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Bunker Hill Day[edit]

I have been employed by institutions of public higher education in multiple MA counties, and I believe this may have led to my incorrect belief about the holiday. I will fix it. --zandperl 02:17, 8 April 2006 (UTC)

Request for feedback on Acton, MA article[edit]

I have done some extensive work on this article over the last month and would appreciate feedback on it. I would like this article to be a 'recommended article' for Wikiproject Massachusetts. Please put feedback on the Acton talk page so others can comment, too. Thank-you.

--LWV Roadrunner 12:58, 22 June 2006 (UTC)


I appreciate your contributions to The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock. However, your contributions lack sources, and it would be a big help if you could cite your references, particularly about the title. Furthermore, I removed the following paragraphs, as I felt they were not in compliance with WP:NPOV: "There is irony in the name "J. Alfred Prufrock" as it starts out somewhat pompous but "Prufrock" lends a comedic element to the name rather than one of dignity.

The is further irony in the "Love Song" portion of the title as Prufrock never states a love nor does he imagine the mermaids at the end of the poem singing to him." For more information on how to cite sources, see WP:CITE. Thanks. --Samael775 18:53, 17 September 2006 (UTC)

The Family Reunion[edit]

Thanks for adding something to it :) I'm just trying to beat back the crazy Disney Fans :) -- Ipstenu (talk|contribs) 01:15, 20 February 2007 (UTC)

DP/Gutenberg userboxes[edit]

You may be interested in adding {{User distributed proofreaders}} or {{User:Scepia/Project Gutenberg}} to your user page. Andrew Sly 03:10, 12 November 2007 (UTC)


[1] My edit was reverting anon vandal, not itself vandalism. -- JHunterJ (talk) 00:32, 5 March 2008 (UTC)

Benjamin Pierce Comments[edit]

I noticed your comments on Talk:Benjamin Pierce (governor). If you think the information is questionable, I would urge you to be bold, and remove or rephrase it. --TommyBoy (talk) 05:41, 5 March 2008 (UTC)

Agnes of Habsburg[edit]

Yes you are right. I take the table for another article and changed the informations about Agnes. Sorry, my mistake.

I know, that Agnes was born and died 1911. Her mother was 43 when her youngest child was born. That could be a reason, why the girl died at the age of eight ours. --AndreaMimi (talk) 17:58, 30 April 2008 (UTC)

Siege of Boston[edit]

Whoops. I didn't realize I forgot to mention it. I'll add the book now. Red4tribe (talk) 12:40, 18 July 2008 (UTC)

Figured I'd ask you this. Do you think the Battle Bunker Hill should be included in casualties since it was during the siege? Red4tribe (talk) 23:26, 21 July 2008 (UTC)

Richard Prescott[edit]

re your changing Richard Prescott's rank in Battle of Bunker Hill: different pages appear to be inconsistent on Prescott's specific rank when he was captured. William Barton (soldier) (from whence I copied the rank) says "Major General". Richard Prescott is a bit confused about his rank, implying he was a brigadier general in 1775, but a colonel later, and promoted after his capture to major general. (Not being a military type, I assume brigadier general outranks colonel.) Prescott Farm calls him General, as does Charles Lee (general), the officer for whom he was exchanged.

The exact rank is not something I've verified in any sources (nor do I really plan to), but I thought you'd like to know this. Magic♪piano 12:27, 20 October 2008 (UTC)

John Peter (novelist)[edit]

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Thanks for contributing to The Criterion article. I was worried that it would be of no interest to anyone and I don't know enough about it to do much more. BTW, I created the original article as Criterion, which was how I first came across it, but most sources I've come across since use The Criterion, so I moved it. Trouble is, I've since come across other references leaving out the definite article. Can you confirm, either way? Look forward to reading more. Cheers! --Technopat (talk) 21:58, 19 December 2008 (UTC)

FYI, there is a picture of the cover here which clearly shows the "The": --Technopat (talk) 04:27, 21 December 2008 (UTC)
Nice edit! BTW, for those awkward symbols which you may not have on your keyboard, I usually recommend a simple copy & paste - usually works. Cheers! --Technopat (talk) 20:03, 1 January 2009 (UTC)

Thank you[edit]

Thank you for the recent copyediting and the rest over at the Four Quartets page. Normally, I work with a few copyeditors to help take care of those things, as I don't have enough time to dedicate to a very close and careful copyedit myself. Unfortunately, I have not had any available for the pages. Your work was definitely needed. :) Ottava Rima (talk) 19:37, 16 April 2009 (UTC)

Perhaps I spoke too soon - This shows that you acted improperly. If you noticed, the lines are cited. Adding such templates to cited paragraphs is inappropriate use of templates and is considered vandalism. Ottava Rima (talk) 02:27, 18 April 2009 (UTC)

Egg Rock[edit]

Thanks for looking the article over. It's my first article of any substance, and I'd appreciate any suggestions. I have considered embedding an image of the OpenStreetMap (Egg Rock Concord map.svg) but then it will not reflect updates which may be made within OSM. I'll be looking into ways to embed a "live" map as time permits. Thanks again... --Paul Knight (talk) 03:46, 3 March 2010 (UTC)

Hope you are able to take a look at Egg Rock and clear the "new article" tag when appropriate. Thanks! (or suggest if I should look for other reviewer(s) ??)--Paul Knight (talk) 03:54, 11 March 2010 (UTC)

Eliot and Woolf[edit]

Hi WikiParker. I feel that the Woolf quote adds a lot to the reception of Eliot's decision in the literary context. It speaks to his sense of isolation as a religious man and a Catholic in modernist times. I'd vote to put it back. Didn't want to rv your edit without discussing it.... Best wishes Spanglej (talk) 00:06, 17 July 2010 (UTC)

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You're welcome, anytime. It's good to see someone notice the small corner of Wikipedia I inhabit. Seeing that we have a shared interest in all things Eliot, do you want to team up to do a revision of the T.S. Eliot and related articles over the next few weeks? Bring a few of them up to FA/GA status.--ColonelHenry (talk) 04:10, 6 December 2012 (UTC)

Eliot, poem articles, citation styles[edit]

I responded to your comments at Talk:The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock.

