For example, what
painter has ever been taught to reproduce everything
in nature? But once he has acquired the general
principles of imitation, he will be able to copy whatever is given him. What vase-maker is there who
has not succeeded in producing a vase of a type
which he had never previously seen?
Quintilian. With An English Translation. Harold Edgeworth Butler. Cambridge. Cambridge, Mass., Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann, Ltd. 1922.
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