Re: RARA-AVIS: Title query

MT (
Thu, 18 Mar 1999 23:25:11 -0500 [correction of previous message]

I am almost sure it's in a poem by Wallace Stevens, but can't recall the
title or find it in his collected poetry. It's also possible that the
phrase is older, though I did not find in my dictionary of quotations.

By the way, _The Wench is Dead_ is a famous Fredric Brown title. Could
Dexter be paying homage to Brown by using the same title? If not, it's
in poor taste - sort of like using _The Long Goodbye_ as a title for a
contemporary novel.

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