plagiarize
by Erasmus

Folly's advice to plagiarize touches on a practice to which Erasmus became increasingly sensitive. In 1533 he added to the adage Festina lente, pointing out how ill-regulated the printing trade had become. The law had not yet caught up, and the press which had once been welcomed as the instrument for the dissemination of the great works had become, says Erasmus, the tool of commercial exploiters.

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

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