Monday, September 27, 2010

October Quote

So that notable deeds should not perish with time, and be lost from the memory of future generations, I, seeing these many ills, and the whole world encompassed by evil, waiting among the dead for death to come, have committed to writing what I have truly heard and examined; and so that the writing does not perish with the writer, or the work fail with the workman, I leave parchment for continuing the work, in case anyone should still be alive in the future and any son of Adam can escape and continue the work thus begun.
[the narrative ends before continuing, etched in another hand]
Here, it seems, the author died...
-John Clyn, 1349