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D; 5. c 36 Literary Fame I n 1509, Thomas More became the undersecretary to the treasurer of London. This was an important job, but not a very difficult one. The job brought Thomas More a second income and with it a measure of financial security. He had always made every effort to gain financial security. This instinct came naturally to him 37 Thomas More 38 because of the influence of his father. Thomas More was working his way up in the world. The accession of King Henry VIII to the throne was a definite plus for Thomas More.

He got married. c. He went to Thomas More’s home. d. He wrote a book. ANSWERS: 1. b; 2. c; 3. a; 4. d; 5. c 36 Literary Fame I n 1509, Thomas More became the undersecretary to the treasurer of London. This was an important job, but not a very difficult one. The job brought Thomas More a second income and with it a measure of financial security. He had always made every effort to gain financial security. This instinct came naturally to him 37 Thomas More 38 because of the influence of his father.

For all of these reasons, folly is essential, vital for the survival of the human race. Some people did not like In Praise of Folly. Erasmus attacked the Catholic Church and many members of the clergy in his book. He made them sound like hypocritical fools, always repeating the prayers of saints from the distant past. In a way, In Praise of Folly was a call for a more rational, more modern type of religion. Thomas More liked the book. He and Erasmus continued to be friends even after Erasmus left the Mores’ home.

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