Behold! I have lived many years, and I have travelled in every land that is under the dominion of the Sun, and I have sailed the seas from pole to pole.
Now do I lift up my voice and testify that all is vanity on earth, except the love of a good woman, and that good woman Laylah. And I testify that in heaven all is vanity (for I have journeyed oft, and sojourned oft, in every heaven), except the love of our lady Babalon. And I testify that beyond heaven and earth is the love of our lady Nuit.
And seeing that I am old and well stricken in years, and that my natural forces fail, therefore do I rise up in my throne and call upon THE END.
For I am youth eternal and force infinite.
And at the end is she that was Laylah, and Babalon, and Nuit, being...