For what subject can be found more
fully adapted to a rich and weighty eloquence than
the topics of virtue, politics, providence, the origin
of the soul and friendship? The themes which tend
to elevate mind and language alike are questions
such as what things are truly good, what means there
are of assuaging fear, restraining the passions and
lifting us and the soul that came from heaven clear
of the delusions of the common herd.
Quintilian. With An English Translation. Harold Edgeworth Butler. Cambridge. Cambridge, Mass., Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann, Ltd. 1922.
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