special boast
by Erasmus

The 'special boast' is the Dutch proverb that the older a Dutchman is, the stupider he is,

Hoe ouder, hoe botter Hollander.

By claiming a special relationship with the Dutch, Folly is of course being ironic at Erasmus's expense.

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

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