The Art of Rhetoric Made Easy

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. 1755 edition. Excerpt: ...and ASlion. . 3. Make Trial in gracefully and properly delivering some or all of the annex d Sentences, Orations, &c. (SpS Moving Delivery, which is the MjLj very Soul of all Rhetoric, confists in a due Management of the Voice and Countenance, as well as the proper Gesture of the Body and Hands, according to the Nature of the Paflion or Thing spoken of. Hence the Parts of Pronunciation are VOICE and ACTION. X IN X. IN the Delivery therefore of an Oration First as to V O I C E Vary your tfone juft as your Subjects go, Cant not, nor pitch your Voice too high or low. Strain not, norspeak your Words toofa/t or flow Y. Secondly, as to A C TI O N Whatever different Points your Speech demand, In Joy, Grief', Hope, orFear; with Art command? Tour Body's Gesture, Countenance, and Hand, j Z. TOCONCLUDE. Upon the Whole, If you design or hope for any Success in your ANNOTATIONS. OBS. I. npHE QUALI1 F1CATIONS OF AN ORATOR. Pronunciation, consisting of Voice and Action, is so far from being reckon'd the meanest QuaJihcat on of an Orator, that, Huic primas dsdijft DEMOS. 'I HEN ES dicitur, cum rogareiur, quid in dicendo rjsct primum; huic fecundas, buic tertias; Orat. 3. 56. Tho' indeed 'tis surprising, as the A.'B of CAMB RAY observes, to consider how much Knonvledge, and how many Shialities are requrr'd. An Orator, says Cicero, ought to have the Acutcnefs of Logicians, the Knowledge of Philosophers, the Stile almost of Poets, the Memory of Counsellors, the Elocution and Gesture of the finest Actors; CamLray's Dial. Elotj. Stev. p. 59; TU LLYs Words are, In Oratore Acumen Dialecticorum, Philosophorum, Verha prose Poetarum, Memoria urilconsultorum, Vox Trag dorum, Gejius f-ene Jummorum Actorum, ?/? requireiidus. Suamohrem nihil in...

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