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BY RICHARD WHATELY, D.D.

ARCHBISHOP OF DUBLIN.

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HARVARD UNIVERSITY

LIBRARY 047*172

PREFACE.

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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 6 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 the more commonly employed in reference to public Speaking alone, it is also apt to suggest to many minds an associated idea of empty declamation, or of dishon est artifice.

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