Maybe the Criterion, January 1930. Also, in "The Perfect Critic" he says similar things and talks at length about Symonds.
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Anyone know the source of this excerpt?
"I myself owe Mr Symons a great debt; but for having read his
book I should not, in the year 1908, have heard of Laforgue or
Rimbaud; I should probably not have begun to read Verlaine;
and but for reading Verlaine, I should not have heard of
Corbière. So the Symons book is one of those which have
affected the course of my life." - T.S.Eliot