But I give his opinion, as he gave it to us; and the reader must take it cum grano salis—as much or little as he chooses.
What is the derivation of cum grano salis as a hint of caution?
It was unimportant whether it was taken "cum grano salis" or without, so the void was filled.
The driver of the 'bus talked of monsters of eight pounds having been taken near Burford, but we took this cum grano salis.
In the same way an extravagant statement, when taken with a slight qualification (cum grano salis) will be tolerated by the mind.
These letters must be read, cum grano salis, on account of the stoical philosophy of the writer.
But a person who has lived a great part of his life in Canada will take all this cum grano salis.
Many of the stories which I have introduced must of course be received by the impartial or incredulous reader "cum grano salis."