Suppose we are given a pupil
who, like so many, is of depraved tastes and swollen
with his own conceit; shall we suffer him to go his
own sweet way? If a boy's disposition is naturally
dry and jejune, ought we not to feed it up or at any
rate clothe it in fairer apparel? For, if in some cases
it is necessary to remove certain qualities, surely
there are others where we may be permitted to add
what is lacking.
Quintilian. With an English Translation. Harold Edgeworth Butler. Cambridge. Cambridge, Mass., Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann, Ltd. 1920.
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