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Lines 135-138:

The hot water at ten.
And if it rains, a closed car at four.
And we shall play a game of chess,
Pressing lidless eyes and waiting for a knock upon the door.

Eliot's Note:

138. Cf. The game of chess in Middleton's Women Beware Women.

Context:

Women Beware Women by Thomas Middleton