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" Beyond the shadow of the ship, I watched the water-snakes: They moved in tracks of shining white, And when they reared, the elfish light Fell off in hoary flakes. Within the shadow of the ship I watched their rich attire: Blue, glossy green, and velvet... "
The Poetical and Dramatic Works of Samuel Taylor Coleridge: With a Life of ... - Page 94
by Samuel Taylor Coleridge - 1836 - 403 pages
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The Boy's Second Help to Reading: A Selection of Choice Passages from ...

Theodore Alors W. Buckley - Children's literature, English - 1854 - 312 pages
...Beyond the shadow of the ship I watched the water-snakes ; THE EHr&DB OF THE ANCIENT MAEI1TEE. 173 They moved in tracks of shining white, And when they...swam ; and every track Was a flash of golden fire. 0 happy living things ! no tongue Their beauty might declare : A spring of love gushed from my heart,...
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The sea-side book; an introduction to the natural history of the British ...

William Henry Harvey - 1854
...notion of their singular beauty : — " Beyond the shadow of the ship I watched the water snakes : They moved in tracks of shining white, And when they reared, the elfish light Fell off in hoary Hakes. " Within the shadow of the ship I watched their rich attire : Blue, glossy-green, and velvet...
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The book of celebrated poems

Book - 1854 - 448 pages
...the ship. I watch'd the water-snakes: They moved in tracks of shining white, And when they rear'd, the elfish light Fell off in hoary flakes. Within the shadow of the ship I watch'd their rich attire; Blue, glossy green, and velvet black, They coil'd and swam : and every track...
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The Poetical and Dramatic Works of Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Samuel Taylor Coleridge - 1855 - 464 pages
...burnt alway A still and awful red. ^(X~ Beyond the shadow of the ship I watched the water-snakes : They moved in tracks of shining white ; And when they...swam ; and every track Was a flash of golden fire. ,45 happy living things ! no tongue Their beauty might declare ; A spring of love gusht from my heart,...
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Gleanings from the Poets for Home and School

1855
...God's ,They moved In tracks of shining white, Seagx20 And when they reared, the elfish light calm* Fell off in hoary flakes. Within the shadow of the...of golden fire, O happy living things ! no tongue ?h™VS Their beauty might declare : happiness. A spring of love gushed from my heart, And I blessed...
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Gleanings from the Poets, for Home and School

American poetry - 1855 - 430 pages
...water burnt alway A still and awful red. Beyond the shadow of the ship, I watched the water-snakes ; They moved in tracks of shining white, And when they...Blue, glossy green, and velvet black, They coiled and swarp , and every track Was a flash of golden fire. O happy living things ' no tongue Their beauty...
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The Eclectic Review

1855
...aurora in the skies. Coleridge, in the ' Ancient Mariner/ says of the phosphorescent animals : — ' Within the shadow of the ship I watched their rich...swam : and every track Was a flash of golden fire.' The less splendid displays on our coasts are described by Crabbe. ' And now your view upon the ocean...
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Glaucus: Or, The Wonders of the Shore

Charles Kingsley - Marine animals - 1855 - 165 pages
...faithfully, C. KINGSLEY. BIDEFORD, April 24, 1855. BEYOND the shadow of the ship I watched the water-snakes : They moved in tracks of shining' white, And when they reared, the elfin light Fell off in hoary flakes. 0 happy living things ! no tongue Their beauty might declare...
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Half-hours with the best authors, selected by C. Knight, Volume 2

Half hours - 1856
...water burnt alway A still and awful red. Beyond the shadow of tho ship I watehed the water-snakes : They moved in tracks of shining white; And when they...off in hoary flakes. Within the shadow of the ship I watehed their rich attire : Blue, glossy green, and velvet black, They coiled and swam ; and every...
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Half-hours with the best authors, selected by C. Knight, Volume 3

Half hours - 1856
...red. Beyond the shadow of the ship I watched the water-snakes : They moved in tracks of shining whita And when they reared, the elfish light Fell off in hoary flakes. 60 Within the shadow of the ship I watched their rich attire : Blue, glossy green, aud velvet black,...
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