5-6: ‘Your burgeoning reason... find their place.’ Statius refers to the dead twelve-year-old Glaucias as, "having a modesty beyond thy years and honour and probity too ripe for thy tender years." Silvae II.i.39-40. Certainly this praise is apt for a young boy on the threshold of manhood. Quintilian writes of his dead five-year-old son in a similar fashion: "But how can I forget the charm of his face, the sweetness of his speech, his first flashes of promise and his actual possession of a calm, and, incredible though it may seem, powerful mind." The Training of an Orator V1 9.