Ken Armstrong wrote:
> At 08:35 PM 12/28/2003 -0500, Rickard A. Parker wrote:
> >I was thinking of something today that Eliot either wrote or said
> >about thanking people for a gift of a book. This is a great time to
> >spread the word. Eliot said to write a note of thanks right away.
> >That way you can tactifully avoid making a comment on what you think
> >of the book.
> >I'm pretty sure that I read this in the book "Affectionately, T.S. Eliot"
> >but I was unable to find it to quote it directly.
> According to Herbert Read, it was advice that TSE was likely liberally to
> have shared. I just happened across it in Read's contribution to Allen
> Tate's _T. S. Eliot The Man and His Work_.
That may have been the book I saw it in. I read both it and Levy's
book recently. The "wisdom" seemed so informal that I attributed it
Levy's memoirs even though I couldn't find it there.