Taken from Allspirit it gets gloomier of course. And for an explanation as to where Eliot was coming from this Wiki will explain
E.M.Forster criticised the poem
"Of course there's pain on and off through each individual's life... You can't shirk it and so on. But why should it be endorsed by the schoolmaster and sanctified by the priest until the fire and the rose are one when so much of it is caused by disease and bullies"