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October 26

Allen Tate's "The Subway" is published in The New Republic in 1939.

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What poet's failed business venture involved the breeding of civet-cats for perfume?

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Among his many unsuccessful business ventures, which included a wholesale hosiery business and a brief stint as a brick manufacturer, Daniel Defoe undertook the cornering of the civet-cat market.

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