Above all, he now, being comparatively secure in position, engaged much more strongly in public controversies, and resorted less to his old labyrinthine tricks of disavowal, garbled publication and private libel.
If theosophy were to be judged solely by the published revelations of this "Secret Doctrine" it would hardly be deserving of serious consideration; for, as suggested in the separate article on Madame Blavatsky, the revelations themselves appear to have been no more than a crude compilation of vague, contradictory and garbled extracts from various periodicals, books and translations.
The same generation which refused to take thrice-translated and thrice-garbled screeds from Aristotle as the sum of human knowledge, and went back to the original Greek, was also studying the Old and New Testaments in their original tongues, and drawing from them :onclusions as unfavourable to the intelligence as to the scholarship of the orthodox medieval divines.
Later editions by James Cumming (London, 1806; much garbled; has account of Feltham's life and writings), and O.
Though garbled in several places by the imperial commission appointed by Napoleon III.
(It may be that Josephus had it, not direct from Manetho's writings, but through the garbled version of some Alexandrine compiler.) In outline it is as follows.
A Wood, with additions by the Rev. Sir Peshall (1773, 4to; the text is garbled and the editing very imperfect).
He manipulated the evidence against him, and having been entrusted with the search of Laud's papers, he published a garbled edition of the archbishop's private "Diary," entitled A Breviate of the Life of Archbishop Laud.
Mary's party in September 1568 declared that they were garbled, and that the handwriting was not hers.
La Beaumelle published the Lettres de Madame de Maintenon, but much garbled, in 2 vols.
This latter alleged prophecy was one of a series of forgeries to which Charles Hindley, who reprinted in 1862 a garbled version .of Richard Head's Life, confessed in 1873.
Eliot Hodgkin), and are seen to have been considerably garbled by Danby for the purposes of publication, several passages being obliterated and others altered by his own hand.