And it is not
merely in writing that this may occur, but you will
find, unless you exercise the greatest care, that there
are a number of persons who take pleasure in putting
an indecent interpretation on words, thinking, as
“that whatsoe'er is hid is best of all.
Nay, an obscene meaning may be extracted even
from words which are as far removed from indecency
as possible. Celsus, for example, detects an instance
in the Virgilian2
incipiunt agitata tumescere;
but if this point of view be accepted, it will be risky
to say anything at all.