Some teachers however,
to display their learning, are in the habit of picking
out examples of barbarism from the poets and attacking the authors whom they are expounding for
using such words. A boy should however realize
that in poets such peculiarities are pardonable or
even praiseworthy, and should therefore be taught
less common instances.
Quintilian. With an English Translation. Harold Edgeworth Butler. Cambridge. Cambridge, Mass., Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann, Ltd. 1920.
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