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Vishvesh Obla wrote:

>I was curious myself to see what Leavis made a note
>of.  I have a copy of Revaluation and here it is : 
>(Leavis is commenting on 'Elegy to the Memory of an
>Unfortunate lady')
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>'I remember to have heard, incredulously, a theory,
>purporting to come from a critic of high repute, that
>is worth mentioning becausue it calls attention to
>certain essential characteristics of the poem.  The
>theory was that Pope opened in all solemnity, but
>finding it impossible to continue in so high-flown a
>strain without smiling at himself (he had, after all,
>a sense of humour), slipped in a qualifying element of
>burlesque and achieved a subtle total effect to that
>of Prufrock. The evidence?  Well, for example this : 
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>As into air the purer spirits flow,
>And sep'rate from teheir kindred dregs below;
>So flew the soul to its congenial place, 
>Nor left one virtue to redeem her Race. '
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Thank you.