Seems he could hold his own on many fronts.
Wonder what the Unitarian take on alcohol was?
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From: "Rickard A. Parker" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Tuesday, August 30, 2011 1:08 PM
Subject: Re: London Riots
> On 8/30/2011 2:47 PM, mikemail wrote:
>> From I newspaper UK. August 2010
>> Interview with Peter Ackroyd - when asked what he thought Eliot's
>> comment would be on recent events - "he (TSE)would take another drink".
>> Interesting, as I seem to remember that Ackroyd, in the biography, did
>> mention something of Eliot's drinking, suggesting it might have been
>> accesive. Must re-read.
> I wrote to TSE (over a decade ago):
> I was flipping through a book not long ago that had a chapter per poet
> (I've forgotten the title but I think it was "Young Poets.") Eliot was
> mentioned in passing in one of the chapters. He was invited to a
> dinner while at Princeton along with a couple of the younger poets
> that the book was really about. They were amazed that TSE had 5
> martinis and didn't seem to show any effects.
> Here's some stuff grabbed today:
> Poets in their youth: a memoir
> Eileen Simpson - 1983 - 272 pages - Snippet view
> Eliot said, "Rather too soon. The Nobel is a ticket to one's own
> No one has ever done anything after he got it. ... With no effect that
> could see, he drank off five martinis. ("Did you count five, too?" John
> asked afterward. ...
> Rick Parker