From: Vladimir Nabokov Forum [mailto:NABOKV-L@LISTSERV.UCSB.EDU]
On Behalf Of Donald B. Johnson
Sent: Monday, February 21, 2005 11:23 AM
Subject: Fwd: Answer to Thule Quiz
EDNOTE. "Ultima Thule" was the title of an unfinished novel VN was working on before coming to the U.S. It echoes in Pale Fire.
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Thule Quiz (from the TLS)
"Or, where the Northern Ocean in vast whirls Boils round the naked melancholy isles Of farthest Thule, and the Atlantic surge Pours in among the stormy Hebrides, Who can recount what transmigrations there Are annual made?"
I came upon the answer to the source of this quotation in the opening pages of Jane Eyre (serendipitously). Jane retreats into the library to read from Bewick's History of British Birds, and quotes this passage from its introductory pages.
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