To every honest reader that may purchase, hire, or receive this book, and to the reviewers also (to whom it is of triple profit), greeting and whatever else can be had for nothing. If you should ask how this book came to be written, it was in this way. One day as I was wandering over the world I came upon the valley where I was born, and stopping there a moment to speak with them all when I hadargued politics with the grocer, and played the great lord with the notary-public, and had all but made the carpenter a Christian by force of rhetoric what should I note (after so many years) but the old tumble-down and gaping church, that I love more than mother-church herself, all scraped, white, rebuilt, noble and new, as though it had been finished yesterday.
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