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  1. Quintilian has not a passage more elegantly composed, nor more judiciously conceived. – Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 1 (of 3) by Isaac D'Israeli
  2. Quintilian, as I deem, would have continued with yet other grievous words, but Gawain, who was hot with anger, drew forth his sword, and springing forward, made the head fly from his shoulders. – Arthurian Chronicles: Roman de Brut by Wace
  3. On their table Quintilian lay by the side of the Statutes. – A History of England Principally in the Seventeenth Century, Volume I (of 6) by Leopold von Ranke
  4. Y. Y is a vowel, which, as Quintilian observes of one of the Roman letters, we might want without inconvenience, but that we have it. – A Grammar of the English Tongue by Samuel Johnson
  5. Quintilian adds, that the greatest panegyric they could give to a composition in that school was to declare, " I understand nothing of this piece." – Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 1 (of 3) by Isaac D'Israeli
  6. 37, Hence we may infer the great importance of method in grammar; the particulars of which, as Quintilian says, are infinite. – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  7. The phrase, verbis felicissime audax, used of Horace as a lyric poet by Quintilian, expresses, with something less than that fine critic's usual accuracy, another quality which goes far to make the merit of the Odes. – Latin Literature by J. W. Mackail
  8. In fact it is so extremely probable that out of sport I will send you my Quintilian! – The Waif of the "Cynthia" by André Laurie and Jules Verne
  9. He was born in the Roman colony of Cirta, probably a few years after the death of Quintilian. – Latin Literature by J. W. Mackail
  10. In him we are on the outer fringe of pure literature; and it is no doubt purposely that Quintilian wholly omits him from the list of Roman historians. – Latin Literature by J. W. Mackail
  11. We think, with Quintilian and Vauvenargues, that the nobility of sentiment makes the nobility of thought. – Lectures on the true, the beautiful and the good by Victor Cousin
  12. Taste and criticism have certainly incurred an irreparable loss in that Treatise on the Causes of the Corruption of Eloquence, by Quintilian; which he has himself noticed with so much satisfaction in his " Institutes." – Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 1 (of 3) by Isaac D'Israeli
  13. 60. Quintilian alludes several times to the extreme beauty of his voice and his commanding delivery- better, he thinks, than that of any tragedian he had ever seen. – Tacitus: The Histories, Volumes I and II by Caius Cornelius Tacitus
  14. Quintilian does not spare Seneca; and Demosthenes, called by Cicero the prince of orators, has, according to Hermippus, more of art than of nature. – Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 1 (of 3) by Isaac D'Israeli
  15. Quintilian, on the changes Latin had undergone in his time, 67. on the omission of the final s in Latin, 68 note. – Lectures on The Science of Language by Max Müller
  16. Quintilian says he originated light- and- shade, an achievement credited by Plutarch to Apollodorus. – A Text-Book of the History of Painting by John C. Van Dyke
  17. Proximus, we might say, with Quintilian, but with him we must add," sed lango intervallo; " and if in the second rank, yet nearer to the third than to the first. – Biographical Essays by Thomas de Quincey
  18. He saved Quintilian and many other classics from complete extinction. – The Great Book-Collectors by Charles Isaac Elton and Mary Augusta Elton
  19. But when he struck his snuff- box sharply with the ends of his fingers, while he looked at the book, the doctor correctly interpreted the pantomime, which was a shock to his nerves, and said to himself: " Oh, yes; he is thinking how well the Pliny will look beside his elegant editions of Quintilian and Horace." – The Waif of the "Cynthia" by André Laurie and Jules Verne
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