>Von: Marcia Karp <[log in to unmask]>
>An: [log in to unmask]
>Betreff: Re: Weeping ltitudes&leagalize it
>Datum: Sam, 10. Mär 2001 16:24 Uhr

>Gunnar Jauch wrote:
>> Morning at the Window (the poem makes me think of the haunting Hopper
>> painting...):
>> *And a tear from a passer-by with muddy skirts*,
>    I share Pat's admiration for your memory, but must, for the sake of
>Eliot's hard work, correct the above line.  "Tear" is a verb there and
>doesn't mean "cause the eye to flow" but "rip."
>     And tear from a passer-by with muddy skirts
>     An aimless smile that hovers in the air
>     And vanishes along the level of the roofs.
>Quoting mundanely -- without the aid of Gunnar's sweet smoke and with
>the aid of my book --

Thanks, Marcia,

of course you are right -- as usual. 
You knew the Lord Chesterfield quote, as well. Amazing your lit knowledge.
But that's part of your job, I guess.