Definition of Recanting:
- "By Pike and Dyke: A Tale of the Rise of the Dutch Republic", G.A. Henty.
When such fabulous tales are told by men who are looked upon as the exponents of morality, and published in papers and periodicals that are presumed to be the repositories only of truth, it is not strange that such stories as Washington's Praying at Valley Forge, Ethan Allen and His Daughter, Don't Unchain the Tiger, Paine's Recanting, and a thousand and one other pious fictions of a similar character, have gained popular credence.- "Abraham Lincoln: Was He A Christian?", John B. Remsburg.
- "Red Men and White", Owen Wister.