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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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Essays critical and imaginative

John Wilson - 1857
...spread ; But 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 : They moved in tracts of shining white, And when they reared, the elfish light Fell off in hoary flakes. Within the...
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The Works of Professor Wilson of the University of Edinburgh: Essays ...

John Wilson - 1857
...spread ; But 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 : They moved in tracts of shining white, And when they reared, the elfish light Fell off in hoary flakes. Within the...
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The works of professor Wilson, ed. by prof. Ferrier, Volume 7

John Wilson - 1857
...spread ; But 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 : They moved in tracts of shining white, And when they reared, the elfish light Fell off in hoary flakes. Within the...
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The Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott: With a Memoir of the Author, Volume 5

Walter Scott - English poetry - 1857
...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." 1 [MS. — " And, bursting round the vessel's sides,...
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Gleanings from the Poets for Home and School

1858
...spread ; But 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 Cruise of the Betsey

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...off in hoary flakes. Within the shadow -of the ship I watched their rich attire, — Blue, glassy green, and velvet black: They curled, and swam, and every...
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The National Magazine, Volume 12

Abel Stevens, James Floy - American essays - 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 azure, gold, and silver rain of the pyrotechnist : — " 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 elfish light Fell off in hoary flakes. " Within the shadow of the ship I wateh'd their...
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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...off in hoary flakes. Within the shadow of the ship I watched their rich attire, — Blue, glassy green, and velvet black : They curled, and swam, and...
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Glimpses of Ocean Life; or, Rock-Pools and the lessons they teach. With ...

John HARPER (F.R.S.S.A.) - 1860
...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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