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    Charles Batteux
Excerpt from book: to the other. This will be very perceptible, efpe- cially in the animated paflages. 4 ' . Some places have been cited to us, in which the application of this principle does not appear to hit. 5T iftis faucibus, ijlis lateribus, iftd gladiator id cor- poris firmitate, tantum vim in Hippia nuptiis exhau- feras, ut tibi necejje ejfit, in populi Romani confpe£iuy VOinere peftridie. Cic. This very example falls in with the rule. The objeft upon which the orator infifts, is the ftrength of Anthony's conftitution, in order to procure a judgment from thence of the excefs of his debauch. Here is another one taken from the oration againft Verres, Stetit faleatus pretor populi Romani, cum pallia purpureo, iunicaque tolarl, mulierculd nixus in littore. It is certain, fay they, that the principal idea is, mulierculd nixus in littore. But the queflion is, What is the firft object that ftrikes ? It is a man (landing, Stetit. Who is this man It is the prgetor of the Roman people : This is what interefts firft, and what makes the fequel interefting. For if this man who is obferved were not a Roman magiftrate, but very little attention would be given to the circumftances in which he appears. It is the contraft of the man's funftions with his conduft which ftrikes us. It was proper, then, to prefent the man firft, and afterwards the man's behaviour,' painted according to the gradation of nature. It will be the fame with all the other examples : by looking narrowly into them, one fhall find that the difficulty is only apparent, If this principle hold, it will be faid, nothing can be eafier, at leaft to one who has a metaphyfical head, than to frame Latin fentences : he might go with his rule in his hand, and the fuccefs of the operation would be infallible. It is true, that thei...  
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