> Anyway -- going back to TSE -- I'd have a question. Did TSE know
> Marlowe's poems well? I've just read Hero and Leander -- the lines
> when Leander is almost drowned by Neptune and is driven to the bottom
> of the sea just reminded me about TSE's final lines in Prufrock. I
> know the mermaids were taken from Donne's Song, but I couldn't help
> noticing a similarity with Marlowe, at least in the way of describing
> the bottom of the sea -- as if it were a cameo.
I don't know the answer to your question. I just want to say how
much I like your use of "cameo." If you will consider it flattery, not
theft, I'm going to add it to my critical vocabulary.