A fine rhythm to this triologism, and a vivid image.  This is Lady Folly speaking, in praise of herself and all the bountiful things she brings to humanity. Erasmus’ timeless treatise on the value of folly still rings true.

‘Well, it wasn’t  on floating Delos, or in the foam-flecked sea, or “in hollows of caves” … that I was brought into the world, but in the Blessed Isles themselves, where everything grows “unsown and unploughed”…


Source: Desiderius Erasmus (1469-1536), Praise of Folly, trans. Roger Clarke (Richmond: Oneworld Classics, 2008 (1511)), p. 12


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