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RHETORIC

AND

BELLES-LETTERS,

REDUCED TO

QUESTION AND ANSWER.

BY REV. JOHN MARSH.

SECOND EDITION.

HARTFORD, (CONN.):

SAMUEL G. GOODRICH.

HARVARD
UNIVERSITY
LIBRARY

District of Connecticut, ss.

BE IT REMEMBERED, That on the sixth (L. S.) day of June, in the forty-fourth year of the

Independence of the United States of America, SAMUEL G. Goodrich, of the said district, hath deposited in this Office the title of a book, the right whereof he claims as proprietor, in the words following, to wit: « Blair's Lectures on Rhetoric and Belles-Lettres,

reduced to Question and Answer. By Rev. John

Marsh." In conformity to the Act of the Congress of the United States, entitled, “ An Act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of Maps, Charts, and Books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned.”

CHAS. A. INGERSOLL,

Clerk of the District of Connecticut. A true copy of record, examined and sealed by me.

CHAS. A. INGERSOLL, Clerk of the District of Connecticut.

EClark, Print. Middletown.

ON

RHETORIC AND BELLES-LETTRES.

TASTE.

Q. What is Taste ?

A. The power of receiving pleasure or pain from the beauties or deformities of nature and of art.

Q. Is it an internal sense, or an exercise of reason ?

A. It is an internal sense; but reason assists Taste in many of its operations, and serves to enlarge its power.

Q. Is it common to all men ?
A. It is, in some degree.

Q. How are the rudiments of Taste discoverable in children ?

A. In their fondness for regular bodies, and in their admiration of pictures and statues.

Q. How, in savages of the wilderness ?

A. In their ornaments of dress, their war and their death songs, their harangues, and their orators.

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