That he was justified in so doing is shown
clearly by the actual name of the art of which I am
speaking. For the verb eloqui means the production
and communication to the audience of all that the
speaker has conceived in his mind, and without this
power all the preliminary accomplishments of oratory
are as useless as a sword that is kept permanently
concealed within its sheath.
Quintilian. With An English Translation. Harold Edgeworth Butler. Cambridge. Cambridge, Mass., Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann, Ltd. 1922.
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