Thursday, September 7, 2006

Thursday September 7, 2006

Filed under: General — m759 @ 2:56 PM
Today’s Birthday:
Elizabeth I of England

“What, nephew,” said the king,
“is the wind in that door?”
Le Morte d’Arthur

— Epigraph to
A Wind in the Door,
by Madeleine L’Engle

Vaine the ambition of Kings,
Who seeke by trophies and dead things,
To leave a living name behind,
And weave but nets to catch the wind.

— John Webster,
The Devil’s Law Case

From Eliot’s
The Waste Land,

Part II, “A Game of Chess”:

I think we are in rats’ alley  115
Where the dead men
      lost their bones

 “What is that noise?”  117
          The wind under the door.  118 
“What is that noise now? 
      What is the wind doing?”
          Nothing again nothing.  120

Eliot’s note:
118. Cf. Webster: “Is the wind
in that door still?”

The line cited in Eliot’s note
is from John Webster’s
The Devil’s Law Case,

1 Comment

  1. It’s all a game.

    Comment by BlueCollarGoddess — Friday, September 8, 2006 @ 8:42 AM

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