In the same class, though they
cannot be called figures, come errors such as the use
of masculine names with a female termination and
feminine names with a neuter termination. I have
said enough about solecisms; for I did not set out to
write a treatise on grammar, but was unwilling to
slight the science by passing it by without salutation,
when it met me in the course of my journey.
Quintilian. With an English Translation. Harold Edgeworth Butler. Cambridge. Cambridge, Mass., Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann, Ltd. 1920.
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