Some hold that the statement of facts should always
begin by referring to some person, whom we must
praise if he is on our side, and abuse if he is on the
side of our opponents. It is true that this is very
often done for the good reason that a law-suit must
take place between persons.
Quintilian. With An English Translation. Harold Edgeworth Butler. Cambridge. Cambridge, Mass., Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann, Ltd. 1921.
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