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The Rime Of The Ancient Mariner

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Facile credo, plures esse Naturas invisibiles quam visibiles in rerum
universitate. Sed horum omnium familiam quis nobis enarrabit ? et gradus et
cognationes et discrimina et singulorum munera ? Quid agunt ? quae loca
habitant ? Harum rerum notitiam semper ambivit ingenium humanum, nunquam
attigit. Juvat, interea, non diffiteor, quandoque in animo, tanquam in
tabulâ, majoris et melioris mundi imaginem contemplari : ne mens assuefacta
hodiernae vitae minutiis se contrahat nimis, et tota subsidat in pusillas
cogitationes. Sed veritati interea invigilandum est, modusque servandus, ut

certa ab incertis, diem a nocte, distinguamus. - T. Burnet, Archaeol.
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Amanda M 27 March 2007

This poem is just incredible. I first read it at school in year 8 - it was the first long poem I ever read, and I fell in love.

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Everett A Emerson 30 August 2008

Our English language owes the trite phrase 'an albatross around one's neck' to this poem, a grand legacy. It is also interesting to compapre the fear in the English cadence of 'Water, water everywhere nor any dropp to drink' with the same in Snowwhite: 'Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is fairest of them all? '

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Dr Lakshmi S Bose 26 March 2015

Long poem, with full string. Good work

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Here the poem makes wonderful feeling to its readers and every episode narrated in the poem seems to be very real episodes that had happened to the Mariner. In spite of the challenges and difficult experiences prayer makes them so powerful and and spirited always. Every sentence is having realism and perfection and enjoyable to the reader in its own spirit and life events. Here I know the water water everywhere........lines is the most favored lines in world readers and relevance to the world almost all time. A great achievement and poem from the great poet.

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Akhtar Jawad 17 January 2015

Amazing, this is my favorite poem.

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Dr Dillip K Swain 09 February 2021

Water, water, every where, And all the boards did shrink; Water, water, every where, Nor any drop to drink......I can't agree more!

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Unnikrishnan E S 20 September 2018

One of my favourite poems

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Patrick Shepherd 11 May 2018

A magnificent poem and reminder of schooldays more than 70 years ago. I could se a ballet being made of this, if it has not already been done.

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Martha Stowe 19 January 2018

This is a magnificent poem, however I prefer the 1798 version, without the glosses. I find those disruptive of the mood, and as welcome as a comic explaining his joke before he delivers the punchline.

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Ipsita Mohapatra 21 November 2015

I had a part of this when I was in 10th class. Since then it has been one of favourite poems. [3

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