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Chapter XL

. . . a republican nation, whose citizens are to be led by reason and persuasion, and not by force. the art of reasoning becomes of first importance. in this line antiquity has left us the finest models for imitation; and he who studies and imitates them most nearly will nearest approach the perfection of the art. among these I should consider the speeches of Livy, Sallust, and Tacitus as pre-eminent specimens of logic, taste, and that sententious brevity which, using not a word to spare, leaves not a moment for inattention to the hearer. amplification is the vice of modern oratory . . .
letter from Thomas Jefferson to david harding, april 20, 1824.
. . . what finer specimens . . . in Rhetoric than Cicero, Demosthenes, Aeschynes & the other Grecian orators . . .
letter from Thomas Jefferson to the rev. jason chamberlayne, july 1, 1814.
Aristotelis Logica. Gr. Lat. p. 8 vo.
1815 Catalogue, page 155, unnumbered. [Aristotelis Logica, Gr. Lat. Pacii,] in operibus.
See No. 4911.
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Wallis Institutio Logicae. 8 vo.
1815 Catalogue, page 155, no. 13, as above.
Institutio Logicæ, ad communes usus accommodata. Per Johannem Wallis, S.T.D. Geometriæ Professorem Savilianum, Oxoniæ; & Societatis Regalis Londini Sodalem. Editio tertia, auctior & emendatior. Oxonii: typis Leon. Lichfield: impensis Geo. West, Joh. Crosley, Hen. Clements, & Ant. Peisley, m dcc ii . [1702.]
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8vo. 160 leaves. On the verso of the title leaf Imprimatur. Joh. Venn, Vice-Can. Oxon. Decem. 18. 1686. 4 lines of Errata at the end.
Not in Lowndes.
Not in Cambridge Bibl. of Eng. Lit.
Panelled calf, repaired with the Library of Congress 1815 bookplate preserved. Initialled by Jefferson at sig. I and T.
John Wallis, 1616-1703, English mathematician. The first edition of this work was published in 1687 and frequently reprinted.
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Crakanthorpii logica. 4 to.
Logicæ Libri Qvinque, De Prædicabilibus. Prædicamentis. Syllogismo, ejusq 3, speciebus, Demonstrativo. Probabili. Una cum Appendice de Syllogismo Sophistico. Huc accessit Introductio in Metaphysicam, et Tractatus De Providentia Dei. Authore Ri. Crackanthorpo, SS. Theologiæ Doctore, et Collegii Reginæ Oxon. Socio. Editio Quarta Priori Auctior & emendatior. Oxoniæ:
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