Great work again, Rickard.
Is the implication that Eliot was feeling self-satisfied?
Quoting "Rickard A. Parker" <[log in to unmask]>:
> <cynicism> Ah, the common people. The trouble with them is that,
> well, they are so common. It is a good thing that big brother and
> sister and the lords are there to look after their welfare. </cynicism>
> The "royalist" quote appears to be another borrowing by Eliot. Here
> is a cut and paste:
> Many scholars have noted that when Eliot described himself as
> "classicist in literature, royalist in politics, and anglo-catholic in
> religion" in the preface to his 1928 essay volume For Lancelot
> Andrewes, he was paraphrasing a description of Maurras that appeared
> in a 1913 number of La Nouvelle Revue Francaise (see Thibaudet).
> I think that if you really want to explore this aspect of Eliot you have
> to look closely at how Eliot related to Maurras.
> Eliot liked the the fact that his Order of Merit came from the King
> and not Parliment.
> TSE disliked that Roosevelt fought against Churchill's colonialism.
> The Watson article noted below has a section on Eliot and Maurras that
> goes back to Eliot's Sorbonne year.
> Rick Parker
>  www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qa3612/is_199801/ai_n8798706/pg_7
>  George Watson, "Quest for a Frenchman,"
> The Sewanee Review
> Volume LXXXIV, Number 3
> Summer 1976 (July-September 1976)
> pp. 465-475
> (under the section entitled "The State of Letters")
>  William Turner Levy and Victor Scherle, "Affectionately, T.S. Eliot"
> J.B. Lippincott, New York, 1968, pp. 86-92