"Voyaging through strange seas of thought, alone ..." William Wordsworth

28 October 2018

Happy birthday, Erasmus.

Holbein, the Younger, Erasmus in Rotterdam, 1523

Erasmus was born on this day in 1466.

I consider as lovers of books not those who keep their books hidden in their store-chests and never handle them, but those who, by nightly as well as daily use thumb them, batter them, wear them out, who fill out all the margins with annotations of many kinds, and who prefer the marks of a fault they have erased to a neat copy full of faults.


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