Note 53
by Erasmus

Here ends the central section on Folly's followers. Folly now announces the final section of the declamation, devoted to the wise who have praised her and, in particular, to Pauline folly.

Since this Christian folly is praised without a trace of irony, the Praise of Folly ends with a remarkable feat of double irony as it transforms itself from a mock encomium into a real one. The introductory paragraph to this final section is still bantering in tone, as in logic.

Note to My Followers which is Part 3 of Folly Speaks from "The Praise Of Folly"

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