“And nu bit and for Godes naman lialsatli aelcnc thara the thas boc rædan lyste tliæt lie for hine gcbiddc, and him ne wite gif he hit rihtlicor ongitc tlionne lie milite. Forthæmthe ælc mon sceal be his ondgites mætlie and be his æmettan sprecan tliæt he sprectli and don tliæt thæt lie detli.”—King Alfred, Preface to his Translation of Bœthius.