But I shall overload this book with illustrations and
turn it into a common jest-book, if I continue to
quote each jest that was made by our forefathers.
All forms of argument afford equal opportunity for
jests. Augustus for example employed definition
when he said of two ballet-dancers who were engaged
in a contest, turn and turn about, as to who could make
tile most exquisite gestures, that one was a dancer and
the other merely interrupted the dancing.
Quintilian. With An English Translation. Harold Edgeworth Butler. Cambridge. Cambridge, Mass., Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann, Ltd. 1921.
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