It is not always the duty of generals in the field to
lead their armies through flat and smiling country:
it will often be necessary to cross rugged mountain
ranges, to storm cities placed on inaccessible cliffs or
rendered difficult of access by elaborate fortifications.
Similarly oratory will always be glad of the opportunity of manœuvring in all its freedom and delighting the spectator by the deployment of its full
strength for conflict in the open field;
Quintilian. With An English Translation. Harold Edgeworth Butler. Cambridge. Cambridge, Mass., Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann, Ltd. 1922.
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