Departed, have left no addresses.

from T.S. Eliot – The Waste Land on Rap Genius

Meaning

Departed, have left no addresses.

The loitering heirs of the city directors have left London. The nymphs of ancient myth have departed London in the poem’s previous line. In the modern world they have lost their mystery and credibility, and have become faintly embarrassing. Even the modern-day stand-ins for nymphs (beautiful young women) have departed this scene. Presumably after coupling with the wealthy “heirs”. Now, it is the heirs turn to get the hell out of dodge.

While the heirs of city directors lingered in the Unreal City longer than did the nymphs- “loitering” in the phantasmagoria of modern London. But now, they have gone.

Moreover, their departure maintains a sense of mystery and obscurity. They vanish without giving any indication of where they are going. Like the Cumaean Sibyl whose presence and physical body is literally elided, they “have left no [forwarding] addresses” and similarly vanish from memory.

There is a similarity between these

“loitering heirs”

and

the low on whom assurance sits
As a silk hat on a Bradford millionaire”

In many ways the heirs of city directors, who represent the decadence of a wealthy and morally depraved upper-class engaging in debaucheries with the nymphs on summer London nights, prefigures the character of The Young Man Carbuncular and his mechanical, sterile, and loveless coupling with The Typist.

Compare Les Miserables, in which the young louts leave their ladies in the lurch after an extended idyll. This was how Cosette was conceived, and then born to Fantine without benefit of a father.

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