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DIALOGUES

Concerning
ELOQUENCE

IN GENERAL;
And particularly, that Kind which is
fit for the PULPIT:

By the late
Archbishop of CAMBRAY.

False Eloquerce, like the Prismatick Glass,
Its gaudy Colours spreads on ev'ry Place :
The Face of NATURE, we no more survey ;
Al glares alike, without Distinction, gay.
But true Expression like th' unchanging Sun,
Clear's and improve's whate'er it shines upon :
It gilds al Objects, but it alters none.

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DIALOGUES

Concerning
ELOQUENCE

IN GENERAL;
And particularly, that Kind which is
fit for the PULPIT:

By the late
Archbishop of CAMERAY.

WITH HIS

L E T T E R

TO THE

FRENCH ACADEMY,

Concerning
RHETORIC,POETRY,HISTORY,

AND

A Comparison betwixt the ANTIENTS

and MODERNS.
Translated from the FRENCH, and illustrated

with Notes and QUOTATIONS;
By WILLIAM STEVENSON, Ń. A.

Re&or of Morningthorp in Norfolk.

LONDON:
Printed by T. Wood, for J. WALTHOB, Jun. over-against

the Royal Exchange in Cornhill. MDCC XXII.

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