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[Phys-L] Lit. crit. Was: Re: Eureka!

If one assumes die is an archaism [a dysphemism in Elizabethan England],
the last line is quite logical.

bc, who thinks the two works are apples and oranges.

Why I love * this list

* another trope

John M Clement wrote:

Beyond the mix up in authors,

the Indian Serenade has the sappiest line
O lift me from the grass!
I die! I faint! I fail!

So first he dies, then faints, or just merely fails. This is
completely weak. He had to be under the influence to write this. It
actually sounds like a dream written by a very droopy lover.

By contrast Kublai Khan is very literate with great images and one
really doubts that it could have been written under the influence.

In either case accounts of dreams as inspiration are to be taken with
a grain of salt.

John M. Clement
Houston, TX

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