Lecons Anglaises de Litterature Et de Morale Sur Le Plan Des Lecons Et Des Lecons Latines

Lecons Anglaises de Litterature Et de Morale Sur Le Plan Des Lecons Et Des Lecons Latines

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1817 edition. Excerpt: ... an admonition from some unknown power: tr Gaze not idly upon others, when thou thyself art sinking. Whence is this thoughtless tranquillity-, when thou and they are equally endangered? I looked, and seeing the gulph of Intemperance before me, started and awaked. ( T be-Rambler. PHILOSOPHICAL. writing will not lead us intoany long _ discussion. As the professed object of philosophy is to convey instruction, and as they who study it are sup posed to do so for instruction, not for entertainment, the _ style, the form, and dress, of suchE writings, are less material, objects. They are objects, however, that must not be. wholly neglected. He who intends to instruct mankind, without studying, at the same time, to engage their attention, and to, interest___them-in his subject by__ his manner of exhibiting it, is not likely to-prove suc-_ cessfuL The sam_e, tr.ut-hs, and-reasoning, delivered in_a_ dry and cold manner, or with, a, proper measure of elegance and beauty, will make very_-different impres--sions on the minds of men. ' It is manifest, that every philosophical writer nu1st_ study the utmost perspicuity: and, _ by reflectingon what was formerly delivered on the subject of perspi-' cuily, ' with respect both to single words, and the con struction of sentences, we may be convinced that this is a study which demands considerable attention to the rules of style and good writing. Beyond mere perspi cuity, strict accuracy and precision are required in a philosophical Writer. He must employ no words of uncertain meaning, no loose nor indeterminate expres-. sions; and should avoid using words which are seemingly synonymous, without carefully attending to the variation which they make upon the idea. To be clear then and.show more

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  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 240g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236785169
  • 9781236785169