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No, We are Not Trying to Twist Your Sentences

Jun 09, 2006 02:22 PM
by danielhcaldwell


In your reply at


you write:

"Getting one sentence and twisting it against another twisted 
sentence may be funny, but it does not work."

But in my post at


I was simply trying to clarify your GENERAL statement by
giving you two SPECIFIC examples and asking you to confirm or
to deny if your general statement applied to these 2 examples.

Why is that twisting anything?

I will attempt one more time to get YOUR opinion on the following.

If in a future book I write:

In the latter part of 1877, H.P.B. told others that she was planning
to go to the East. She wrote to a Russian correspondent Mr. Aksakov:

"We have now a multitude of corresponding fellows in India, and are
proposing next year to set off for Ceylon and to settle there, as
headquarters of our society." (A Modern Priestess of Isis, p. 277.)


or I write:

H.P.B. writes about her first book ISIS UNVEILED as follows:

"Well, my book has appeared at last. My darling was born last
Saturday, September 29th, but a week ealier my publisher had sent
pre-publication copies to the editors of all the papers. I am
enclosing herewith the review in the New York Herald...." (letter
by H.P.B. to N.A. Aksakov from V.S. Solovyov's A Modern Priestess of
Isis (London, 1895).


...If I write the above, would you then say that I am a "slanderer" 
for considering and using Soloviof (that is, Soloviof's book) as a 
legitimate source of historical information??

In other words, Carlos, in these two examples, I am taking HPB 
letters from the Solovif book and quoting them and introducing them 
with "H.P.B. writes..." or "She wrote..."

If I do THIS, would you consider me to be a "slanderer"??



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