>Hmm ... I realize that many consider the book
>version to be edited and incomplete, but we're
>looking at (#2) the middle of what is technically
>a sentence. And it's not a word or two, but a
>whole slice out of it that is different. It's
>not something that I think could be "a mistaken"
>case of misreading a manuscript.
>So ... which is the "correct Crowley"?
Since the view of history in question is obsolete, it's something of an
academic point. Good to pin it down, if possible.
>Bill? Maybe you have the provenance of this particular
>discrepancy or a great explanation for it? Or maybe
>just a pointer as to which is the correct quote and
>where one might verify that?
I don't know. Published forms of both books have problems relative to the
typescripts. Eventually a better edition of Confessions will be out. I
suspect we will have to wait until then to get an answer to your question.