half-believing it
...Thoreau's Journal: 8-Apr-1858

Polly Houghton comes along and says, half-believing it, of my compass, "This is what regulates the moon and stars."


michael jameson said...

the absurdities that come from peoples mouths! and believed is incredulous,the reasons are plain to see in most cases,one's need to impress another with knowledge to be accepted or one has been fed wrong information and truly believes it, one should not try to impress by creating tales, it causes bad feelings to both parties, and one should always check information they are going to pass on unless one experienced it. michael jameson oldantiqueguy@hotmail.com

michael jameson said...

assumptions and guessing can lead you down a path for life that all but you will recognize,it is a lonely path filled with mistakes. michael jameson oldantiqueguy@hotmail.com