Numerous fragments are also contained in the excerpts of Constantine Porphyrogenitus.
Arber's Story of the Pilgrim Fathers (London, 1897), the two last containing excerpts from the leading sources.
In the latter case what we have are not "collations," for the art of collation was not understood till the 10th century, but selections or "excerpts" of readings which we have reason to fear are often imperfect and erroneous.
With a view to this work he studied the original authorities on each subject and was most assiduous in making excerpts from their pages.
They are also only edited excerpts from much longer interviews and should be considered as such.