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The a Homes story called The Blue Carbuncle.
Eliot loved Holmes allusions.

Cheers,
Peter
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Carrol Cox" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Friday, April 23, 2010 1:52 PM
Subject: Re: Narcissus's complexion


> Carbuncle  (gemstone) - Wikipedia: 
> A carbuncle is an archaic name given to any red cabochon cut gemstone.
> The name applied particularly to red garnet. 
> 
> This radical an ambiguity (acne or royal color) is unusual in poetry,
> but Eliot may have intended it here.
> 
> Carroo