The mariner of old said to Neptune in a great tempest, "O God! thou mayest save me if thou wilt, and if thou wilt thou mayest destroy me; but whether or no, I will steer my rudder true."
And a good south wind sprung up behind, The Albatross did follow, And every day, for food or play, Came to the Mariner's hollo! "God save thee, ancient Mariner! From the fiends that plague thee thus! Why look'st thou so?" "With my cross-bow I shot the Albatross."Samuel Taylor Coleridge
It is an ancient Mariner, And he stoppeth one of three. 'By thy long grey beard and glittering eye, Now wherefore stopp'st thou me?' 225Samuel Taylor Coleridge
He holds him with his glittering eye The Wedding-Guest stood still, And listens like a three years'child: The Mariner hath his will. The Wedding-Guest sat on a stone: He cannot choose but hear; And thus spake on that ancient man, The bright-eyed Mariner.Samuel Taylor Coleridge
'God save thee, ancient Mariner! From the fiends that plague thee thus! Why look'st thou so?'With my cross-bow I shot the Albatross.Samuel Taylor Coleridge
I fear thee ancient Mariner! I fear thy skinny hand! And thou art long, and lank, and brown, As is the ribbed sea-sand.Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Teaching here isn't so bad. Once you accept as one of the ineluctable laws of nature that kids will continue to say "Silas Mariner" and "Ancient Marner" and "between you and I" and "mischievious" and that the administration will continue to use phrases like "egregious conduct" and "ethnic background" you can go on from there.bel kaufman
Like one that on a lonesome road Doth walk in fear and dread, And having once turned round walks on, And turns no more his head; Because he knows, a frightful fiend Doth close behind him tread. Samuel Taylor Coleridge, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner , Part VI, st. 10 (1798).william wordsworth
It ["The Ancient Mariner"] is marvellous in its mastery over that delightfully fortuitous inconsequence that is the adamantine logic of dreamland.james russell lowell
3 because it is better to face your enemy head on rather than strike them behind their back. Beautiful quotation. Zarbon 05:55, 22 April 2008 (UTC) 2 Kalki 04:44, 29 March 2009 (UTC) with a lean toward 3 or perhaps a 4, eventually. 2 InvisibleSun 21:43, 3 April 2009 (UTC) I must have the gentleman to haul and draw with the Mariner, and the Mariner with the gentleman. What! let us show ourselves to be of a company and let us not give occasion to the enemy to rejoice at our decay and overthrow. ~ Sir Francis Drake
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