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Lectures on rhetoric and belles lettres

Adam Smith

Lectures on rhetoric and belles lettres

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Published by T. Nelson in London, New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • English language -- Rhetoric -- Early works to 1800,
  • English language -- Style -- Early works to 1800,
  • Rhetoric -- Early works to 1800

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliographical footnotes.

    Other titlesRhetoric and belles lettres.
    Statementdelivered in the University of Glasgow by Adam Smith, reported by a student in 1762-63. Edited with an introd. and notes by John M. Lothian.
    GenreEarly works to 1800.
    ContributionsLothian, John Maule, ed.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPE1407 .S47 1963
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxl, 205 p.
    Number of Pages205
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL5890640M
    LC Control Number63024943
    OCLC/WorldCa1555691

    The bibliography of works by and about Blair is an invaluable aid, surpassing previous research on Blair. By Hugh Blair. Perform a search for a similarly titled item that would be available. He must feel what a good man feels, if he expects greatly to move or to interest mankind. Check below whether another version of this item is available online.

    So do those of Aldous Huxley, many of whose collections of essays. Speech is the great instrument by which man becomes beneficial to man: and it is to the intercourse and transmission of thought, by means of speech, that we are chiefly indebt ed for the improvement of thought itself. From the Middle Ages until the late 19th century, notes William Covino, belles-lettres and rhetoric "had been inseparable subjects, informed by the same critical and pedagogical lexicon " The Art of Wondering, It is the offspring of good sense and refined taste. Destitute of this power, Reason would be a solitary, and, in some measure, an unavailing principle.

    Hence we find, that in all the polished nations of Eu rope, this study has been treated as highly important, and has possessed a considerable place in every plan of liberal education. Blair's definition of taste reflects this sentiment: "The power of receiving pleasure from the beauties of nature and art: Those new to reading Blair will value the very helpful four and a half page bibliography, indexing work by and about him. Manufacturers, suppliers and others provide what you see here, and we have not verified it. Lastly, a critical examination of the most distinguished species of composition, both in prose and verse. 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.


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Hence we find, that in all the polished nations of Eu rope, this study has been treated as highly important, and has possessed a considerable place in every plan of liberal education. The pleasures of taste refresh the mind after the toils of the intel lect, and the labours of abstract study; and they gradually raise it above the attachments of sense, and prepare it for the enjoyments of virtue.

The Oxford English Dictionary 2nd Edition says that "it is now generally applied when used at all to the lighter branches of literature.

How then shall these vacant spaces, those unemployed intervals, which, more or less, occur in the life of every one, be filled up?

Lectures on Rhetoric and Belles Lettres

What we call hu man reason, is not the effort or ability of one, so much as it is the result of the reason of many, arising from lights mutually com municated, in consequence of discourse and writing. Manufacturers, suppliers and others provide what you see here, and we have not verified it.

They cannot remedy barren ness; but they may correct redundancy. Jump to navigation Jump to search Belles-lettres or belles lettres is a category of writing, originally meaning beautiful or Lectures on rhetoric and belles lettres book writing.

The most influential exponent of this theory was [Scottish rhetorician] Hugh Blair, whose Lectures on Rhetoric and Belles-Lettres was the text for generations of students. Current Studies in Linguistics. The term thus can be used to refer to literature generally. They who have never studied eloquence in its principles, nor have been trained to attend to the genuine and manly beauties of good writing, are always ready to be caught by the mere glare of lan guage; and when they come to speak in public, or to compose, have no other stan dard on which to form themselves, except what chances to be fashionable and popular, how corrupted soever, or erroneous, that may be.

You can help adding them by using this form. His success is credited to the ease with which the audience could follow his polite, organised style; a style that was translated easily into print. More about this item Access and download statistics Corrections All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors.

Influence[ edit ] Blair wrote in a time when print culture was flourishing and traditional rhetoric was falling out of favour.

IV: Lectures on Rhetoric and Belles Lettres

Though Blair's oral delivery was poor, often described as a 'burr,' he was considered the most popular preacher in Scotland. To them, rhetoric is not so much a practical art as a speculative science; and the same instructions which assist others in composing, will assist them in judging of, and relishing, the beauties of composition.

First, they indicate just how much the quality of knowledge has changed in the last years. Blair's primary considerations are the issues of tastelanguagestyleand eloquence or public speaking.

Lectures on Rhetoric and Belles Lettres: By Hugh Blair, ... In Three Volumes ...

At the same time this cannot but be admitted, that the exercise of taste is, Lectures on rhetoric and belles lettres book its native tendency, moral and purifying. For him, an education in literature was socially useful, both in its ability to elevate one's social status and its ability to promote virtue and morality.

He makes it clear that a stylistically deficient text reflects a writer who doesn't know what he thinks; anything less than a clear conception of one's subject guarantees defective work, 'so close is the connection between thoughts and the words in which they are clothed' I, 7.

More particularly, the term "is now generally applied when used at all to the lighter branches of literature" The Oxford English Dictionary, University of Pittsburgh Press, The Influential Theories of Hugh Blair "[Throughout the 19th century, prescriptions for] fine writing--with their attendant critique of literary style--advanced an influential theory of reading as well.Lectures on rhetoric and belles lettres 1 by Blair, Hugh, at tjarrodbonta.com - the best online ebook storage.

Download and read online for free Lectures on rhetoric and belles lettres 1 4/5(1). Lectures on Rhetoric & Belles Lettres book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. The “Notes of Dr. Smith’s Rhetorick Lectures,” disco /5. Oct 06,  · Lectures On Rhetoric and Belles Lettres [Hugh Blair, Abraham Mills] on tjarrodbonta.com *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

This is a reproduction of a book published before This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages/5(3).Full text of "Lectures on rhetoric and belles lettres" See other formats.A scholarly edition of a work by Adam Smith.

The edition presents an authoritative text, together with an introduction, commentary notes, and scholarly apparatus.Page - Ebook signification of our sentiments, made by tones and gestures, has this advantage above that made ebook words, "that it is the language of nature. It is that method of interpreting our mind, which nature has dictated to all, and which is understood by all ; whereas, words are only arbitrary, conventional symbols of our ideas ; and, by consequence, must make a more feeble impression.