when the subject
on which we have to speak is abnormal. For we are
allowed to amplify, when the magnitude of the facts
passes all words, and in such circumstances our
language will be more effective if it goes beyond
the truth than if it falls short of it. However, I
have said enough on this topic, since I have already
dealt with it in my work on the causes of the decline
Quintilian. With An English Translation. Harold Edgeworth Butler. Cambridge. Cambridge, Mass., Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann, Ltd. 1922.
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