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Brewer's: Ancient Mariner

Having shot an albatross, he and his companions were subjected to fearful penalties. On repentance he was forgiven, and on reaching land told his story to a hermit. At times, however, distr…

Coleridge: The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

IntroductionChristabelThe Rime of the Ancient Mariner Facile credo, plures esse Naturas invisibiles quam visibiles in rerum universitate. Sed horum omnium familiam quis nobis enarrabit? et gr…

Coleridge: "The Ancient Mariner"

"Christabel" and "Kubla Khan""The Ancient Mariner" "The Ancient Mariner" was first printed in the first edition of "Lyrical Ballads," 1798, again with considerable changes in the second edi…

Coleridge: At Nether Stowey

The BeginningsThe Rest of the StoryAt Nether Stowey The Stowey period was the blossoming time of Coleridge's genius. All the poems in this volume except the last four, and besides these "Th…

Brewer's: Bouts-rimes

[rhymed-endings ]. A person writes a line and gives the last word to another person, who writes a second to rhyme with it, and so on. Dean Swift employs the term for a poem, each stanza of …

Brewer's: Ancient of Days

(Daniel iii. 9). Jehovah. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894AncileAncient Mariner A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z R…

Brewer's: Ancient

A corruption of ensign—a flag and the officer who bore it. Pistol was Falstaff's “ancient.” “Ten times more dishonourably ragged than an old-faced ancient.” &#…