Parables (was: Re: Merlin (with spoilers) talent and not using it)
hannibal at thegates.fsbusiness.co.uk
Thu Jun 5 16:28:11 EDT 2003
Henry Fielding, via Roger Burton West:
> This excellent method of conveying a falsehood with the heart only,
> without making the tongue guilty of an untruth, by the means of
> equivocation and imposture, hath quieted the conscience of many a
> notable deceiver; and yet, when we consider that it is Omniscience on
> which these endeavour to impose, it may possibly seem capable of
> affording only a very superficial comfort; and that this artful and
> refined distinction between communicating a lie, and telling one, is
> hardly worth the pains it costs them.
Thanks Roger! I said Fielding put it better, didn't I?
> So if I were to say "I work for an organisation that does jobs for the
> SAS, where the SAS doesn't want to get its hands dirty"... which is
> technically true but gives an _entirely_ erroneous impression...? :-)
Does this mean you installed their soap dispensers? Or is the SAS the
Scattered Authors Society?(Don't mock, I'm a member!)
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