Old Last Words

September 30, 2014 | 1 book mentioned

Last Friday was T.S. Eliot’s birthday, and to mark the occasion, Sadie Stein looked back on his 1965 Times obituary. As it turns out, it uses a phrase — now obscure — that was popularized by Nancy Mitford in the anthology Noblesse Oblige.

is a staff writer for The Millions. He lives in New York.

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