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Peter Montgomery <[log in to unmask]>
Tue, 25 Dec 2012 13:00:15 +0000
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Many thanks, another big help. Does anyone know anything about the context?

"Pritchett, Patrick" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

"I believe in technique as the test of a man's sincerity." From "A Retrospect," in EP's Literary Essays, page 9.

Patrick Pritchett
From: - Ezra Pound discussion list of the University of Maine [[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Peter Montgomery [[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Monday, December 24, 2012 10:54 PM
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Subject: Pound line

So does anyone in this august company know the whereabouts or origins
of a Pound line that goes roughly, 'technical accuracy is the measure of a poet's sincerity'.
I just heard the line earlier this afternoon, and am going from memory which is somewhat feeble.

Merry Christmas all!

Peter Montgomery