However on all occasions when we have employed
the exordium, whether we intend to pass to the statement
of facts or direct to the proof, our intention should
be mentioned at the conclusion of the introduction,
with the result that the transition to what follows
will be smooth and easy.
Quintilian. With An English Translation. Harold Edgeworth Butler. Cambridge. Cambridge, Mass., Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann, Ltd. 1921.
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