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As I set down these words, I am afraid that my story may seem quite incredible to certain of my readers; and I am mindful of what the historian Sallust wrote: “When we record the virtue or glory of famous men, the reader will readily accept whatever he considers he may have done himself; anything which exceeds those bounds of possibility he will look upon as untrue.”Gregory of Tours, History of the Franks, Bk VII.1 (6th c.)

(image: Gregory of Tours, Sacramentary Marmoutier, 9th c.)

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As I set down these words, I am afraid that my story may seem quite incredible to certain of my readers; and I am mindful of what the historian Sallust wrote: “When we record the virtue or glory of famous men, the reader will readily accept whatever he considers he may have done himself; anything which exceeds those bounds of possibility he will look upon as untrue.”

Gregory of Tours, History of the Franks, Bk VII.1 (6th c.)

(image: Gregory of Tours, Sacramentary Marmoutier, 9th c.)

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