Eloquence aims at being rich, beautiful and commanding,
and will attain to none of these qualities if it be broken
up into conclusive inferences which are generally
expressed in the same monotonous form: on the
contrary its meanness will excite contempt, its severity dislike, its elaboration satiety, and its sameness
Quintilian. With An English Translation. Harold Edgeworth Butler. Cambridge. Cambridge, Mass., Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann, Ltd. 1921.
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