by Erasmus

The passage about the jack-of-all-trades' was inserted in 1516 and refers to Thomas Linacre (c. 1460-1524), who was a fellow of All Souls, Oxford, from 1484, and from 1487 to 1499 was in Italy, where he studied Greek and medicine. He became tutor to Prince Arthur and in 1509 doctor to Henry VIII.

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

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