When evening quickens faintly in the street,
Wakening the appetites of life in some
And to others bringing the Boston Evening Transcript,
I mount the steps and ring the bell, turning
Wearily, as one would turn to nod goodbye to Rochefoucauld,
If the street were time and he at the end of the street,
And I say, "Cousin Harriet, here is the Boston Evening Transcript."
T. S. Eliot
Ripe in years, withered, but impeccably preserved in the traditions of the late George Apley, the Boston Evening Transcript this week hovered near death's door. Last hope was that Bostonians could...