Dear CR: Isn't he saying he's had to live "by" prudence, after his sudden surrender? That doesn't sound like fun. Diana
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Subject: Of "awful daring"
Date: Sun, 10 Jun 2007 10:12:43 -0700
Diana Manister <[log in to unmask]> wrote:The awful daring of a moment's surrenderWhich an age of prudence can never retractCR: 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 tomarry Viv left him one of their lifetimes in which to repent. DianaI don't think so, Diana. There's a note of approval, not disapproval,to the "awful daring of a moment's surrender" inThe awful daring of a moment's surrenderWhich an age of prudencecan never retract// By this, and this only, we have existed //Regards,CR