Our language may be free or
even unbridled with a view to heighten our effects,
while anger, reproach, promises that we shall prove
our case, entreaty, supplication, slight deviations
from our proposed course (which must be distinguished from the longer digressions mentioned
above), exculpation, conciliation, personal attacks,
wishes and execrations are all of value.”
Quintilian. With An English Translation. Harold Edgeworth Butler. Cambridge. Cambridge, Mass., Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann, Ltd. 1922.
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