Had a bad cold, nevertheless
Is known to be the wisest woman in Europe,

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

Meaning

An interesting juxtaposition…having a cold is a temporary state, wisdom is not.

Also is a bit suspicious — couldn’t she, so wise and clairvoyant, foresee that she will get a bad cold and prevent it? Or maybe the cold is just a cover for the fact that her voice has changed because it’s really someone else (say, Huxley’s Scogan) in disguise?

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