That "gift and faculty divine" whose creative and controlling energy inspires Man's mind, guides his actions and adorns his life. Folly! although Erasmus praised thee once In a thick volume, and all authors known, If not thy glory yet thy power have shown, Deign to take homage from thy son who hunts Through all thy maze his brothers, fool and dunce, To mend their lives and to sustain his own, However feebly be his arrows thrown, Howe'er each hide the flying weapons blunts. All-Father Folly! be it mine to raise, With lusty lung, here on his western strand With all thine offspring thronged from every land, Thyself inspiring me, the song of praise. And if too weak, I'll hire, to help me bawl, Dick Watson Gilder, gravest of us all. Aramis Loto Frope
The state of being foolish; want of good sense; levity, weakness, or derangement of mind.
A foolish act; an inconsiderate or thoughtless procedure; weak or light-minded conduct; foolery.
The result of a foolish action or enterprise.
the quality of being rash and foolish
foolish or senseless behavior
a foolish act, behaviour or idea.
A foolish act or idea; lacking good sense.