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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
Page 498
 
 
Samuel Taylor Coleridge. (1772–1834)
 
5210
    He holds him with his glittering eye,
And listens like a three years’ child. 1
          The Ancient Mariner. Part i.
5211
    Red as a rose is she.
          The Ancient Mariner. Part i.
5212
    We were the first that ever burst
Into that silent sea.
          The Ancient Mariner. Part ii.
5213
    As idle as a painted ship
Upon a painted ocean.
          The Ancient Mariner. Part ii.
5214
    Water, water, everywhere,
Nor any drop to drink.
          The Ancient Mariner. Part ii.
5215
    Without a breeze, without a tide,
She steadies with upright keel.
          The Ancient Mariner. Part iii.
5216
    The nightmare Life-in-Death was she.
          The Ancient Mariner. Part iii.
5217
    The sun’s rim dips; the stars rush out:
At one stride comes the dark;
With far-heard whisper o’er the sea,
Off shot the spectre-bark.
          The Ancient Mariner. Part iii.
5218
    And thou art long and lank and brown,
As is the ribbed sea-sand. 2
          The Ancient Mariner. Part iv.
5219
    Alone, alone,—all, all alone;
Alone on a wide, wide sea.
          The Ancient Mariner. Part iv.
5220
    The moving moon went up the sky,
And nowhere did abide;
Softly she was going up,
And a star or two beside.
          The Ancient Mariner. Part iv.
5221
    A spring of love gush’d from my heart,
And I bless’d them unaware.
          The Ancient Mariner. Part iv.
 
Note 1.
Wordsworth, in his Notes to “We are Seven,” claims to have written this line. [back]
Note 2.
Coleridge says: “For these lines I am indebted to Mr. Wordsworth.” [back]
 

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