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" Trying to learn to use words, and every attempt Is a wholly new start, and a different kind of failure Because one has only learnt to get the better of words For the thing one no longer has to say, or the way in which One is no longer disposed to say... "
Passionate Politics: Emotions and Social Movements - Page 1
edited by - 2001 - 370 pages
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The Correspondence of Shelby Foote and Walker Percy

Shelby Foote, Walker Percy - Biography & Autobiography - 1998 - 310 pages
...pessimism every time he takes up the pen." It's one of the saddest things about writing; as Eliot says, "One has only learnt to get the better of words for...always deteriorating in the general mess of imprecision of feeling." That is from the second of the Four Quartets and I have quoted it to you before. It's...
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Against Coercion: Games Poets Play

Eleanor Cook - Literary Criticism - 1998 - 318 pages
...should be, say the poets — Eliot, for instance, in his military metaphors in Four Quartets: . . . And so each venture Is a new beginning, a raid on...always deteriorating In the general mess of imprecision of feeling, Undisciplined squads of emotion. . . . ("East Coker," pt. 5) So it should be, Hill implies,...
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Exilic Preaching: Testimony for Christian Exiles in an Increasingly Hostile ...

Erskine Clarke - Religion - 1998 - 144 pages
...Quartets, TS Eliot confesses his twenty-year struggle with words, words that come to him too late. . . . And so each venture is a new beginning, a raid on...always deteriorating In the general mess of imprecision of feeling, Undisciplined squads of emotion. And what there is to conquer By strength and submission,...
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Classical Bearings: Interpreting Ancient History and Culture

Peter Green - History - 1998 - 328 pages
...all their historiography before the time of Alexander the Great. RG COLLINGWOOD, The Idea of History Each venture Is a new beginning, a raid on the inarticulate...always deteriorating In the general mess of imprecision of feeling, Undisciplined squads of emotion. And what there is to conquer, By strength and submission,...
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Mathematical Modeling: A Chemical Engineer's Perspective

Rutherford Aris - Mathematics - 1999 - 479 pages
...am, in the middle way, having had twenty years — Twenty years largely wasted, the years of I'entre deux guerres Trying to learn to use words, and every...always deteriorating In the general mess of imprecision of feeling. Undisciplined squads of emotion. Even beyond the intellectual and argumentative use of...
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Give Us This Day: The Story of Prayer

Rufus Goodwin - Religion - 1999 - 233 pages
...is human. Our words, said TS Elior, the twentieth-century poet and apologist for Christianity, are "a raid on the inarticulate / With shabby equipment...deteriorating / In the general mess of imprecision of feeling" ("East Coker," V). In a sense, the first thousand years and more of Christianity is the...
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The Therapeutic Potential of Creative Writing: Writing Myself

Gillie Bolton - Psychology - 1999 - 252 pages
...to learn to use words, and every attempt Is a wholly new start, and a different kind of failure ... And so each venture Is a new beginning, a raid on the inarticulate (TS Eliot, East Coker) That process of raid, or persuasion, or ambush, or dogged hunting, or surrender,...
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Words on Words: Quotations about Language and Languages

David Crystal, Hilary Crystal - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2000 - 580 pages
...chattering, / Always assail them. TS Eliot, 1944, 'Burnt Norton', Part 5, in Four Quartets 28:22 So here 1 am, in the middle way, having had twenty years - /...deteriorating / In the general mess of imprecision of feeling, / Undisciplined squads of emotion. TS Eliot, 1944, 'East Coker', Part 5, in Four Quartets...
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Telling the Old, Old Story (Larsen)

David L. Larsen - 2000
...experience and you've preached the truth home! THE ILLUSTRATIONS FOR THE NARRATIVE SERMON So here I am . . . Trying to learn to use words, and every attempt Is...always deteriorating In the general mess of imprecision of feeling, Undisciplined squads of emotion. TS ELIOT, IN EAST COKER If anyone speaks, he should do...
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Wise Women: Reflections of Teachers at Midlife

Phyllis R. Freeman, Jan Zlotnik Schmidt - Education - 2000 - 273 pages
...largely wasted, the years o/1'entre deux guerres — Trying to learn to use words, and every attempt 7s a wholly new start, and a different kind of failure...inarticulate With shabby equipment always deteriorating. . . . (V. 1-9) How often I return to that reactionary old fart, another erudite, effete husband of...
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