“When we see a natural style, we are astonished and delighted; for we expected to see an author, and we find a man. Whereas those who have good taste, and who seeing a book expect to find a man, are quite surprised to find an author. Plus poetice quam humane locutus es. Those honour Nature well, who teach that she can speak on everything, even on theology.
30 We only consult the ear because the heart is wanting. The rule is uprightness.
Beauty of omission, of judgment.[ Pg 9]
31 All the false beauties which we blame in Cicero have their admirers, and in great number.”