The Theological and Miscellaneous Works. Ed. with Notes by John Towill Rutt Volume 23

The Theological and Miscellaneous Works. Ed. with Notes by John Towill Rutt Volume 23

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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. 1831 edition. Excerpt: ... style can expect from the art of oratory, is in digesting and adorning their compositions; and these articles will be considered in the second and third parts of these Lectures. The whole business, therefore, of artificial r'ec0llectio_n must, in, a manner, be confined to the use of those who compose argumentative discourses, whose minds are previously furnished with every argument and observation proper to be introduced into them, but who may not be able to find them so readily as they could wish. To such persons the following directions and observations may not be un useful. Recollection comprehends whatever is proper to be said upon any subject; that is, all the thoughts or sentiments that make up the body of a discourse. These, which may be called the nerves and sinews of a composition, may all be considered as arguments in proof of what is advanced. Now every argument that can with propriety be brought as a proof of a proposition, should bear some kind of both the terms of it. For, according to logicians, every proposition asserts the agreement or disagreement of two ideas, or things, which are called the subject and predicate, or attribute of the proposition. If the agreement-or disa greement of these do not appear at first view, we make use of another idea, called a middle term, which being severally applied to them both, will, by informing _us of the relation they both bear to it, enable us to judge of the relation they both bear to one another. But unless this third idea bear some relation to both the others, it will be impossible to compare them together by the help of it. I shall illustrate these observations by the example of the following proposition: " Every good man is a wise man." It may not more

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  • United States
  • English
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  • 123698627X
  • 9781236986276