Prface meaning

1890, John Ashton, Curious Creatures in Zoology: with 130 Illustrations Throughout the Text, “The Rhinoceros” (2008 reprint; Ulwencreutz Media, Lulu.com; ISBN 9781409231844)

But for my part, which write the English story, I acknowledge that no man must looke for that at my hands, which I have not received from some other: for I would bee unwilling to write anything untrue, or uncertaine out of mine owne invention; and truth on every part is so deare unto mee, that I will not lie to bring any man in love and admiration with God and his works, for God needeth not the lies of men: To conlude, therefore, this Præface, as the beast is strange, and never seene in our countrey, so my eyesight cannot adde anything to the description; therefore harken unto that which I have observed out of other writers.

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Obsolete spelling of preface.
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