--On Wednesday, February 28, 2001 8:16 PM -0700 Richard Seddon
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> Good thought abut Urania in Purgatorio. Interestingly the "Temple
> Classics" edition of "Purgatorio" that TSE carried in his pocket puts
> that canticle thusly:
> Now 'tis meet that Helicon for me stream forth
> and Urania aid me with her choir to set in verse
> things hard to conceive.
> Note the last word "conceive" fits nicely into the context of your
Setting in verse things hard to conceive is about as Eliotic as it gets.
And things astronomical play key roles in much of TSE's verse. Nice quote.