Nancy Gish wrote:
>I think, however, that it matters that he changed "nature"
>to "history" at the time he did (sometime between the summer of 1919
>when the first draft was written and 1920 when the poem was first
>published). He was working on the war reparations and reading about the
>treaty of Versailles.
"Matters" how and to what? History came to Eliot's mind? Readers
are being pointed to Versailles? Matters to an account of re-writing?