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" Quick now, here, now, always — A condition of complete simplicity (Costing not less than everything) And all shall be well and All manner of thing shall be well When the tongues of flame are infolded Into the crowned knot of fire And the fire and the... "
Quarterly Review: A Journal of University Perspectives - Page 27
1943
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Complete Poems and Plays

Thomas Stearns Eliot, Professor T S Eliot - Literary Criticism - 1971 - 392 pages
...not cease from exploration And the end of all our exploring Will be to arrive where we started And know the place for the first time. Through the unknown,...crowned knot of fire And the fire and the rose are one. Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats This book is respectfully dedicated to those friends who have assisted...
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T. S. Eliot

Leonard Unger - Biography & Autobiography - 48 pages
...a serene vision of that wholeness which lies beyond the reach of time: And all shall be well and AH manner of thing shall be well When the tongues of...crowned knot of fire And the fire and the rose are one. As in earlier work, the problem of articulation is among the interrelated themes of Four Quartets....
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A House of Words: Jewish Writing, Identity and Memory

Norman Ravvin - Literary Criticism - 1997 - 191 pages
...intermingling of England and the descending spirit is expressed through lines that bear the cadence of liturgy: All manner of thing shall be well When the tongues...crowned knot of fire And the fire and the rose are one. (223)' The topos of a natural unfurling representing a spiritual revelation can be traced throughout...
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Quantum Poetics: Yeats, Pound, Eliot, and the Science of Modernism

Daniel Albright, Professor Daniel Albright - Literary Criticism - 1997 - 307 pages
...swansdown ever?) so light is the urging, so ordered the dark petals of iron (Pound, Canto 74/449 [1948]) All manner of thing shall be well When the tongues...crowned knot of fire And the fire and the rose are one. (Eliot, "Little Gidding" v [1942]) Yeats had used a similar compar1son as early as 19o4: Art delights...
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American Madonna: Images of the Divine Woman in Literary Culture

John Gatta - Religion - 1997 - 192 pages
...affliction. Accordingly, the close of "Little Gidding" suggests a universal coalescence in which: . . . the tongues of flame are in-folded Into the crowned knot of fire And the fire and the rose are one. The symbology of this unific vision draws together previously exposed figures of human and divine love,...
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Mysticism and Spirituality in Medieval England

William F. Pollard, Robert Boenig - History - 1997 - 260 pages
...And all shall be well and All manner of thing shall be well When the tongues of flame are enfolded Into the crowned knot of fire And the fire and the rose are one.1 For many years, "All shall be well" had capsulized Julian's message in both mystical studies...
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At Eighty-two: A Journal

May Sarton - Biography & Autobiography - 1997 - 352 pages
...all shall be well and all manner of things shall be well when the tongues of flame are enfolded in the crowned knot of fire and the fire and the rose are one." Julian . . . the first three sentences, and then TS Eliot borrowed them. I have always resented this,...
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What is Prayer?

Dunstan Adams - Religion - 1998 - 120 pages
...the end of all our exploring Will be to arrive where we started And know the place for the first time Quick now, here, now, always — A condition of complete...crowned knot of fire And the fire and the rose are one. (from Little Gidding in Four Quartets by TS Eliot) It is in the prayer-life ofjesus as Man of Prayer...
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Jesus the Holy Fool

Elizabeth-Anne Stewart - Religion - 1999 - 281 pages
...the human in divine mystery. Here, we are indeed in the realm of the ineffable, that place where "... the tongues of flame are infolded/ Into the crowned knot of fire/ And the fire and the rose are one."25 "Becoming Christ," then, or allowing Christ to be the Self, is a far more costly process than...
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The Poetry of Life in Literature, Volume 69

Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka - Literary Criticism - 2000 - 251 pages
...waterfall And the children in the apple tree Not known, because not looked for But heard, half heard, in the stillness Between two waves of the sea. Quick...crowned knot of fire And the fire and the rose are one. - Thomas Stearns Eliot Marquette University NOTES 1 Eliot. Thomas Steams. "Little Gidding", V. The...
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