But exordia are often drawn from matters which
do not, strictly speaking, concern either cases or the
persons involved, though not unrelated to either.
In such relation to persons stand not only wives
and children of whom I have just spoken, but also
relations, friends, and at times districts and states
together with anything else that is like to suffer
injury from the fall of the client whom we defend.
Quintilian. With An English Translation. Harold Edgeworth Butler. Cambridge. Cambridge, Mass., Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann, Ltd. 1921.
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