Idle Gossip
From Letter To Thomas Moore by Erasmus

Erasmus's reference here to 'idle gossip' is the first of many Greek words in the original Latin text(indicated by single quotation marks in the translation) . These Greek words, many of which Erasmus himself coined, emphasize that the introductory epistle, like the work it prefaces, was a formal literary exercise, however serious or however light-hearted.

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