Coleridge's The Rime of the Ancient Mariner: And Other Poems

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J. B. Lippincott Company, 1920 - 144 pages
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Page 39 - XXVII All in a hot and copper sky, The bloody Sun, at noon, Right up above the mast did stand, No bigger than the Moon. XXVIII Day after day, day after day, 115 We stuck, nor breath nor motion; As idle as a painted ship Upon a painted ocean. XXIX
Page 49 - twas like all instruments, Now like a lonely flute; And now it is an angel's song, 365 That makes the heavens be mute. LXXXIV It ceased: yet still the sails made on A pleasant noise till noon, A noise like of a hidden brook
Page 136 - manof-war ; Master Coleridge, like the former, was built far higher in learning, solid, but slow in his performances. CVL, with the English man-of-war, lesser in bulk, but lighter in sailing, could turn with all tides, tack about and take advantage of all winds, by the quickness of his wit and invention.
Page 42 - Her locks were yellow as gold: Her skin was as white as leprosy, The Night-mare Life-in-Death was she, Who thicks man's blood with cold. XLVI The naked hulk alongside came, And the twain were casting dice; ' The game is done! I've won, I've won! ' Quoth she, and whistles thrice. XLVII The Sun's rim dips; the stars rush out:
Page 53 - CII Like one, that on a lonesome road Doth walk in fear and dread, And having once turned round walks on, And turns no more his head; Because he knows, a frightful fiend 450 Doth close behind him tread.
Page 44 - LV The many men, so beautiful! And they all dead did lie: And a thousand thousand slimy things Lived on; and so did I. LVI I looked upon the rotting sea, 240 And drew my eyes away; I looked upon the rotting deck, And there the dead men lay.
Page 46 - Was a flash of golden fire. LXV O happy living things! no tongue Their beauty might declare: A spring of love gushed from my heart, And I blessed them unaware: 285 Sure my kind saint took pity on me, And I blessed them unaware:
Page 90 - Through wood and dale the sacred river ran, Then reached the caverns measureless to man, And sank in tumult to a lifeless ocean: And 'mid this tumult Kubla heard from far Ancestral voices prophesying war! 30 The shadow of the dome of pleasure Floated midway on the waves; Where was heard the mingled measure From the fountain and the caves.
Page 59 - CXXXVII O sweeter than the marriage-feast, Tis sweeter far to me, To walk together to the kirk With a goodly company!— CXXXVIII To walk together to the kirk, 605 And all together pray While each to his great Father bends, Old men, and babes, and loving friends And youths and maidens gay! And to teach, by his own
Page 82 - They stood aloof, the scars remaining, Like cliffs which had been rent asunder; A dreary sea now flows between;— But neither heat, nor frost, nor thunder, Shall wholly do away, I ween, 425 The marks of that which once hath been. Sir Leoline, a moment's space, Stood gazing on the damsel's face: And the youthful lord of Tryermaine Came back

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