Defend
From Letter To Thomas Moore by Erasmus

More did take the Praise of Folly to himself, and defended it in a letter to Maarten van Dorp written in October 1515,just as Erasmus took to himself More's Utopia by procuring its publication at Louvain in 1516. Erasmus was right about his detractors but, as he well knew, it was not merely his frivolous tone they would attack.

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