the schools, and often turn the laugh against the
speaker, particularly in the present day, when declamation has become so far removed from reality
and labours under such an extravagant fastidiousness
in the choice of words that it has excluded a good
half of the language from its vocabulary.
Quintilian. With An English Translation. Harold Edgeworth Butler. Cambridge. Cambridge, Mass., Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann, Ltd. 1922.
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