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Note by the American Editor.

It should be borne in mind by the reader that the holy martyr Fabian must not be less esteemed because this forgery was put upon him long after his decease.  The forger puts many good things into his work, to make it accord with the character to which he attributes good and bad together.  So with all the Decretals:  they are made specious by piety and texts of Scripture.

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