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Eliot could not have been unaware of the line's suggestion vis-a-vis his
own marriage.

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On Saturday, August 15, 2015, Nancy Gish <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Eliot also clearly respected her intellect and skills at this point.
>
> Re: "protocol"--just read the text of the Facsimile. And biography,
> especially the new one by Crawford. There is no reason at all other than
> wild speculation to think that at this time he "winced."
> Nancy
>
> >>> Carrol Cox <[log in to unmask]
> <javascript:_e(%7B%7D,'cvml',[log in to unmask]);>> 08/15/15 12:13 PM >>>
> I did not label accurately the parts of the following post. Labels
> inserted below between []
>
> Nancy makes the vital points. It seems Vivien was (at least potentially) a
> pretty good poet!
>
> Carrol
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: T. S. Eliot Discussion forum. [mailto:[log in to unmask]
> <javascript:_e(%7B%7D,'cvml',[log in to unmask]);>] On Behalf Of
> Carrol Cox
> Sent: Friday, August 14, 2015 6:51 PM
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> Subject: Re: Children
>
> [p] They = Tom & Viv. I am interested in what sparked Viv's line about
> children. My original query got no response so I came at it a different
> way.
>
> [COX] Perhaps she had literary reasons? Why does any writer compose any
> line?
>
> Carrol
>