Very likely there is no danger.
Date sent: Mon, 17 Feb 2003 23:26:39 -0500
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From: Nikolay Nikiforov <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Re: Needing assistance with "Sweeney Among the Nightingales"
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>> Well, human are very much like apes.
RAC> I guess, according to the first stanza, that humans must be very
like RAC> giraffes also. Or didn't you notice that Sweeney is also
compared to a RAC> giraffe. Would you rather prefer being giraffe, ape or
The question is not what Eliot "meant", but what actual experience he was
describing. >> Life is death. Does this fact >> require careful
examination and much elucidation?
RAC> Only if you want to be taken seriously.
Thanks God I don't