Exploring The Waste Land
A note page linked from The Waste Land, Part I, line 74

Eliot's note for line 74

Cf. the Dirge in Webster's White Devil.

Commentator's note

Eliot means compare:

Part I, line 74

74) O keep the Dog far hence, that's friend to men,

To John Webster's White Devil, Act V, scene iv where Cornelia sings over her dead son's grave. See the song at the allusion page.]

Webster was a Jacobean dramatist, novelist and poet. The White Devil was published in 1612.

Read The White Devil, Act 5, Scene 4. at this website.

Eliot describes Webster in his poem Whispers of Immortality

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T 134 - Webster, John
T 62 - Jacobean tragedy


L 260 - The White Devil - A short synopsis
A one paragraph synopsis of The White Devil (The Oxford Companion to English Literature at xrefer.com)
L 262 - The White Devil - A Synopsis
Scene by scene synopsis of the play by John Webster. At the Kit Marlowe, P.I. website.

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