Mercurius, a Lord of all Worldly Things
The goose, the bee, the calf, and Mercurius, the silkworm and the sheep,
As well as the mussel and the flax, are worldly goods and riches.
Dear reader, I implore you, follow not many masters.
Better beware of them and their burden, if you pocess the knowledge of this art.
Remember that the other things are perishable. Take care to serve God alone!
Then seek with joyous courage Hermes' great good and treasure.