in style without well defined object or known law of developing the thought, converted what was a most repulsive and unprofitable drudgery into an attractive and most beneficial intellectual effort.

In the actual construction of the work, free use has been made of the popular works on Rhetoric in the English language, particularly for purposes of exemplification and illustration. Valuable suggestions have, also, been derived from diverse German writers, as Schott, Hoffmann, Richter, Eschenburg, Theremin, Becker and others.

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