from Prefatory Note. [Poetical Works. London: Pickering, 1834]
Encinctured with a twine of leaves,
That leafy twine his only dress!
A lovely Boy was plucking fruits,
By moonlight, in a wilderness.
The moon was bright, the air was free,
And fruits and flowers together grew
On many a shrub and many a tree:
And all put on a gentle hue,
Hanging in the shadowy air
Like a picture rich and rare.
It was a climate where, they say,
The night is more belov'd than day.
But who that beauteous Boy beguil'd,
That beauteous Boy to linger here?
Alone, by night, a little child,
In place so silent and so wild—
Has he no friend, no loving mother near?
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge
- Jack Stillinger
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- Canto II
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- Bijou literary annual
- Aids to Reflection
- The Ancient Mariner
- J.C.C. Mays
- poetical fragment
- Ernest Hartley Coleridge
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- Cain: a mystery
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