I found the comment by Davie. It is in _Articulate Energy_ (1955), p.
88, in the chapter "Syntax Like Music."
He quotes the lines from "Here I am" through "Bitten by flies, fought,"
and begins his commentary by writing, "The repeated 'nor' in these
lines makes "neither" look rather silly, but that is not my point...."
I think Davie's comment is rather silly myself. (The whole of the
comment is in praise of the lines.)