Ps. 101:7might defend myself. But if perchance I have said anything rough or corrupt through impure lips, touch it with the two-edged tongs of your lips in the manner of the fiery Isaian coal from the altar of God, and cut off the foreskin of the unpolished word with the twelve double-edged swords of Ben Nun, the fifteen little fingers buried with the foreskins of the former people. For it is wicked that you do not recognise your errors, and that you do not acknowledge more certain proofs. It is proper to heretics not to correct their opinion; to prefer a perverse opinion rather than abandon one they had defended. One who knows what it is to do good, and who does it not, that is a sin for him.
James 4:17For death is the reward of sin.
Rom. 6:23From this death may the Divine Majesty and undivided Trinity and Manifold Head (under whom there is nothing, within whom there is nothing, near whom there is nothing, beyond whom there is nothing, above whom there is nothing, sustaining [all things] without effort, entering [all things] without diminution, [surrounding
p.97all things] without stretching, surmounting [all things] without discomfort)
Gregorius Magnus, Moralia 2:12.20 (CCSL 143: 72-73)deign to free us. Amen. Amen.Great is the labour
Pelagius, Ep. ad Demetriadem (PL 30: 42D=PL 33: 1119)of prudence. Here ends the letter of Cummian directed to Abbot Ségéne. Thanks be to God.