Now, finally, do I pray all who hear this little treatise or read it, that, if there be within it anything that pleases them, they thank Our Lord Jesus Christ, from whom proceeds all understanding and all goodness. And if there be anything that displeases them, I pray them, also, that they impute it to the fault of my ignorance and not to my intention, which would no doubt have been better said if I had but more knowledge. For our Book says, “All that is written is written for our instruction,” and that was my intention. Wherefore I beseech you that for the sake of God’s mercy you pray for me that Christ have mercy upon me, and forgive me my trespasses, and especially for my opinions too proud, and my lustful pleasure in the writing of these worldly vanities.
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