Or the polish
of Messala dimmed by the fact that he devoted
whole books to the discussion not merely of
single words, but of single letters? Such studies do
no harm to those who but pass through them: it is
only the pedantic stickler who suffers.
Quintilian. With an English Translation. Harold Edgeworth Butler. Cambridge. Cambridge, Mass., Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann, Ltd. 1920.
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