Cousin Nancy

Original Text: 
T. S. Eliot, Prufrock and Other Observations (London: The Egoist, 1917): 34. E546 P784 1917 Fisher Rare Book Library. Donald Gallup, T. S. Eliot: A Bibliography (London: Faber and Faber, 1969): A1.
1Miss Nancy Ellicott
2Strode across the hills and broke them,
3Rode across the hills and broke them --
4The barren New England hills --
5Riding to hounds
6Over the cow-pasture.
7Miss Nancy Ellicott smoked
8And danced all the modern dances;
9And her aunts were not quite sure how they felt about it,
10But they knew that it was modern.
11Upon the glazen shelves kept watch
13The army of unalterable law.


12] Matthew and Waldo: Matthew Arnold (1822-88) and Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-82). Back to Line
Publication Start Year: 
Publication Notes: 
Published in Poetry (October 1915)
RPO poem Editors: 
Ian Lancashire
RPO Edition: 
RPO 1998.
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© T.S. Eliot and Faber and Faber Ltd 1974