For our position
is not yet established, the attention of the audience
is still fresh and imposes restraint upon us: as soon
as we have won their good-will and kindled their
interest, they will tolerate such freedom, more
especially when we have reached topics whose
natural richness prevents any licence of expression
being noticed in the midst of the prevailing
splendour of the passage.
Quintilian. With An English Translation. Harold Edgeworth Butler. Cambridge. Cambridge, Mass., Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann, Ltd. 1921.
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