CR: I have always seen this as Eliot's way of saying "Marry in haste, repent at leisure." Not believing in divorce, his sudden to decision to marry Viv left him one of their lifetimes in which to repent. Diana
From: cr mittal <[log in to unmask]>
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Subject: Re: The Stetson Passage in TWL
Date: Sun, 10 Jun 2007 04:09:00 -0700
A radical change of perspective ?And wouldn't the following lines, then, be seenin a new perspective:And still she cried, and still the world pursues,'Jug Jug' to dirty ears.The awful daring of a moment's surrenderWhich an age of prudence can never retractBy this, and this only, we have existedWhich is not to be found in our obituariesOr in memories draped by thebeneficent spiderOr under seals broken by the lean solicitorIn our empty roomsCR
cr mittal <[log in to unmask]> wrote:Last word ?The corpse planted in the garden, then, is that of the aborted child.So sad ! The mother must have cried herself out inconsolably.No wonder, there're "bats with babyfaces" that haunt TWL.Datta. Dayadhvam. Damyata.Shantih shantih shantihCR
cr mittal <[log in to unmask]> quoted from TWL:I can't help it, she said, pulling a long face.It's them pills I took, to bring it off, she said.
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