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DIALOGUES

Concerning

ELOQUENCE

IN GENERALj

And particularly, that Kind which is
sit for the P U L P IT:

By the late

Archbijhof O/cambray.

False Eloquence, like the Prismatick Glass,
Its gaudy Colours spreads on ev'ry Place:
The Face of NATUR E, we no more survey j
All glares alike, without Distinction, gay.
But true Expression like th* unchanging Sun,
dear's and improve's vshate'er it jhines upon:
It gilds all Objects, but it alters none.

Mr. P o P E's Essay on Criticism;

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DIALOGUES

Concerning

ELOQUENCE

IN GENERAL-

And particularly, that Kind which is
fit for the PULPIT:
By the late

Archbishop of C A M B R Ay.

WITH HIS

LETTER

TO THE

French Academy,

Concerning

RHETORIC.POETRY.HISTORY,

AND

A Comparison betwixt theAtfTiENTS
and Moderns.

Translated from the French, and illustrated

with Notes and QuOtations;
By U7 LI I AM S TEVE NSONtM.h.
Rector of Morningthorp in Norfolk.

LONDON:

Printed by T. Wood, for J. W A t T H O E, Jkh. over-against
the Royal Exchange in Cornhill. M Dcc xxn.

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The Translators .Advertisement.

HE French Prefacer has given a full Account of the following Pieces. I think it needless to recommend them: they are the late Archbishop of C A M B R. Ay's. Some Apology however may be expected for my Undertaking a Translation that deserv'd the finest Pen. All I can fay, without the Appearance of Vanity, is, that I was afraid it stiou'd fall into worse Hands. I have more reason to make some Excuse for the unusual Liberty I have taken in translating the DIALOGUES. Tis what I cou'd not avoid. Their Stile is extremely concise ^ A 3 sometimes

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