almost as imposing and interesting as truth

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almost as imposing and interesting as truth

For a person of Walton's scientific pretensions, this is a remarkable phrase. As with other statements in these paragraphs, it bears a poised ambiguity in its significance, both justifying the super-natural as a realm of imaginative vision and casting doubt on its actual efficacy. Truth is, after all, here an unmodifiable standard by which all visionary comparisons are to be judged.