Sim. = Life of St. Simeon Stylites,—in the 2nd Volume of the Acta Martyrum (ed. by Steph. Ev. Assemanus).
Spic. = Spicilegium Syriacum (ed. by W. Cureton).
Of Syriac abbreviations note ܘܫ׳ = ܘܫܱܪܟܳܐ "and the rest" = &c.
Strassburg i. E. August 1898.
NOTE ON THE ENGLISH EDITION.
I am glad to have the opportunity of expressing here my satisfaction with Dr. Crichton's translation of my book, and my hearty recognition of the great care and ability with which he has performed his task. Special thanks are also due on my part to the translator, for rectifying certain errors which had crept into the original work in the case of several of the citations. I venture to hope that the book, in its new form, will prove useful to a still wider circle of readers.
Strassburg i. E. March 1904.