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From: "Rickard Parker" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Tuesday, June 16, 2009 1:07 PM
Subject: Re: Eliot on Gifts (Was Re: Augustine--Now ON Topic)
> The OT thread on the phrase and concept "free gift" made me want to look
> at how Eliot deals with "gifts" and "giving" in his poetry.
On the subject of gifts here is something that I first send after
Now seems a good time to pass along a little bit of Eliot wisdom.
Eliot said to write a thank you note immediately for every book gotten
as a gift. That way one avoided having to comment upon its content.
I wish I remembered where I read this.