In lecturing the teacher of literature must give
attention to minor points as well: he will ask his
class after analysing a verse to give him the parts of
speech and the peculiar features of the feet which
it contains: these latter should be so familiar in
poetry as to make their presence desired even in
the prose of oratory. He will point out what words
are barbarous, what improperly used, and what are
contrary to the laws of language.
Quintilian. With an English Translation. Harold Edgeworth Butler. Cambridge. Cambridge, Mass., Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann, Ltd. 1920.
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