The Arte or Crafte of Rhethoryke

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The University of Chicago

FOUNDED BY JOHN D. ROCKEFELLER



ENGLISH STUDIES

(No. V)




LEONARD COX


THE ARTE OR
CRAFTE OF RHETHORYKE


A REPRINT

EDITED


WITH AN INTRODUCTION, NOTES, AND GLOSSARIAL INDEX


BY

FREDERIC IVES CARPENTER, Ph.D.


CHICAGO

The University of Chicago Press

1899

CONTENTS.
PAGE
Introduction: I. The Beginnings of Prose Criticism in England—Value of Cox's Rhetoric—Life of Cox—Birth and Education—Travels—Date of the Rhetoric—Letters : from Erasmus; to Toy and Cromwell—Leland on Cox's Learning—Schoolmaster at Reading——The Frith affair—Later Years 7-18
II. List of Works by Cox 18-22
III. The Rhetoric of Cox—Renaissance Rhetoric—Passages on Rhetoric in England preceding Cox : Traversanus ; Caxton ; Hawes—Aim and Plan of Cox's Work—Its Source : Melanchthon—Cox and contemporary English Prose—Chief English Writers on Rhetoric following Cox : Wilson, Jonson, Bacon 22-33
A.—Appendix: Minor Rhetorical Writings of the Sixteenth Century in England : Sherry, Kamolde, Ascham, Fulwood, Peacham, Harvey, Mulcaster, Fenner, Fraunce, etc. 33-34
An Analysis and Outline of the Rhetoric of Melanchthon in Mosellanus' "In Philippi Melanchthonis Rhetorica Tabulae" (serving equally as an analytical Table of Contents for Cox) 35-38
The Arte or Crafte of Rhethoryke, by Leonard Cox : Reprint of the edition of circa 1530, with variorum readings from the edition of 1532 39-88
Melanchthon's "Institutiones Rhetoricae," 1521: Reprint of the portion dealing with Invention 89-102
Notes 103-112
Glossarial, Technical, and Personal Index 113-117

This work was published before January 1, 1925, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.