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Dr. Blair's lectures on rhetoric

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dc.creatorBlair, Hugh, 1718-1800
dc.creatorDean, William E., 1787 or 88-1879
dc.descriptionThis book was compiled from a series of lectures on rhetoric by Dr. Hugh Blair. It was published by J. B. Lippincott & Co., Philadelphia, in 1859. At head of title: Dean's stereotype edition.en_US
dc.description.tableofcontentsLecture I. Introduction; Lecture II. Taste; Lecture III. Criticism--Genius--Pleasures of taste-- Sublimity in objects; Lecture IV. Sublimity in writing; Lecture V.Beauty and other pleasures of taste; Lecture VI. Origin and progress of language; Lecture VII. Rise and progress of language and of writing; Lecture VIII. Structure of language; Lecture IX. Structure of language--English tongue; Lecture X. Style, perspicuity, and precision; Lecture XI. Structure of sentences; Lecture XII. Structure of sentences; Lecture XIII. Structure of sentences--Harmony; Lecture XIV. Origin and nature of figurative language; Lecture XV. Metaphor; Lecture XVI. Hyperbole. Personification and apostrophe; Lecture XVII. Comparison, antithesis, interrogation, exclamation, and other figures of speech; Lecture XVIII. General characters of style--Diffuse, concise, feeble, nervous, dry, plain, neat, elegant, flowery; Lecture XIX. Style--Simple, affected, vehement--Directions for forming a proper style; Lecture XX. Critical examination of Mr. Addison's style in No. 411 of The Spectator; Lecture XXI. Eloquence--Origin of eloquence--Grecian eloquence--Demosthenes; Lecture XXII. Roman eloquence--Cicero--Modern eloquence; Lecture XXIII. Eloquence of popular assemblies; Lecture XXIV. Eloquence of the bar; Lecture XXV. Eloquence of the pulpit; Lecture XXVI. Conduct of a discourse in all its parts--Introduction, division, narration, and explication; Lecture XXVII. The argumentative part of a discourse, the pathetic part, and the peroration; Lecture XXVIII. Pronunciation or delivery; Lecture XXIX. Means of improving in eloquence; Lecture XXX. Comparative merit of the ancients and moderns; Lecture XXXI. Historical writing; Lecture XXXII. Philosophical writing--Dialogue--Epistolary writing--Fictitious history; Lecture XXXIII. Nature of poetry--Its origin and progress--Versification. English versification; Lecture XXXIV. Pastoral poetry. Lyric poetry; Lecture XXXV. Didactic poetry. Descriptive poetry; Lecture XXXVI. The poetry of the Hebrews; Lecture XXXVII. Epic poetry; Lecture XXXVIII. Homer's Iliad and Odyssey. The AEneid of Virgil; Lecture XXXIX. Lucan's Pharsalia. Tasso's Jerusalem. The Lusiad of Camoens. The Telemachus of Fenelon. The Henriade of Voltaire. Milton's Paradise Lost; Lecture XL. Dramatic poetry. Tragedy; Lecture XLI. Greek tragedy. French tragedy. English tragedy; Lecture XLII. Comedy. Ancient comedy. Spanish comedy. French comedy. English comedy;en_US
dc.publisherPhiladelphia : J. B. Lippincotten_US
dc.relationIntellectual Underpinnings of the Civil Waren_US
dc.rightsThis document is the property of the Auburn University Libraries and is intended for non-commercial use. Users of the document are asked to acknowledge the Auburn University Libraries.en_US
dc.sourceAuburn University Librariesen_US
dc.subjectLiterature -- History and criticismen_US
dc.subjectEnglish language -- Rhetoricen_US
dc.titleDr. Blair's lectures on rhetoricen_US

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