Many, however, in their passionate desire to
win a reputation for eloquence are content to produce
showy passages which contribute nothing to the
proof of their case, while others think that their
enquiry need not proceed further than that which
meets the eye.
To make my meaning clearer, I will cite a
solitary example from the controversial themes of
the schools; it is neither novel nor complicated.
Quintilian. With An English Translation. Harold Edgeworth Butler. Cambridge. Cambridge, Mass., Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann, Ltd. 1922.
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