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  1. Feb 2019
    1. proper charitable attitude

      Christianity has rules for rhetoric. Interesting. Augustine would love this, yeah?

    2. And perhaps the great secret or Writing is the mixing all these in so just a proportion that every one may tast what he likes without being disgusted by its contrary

      This sounds like Augustine's point in De Doctrina Christiana, that it is in the mingling of various styles (his are something like grand, moderate, and low) that the greatest effectiveness is achieved.

    1. Rhetorick."

      What's with all this either/or stuff? In Augustine's De Doctrina Christiana, he articulate three categories of style (subdued style, moderate style, and grand style), and argues that its the interplay of the three that make for the most effective preaching.