As one of Pound's biographers notes, Pound had a number of Jewish
friends, as is, in fact, very nearly characteristic of (pre-ww2)
anti-semites. Hence the old saying, "Some of my best friends are Jews,
but I wouldn't want my daughter to marry one." That phrase was less
recognizable by 1959, when I used it, substituting a certain academic
discipline for "Jews," in an English comp class at Michigan, and the
only one in the class who caught the allusion was a young woman,
daughter of a NYC Jewish psychiatrist, who smiled widely.