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CR Mittal wrote:
> 
> The removal of the middle line (at Viv's behest) gave us:
> 
> * And we shall play a game of chess,
> * Pressing lidless eyes and waiting for a knock upon the door.
>  
> And this is fantastic !  It's the couple now who are "Pressing 
> lidless eyes" etc.


But CR, Eliot was trying to be syntactically confusing in his
experimental opus.  He had already written clearly understood lines in
"Death of the Duchess" and purposedly wanted to scramble our thoughts.
Try sentence diagramming the first 20 or so lines of Part II (it's not
a job I'm going to tackle.)

Regards,
   Rick Parker