[Ads-l] Bogus Poe attribution

ADSGarson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM
Fri Jun 23 11:02:24 EDT 2017


Edgar Allan Poe did employ the saying in "The System of Doctor Tarr
and Professor Fether". Apparently, this story was published in
Graham's Magazine in November 1845.

[Begin excerpt]
'You are young yet, my friend,' replied my host, 'but the time will
arrive when you will learn to judge for yourself of what is going on
in the world without trusting to the gossip of others:--Believe
nothing you hear, and only one half that you see.
[End excerpt]

Garson


On Fri, Jun 23, 2017 at 10:16 AM, Jonathan Lighter
<wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Andre Bauer, former Lt. Gov. of SC:, on CNN:
>
> "You know, Edgar Allan Poe once said, 'Believe half of what you see and
> nothing of what you hear,' and we really haven't seen a whole lot of
> evidence that said Russia tried to help one party versus another."
>
> An odd quote to be fathered on Poe. Bauer must have meant Mark Twain,
> Winston Churchil, or Shakespeare.l
>
> JL
>
>
>
> --
> "If the truth is half as bad as I think it is, you can't handle the truth."
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