In a message dated 7/13/2001 6:34:25 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
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<< A couple more young people in TWL were Elizabeth and Leicester.
If you count 27 or 28 young.
I'm nearly 40 and count myself as young; in fact, I can honestly say that I
look younger now than Elizabeth I did at 28; younger than Elizabeth II did at
27. That's, of course, easy to explain. I have at my disposal better food
(the poor English of this post modernist era are still in need of protein due
to their insane cows) more effective anti-aging elixir (the French secured
their place in history, after all), and I run every day while she was content
to let the horse get all the exercise. Elizabeth, excepting for her
allegedly exceptional red hair, was not known for her great beauty; her
jealousy of her cousin, Mary, the beautiful Scottish queen, was well known.
In any event, I think it's obvious Eliot was writing about aging.
I want a dirty woman
I want a dirty girl.
- from "Young Lust" by Pink Floyd