I tried using the word COIN in the Eliot concordance
with no luck. It's at:

It doesn't sound very Eliotonic to me, RaphaŽl.
I certainly don't recall ever having read it,
but that's absolutely nothing to go on.

Dr. Peter C. Montgomery
Dept. of English
Camosun College
3100 Foul Bay Rd.
Victoria, BC CANADA V8P 5J2
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From: INGELBIEN RAPHAEL [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Wednesday, December 11, 2002 11:48 AM
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Subject: Eliot quote

In order to get back to Eliot after last week's digressions, I thought I'd
send our listmembers reaching back for their Collected Essays and Selected
Prose. I'm looking for a passage where Eliot writes that a particular word
has become 'the most debased coin in the currency of the language'. Any idea
where this comes from?
I'm not 100% sure it's Eliot. A search on Google gives one reference to a
spoof on Oscar Wilde, but I hadn't read that text before.


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