Diana Manister wrote:
> The discussion we had on the list about worship of the Virgin Mary as
> a deity being prohibited by the church might be informed by this excerpt:
> "The Figure of Beatrice...is a deity of whom most human beings seldom
> see more than the shadow"
> Curioser and curioser.
Except that your quote isn't what Eliot wrote:
Love, in the
meaning which it had for Williams-....-is a deity of whom most human beings
seldom see more than the shadow.
"Love," not "the figure of Beatrice," is the subject of "is a deity..."
I didn't really see any ill will per se in Carrol's "mystic" demystification. Just the usual Carroling. Don't tell him I said so.