> Great job, Rick.
I just put in the link; you found the webpage. Well, some time back I did
try to organize the page some. Its mostly trivia but may possibly be
useful to someone, like your blogger, willing to think about things.
> BTW, I come upon this remark: "The Eternal Footman comes from Eliot's
> "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock", where it symbolises death."
> I always thought the "Eternal Footman" symbolized Time. Eliot in his
> poetry is occupied with time and decay -- so maybe the two are
> intertwined in the image of the Eternal Footman.
> No, I'm not attributing the remark to you, Rick. I just wanted some
Nope, it wasn't me and I'm not the one to offer clarification on Prufrock
but I do think that Eliot meant Death here. Death, more often than time,
is personified (there is the Father Time addendum in Sweeney Agonistes
though) and I think Death shows up capitalized more often than Time.
Still, a good case could be made for Time (but eternal Time?)