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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
1828
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The Living Age ..., Volume 22

1849
...surf which menaced him with destruction, and revelled in the luxuries of a capital fishing station — They moved in tracks of shining white ; And when they...reared, the elfish light Fell off in hoary flakes. Perhaps, Irke the Ancient Mariner, he " blessed them unaware ;" but thus he writes of them : — Among...
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Chambers's Miscellany of Useful and Entertaining Tracts

William Chambers, Robert Chambers - Art
...unannounced, as lords that are certainly expected, and yet there is a silent joy at their arrival. Beyond the shadow of the ship I watched the water-snakes...reared, the elfish light Fell off in hoary flakes. By the light of the moon he bcholdeth God's creatures of the great calm; Within the shadow of the ship...
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The Poets and Poetry of England, in the Nineteenth Century

Rufus Wilmot Griswold - Authors, English - 1845 - 504 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...
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The Works of Samuel Taylor Coleridge: Prose and Verse

Samuel Taylor Coleridge - 1845 - 546 pages
...the ship I watch'd the \vater-snakes : They moved in tracks of shining white, And when they rear'd, h they had fain opposed, but that they conld not WALLKNSTEIN. Not to the I watch'd their rich attire : Blue, glossy green, and velvet black, They coil'd and swam ; and every...
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The Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott, Complete, Volume 5

Walter Scott - 1845
...wild, but highly poetical ballad of the Ancient Mariner : — " Beyond the shadow of the ship I watch'd the water-snakes, They moved in tracks of shining white, And when they rear'd, the elvish light Fell off in hoary flakes." VOL. V. 4 It seems as if old Ocean shakes From...
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Poetry for Home and School ...

Anna Cabot Lowell - 1846
...alway A still and awful red. Beyond the shadow of the ship, I watched the water-snakes ; etVd'od;; They moved in tracks of shining white, ""' And when they reared, the elfish light Fell oif in hoary flakes. Within the shadow of the ship I watched their rich attire ; Blue, glossy green,...
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Half-hours with the best authors, selected by C. Knight, Volume 3

Half hours - 1847
...spread ; And where the ship's huge shadow lay, The charmed water burnt alway A still and awful red. 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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The Poems of Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Samuel Taylor Coleridge - 1848 - 384 pages
...water-snakes : tares of the lll ,, 1,1 1^11. Gud'scroa- They moved in tracks of shining white, great calm. 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, They coiled and swam ; and every...
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The Sea-side Book: Being an Introduction to the Natural History of the ...

William Henry Harvey - Coastal animals - 1849 - 256 pages
...some 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...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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Visitor: Or Monthly Instructor

1849
...Coleridge, and felt all its beauty : " 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, glassy green, and velvet black : They curl'd and swam, and every...
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