To save the situation the rhetoricians lay down a number of rules at
quite inordinate length: they invent fictitious cases
and treat them realistically on the lines which would
be followed in actual pleading. But these peculiar
circumstances arise from such a variety of causes as
to render classification by species impossible, and
their enumeration save under the most general heads
would be interminable.
Quintilian. With An English Translation. Harold Edgeworth Butler. Cambridge. Cambridge, Mass., Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann, Ltd. 1921.
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