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Only through observing that which is mistaken can we come to the truth

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Friday, December 31,2010
6:40 a.m.

Reading "The Poe Shadow" by Mathew Pearl (it reads like a Journal). New York Times best selling author of "The Dante Club".
Very old English, American, happening in the 19th Century in Baltimore, Maryland.
In those times, Quentin Clark says- there were just enough people in Baltimore that one could recall their names.
A long narrative in the first person tense, switching sometimes in the third person- a combination I like very well.


"The Poe Shadow" contains dozen of very interesting statements, and the English style used is of a higher caliber than the one of nowadays.
Today, there is something I must put on paper about TRUTH.

"Surely, truth is not for every one, as most people think they have it or desire it, and yet there are professors who daily overthrow each other's hypotheses. 
So what is it for him, for our friend the Baron?"
"He is a lawyer. I suppose in law, truth is a practical matter, thus one…