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Dear Marcia,

Nope. I guess Eliot did though.

Yours, Jennifer
----- Original Message -----
From: "Marcia Karp" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Wednesday, October 09, 2002 4:45 PM
Subject: Re: Who's who


> Jennifer Formichelli wrote:
>
> > > Keats:
> > >
> > > "Beauty is truth, truth beauty,"---that is all
> > >     Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know.
> >
> > Eliot: 'On rereading the whole Ode, this line ('Beauty is truth, truth
> > beauty') strikes me as a serious blemish on a beautiful poem; and the
reason
> > must be that I fail to understand it, or that it is a statement which
is
> > untrue. [...] The statement of Keats seems to me meaningless: or perhaps
the
> > fact that it is grammatically meaningless conceals another meaning from
me.'
>
> Dear Jennifer,
>     I don't see where it is grammatically meaningless.  Do you?
>
> Marcia