Having stated the rules which we must
follow in speaking, I will now proceed to lay down
the rules which must be observed when we write.
Such rules are called orthography by the Greeks; let
us style it the science of writing correctly. This
science does not consist merely in the knowledge of
the letters composing each syllable (such a study
is beneath the dignity of a teacher of grammar),
but, in my opinion, develops all its subtlety in connexion with doubtful points.
Quintilian. With an English Translation. Harold Edgeworth Butler. Cambridge. Cambridge, Mass., Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann, Ltd. 1920.
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