With all due respect, I'm not really seeing the urgent necessity of these personal preference format discussions. I spent 45 minutes formulating a response to your comments--45 minutes that I could have spent watching part of Season 3 of Mad Men, or (God portend) actually add something to the article. --ColonelHenry (talk) 03:26, 14 June 2013 (UTC)

  • On another issue, your 2006 comments on the Prufrock talk page about putting all the cultural references/in popular culture material in one well-sectioned "Cultural references to T.S. Eliot" article instead of having a myriad of small articles would be something I'd like to explore/discuss further. --ColonelHenry (talk) 03:29, 14 June 2013 (UTC)

Notes for LSJAP article[edit]


There is a minor difficulty with "you." Eliot told Kristian Smidt that the "you" is "merely some friend or companion, presumably of the male sex, whom the speaker is at that moment addressing, and that it has no emotional content whatever." But in an interview in 1962 he said that Prufrock was a man of about forty and in part himself and that he was using the theory of the split personality. This is a better hint, especially as it allows us to take "you" as a second self removed from the first—as in Conrad's "The Secret Sharer"—and fulfilling another mode of being, admonitory though silent. It is typical of Eliot to exert critical pressure on the matter in hand by establishing another scale of reference, another perspective. But some of the invocations to "you" in "Prufrock" are perfunctory, they hardly mean more than "one." It is hard to believe that the "We" at the end, "We have lingered ...," includes more than Prufrock's sole if notional self. I take it as a last flourish of the plural of majesty before the drowning.

Point of View in T. S. Eliot’s Poetry by Kristian Smidt

Various attempts have been made to solve the riddle of Prufrock’s interlocutor. The simplest and probably the most satisfactory explanation is that he is merely the confidant who is needed to make the monologue a dramatic one, one of the minor dramatis personae, intrinsically unimportant but useful in giving the main character an opportunity to speak. And this interpretation is supported by Mr. Eliot in the following remarks in a letter to the present writer:

  As for THE LOVE SONG OF J. ALFRED PRUFROCK anything I say now must be somewhat
  conjectural, as it was written so long ago that my memory may deceive me; but I am
  prepared to assert that the ‘you’ in THE LOVE SONG is merely some friend or companion,
  presumably of the male sex, whom the speaker is at that moment addressing, and that it has
  no emotional content whatever. I shall be glad if this simplifies the problem, because I have
  recently seen some quite astonishing over-interpretations of this poem.

Interviewed in Grantite Review, 24, no. 3, 1962, p. 17 Eliot said of Prufrock:

  "It was partly a dramatic creation of a man of about 40 I should say, and partly
  an expression of feelings of my own through this dim imaginary figure."

Sigg, Eric W. The American T.S. Eliot : a study of the early writings. Cambridge England New York: Cambridge University Press, 2009. :242

  * ISBN:9780521110037
   * Publication date:April 2009


Later in the interview Eliot said:

  "I always feel that dramatic characters who seem living creations have something of the author in them."

Bush, Ronald. T.S. Eliot, a study in character and style. New York: Oxford University Press, 1983. ISBN:0-19-503726-X pp. 241-42

Grantite Review, 24, no. 3 (1962), 16-20. Grantite Review (house magazine of Grant's, Westminster School)

Your edit of the Commandant of the Coast Guard article[edit]

Bertholf Congressional Gold Medal

Your edit of the Commandant of the Coast Guard article, while well meaning and informative is beyond the scope of the article. I would suggest that the award of the Congressional Gold Medal be expanded in the article Ellsworth P. Bertholf and that a picture of the medal be included in the Alaska section of the article. The scope of the Commandant of the Coast Guard article is to better inform the reader with actions by the Commandants during their tour that they were noted for. The award of the medal did not occur during Bertholf's tour as Commandant. None of the other notes about other Commandants list things that occurred outside their tour. Please consider improving the individual article on Bertholf and removing the material from the Commandant of the Coast Guard article. I did a major rewrite of the Ellsworth P. Bertholf a couple of years back, and looking at my work today, I would say that I could have improved the article with more about the Medal. An image has become available since I did my edits on the article. Would you care to edit the Bertholf article and include a rewrite of the details under the Alaska section? Contact me on my Talk page with your thought on the subject... Cuprum17 (talk) 02:41, 16 August 2013 (UTC)

Eliot's "A Song for Simeon" at FAC[edit]

Since you've edited articles associated with T.S. Eliot and his works, I wanted to raise your attention to the FAC nomination for "A Song for Simeon", Eliot's 1928 poem. I would be grateful for your comments, suggestions, and critique there to improve the article. The FAC nomination can be found here: Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/A Song for Simeon/archive1. Many thanks.--ColonelHenry (talk) 14:38, 27 December 2013 (UTC)

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