These excerpts from The Praise of Folly, by Desiderius Erasmus, is available as a PDF file viewable in Adobe Acrobat Reader. If you need the reader, it's free here:

This reading is taken from our The Norton Anthology of World Literature, edited by Sarah Lawall and Maynard Mack et al, Volume C, 2nd edition, Norton, 2002, pp. 2490-2517.

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The Praise of Folly

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