Diana Manister wrote:
> Carrol, "slaughter of innocents" may be too strong, but Eliot would
> not have used "ivory" without an awareness that the ivory trade
> involved killing.
For what it's worth:
Harvard does not care about shoes. Once it did. Male footwear, at
least, had an almost military propriety and ritual. While a Norton
Lecturer in 1932, T.S. Eliot '10 had his shoes not shined but boned,
polished with the downy side of the femur of an elk or deer, a tool
of atavistic refinement.