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Quotation by T.S. Eliot
And what the dead had no speech for, when living,
They can tell you, being dead: the communication
Of the dead is tongued with fire beyond the language of the living.
T.S. (Thomas Stearns) Eliot (1888–1965), Anglo-American poet, critic. "Little Gidding," pt. 1, Four Quartets (1942).
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