To say nothing of the
language of the uneducated, we are all of us well
aware that whole theatres and the entire crowd of
spectators will often commit barbarisms in the cries
which they utter as one man. I will therefore define
usage in speech as the agreed practice of educated
men, just as where our way of life is concerned I
should define it as the agreed practice of all good
Quintilian. With an English Translation. Harold Edgeworth Butler. Cambridge. Cambridge, Mass., Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann, Ltd. 1920.
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