Exploring The Waste Land
A note page linked from The Waste Land, Part I, line 23

Eliot's note for line 23

Cf. Ecclesiastes XII, v.

Commentator's note

Eliot means compare Part I, line 23

23)  And the dead tree gives no shelter, the cricket no relief,

to the Book of Ecclesiastes, Chapter 12, verse 5:

Also when they shall be afraid of that which is high, and fears shall be in the way, and the almond tree shall flourish, and the grasshopper shall be a burden, and desire shall fail: because man goeth to his long home, and the mourners go about the streets:

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T 37 - Ecclesiastes

Exploring The Waste Land
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