12 Tradition and the individual talent12 Tradition and the individual talent14 Tradition and the individual talent14 Tradition and the individual talentTradition and the individual talent"Tradition and the individual talent" by T. S. Eliot14 Tradition and the individual talent12 Tradition and the individual talentI will quote a passage which is unfamiliar enough to be regarded with fresh attention in the light—or darkness—of these observations: > And now methinks I could e’en chide myself > For doating on her beauty, though her death > > Shall be revenged after no common action. > > Does the silkworm expend her yellow labours > > For thee? For thee does she undo herself? > > Are lordships sold to maintain ladyships > > For the poor benefit of a bewildering minute? > > Why does yon fellow falsify highways, > > And put his life between the judge’s lips, > > To refine such a thing—keeps horse and men > > To beat their valours for her?... Continue reading…