Never-Ending Book Quiz
Ezra Pound's poem Envoi begins by alluding to a famous 17th C. poem.
"Go, dumb-born book,
Tell her that sang me once that song of Lawes"
The final four lines cement the connection by saying in Pound's inimitable words the name of the earlier poet (here a blank).
"When our two dusts with ______'s shall be laid
Siftings on siftings in oblivion
Till change hath broken down
All things save Beauty alone."
Who was the earlier poet?
Choose the correct answer:Waller Chaucer Southey Marlowe
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