Of these questions it is often the most
trivial which occupies the first place. For it is a
frequent artifice to drop those points in which we
place least confidence, as soon as we have dealt with
them; sometimes we make a free gift of them to our
opponents, while sometimes we are content to use
them as a step to arguments which are of greater
Quintilian. With an English Translation. Harold Edgeworth Butler. Cambridge. Cambridge, Mass., Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann, Ltd. 1920.
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