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DESIGNED AS A

MANUAL OF INSTRUCTION.

BY

HENRY COPPÉE, A. M.,

PROFESSOR OF ENGLISH LITERATURE IN THE UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA;
LATE PRINCIPAL-ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF ETHICS AND ENGLISH
STUDIES" IN THE UNITED STATES MILITARY ACADEMY
AT WEST POINT; AUTHOR OF “ELEMENTS

OF LOGIC," ETC.

“Now it is by the sense that RHETORIC holds of Logic, and by the expression that she holds
of GRAMMAR."-DR. CAMPBELL.

į PHILADELPHIA:
PUBLISHED BY E. H. BUTLER & CO.

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Edua 1028759.9

1873,20

20,

30

Gray Frend,

Entered, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1859, by

E. H. BUTLER & CO.,

In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States, in and for the

Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

PREFACE.

It is only within a few years that the subject of Rhetoric has been thoroughly studied, and that those making it a special study have sought to introduce it as a part of elementary education.

Most of the text-books have treated Rhetoric as a higher sort of Grammar, and have failed to recognise its true relation to Logic. But its logical relations form its primary and most important division. Dr. Blair's charming lectures, on verbal and literary criticism, have been used as an epitome of the art of Rhetoric for elementary instruction, quite apart, it must be thought, from the author's original design. Full of excellent illustrations, and treating the grand division of Style with great ability and interest, he has not touched upon the rhetorical arrangement of argument, and the invention of discourse.

When the author of the following pages undertook the preparation of a text-book, his first observation was that all former works may be ranged into two

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