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MADE EASY:

OR, THE
ELEMENTS of ORATORY

Briefly stated, and fitted for the Practice of
The STUDIOUS YOUTH of
Great - Britain and Ireland :

In T W O BO O K S.
The FIRST comprehending the PRINCIPLES of

that excellent Art, conformable'to, and supported by the
AUTHORITY of the most accurate ORATORS and
RHETORICIANS, both ANCIENT and MODERN, viz.
ISOCRATES,

FARNABY,
ARISTOTLE,

BUTLER,
CICERO,

SMITH,
DIONYSIUS Halicarnal. WALKER,
QUINTILIAN,

BURTON,
VOSSIUS,

BLACKW ALL,
PETRUS RAMUS, LOWE,
CYP. SO ARIUS,

ROLLIN,
A UD. TALÆUS,

A. B. of C AMBRAY,
DUGARD,

MESS, de PORT-ROYAL, &c.
The WHOLE being distinguished into what is necessary to be

repeated, and what may be made only Matter of Observation. The SECOND containing the SUBSTANCE of

LONGINUS's celebrated Treatise on the SUBLIME.
In BOTH which all Technical Terms are fully explained,

with their Derivations, and proper Examples applied to de-
monftrate and illustrate all the TROPES, FIGURES, and
FINE TURNS, that are to be inet with, or imitated, either
in the SCRIPTURES, CLASSICS, or other polite WRITINGS
as well Oratorial as Poetical.

The Second Impression Corrected and Improved.

By JOHN HOLMES, Master of the

Publick GRAMMAR-SCHOOL, in Holt, Norfolk.

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LONDON:
Printed for and fold by C. Hitc#, and L. HAWes, in Pater-nofter :
Row, and the Bookfellers in Cambridge, Norwich and Dublin,

MDCCLV.

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P R E F A Ċ E.

To the LEARNED INSTRUCTORS,

and STUDIOUS YOUTH of GreatBritain and Ireland.

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that's made publick, is always expeeted to be given, you have here, Gentlemen, bumbly offer'd to you, THE ART OF RHETORIC, or, The Elements of Oratory, not only colle&ted and composed from the whole Body of Orators and Rhetoricians ancient and modern, but accompanied likewise with Examples from the Clasfics and Scriptures, and briefly compriz'd in a Short, Plain, Comprehenfive and Regular Method.

Here, Young Gentlemen, you'll meet with the Precepts, Animadversions, Remarks, and Hints of ISOCRATES, ARISTOTLE, CICERO, QUINTILIAN, LONGINUS, and others of the Ancients; together with VOSSIUS,

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