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Peter Montgomery wrote:
>
> Does anyone know where Eliot wrote the following:
>
> T S Eliot 'I remember that Pound once induced me to destroy what I
> thought an excellent set of couplets; for, he said, "Pope has
> done this so well that you cannot do it better; and if you mean
> this as a burlesque, you had better suppress it, for you cannot
> parody Pope unless you can write better than Pope - and you
> can't'

I've read it, but I don't remember where.

On its substance, it is worth noting that Pope is the only major poet of
the 18th & 19th centuries who does not appear in _The Stuffed Owl_!

Carrol