From: Carrol Cox
It's amazing how much difference an increase in purchasing power could
make to many people. Eliot was a jerk when he was making such remarks as
this. That's one reason Pound, for all the horror of his formal politics
and his anti-semitism, was so much richer a human being than Eliot. Time
after time, in his life and in his poetry he exhibits a generosity
utterly beyond the likes of TSE.
You may be right.
On the other hand, given Eliot's very strong privacy,
how are we to know for sure.
For all his apparent sins against Vivienne, he did remain
maritally faithful to her till she died. That MAY indicate
a special spirit.
Moral judgements of people, including Eliot's
own of Pound in ASG., are always suspect.