Note 33
by Erasmus

The portrait of the wise man is uncomfortably like a grotesque caricature of Erasmus himself, whose self-parody cuts particularly deep in this section. Erasmus did 'fritter away' his youth in acquiring learning. He also worked extremely hard, was thrifty, intermittently impoverished and exceptionally waspish. He was also sickly almost to the point of hypochondria.

Note to My Achievements And Attributes which is Part 2 of Folly Speaks from "The Praise Of Folly"

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