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rolig commented on the word i had not thought death had undone so many
So was Ciardi borrowing from Eliot, who may have been thinking of the line in Dante?
June 2, 2009
novazembla commented on the word i had not thought death had undone so many
Circling and circling, it seemed to scorn all pause.
So it ran on, and still behind it pressed
a never-ending rout of souls in pain
I had not thought death had undone so many
as passed before me in that mournful train.
-Dante's Inferno, Canto III: The Gate of Hell (Ciardi translation)
Under the brown fog of a winter dawn,
A crowd flowed over London Bridge, so many,
I had not thought death had undone so many.
-T.S. Eliot, The Waste Land
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