Holmes may surely be excused in mistaking that narration of earlier events for Watson's work rather than the work of Sir Arthur, Watson's editor, of whom Holmes was ignorant.
The new singers don't necessarily all sound alike, but they tend to resemble one another in mistaking vocal calisthenics for improvisation.
I seek no explanation, for I have no doubt; but in mistaking me, Miss Anville injures herself: allow me therefore, frankly and openly, to tell you the intention of my visit.
The great fault and folly of the Jews, in mistaking the design of the law, and abusing it to a very different purpose from that which God intended in the giving of it; for they expected to be justified by the works of it, whereas it was never designed to be the rule of their justification, but only a means of convincing them of their guilt and of their need of a Saviour, and of directing them to Christ, and faith in him, as the only way of obtaining this privilege.
But in designating these dangers as the enemy, we fall into the trap, which we have already warned readers about, namely mistaking symptoms for causes.