Words are proper, newly-coined or metaphorical. In
the case of proper words there is a special dignity
conferred by antiquity, since old words, which not
everyone would think of using, give our style a
venerable and majestic air: this is a form of ornament
of which Virgil, with his perfect taste, has made
Quintilian. With An English Translation. Harold Edgeworth Butler. Cambridge. Cambridge, Mass., Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann, Ltd. 1922.
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