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English major looking for the phrase "isle of dogs," which appears in Eliot's The Waste Land.


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  1. Go to E-references / History: Oxford Companion to British History; Cambridge Histories Online phrase search "isle dog"~2.

    Additional information can be found via the English Subject page: Articles -- Literature Online -- Criticism and Reference; Criticism: Do a full text search for this phrase. In the Times (London), using Advanced Search, more articles can be found. It appears that there may be a connection to Eliz I and the Earl of Essex and also to more contemporary events.

    Under English - Primary Sources, newspapers and magazines from British history can be searched for additional references.

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