My body lay afloat
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The lines illustrated in Coleridge's The Rime of the Ancient Mariner
The ship went down like lead.
Stunned by that loud and dreadful sound,
Which sky and ocean smote,
Like one that has been seven days drowned,
My body lay afloat;
But swift as dreams, myself I found
Within the Pilot's boat.
Coleridge, Samuel Taylor. The Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Presented [Illustrated and decorated] by Willy Pogány. New York: George H. Doran Co., [c.1910].
14 November 2009