαφώς διδάξας, έν έσω ει και μη ενεθυμήθη.

SECOND EDITION.

OXFORD,

PRINTED BY W. BAXTER,

FOR JOHN MURRAY, LONDON; AND J. PARKER, OXFORD.

1828.

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PREFACE.

A BRIEF outline of the principal part of the following Work was sketched out several years ago for the private use of some young friends; and from that MS. chiefly, the Article “ Rhetoric” in the Encyclopædia Metropolitana was afterwards drawn up. I was induced to believe that it might be more useful if published in a separate form; and I have accordingly, with the assistance of some friends, revised the treatise, and made a few additions and other alterations which suggested themselves; besides dividing it in a manner more convenient for reference.

The title of “ Rhetoric,” I have thought it best on the whole to retain, as being that by which the Article in the Encyclopædia is designated ; though it is in some respects open to objection. Besides that it is rather

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