It is with a more virile spirit that we should pursue
eloquence, who, if only her whole body be sound,
will never think it her duty to polish her nails and
tire her hair.
The usual result of over-attention to the niceties
of style is the deterioration of our eloquence.
Quintilian. With An English Translation. Harold Edgeworth Butler. Cambridge. Cambridge, Mass., Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann, Ltd. 1922.
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