Lectures on Rhetoric and Belles Lettres

Lectures on Rhetoric and Belles Lettres

by Smith, J. C. Bryce
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0865970521

ISBN-13: 9780865970526

Pub. Date: 08/01/1985

Publisher: Liberty Fund, Incorporated

The "Notes of Dr. Smith's Rhetorick Lectures," discovered in 1958 by a University of Aberdeen professor, consists of lecture notes taken by two of Smith's students at the University of Glasgow in 1762-1763. There are thirty lectures in the collection, all on rhetoric and the different kinds or characteristics of style.

The book is divided into "an examination of

Overview

The "Notes of Dr. Smith's Rhetorick Lectures," discovered in 1958 by a University of Aberdeen professor, consists of lecture notes taken by two of Smith's students at the University of Glasgow in 1762-1763. There are thirty lectures in the collection, all on rhetoric and the different kinds or characteristics of style.

The book is divided into "an examination of the several ways of communicating our thoughts by speech" and "an attention to the principles of those literary compositions which contribute to persuasion or entertainment." The species of communication discussed include descriptive and narrative (or historical) composition, poetry, demonstrative oratory, panegyric, didactic or scientific language, deliberative oratory, and judicial or forensic oratory.

The subjects addressed in his teachings include the style and genius of some of the best of the ancient writers and poets, especially the historians and the English classics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780865970526
Publisher:
Liberty Fund, Incorporated
Publication date:
08/01/1985
Series:
The Glasgow Edition of the Works and Correspondence of Adam Smith
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
291
Sales rank:
1,111,731
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents


Abbreviations ix

Introduction
1. The Manuscript 1
2. The Lectures 7
3. Considerations Concerning the First Formation of Languages 23
4. Rhetoric and Literary Criticism 29
5. System and Aesthetics 34

LECTURES ON RHETORIC AND BELLES LETTRES 1

CONSIDERATIONS CONCERNING THE FIRST
FORMATION OF LANGUAGES 201

APPENDIX 1: Anecdotes of the late Dr. Smith
(The Bee or Weekly Intelligencer, iii. May, 11, 1791) 227

APPENDIX 2: Table of Corresponding Passages 233

Index 239

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