156 ON EARTHLY AMD HEAVENLY MYSTERY in reason. And they ran without the right guide, who had created all in one tongue, and revealed no more than one,—one tree with the branches and the power together with the fruit. 15. For the four alphabets are in one tree, and proceed from one another. But the multitude of languages must have recourse to their characters as members of the same family, and yet also will be their very own. And all shoot forth in opposi- tion to the tree.