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Surely Eliot did not have you in mind.

CR

On Fri, Apr 6, 2018 at 8:09 PM Cox, Carrol <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> I like porn as much as the next person, but the Bolo poems are merely
> badly written and disgusting.
>
> They are a sheer bore.
>
> Carrol
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: T. S. Eliot Discussion forum. [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On
> Behalf Of Chanan Mittal
> Sent: Friday, April 06, 2018 5:45 PM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: Which is actually the cruelest month?
>
> Here’s an inkling:
>
> THE T.S. ELIOT STUDIES ANNUAL
> Volume 1
> John D. Morgenstern, General Editor
> Oxford University Press, 2017
>
> ——-
>
> The Short and Surprisingly Private Life of King Bolo: Eliot’s Bawdy Poems
> and Their Audiences
> By Jayme Stayer
>
> Note 29, p. 28:
>
> “Ricks and McCue seem to imply that the pocketbook is from 1915 ... but in
> my examination of these manuscripts and the related circumstantial evidence
> (especially the appearance of British spellings), I am led to conclude that
> the pocketbook dates to the late teens.”
>
>
> https://books.google.com/books/about/The_T_S_Eliot_Studies_Annual.html?id=nWkjDgAAQBAJ
>
> CR
>
> On Fri, Apr 6, 2018 at 10:34 AM Chanan Mittal <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
>
>         An interesting issue to explore would be at what point Eliot
> turned to British spellings.
>
>         CR
>
>         On Fri, Apr 6, 2018 at 9:20 AM Rickard A. Parker <
> [log in to unmask]> wrote:
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>
>                 On Thu, 5 Apr 2018 09:32:56 -0400, Rickard A. Parker
>                 <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
>                 >Warning: this is a stupid post but I was
>                 >curious and I decided that it wouldn't
>                 >hurt to post the results of my "study."
>                 >
>                 >So, which is actually the cruelest month?
>
>
>                 This post is stupid too. Today a search brought up the
> following text:
>                 T.S. Eliot wrote "April is the cruelest month" and that's
> certainly
>                 proving true for
>                 winter-weary folks across the northern U.S., ...
>
>                 That got me wondering - did Eliot originally WRITE the
> British CRUELLEST
>                 or the American CRUELEST?
>
>                 I lost my TWL facsimile ages ago (probably because I was
> hauling it
>                 around so much and I ended up forgetting to haul it back)
> so I checked
>                 for an online copy. I saw that in the typescript he had
> the British
>                 spelling but I wasn't able to see if there were an earlier
> manuscript
>                 version of the line. Maybe someone can help me out.
>
>
> https://www.swansfinebooks.com/pictures/CNJL756_4.JPG?v=1476920206
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