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And the point of "Neither rain nor sleet nor snow nor dark of night. . ."

Davie does not seem familiar with this idion from your quotation, but it is
perfectly standard English--American or British as far as I can tell.

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I found the comment by Davie. It is in _Articulate Energy_ (1955), p. 88,
in the chapter "Syntax Like Music."

He quotes the lines from "Here I am" through "Bitten by flies, fought,"
and begins his commentary  by writing, "The repeated 'nor' in these lines
makes "neither" look rather silly, but that is not my point...."

I think Davie's comment is rather silly myself. (The whole of the
comment is in praise of the lines.)