The garden of eloquence, etc. by Henry Peacham (2 star ratings)
ISBN 13: 9780820112251
Sale Price realised GBP 2, The Garden of Eloquence conteyning the figures of grammer and rhetorick London: H. Jackson, Black letter with headings in roman and italic.
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The elder Henry Peacham , writing anonymously, cites the Shepheardes Calender, "a most singular imitation of ancient speech," to illustrate archaisms, under the heading of "onomatopoeia. This is the father of the Henry Peacham who wrote the Compleat Gentleman; he "brings to full maturity the English stylistic theory of rhetoric Howell, Logic and Rhetoric in England, It is not absolutely certain whether this book was written by this Henry Peacham or by his son of the same name" Critical Dictionary of English Literature ; Thirdly, by the derivation from the original, as the citie Troy so called by derivation from King Troe, before that it was called Teucria, from Teucrus, and first of all Dardania fro Dardanus, so Ninivie of Ninus, so Luds-town of Lud, and now London. Fourthly, by composition, as when we put two words together and make of them but one, as to say, Oratorlike, scholerlike: also to call a churle thickskin, a niggard a pinchpenny, a flatterer a pickthanke, a glutton a bellygod.