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.