Try The Way of Perfection, chapter 28:
"Let us not imagine we have nothing in our interior. God grant that women only be the persons guilty of this negligence; for if we remember that we have within us such a guest, I think it is impossible we should be so fond of the things of this world, because we should see how base they are, in comparison with those treasures which we possess within us. What more does a brute beast do, which, on beholding something pleasing to the sight, satisfies its hunger by seizing upon it? Now, should there not be some difference between them and us?
Some persons will, perhaps, laugh at me, and say, "All this is very evident," and they may have reason for saying so; but for some time it was obscure to me. I knew well that I had a soul; but I understood not the dignity of this soul, nor knew who lodged within it, because my eyes being blinded by the vanities of this life, I was prevented from seeing Him. Methinks, had I then known, as I do at present, that in this little palace of my soul so great a King is lodged, I would not have left him alone so often, but sometimes at least I should have stayed with Him, and have been more careful to prepare a clean lodging for Him."
On 3 Oct 2015 7:38 am, Ken Armstrong <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> I thought Vendler's review was a pretty mixed bag though I'd agree with
> her on one score, that no other poet could have mustered the energy that
> Eliot did in his poetry and job and editorship combined to advance his
> perspective. She specifies American poet; I'm not sure why.
> In any case while poking around the web I found a page that is almost
> Rickard-like in its presentation of The Hollow Men:
> http://www.aduni.org/~heather/occs/honors/Poem.htm It is apparently
> a university student's project and might come in handy though I don't
> see any reference in it or, so far, in other web sources to Theresa of
> Avila. I haven't looked at the standard guides yet.
> On 10/2/2015 12:36 PM, P wrote:
> > Sounds like she didn't do her home work.
> > Eliot did.
> > P.
> > So does this Vendler mention Theresa of Avila who had some things to say about hollow men?
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