. Of moral essays there
are various forms: some are akin to aphorisms and
commence with a simple statement “he said” or “he
used to say”: others give the answer to a question
and begin “on being asked” or “in answer to this
he replied,” while a third and not dissimilar type
begins, “when someone has said or done something.”
Some hold that a moral essay may take some action
as its text;
Quintilian. With an English Translation. Harold Edgeworth Butler. Cambridge. Cambridge, Mass., Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann, Ltd. 1920.
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