Student or Learner
1. Can be in the sentence 'in some' mean 'according to some':
All true histories contain instruction; though, in some, treasure may be hard to find.
2. Please, rephrase the sentence:
Whether this be the case with my history or not, I am hardly competent to judge.
And how about to rephrase the second sentence?
Ah sorry, I thought it was your comment on the first sentence.
I am not able to say whether this is true in my history=the history of my country or my life history??? or not.Originally Posted by PINKGREAT
Context might help.CHAPTER I - THE PARSONAGEALL true histories contain instruction; though, in some, the treasure may be hard to find, and when found, so trivial in quantity, that the dry, shrivelled kernel scarcely compensates forthe trouble of cracking the nut. Whether this be the case with my history or not, I am hardly competent to judge. I sometimes think it might prove useful to some, and entertaining to others; but the world may judge for itself. Shielded by my own obscurity, and by the lapse of years, and a few fictitious names, I do not fear to venture; and will candidly lay before the public what I would not disclose to the most intimate friend.The author is saying the readers have to judge for themselves whether or not there is anything worthwhile to be learned from her life story.
Al the best.
Context always helps. Often we post phrases out of nowhere, which, seen in their context make much more sense.