Exploring The Waste Land
An allusion page linked from The Waste Land, Part I, line 63

Canto III
Dante Alighieri

In The Waste Land the line

63)  I had not thought death had undone so many.

is an allusion to Dante Alighieri's poem Inferno, Canto III, verses 55-57.

The lines from Dante quoted by Eliot in his note for this line can be translated as:

Such a long train of spirits, I should ne'er
Have thought, that death so many had despoil'd.

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T 30 - Dante
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