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A scan of the text of the epigraph and dedication to T.S. Eliot's poem The Waste Land ( 1922).

The Waste Land is preceded by a Latin and Greek epigraph from the Satyricon of Petronius. In English it reads: "I saw with my own eyes the Sibyl at Cumae hanging in her cage, and when the boys said, Sibyl, what do you want?, she replied, I want to die." (Petronius cast the question and answer in Greek).

Following the epigraph is a dedication (added in a 1925 republication) that reads "For Ezra Pound: il miglior fabbro" ("the best craftsman" in Italian).

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