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December 4

Rainer Maria Rilke born, 1875

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Question:

Who wrote comical Latin, Greek and medieval French versions of the popular poems of his day and then would claim the originals were the plagiarisms?

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"Father Prout" (Francis Sylvester Mahony) played a number of these types of erudite jokes involving notions of authorship and translation.

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