I was away for a couple of weeks, so I missed a few threads.  My  favorite 
cheeses are cheddar and brie.  As for breakfast, I take it that  Eliot liked 
omelets with cheese.  An amusing coincidence, at least I  consider it so, that my 
dog also prefers cheddar and brie.  She won't touch  the others.  She abhors 
Swiss for some reason.  A couple of years ago,  my father was visiting us, and 
one day during his visit, I invited some cousins  who live on the Florida 
East Coast as well as a few of our friends for  dinner.  I had fixed up a large 
platter for appetizers consisting of  Cheddar and Brie Cheese along with a 
shrimp dip and various crackers and fresh  veggies.  I had placed the platter on 
the coffee table in the living room  where we were all gathered.  Soon after, 
someone has expressed in interest  in seeing my garden.  I led the way. It 
seems everyone wished to see it,  for everyone went outside . . except the dog.  
Yes, you guessed it.   When we came back it, we were just in time to witness 
her wolfing down the last  particles of the platter.  She greatly enjoyed it.
As for my own breakfast habits, although I like both eggs and cheese, I  
rarely have them for breakfast.  During the week, I have a cup of coffee  and most 
often, an apple.  Sometimes, I'll have a fruit salad.  During  the weekend, I 
have a cup of tea and a small pastry or slice of cake along  with an apple.  
It may be interesting to note what Eliot liked to eat, for  breakfast, and 
generally, but I don't see any relevance.  Whether he  liked a full American 
breakfast or a cup of coffee and a cigarette isn't  particularly relevant to a 
discussion of his poetry.  However, I will  make an educated that no matter his 
breakfast desires, Viv didn't  fulfill them.
In a message dated 9/3/2006 9:56:03 A.M. Eastern Standard Time,  
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After our discussions of Eliot's cheese preferences, I bought and sampled  
Blue Cheshire, Stilton and a variety of other English cheeses. His taste seems  
to have been impeccable. I surely hope his breakfast of choice does not put a  
dent in my wallet as his cheese faves did!  Diana.   
 From: Kate Troy <[log in to unmask]>
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Subject: Re: "so what" to  Breakfast
Date: Fri, 1 Sep 2006 19:11:16 EDT

I must have missed the original post.  What did Eliot eat for  breakfast and 
what is the relevance of his breakfast preference?
In a message dated 9/1/2006 4:17:08 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,  
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>  Marcia Karp wrote:
> How do you know before the facts of  AT's breakfasting what the import
> might be?

I  could be surprised, I admit, and Pope has some fine lines (sneered  at
by Arnold if I recall correctly) in one of his satires giving the  source
of some of his food, but I remain skeptical of the import of  AT's
breakfast menu. As I remarked in an earlier post Alan Seager  speculated
(probably with tongue in cheek) as to how Eliot's love of  cheese might
relate to a costive output. Still . . .  .


P.S. Perhaps Tennyson's Ulysses left home because  of discontent with the
breakfasts Penelope  provided.