In the third book of the de Oratore we find the
following words: “As regards the composition of
continuous speech, as soon as we have acquired
the smoothness of structure and rhythm of which
I have spoken, we must proceed to lend brilliance to our style by frequent embellishments
both of thought and words.”
Quintilian. With An English Translation. Harold Edgeworth Butler. Cambridge. Cambridge, Mass., Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann, Ltd. 1922.
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