we are going to deliver a declamation on a theme
that turns largely on its emotional features, we
must give it a dramatic character suited to the
persons concerned. For emotions are not transferable at will, nor can we give the same forcible
expression to another man's emotions that we should
give to our own.
Quintilian. With An English Translation. Harold Edgeworth Butler. Cambridge. Cambridge, Mass., Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann, Ltd. 1921.
The Annenberg CPB/Project provided support for entering this text.
An XML version of this text is available for download,
with the additional restriction that you offer Perseus any modifications you make. Perseus provides credit for all accepted
changes, storing new additions in a versioning system.