There is indeed a pedantic
and childish affectation in vogue in the schools of
marking the transition by some epigram and seeking
to win applause by this feat of legerdemain. Ovid
is given to this form of affectation in his Metamorphoses, but there is some excuse for him owing to the
fact that he is compelled to weld together subjects
of the most diverse nature so as to form a continuous
Quintilian. With An English Translation. Harold Edgeworth Butler. Cambridge. Cambridge, Mass., Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann, Ltd. 1921.
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