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RHETORIC AND ORATORY,

DELIVERED

TO THE CLASSES OF SENIOR AND JUNIOR SOPKISTEKS
IN HARVARD UNIVERSITY.

By JOHN QUINCY ADAMS, Ll.d.

LATE BOYLSTON PROFESSOR OF RHETORIC AND ORATORY.

IN TWO VOLUMES.

VOL. I.

CAMBRIDGE:

PRINTED BY HILLIARD AND METCAll.

I81Q.

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DISTRICT OF MASSACHUSETTS, To Wit;

♦ ♦♦♦ BE It remembered, that on the first day of January, ♦s v* L.* in the thirty fourth year of the independence of the United

♦ ▼+♦ States of America, Iiii.mmii & Metcalt of the said district have deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof they claim, as proprietors, in the words following ; to wit, "lectures on rhetoric and oratory, delivered to the classes of "senior and junior sophisters in Harvard university, by John "Quincy Adams, Ll.d. late Boylston professor of rhetoric and "oratory. In two volumes."

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 pro"prietors of such copies during the times, therein mentioned;" and also to an act, 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; and extending the benefits thereof to the "arts of designing, engraving, and etching historical and other "prints."

W. S. SHAW, clerk of the district of Massachusetts.

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ADVERTISEMENT.

THE literary institutions of our country are under many obligations to the mercantile profession. The enlarged and liberal views of opulent individuals, in this class of the community, have frequently prompted them to laudable and munificent appropriations for the promotion of science and the means of education. Among men of this description the benevolent founder of the professorship, under which the following lectures -were delivered, is highly distinguished.

Nicholas Boylston esq. was an eminent merchant of Boston. He died August 18, 1771, aged fifty six. In the gazette notices of his death, he is characterized as " a man of good understanding and sound judgment, diligent in his business, though not a slave to it, upright in his dealings, honest and sincere in all his professions, and a stranger to dissimulation."* By his last will, made

• In the philosophy chamber, at Cambridge, is an excellent portrait of this gentleman, painted by Copley. It is in a style of ease and amenity, which renders it singularly prepossessing. The

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