A competent knowledge of the stops and pauses

In the advertisement for this English translation of de la Mothe-Fenelon’s Telemachus:

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An Essay on Punctuation, 12mo.  Fourth edition, price 3s.

“No person can read, or even speak, with propriety or elegance, who has not a competent knowledge of the stops and pauses.” Essay on Elocut.

Francois de Salignac de la Mothe-Fenelon, The Adventures of Telemachus, the Son of Ulysses.  Translated from the French … with notes, by the author of The Dissertation on the Parian Chronicle.  London, 1795.  A recent acquisition.

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