This division is of rhetorical value
chiefly when a law is to be praised. For example the
orator may advance from praise to praise by a series of
gradations, praising an enactment first because it is
law, secondly because it is public, and, finally, designed
for the support of religion. As regards the questions
which generally arise, they are common to all cases.
Quintilian. With an English Translation. Harold Edgeworth Butler. Cambridge. Cambridge, Mass., Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann, Ltd. 1920.
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