In T.S. Eliot
's The Waste Land
, he cites quite
a few pieces by other poets
. In this case (and the
line directly preceding it) he is quoting the
of Edmund Spenser
a fine poet, tho his spelling be shaky
The poet describes a flock of nymphs (which Eliot
sees depart) preparing for a wedding.
Each stanza of the poem ends with the line:
Sweete Themmes! runne softly, till I end my Song.