The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

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American Book Company, 1904 - 107 стор.

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Memorized maybe ten stanzas of this ballad meter, 40 lines in Junior H.S., and they stayed with me all my life. You would never know that the author of such simple verse had the most astute critical ... Читати огляд повністю

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Haunting and terrifying story. A poem, a story, a little of everything. Case in point. Don't take your life for granted. Some have it much worse than you. I feel that the author accomplished what many ... Читати огляд повністю

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Сторінка 56 - O Wedding-Guest! this soul hath been Alone on a wide wide sea: So lonely 'twas, that God himself Scarce seemed there to be. 600 O sweeter than the marriage-feast, 'Tis sweeter far to me, To walk together to the kirk With a goodly company I — To walk together to the kirk,
Сторінка 57 - All things both great and small; 615 For the dear God who. loveth us, He made and loveth all.' The Mariner, whose eye is bright, Whose beard with age is hoar, Is gone: and now the Wedding-Guest 620 Turned from the bride-groom's door. He went like one that hath been stunned, And is of sense forlorn
Сторінка 96 - man-of-war; Master Coleridge, like the former, was built far higher in learning, solid, but slow in his performances. CVL, with the English man-ofwar, 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.
Сторінка 46 - Sometimes a-dropping from the sky I heard the skylark sing; Sometimes all little birds that are, 360 How 'they seemed to fill the sea and air With their sweet jargoning! 1 And now 'twas like all instruments, Now like a lonely flute ; And now it is an angel's song,
Сторінка 43 - in my dreams, And still my body drank. I moved, and could not feel my limbs: 305 I was so light — almost I thought that I had died in sleep, And was a blessed ghost. And soon I heard a roaring wind: He heareth It did not come anear;
Сторінка 51 - And on the bay the moonlight lay, And the shadow of the Moon. 475 The rock shone bright, the kirk no less, That stands above the rock: The moonlight steeped in silentness The steady weathercock. And the bay was white with silent light 480 Till rising from the same, Full many shapes, that shadows were, The angelic
Сторінка 41 - Has never passed away. An orphan's curse would drag to hell A spirit from on high ; But oh ! more horrible than that Is a curse in a dead man's eye ! 260 Seven days, seven nights, I saw that curse, And yet I could not die. , , • , * In his
Сторінка 37 - wind or tide ? The western wave was all a-flame. The day was well nigh done ! Almost upon the western wave Rested the broad bright Sun ; When that strange shape drove suddenly 175 Betwixt us and the Sun. And straight the Sun was flecked with
Сторінка 31 - Was tyrannous and strong: po ie. He struck with his o'ertaking wings, And chased us south along. With sloping masts and dipping prow, 45 As who pursued with yell and blow Still treads the shadow of his foe, And forward bends his head, The ship drove fast, loud roared the blast, And southward aye we fled.
Сторінка 35 - And the Albatross begins to be avenged. A Spirit had followed them; one of the invisible inhabitants of this planet, neither departed souls nor angels; concerning whom the learned Jew, Josephus, and the platonic Constantinopolitan, Michael Psellus, may be consulted. They are very numerous, and there is no climate or element without one or more.

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