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Author: Longinus, Cassius, ca. 213-273.
Title: A treatise of the loftiness or elegancy of speech written originally in Greek by Longin, and now translated out of French by Mr. J.P.
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2011 April (TCP phase 2)

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Print source: A treatise of the loftiness or elegancy of speech written originally in Greek by Longin, and now translated out of French by Mr. J.P.
Longinus, Cassius, ca. 213-273., J. P.

London: Printed by N.T. for John Holford ..., 1680.
Alternate titles: Ars rhetorica. English. 1680
Reproduction of original in the Harvard University Library.
Subject terms:
Greek language -- Rhetoric.
Rhetoric, Ancient.

title page
To William Pulteney Esq
CHAP. I. A Preface to the whole, &c.
CHAP. II. If Loftiness be a peculiar Art, &c.
CHAP. III. Of a Faint Style.
CHAP. IV. Of the cause of a Faint Stile.
CHAP. V. The means in general how to know loftiness.
CHAP. VI. Of the five Sources or Heads of Loftiness.
CHAP. VII. Of loftiness of Thought.
CHAP. VIII. Of Loftiness drawn from Cir∣cumstances.
CHAP. IX. Of Amplification.
CHAP. X. What Amplification is.
CHAP. XI. Of Imitation.
CHAP. XII. Of the way of imitation.
CHAP. XIII. Of Fancies.
CHAP. XIV. Of Figures, and chiefly that called Apostrophe.
CHAP. XV. That Figures ought necessarily to be lofty.
CHAP. XVI. Of Interrogations.
CHAP. XVII. Of the uniting of Figures.
CHAP. XVIII. Of Hyperbat's.
CHAP. XIX. Of the alteration of the number.
CHAP. XX. Of Plurals reduc'd into Singu∣lars.
CHAP. XXI. Of the alteration of the Tense.
CHAP. XXII. Of the alteration of the Persons:
CHAP. XXIII. Of Suddain Transitions.
CHAP. XXIV. Of Paraphrase.
CHAP. XXV. Of the choice of Words.
CHAP. XXVI. Of Metaphors.
CHAP. XXVII. Whether that which is plain and profitable, is to be preferr'd to Loftiness, which is defective.
CHAP. XXVIII. A Comparison betwixt Hy∣peride and Demosthenes.
CHAP. XXIX. Of Plato and Lysias, &c.
CHAP. XXX. That the faults in Loftiness are excusable.
CHAP. XXXI. Of Similes, Comparisons, and Hyperboles.
CHAP. XXXII. Of Composition or placing of Sentences.
CHAP. XXXIII. Of the measure of Periods.
CHAP. XXXIV. Of the meanness of Words
CHAP. XXXV. The Causes of the decay of Fancy.