Quotation by John Barclay

For such orators to write is commonly as hard and fatal to their fame as to speak is easy and graceful to them. For to that easily fluent eloquence, the strength of judgment is seldom joined which must continue the style graceful to posterity. For their prompt and almost turbulent mind, when in that leisure which is given to writers it resolveth itself, is overladen with the multitude of fancies that meet, and confusedly oppressed with its own wealth, can neither write all which it doth invent nor judiciously elect the best.
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