Blackmur on Eliot like milk. On Moore, not as good for falling asleep. However, his "behaviour" is simply subbing in for the more familiar catholic "acts" or "deeds" and everything else for "faith" or -- here importantly -- words.

Interestingly, he then eliminates everything from the Four Quartets seemingly impelled by one of Eliot's rubrics, schemes, symbol sets, and reduces the poems to Eliot's poetic -- not ticking, habit, throat clearing, quite, but his images which come more from paradox than from a paradoxical structure.

More on that later.


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