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Lines 293-294:

Highbury bore me. Richmond and Kew
Undid me. By Richmond I raised my knees

Eliot's Note:

293. Cf. Purgatorio, V, 133:

“Ricorditi di me, che son la Pia;
“Siena mi fe’, disfecemi Maremma.”

Context:

Canto 5, lines 133-134 of the Purgatorio:

“Remember me, I who am La Pia.
Siena made — Maremma unmade me —”

For a brief overview of The Divine Comedy, see the note to the dedication.

Location:

Highbury, Richmond, and Kew are all towns in outer London.


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