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OF
TEACHING and STUDYING

THE
BELLES LETTRES;

OR,
An Introduction to LANGUAGES, POETRY,

RHETORIC, HISTORY, MORAL
PHILOSOPHY, PHYSICS, &c.

WITH
REFLECTIONS on TASTE;

A N D
INSTRUCTIONS with regard to the ELOQUENCE O.
the PULPIT, the BAR, and the STAGE.

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With Passages from the most famous Poers and

ORATORS, Ancient and Modern,

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By Mr. ROLLIN, late Principal of the University of Parise.

Professor of Eloquence in the Royal College, and Member
of the Royal Academy of Inscriptions and Belles Lettres.

TRANSLATED from the FRENCH.

THE SIX T H EDITIO N.

V O L. II.

2

LONDON.::
Printed for W. STRAHAN, J. and F. RIVINGTON, R. BALD.

WIN, L. HAWES, W. CLARKE and B. COLLINS, R,
HORSFIELD, W. JOHNSTON, W. Owen, T, CASLON,
S. CROWDER, B. LAW, Z. STUART, ROBINSON, and
ROBERTS, and NEWFERY and CARNAN, MOÇIXIX,

THE NEW
PUBLIC

ASTOR, LENOX AND TILDEN FOUNDATIONS.

1899.

THE

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Of Composition
ARTICLE I. Of Themes

ibid. ARTICLE II. An Ejay on the method of forming

youth for composing, either by word of mouth, or by writing

15 I. Encomium on Cæsar's clemency

16 Cæfar's clemency in pardoning Marcellus is much more glorious than all his victories

ibid. A subject in writing for a French theme The foregoing subječt as treated liy M. Mafcaron, in

the funeral oration of M. Turenne The fame topic taken from M. Flechier

22

20

21

DESCRIPTION S.

The retired life of M. de Lamoignon in the country, during the vacation

25 II. The modefly of M. Turenns. His private life 26

III. The

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