Exploring The Waste Land
A note page linked from The Waste Land, Part V, line 407

Eliot's note for line 407

Cf. Webster, The White Devil, V, vi:

                    . . . they'll remarry
Ere the worm pierce your winding-sheet, ere the spider
Make a thin curtain for your epitaphs.

Commentator's note

See the full Webster quote 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 6. 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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