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--On Wednesday, February 28, 2001 8:16 PM -0700 Richard Seddon
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> 
> Pat: 
>   
> Good thought abut Urania in Purgatorio.  Interestingly the "Temple
> Classics" edition of "Purgatorio" that TSE carried in his pocket puts
> that canticle thusly: 
>   
> Now 'tis meet that Helicon for me stream forth 
>      and Urania aid me with her choir to set in verse 
>      things hard to conceive. 
>   
> Note the last word "conceive" fits nicely into the context of your
> reading. 

  Setting in verse things hard to conceive is about as Eliotic as it gets.
And things astronomical play key roles in much of TSE's verse. Nice quote.

 Ken Armstrong