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Here you will acquire the best sort of pulpit eloquence.--Preach constantly. Frequency will render the work easy to be performed by yourself, and what is so will be more easy to be understood by the hearers. Glanvil's Ejay on Preaching, Part I.

Manner of preaching, says Mr. ROBINSON, is known to be an article of great consideration to auditors; divines, therefore, who write on the subject, never fail to exhort preachers to acquire an agreeable manner of delivering their discourses. Cardinal Borromeo, who was also archbishop of Milan, drew up a plan of preaching for the use of the clergy of his diocese, and very properly; having first given instructions concerning the matter, or the doctrine of a sermon, he treats of what we call manner, under the article form, by which he means style, elocution, voice, action, and whatever else may belong to expressing and deliver: ing a sermon: • Elocutionis genus exquifitum ne affe&tet-fucum omnem fugiat-imperitæ multitudinis confuetudinem loquendi ne sequatur--verba antiqua et peregrina fugiat--fati, fortunæ, infortunii nomina, aliaque ejus generis omnino cavebitEpithetorum item nimium usum, et poeticum dicendı genus ne consectetur-anicularum non adhibeat proverbia--ejufdem rei repetitionem vitet.--Cum de peccatis, ad luxuriam pertinentibus, agit, cautionem adhibeat; ne imprudens in obfcæna verba incidat - videat ne loquendo turpes cogitationes injiciat-adulationis verba omnino fugiat -ambitiofum dicendi genus caveat.-Ne ambigue, ne concise item, ut auditores incerti fint, ne obfcure loquatur-vocem et aétionem ita temperare concionator conabitur, ut non ex arte petere, fed vere, et ex natura dicere videatur-non importune fuggeftum palmis feriat : sed cum rei magnitudo poscit—non per fuggeftum quasi volitabit, nunc ex hoc, nunc ex illo an. gulo profiliens.Re&tus in suggestu stetne nares corruget--ne labra lambat--ne-mentum pectori affigat

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-ne brachium tanquam gladiator immoderate projiciat-ne tufrat, ne expuat crebro, nisi necessitate coactus-ne in eloquendo per nares majorem fpiritus partem effundat-ne crebro anhelitu, &c. BORROMET Paftorum Inftruétiones, Cap, de form. &c.

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APPENDIX,

DIRECTING TO

A PROPER CHOICE OF BOOKS,

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Christian Preacher's

LIBRARY.

Till I come, give attendance to reading.

Tim, iv. 13

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