[ilds] RG Justine - Jamais de la vie

Michael Haag michaelhaag at btinternet.com
Fri Apr 27 04:13:25 PDT 2007

'...clinging to the minds of old men like traces of perfume upon a 
sleeve: Alexandria, the capital of Memory' -- Durrell, Justine (AQ p152 
1962 Faber single volume edition).

'Ash on an old man's sleeve
Is all the ash the burnt roses leave.
Dust in the air suspended
Marks the place where a story ended.
Dust inbreathed was a house --
The wall, the wainscot and the mouse.
The death of hope and despair,
   This is the death of air.'
		-- Eliot, Little Gidding, II, in Four Quartets.


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