But the orator is not content with producing this effect, but proceeds to reverse the figure.
“He knows and understands how to keep off the
forces of the enemy, you how to keep off the rainwater; he is skilled to extend boundaries, you to
Quintilian. With An English Translation. Harold Edgeworth Butler. Cambridge. Cambridge, Mass., Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann, Ltd. 1922.
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