I am therefore all the more surprised at those
who hold that there should be no appeal to the
emotions in the statement of facts. If they were to
say “Such appeals should be brief and not on the
scale on which they are employed in tile peroration,”
I should agree with them; for it is important that
the statement should be expeditious. But why,
while I am instructing the judge, should I refuse to
move him as well?
Quintilian. With An English Translation. Harold Edgeworth Butler. Cambridge. Cambridge, Mass., Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann, Ltd. 1921.
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