For even that absolute and unaffected simplicity which the Greeks call ἀφέλεια has in it a
certain chaste ornateness such as we admire also in
women, while a minute accuracy in securing propriety and precision in our words likewise produces
an impression of neatness and delicacy. Again
copiousness may consist either in wealth of thought
or luxuriance of language.
Quintilian. With An English Translation. Harold Edgeworth Butler. Cambridge. Cambridge, Mass., Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann, Ltd. 1922.
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