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" Execrabilis ista turba, quae non novit legem^] for the winning and persuading of them, there grew of necessity in chief price and request eloquence and variety of discourse, as the fittest and forciblest access into the capacity of the vulgar sort. "
The Works of Francis Bacon - Page 27
by Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1819
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A History of Classical Scholarship, Volume 2

John Edwin Sandys - Classical philology - 1908 - 544 pages
...divinity and in humanity, which had long slept in libraries, began generally to be read and revolved' — 'The admiration of ancient authors, the hate of the schoolmen, the exact study of languages ' were among the causes that contributed to the study of eloquence. ' This grew speedily to an excess...
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