The ornaments of
thought are, however, more important. They are so
frequently employed by Demosthenes that some
critics have held that it is in them that the chief
beauty of his style resides. And in truth there is
hardly a topic in his speeches which is not distinguished by some artificial treatment of the thought,
and it must be admitted that speaking involves the
embellishment of all, or at any rate most of our
thoughts with some form of ornament.”
Quintilian. With An English Translation. Harold Edgeworth Butler. Cambridge. Cambridge, Mass., Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann, Ltd. 1922.
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