we say “sixty thousand men were slain by Hannibal
at Cannae,” and speak of “Virgil” when we mean
“Virgil's poems”; again, we say that supplies have
“come,” when they have been “brought,” that a
“sacrilege,” and not a “sacrilegious man” has been
detected, and that a man possesses a knowledge of
“arms,” not of “the art of arms.”
Quintilian. With An English Translation. Harold Edgeworth Butler. Cambridge. Cambridge, Mass., Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann, Ltd. 1922.
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