Yet, neither the one nor the other, as far as we know, was a plagiarist.
They are on a level with 'Punch's' proofs that Alexander Smith was a plagiarist.
The strawberry is no more a plagiarist than the smilax, nor the grape than the nettle.
To this I reply that I borrow facts from every accessible source, and am not a plagiarist.
He who borrows only from heterogeneous works ...