Thirdly there are others which
consist in producing a certain result and achieve their
purpose in the completion of a visible task: such we
style productive, and painting may be quoted as an
illustration. In view of these facts we must come to
the conclusion that, in the main, rhetoric is concerned
with action; for in action it accomplishes that which
it is its duty to do.
Quintilian. With an English Translation. Harold Edgeworth Butler. Cambridge. Cambridge, Mass., Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann, Ltd. 1920.
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