Henry James on Eliot on "a curved ball"

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Tue Sep 11 14:02:35 UTC 2012

On Sep 11, 2012, at 8:04 AM, Stephen Goranson wrote:

> I already sent back to storage James' biography of Eliot. But, FWIW, the words "To pitch a curved ball seemed to him to be a resort to a low form of cunning" appear about midway between two sentences with footnotes. It may be that this is James' characterization or memory or paraphrase of Eliot. In other words, possibly, maybe, drawing on personal acquaintance rather than a document.
> Stephen Goranson
> www.duke.edu/~goranson

All I know is that President Eliot must have been a good fellow to play poker with.


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