Print

Print


--part1_54.10a79243.27cfa108_boundary
Content-Type: text/plain; charset="US-ASCII"
Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit

In a message dated 3/1/01 7:26:31 AM Eastern Standard Time, 
[log in to unmask] writes:


> > 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

Well, I think Eliot got the astronomical emphasis right from Dante, who tells 
the time of day by elaborate descriptions of how the stars and constellations 
stood in the sky. I guess it's a literary foundation for ending each Cantica 
with the word "stelle" (stars).  Or the travelers weren't wearing their 
wristwatches.

pat



--part1_54.10a79243.27cfa108_boundary
Content-Type: text/html; charset="US-ASCII"
Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit

<HTML><FONT FACE=arial,helvetica><FONT  SIZE=3 FAMILY="SANSSERIF" FACE="Arial Narrow" LANG="0"><B>In a message dated 3/1/01 7:26:31 AM Eastern Standard Time, 
<BR>[log in to unmask] writes:
<BR>
<BR></FONT><FONT  COLOR="#000000" SIZE=2 FAMILY="SANSSERIF" FACE="Arial" LANG="0"></B>
<BR><BLOCKQUOTE TYPE=CITE style="BORDER-LEFT: #0000ff 2px solid; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px">&gt; Now 'tis meet that Helicon for me stream forth 
<BR>&gt; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;and Urania aid me with her choir to set in verse 
<BR>&gt; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;things hard to conceive. 
<BR>&gt; &nbsp;&nbsp;
<BR>&gt; Note the last word "conceive" fits nicely into the context of your
<BR>&gt; reading. 
<BR>
<BR> &nbsp;Setting in verse things hard to conceive is about as Eliotic as it gets.
<BR>And things astronomical play key roles in much of TSE's verse. Nice quote.
<BR>
<BR>Ken Armstrong</FONT><FONT  COLOR="#000000" SIZE=3 FAMILY="SANSSERIF" FACE="Arial" LANG="0"></BLOCKQUOTE>
<BR>
<BR></FONT><FONT  COLOR="#000000" SIZE=2 FAMILY="SANSSERIF" FACE="Arial" LANG="0">Well, I think Eliot got the astronomical emphasis right from Dante, who tells 
<BR>the time of day by elaborate descriptions of how the stars and constellations 
<BR>stood in the sky. I guess it's a literary foundation for ending each Cantica 
<BR>with the word "stelle" (stars). &nbsp;Or the travelers weren't wearing their 
<BR>wristwatches.
<BR>
<BR>pat
<BR>
<BR></FONT></HTML>

--part1_54.10a79243.27cfa108_boundary--