Carrol Cox wrote:
>I have Auden's 1945 _Collected Poems_ -- and there is no poem in that
>called "The Orators." (I presume it was written before 1936 to be quoted
>by Empson in that year.) Could someone give the text of the poem?
>Also, is the "Well?" part of Empson's prose or is it part of the quote
I understand from the layout that Empson is quoting these two lines from
As a matter of fact the farm was in Pembrokeshire.
I have to hand Auden's 1966 (USA publ. 1967) revision. I can't find the
two lines. Either they have been revised away, or I've missed them.
The work is a book, which contains both poetry and prose (and line
drawings). The epilogue (in this edition) may be familiar to you:
'O Where are you going?' said reader to rider,'