Jacek Niecko wrote: > > > > And is it REALLY possible for ANYONE, however distinguished in her (or his) > field, to remember what she (or he) associated with ANYTHING 22 years ago? > A substantial number of people on this list could tell you _exactly_ what they were thinking on many occasions 10 or 20 or even 50 years ago. I could quote from my dissertation; and I believe I even have stashed away several undergrad papers (from over 50 years ago). And from 1972 to 1983 I have a whole stack of filled legal pads, with numbered and dated entries, on PL & PR. I presume Nancy simply checked what she had said about the poem in her book on Eliot. Don't be more obtuse than necessary.* Carrol *Leon Trotsky, referring to a U.S. follower with whom he had had disagreements, remarked that every one had a right to be a damn fool on occasion, but some people abused the privilege.