I do not know what
can be added by way of improvement to the charms
of his style, except perhaps the introduction of
something more in the way of brilliant reflexions to
suit the taste of our own times. For this can be done
without injury to the treatment of our case or inpairing the authority of our language, provided that
such embellishments are not too frequent or continuous, and do not mutually destroy the effects
which they were designed to produce.
Quintilian. With An English Translation. Harold Edgeworth Butler. Cambridge. Cambridge, Mass., Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann, Ltd. 1922.
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