If a student requires to be told that we
must avoid contradiction and inconsistency in our
statement of facts, it will be vain to attempt to instruct
him on the remaining points, although some writers
of text-books produce this precept as if it were a
mystery only discovered by their own personal
Quintilian. With An English Translation. Harold Edgeworth Butler. Cambridge. Cambridge, Mass., Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann, Ltd. 1921.
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