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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 Rime of the Ancient Mariner

Samuel Taylor Coleridge - Poetry - 1857 - 51 pages
..."Beyond the shadow of the ship, 1 watched the water-snakes : т-ч_ j * ri • • i- • 1 hey moved in tracks of shining white, And when they reared,...swam ; and every track Was a flash of golden fire. E Their btauty and "O happy living things! no tongue their Ьарршем. , . ., . . . 1 heir beauty...
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The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 123

American literature - 1919
...rufulus, — olive and pink in color, is almost incomparably beautiful. One recalls Coleridge's lines: Within the shadow of the ship I watched their rich...living things! no tongue Their beauty might declare. Were it not for the fact that snakes are wholesale and consistent cannibals, these creatures would...
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The Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott: With Memoir and Critical ..., Volume 3

Sir Walter Scott - 1857
...poetical ballad of the Ancient Mariner: — ' Beyond the shadow of the ship I watched the water-snakes, They moved in tracks of shining white, And when they reared, the elvish light Fell off hi hoary flakes.' NOTEK. 4 Eeum in the rock, a passage (here Sought the dark...
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The Cruise of the Betsey: Or, a Summer Ramble Among the Fossiliferous ...

Hugh Miller - Geology - 1858 - 524 pages
...vessel's sides. I bethought me of the gorgeous description of Coleridge, and felt all its beauty : — " They moved in tracks of shining white, And when they...-of the ship I watched their rich attire, — Blue, glassy green, and velvet black: They curled, and swam, and every track Was a flash of golden lire."...
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The National Magazine, Volume 12

Abel Stevens, James Floy - Periodicals - 1858
...the water-makes : THE NATIONAL MAGAZINE. 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 : I'.lur, glossy green, and velvet black, They coil'd and swnm ; and every...
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The Aquarian Naturalist: A Manual for the Sea-side

Thomas Rymer Jones - Marine animals - 1858 - 524 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 wateh'd their rich attire ; Blue, glossy green, and velvet black, They coil'd and s\vnm, and every...
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The Cruise of the Betsey

Hugh Miller - 1860
...bethought me of the gorgeous description of Coleridge, and felt all its beauty : — " They moved iirtracks of shining white, And when they reared, the elfish...of the ship I watched their rich attire, — Blue, glassy green, and velvet black : They curled, and swam, and every track Was a flash of golden fire."...
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Glimpses of Ocean Life, Or, Rock-pools and the Lessons They Teach

John Harper - Animal behavior - 1860 - 379 pages
...Coleridge alludes in the following passage : — '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 heavy flakes. 210 THE BEEOK. Within the shadow of the ship I watched their rich attireBlue, glossy...
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The Poetical and Dramatic Works of S.T. Coleridge: With a Memoir ...

Samuel Taylor Coleridge - 1861
...watched the water-snakes : eth God's . ... creatures of They moved in tracks of shining white, cairf.re"" And when they reared, the elfish light Fell off in...swam ; and every track Was a flash of golden fire. Their beau- Q happy living things ! no tongue ty and their _ .riv happiness. Their 'beauty might...
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Myrtles and aloes; or, Our Salcombe sketch book. With a discursive gossip ...

Ellen Luscombe - 1861
...reminded us of that beautiful passage in the Ancient Mariner so beloved by all marine naturalists — " Within the shadow of the ship I watched their rich...They coiled and swam, and every track Was a flash of living fire. O happy living things ! no tongue This beauty might declare." So charming was the sight...
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