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Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834)

Fragment 1: Sea-ward, white gleaming thro' the busy scud

              1Sea-ward, white gleaming thro' the busy scud
              2With arching Wings, the sea-mew o'er my head
              3Posts on, as bent on speed, now passaging
              4Edges the stiffer Breeze, now, yielding, drifts,
              5Now floats upon the air, and sends from far
              6A wildly-wailing Note.


1] Undated.

Online text copyright © 2003, Ian Lancashire for the Department of English, University of Toronto.
Published by the Web Development Group, Information Technology Services, University of Toronto Libraries.

Original text: The poetical works of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, ed. James Dykes Campbell (London: Macmillan, 1893). VICT Rare Books No. 151. The complete poetical works of Samuel Taylor Coleridge: including poems and versions of poems now published for the first time, ed. Ernest Hartley Coleridge (Oxford: At the Clarendon Press, 1912). PR 4470 F12 VICT Rare Books.
RPO poem editor: Kathleen Coburn, R. S. Woof
RP edition: 3RP 2.474.
Recent editing: 4:2002/3/20

Form note: unrhyming

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