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Montaigne’s authority—if he had just one—was not Hythlodaeus, but, pointedly, Diogenes (cf. 12; 408). IX Dominic Baker-Smith reminds us that ‘‘In the Phaedrus (275c) Socrates complains of the way in which a thing, once it is put in writing, drifts out of the control of the writer’’ (85). In an infinite world of supposes—prompted by what Sidney in his Defense calls More’s ................. 11360$ $CH3 10-10-05 09:35:17 PS PAGE 49 5. The Renaissance book-wheel. Agostino Rameli, Le diverse et artificioise machine (Paris, 1588).

Opus Epistolarvm Des. Erasmi Roterodami, ed. P. S. Allen, 12 vols. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1910), 4:21. 3. Plato, Republic, trans. Paul Shorey, Loeb Classical Library, 2 vols. (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press; and London: Heinemann, 1930–35), 3–6; acts 4:31–35. 4. All references to the Utopia are to volume 4 of The Complete Works of St. Thomas More, ed. Edward Surtz, S. , and J. H. Hexter (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1965). The translation is a modified one by Fr. Surtz.

On the outer side of the island, harbors are many. Everywhere, however, the landing is so well defended by nature or by engineering that a few defenders can prevent strong forces from coming ashore. (111) The fascination and hesitation here, the need to know and the danger of knowledge, themes throughout the Utopia, surface, and they anticipate (and resonate in) the many pamphlets Hakluyt so successfully collected and distributed. Here is part of an account, for instance, of Hore’s voyage of 1536 under Elizabeth’s father to Newfoundland and Cape Briton: M.

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