Aurea Gemma <Gallica> 1.78
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[1.78] Thus, since we have distinguished the tenor of our proposition, namely the varieties of salutations according to the properties of diverse persons, we have also carefully traced which verbs should be used for which persons and for what purposes and we have diligently explained which material dictators have and in which they are practiced and we have also completely discussed the topics from which arguments of consolation are built and--as we believe--we have fully executed all those things which we have proposed and we have not overlooked commendatory or accusatory letters, but we have transmitted a science of these as much as reason demands, so that nothing necessary should be omitted from this opuscule--next in order shall be treated the doctrine of charters.

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