I sometimes wonder if nowadays the creative imitation of a Vergil or a Milton would be dismissed as plagiarism.
It would be OK if it were "subversive", Tom.
A very good aphorism. I think you mean 'originality' in the sense of novelty -- which you might want to distinguish from true originality.
Thanks, Bill. Yes, I mean in the sense of novelty. I think the word "originality" in this sense brings to mind more readily than the word "novelty" a sense also of egotism - besides, it is the word the senseless novelty-mongers use of themselves.
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