Polydore Vergil’s Comments On Death And Burial Customs

The charm of old books often lies in their inaccuracies, errors, and absurdities.  It is not a requirement of entertainment that everything must be factual.  It is a pleasant thing to be reminded every now and then of our humanity; and nothing is more human than error.  Only by seeing how far knowledge has advanced through the centuries can we appreciate the achievements of those who came before us.

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