Marcia Karp wrote:
> Francis Gavin wrote:
> Auden rewrote after publication. Wordsworth. Others?
Pope. But he improved his poems in the rewriting. Can that be said of
Auden and Wordsworth?
> I think it is the New York Edition you want. Is that right, Jamesians?
And the great domed head, _con gli occhi onesti e tardi_
Moves before me, phantom with weighted motion,
_Grave incessu_ drinking the tone of things,
And the old voice lifts itself
weaving an endless sentence.
Does anyone else on this list share my delight in _The Sacred Fount_?
James did join the warhawks in 1914 though, taking out British
citizenship to protest America's failure to enter the insane bloodbath.
"Weighted motion" in the lines above, a _phantom_ with weighted
_motion_. There are so few writers that can achieve such absolute