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