After all this, will any one accuse me for a plagiary, and that I steal from the most common places?
The sin of plagiary is a development of modern civilisation.
However, when Quinault said that a lady was in the case, the plagiary was forgiven.
There is no fear of plagiary; he cannot have said all; he cannot have said what I want to say.
Plagiary existed, and was very common, but was not known as a sin.
This fact may exempt him, even in the eyes of too patriotic American critics, from “the common blame of a plagiary.”
Perhaps Ben is glancing at Shakespeare, who, if accused of plagiary by an angry rival, would merely laugh.
Yet the problem does not resolve itself into the simple question whether Pandolfini or Alberti was the plagiary.
It may be that many a successful author has been a plagiarist, but no author ever succeeded because of his plagiary.
However, it also was severely criticized as a plagiary of the Finnish epic poem Kalevala.