The lines certainly make an impression.
Something like a seen from the Great Depression.
Perhaps a foreshadowing thereof.
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"The dripping plastered houses stand
 Like mendicants without regrets
 For unpaid debts
 Hand in pocket, undecided,
 Indifferent if derided."

The lines deserve to stand at the head of Eliot's pre-Conversion poetry up to The Hollow Men. I hope you've enjoyed the ramifications of each phrase.

--- On Thu, 5/27/10, Chokh Raj <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
//A funtabulous fusion of hilarity and seriousness, Eliot's lines from 'Fourth Caprice in Montparnasse' deserve to stand at the head of "Prufrock and Other Observations" //
 -- an acid comment on what Vincent Sherry calls //"[the] underside of urban modernity"//

--- On Thu, 5/27/10, Chokh Raj <[log in to unmask]" target=_blank rel=nofollow>[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> // "The dripping plastered houses stand
> Like mendicants without regrets
> For unpaid debts
> Hand in pocket, undecided,
> Indifferent if derided." //
> -'Fourth Caprice in Montparnasse', IMH