This Preface is addressed to Domnio (a Roman presbyter. See Letters L., and XLVII.3, Paulinus, Ep.3) and Rogatianus, of whom nothing is known. It was written a.d.394. It is a repetition of his constant ground of self-defence, and contains a noble expression of his determination to carry the work through. |The serpent may hiss, and
|Victorious Sinon hurl his brand of fire,'
but never shall my mouth be closed. Cut off my tongue; it will still stammer out something.