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1. Hannah. 1745--1833, English writer, noted for her religious tracts, esp The Shepherd of Salisbury Plain
2. Sir Thomas. 1478--1535, English statesman, humanist, and Roman Catholic Saint; Lord Chancellor to Henry VIII (1529--32). His opposition to the annulment of Henry's marriage to Catherine of Aragon and his refusal to recognize the Act of Supremacy resulted in his execution on a charge of treason. In Utopia (1516) he set forth his concept of the ideal state. Feast day: June 22 or July 6
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Second, and typically for a man of his age, Hythlodaeus (presumably in accordance with the understanding of More himself) treats Plato's positions in the Republic and the Laws as more or less identical, thus quoting indiscriminately, and as suits his immediate purposes, from each dialogue in turn.
If that is more or less correct, it gives greater point and poignancy to the originally Lucianic book 2, as yet devoid of the debate about good counsel.
More finds that "certain standards of taste exist, which approximate, more or less, to universality" and upholds these tastes as standards of value for literary critics.