In a message dated Sat, 3 Mar 2001 9:51:14 PM Eastern Standard Time, [log in to unmask] writes, among other things:
<<So why, finally, didn't Eliot include Pound's ditty as a part of TWL? Maybe he had second thoughts on the word "Uranian," which could be taken in more than one way. He didn't want to start up, or encourage, stories about his
being homosexual. Or maybe Eliot just didn't want to irk people by having Pound compare him publically with Dante. It's a great sop to one's vanity, but not worth the risk of having people ridicule the comparison.>>
I have no information to support this, but have a strong sense that Eliot didn't include it because it was not pertinent, and in addition was not very good, and was just reflecting his gratitude to Ez by making the offer.