Such reflexions are best suited to those speakers
whose authority is such that their character itself
will lend weight to their words. For who would
tolerate a boy, or a youth, or even a man of low
birth who presumed to speak with all the authority
of a judge and to thrust his precepts down our throats?
Quintilian. With An English Translation. Harold Edgeworth Butler. Cambridge. Cambridge, Mass., Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann, Ltd. 1922.
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