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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... "
Spirit of the English Magazines - Page 113
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Male Envy: The Logic of Malice in Literature and Culture

Mervyn Nicholson - Literary Criticism - 1999 - 261 pages
...male rage. The Ancient Mariner has a clearly marked turning point, the blessing of the water-snakes: Beyond the shadow of the ship, I watched the water-snakes:...off in hoary flakes. Within the shadow of the ship I watched their rich attire: Blue, glossy green, and velvet black, They coiled and swam; and every...
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Favourite Prayers: Chosen by People from All Walks of Life

Deborah Cassidi - Religion - 2002 - 192 pages
...is a prayer although it is a poem, because it is so beautiful.' From The Rime of the Ancient Mariner Beyond the shadow of the ship, I watched the water-snakes:...off in hoary flakes. Within the shadow of the ship I watched their rich attire: Blue, glossy green, and velvet black, They coiled and swam; and every...
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Doctor Leeds' Selection of Popular Epic Recitations for Minstrel and Stage Use

Robert X. Leeds - Poetry - 1999 - 332 pages
...happiness. He blesseth them in his heart. Beyond the shadow of the ship, I watched the water snakes: They moved in tracks of shining white And when they...off in hoary flakes. Within the shadow of the ship I watched their rich attire: Blue, glossy green, and velvet black, They coiled and swam; and every...
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Renaissance

Andrew Graham-Dixon - Art - 1999 - 336 pages
...effects may recall, too, Samuel Taylor Coleridge's descriptions of watersnakes, in The Ancient Mariner. 'They moved in tracks of shining white, / And when...reared, the elfish light / Fell off in hoary flakes . . . They coiled and swam; and every track /Was a flash of golden fire.'"' The climactic work in Tintoretto's...
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Writing for an Endangered World

Lawrence BUELL - Literary Criticism - 2009 - 384 pages
...lifted at the epiphanic moment when, unexpectedly, the mariner beholds the water snakes as beautiful — "They moved in tracks of shining white, / And when...reared, / the elfish light / Fell off in hoary flakes" — and "I blessed them unaware." This is an even more striking turn than the equivalent point near...
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A History of the Pacific Islands: Passages Through Tropical Time

Deryck Scarr - History - 2001 - 323 pages
...Christ! That ever this should be! Yea slimy things did crawl with legs Upon the slimy sea All this, while Beyond the shadow of the ship I watched the water-snakes: They moved in tracks of shining white And where they reared, the elfish light Flew off in hoary flakes. That was landsman's talk, perhaps a decorous...
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Awe for the Tiger, Love for the Lamb: A Chronicle of Sensibility to Animals

Rod Preece - Nature - 2002 - 413 pages
...beholdeth Beyond the shadow of the ship, God's creatures of the great calm I watched the water snakes; They moved in tracks of shining white, And when they...off in hoary flakes. Within the shadow of the ship, I watched their rich attire: Blue, glossy green, and velvet black, They coiled and swam; and every...
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Selected Poetry

Samuel Taylor Coleridge - Poetry - 2002 - 256 pages
...Beyond the shadow of the ship, I watched the water-snakes: They moved in tracks of shining white, 310 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 black, 315 They coiled and swam; and every...
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La ballata del vecchio marinaio Kubla Khan

Samuel Taylor Coleridge - Poetry - 2002 - 61 pages
...aiway A still and awful red. By the light of the Moon he beboldeth God's creatures of the great calm. Beyond the shadow of the ship, I watched the water-snakes: They moved in tracks of shining white, 27$ And when they reared, the elfish light Fell off in hoary flakes. Within the shadow of the ship...
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Selected Poetry

Samuel Taylor Coleridge - Poetry - 2002 - 256 pages
...spread; But where the ship's huge shadow lay, 305 The charmed water burnt alway A still and awfi1l red. Beyond the shadow of the ship, I watched the water-snakes: They moved in tracks of shining white, 3 10 And when they reared, the elfish light Fell off in hoary flakes. Within the shadow of the ship...
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