Fourscore and eleven books wrote I; in each did I expound THE GREAT WORK fully, from The Beginning even unto The End thereof.
Then at last came certain men unto me, saying: O Master! Expound thou THE GREAT WORK unto us, O Master!
And I held my peace.
O generation of gossipers! who shall deliver you from the Wrath that is fallen upon you?
O Babblers, Prattlers, Talkers, Loquacious Ones, Tatlers, Chewers of the Red Rag that inflameth Apis the Redeemer to fury, learn first what is Work! and THE GREAT WORK is not so far beyond!