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  • “April is the cruelest month, breeding lilacs out of the dead land, mixing memory and desire, stirring dull roots with spring rain.” T.S. Eliot
  • TS Eliot in the opening lines of The Waste Land (1922): April is the cruelest month, breeding lilacs out of the dead land, mixing memory and desire, stirring dull roots with spring rain. Compare it to the opening of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales (1380s-1390s): When April with his showers so sweet Has pierced the drought of March to the root, And bathed every vein in that liquor Whose blessed power engenders the flower...
  • T.S. Eliot first said, or rather wrote it, in his poem, "The Wasteland". The American taxpayer then spent decades reiterating those words, LOL.

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