THE custom has prevailed and is daily growing
commoner of sending boys to the schools of rhetoric
much later than is reasonable: this is always the
case as regards Latin rhetoric and occasionally
applies to Greek as well. The reason for this is
twofold: the rhetoricians, more especially our own,
have abandoned certain of their duties and the
teachers of literature have undertaken tasks which
rightly belong to others.
Quintilian. With an English Translation. Harold Edgeworth Butler. Cambridge. Cambridge, Mass., Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann, Ltd. 1920.
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