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Inscribed

TO THE

REV. JOSEPH PARKER, D.D.
(HIMSELF A MASTER IN THE ART
THIS BOOK IS WRITTEN TO COMMEND), WHOM THE AUTHOR
FOUND TO BE FAIR IN DISCUSSION, IN DAYS
WHEN FEW MINISTERS WERE SO;
AND WHO IN LATER YEARS WAS HIS FRIEND, NOTWITHSTANDING
HIS DIVERGENCY IN THEOLOGICAL OPINION.


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CONTENTS


CHAPTER I.
INTRODUCTION


CHAPTER II.
THE SOCIAL AND PUBLIC USES OF RHETORIC


CHAPTER III.
THE NATURE OF RHETORIC


CHAPTER IV.
WHAT IS MEANT BY ELOCUTION


CHAPTER V.
REPRESENTATIVE SPEECH


CHAPTER VI.
LOGIC OF EVERY-DAY LIFE


CHAPTER VII.
DELIVERY


CHAPTER VIII.
GESTURE MEASURED BY CONVICTION


CHAPTER IX.
CONDITIONS OF EFFECTIVENESS


CHAPTER X.
LAWS OF DEBATE


CHAPTER XI.
PERSONALITIES THE DIGRESSIONS OF DEBATE


CHAPTER XII.
POLICY OF DEBATE


CHAPTER XIII.
DEFENCE OF DEBATE


CHAPTER XIV.
THE THEORY OF EPITHETS MORAL AS WELL AS RHETORICAL


CHAPTER XV.
METHOD IN EXPRESSION


CHAPTER XVI.
TACT AN ACQUISITION


CHAPTER XVII.
CONTINGENCIES OF PUBLIC MEETINGS


CHAPTER XVIII.
WRITING FOR THE PRESS


CHAPTER XIX.
SOURCES OF TASTE


CHAPTER XX.
PREMEDITATION IN SPEECH


CHAPTER XXI.
REPETITION A NECESSITY


CHAPTER XXII.
SIGNS OF MASTERY


CHAPTER XXIII.
NATURE AND CONDITIONS OF ORATORY


CHAPTER XXIV.
ORIGINALITY IN ORATORY


CHAPTER XXV.
THE OUTSIDE MIND OF THE ORATOR


CHAPTER XXVI.
PULPIT ORATORY


CHAPTER XXVII.
PLATFORM READING


CHAPTER XXVIII.
FIGURES OF SPEECH


CHAPTER XXIX.
POETRY IN RELATION TO RHETORIC


CHAPTER XXX.
STYLE EXPLAINED


CHAPTER XXXI.
WHAT HAS BEEN SAID


CHAPTER XXXIII.
PARLIAMENTARY ORATORY


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