if we first make up our minds what it is precisely
that we desire to effect: for, this done, we shall be
able to suit our words to serve our purpose. To
make my meaning clearer, I will follow my usual
practice and quote a familiar example. “A man
who has stolen private money from a temple is
accused of sacrilege.”
Quintilian. With An English Translation. Harold Edgeworth Butler. Cambridge. Cambridge, Mass., Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann, Ltd. 1922.
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