Full fathoms five thy father lies
Of his bones are coral made
Those are pearls that were his eyes;
Nothing of him that doth fade
But doth suffer a sea-change
Into something rich and strange.
Sea-nymphs hourly ring his knell.

William Shakespeare: The Tempest Act I, Scene II, ll. 400-406.

Sung by Ariel to Ferdinand; Eliot identifies the drowned sailor Phlebas of The Waste Land with the father of Ferdinand.

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