It is an ancient Mariner, And he stoppeth one of three. "By thy long grey beard and glittering eye, Now wherefore stopp'st thou me?"
- by Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772 - 1834), first verse of "Rime of the Ancient Mariner". [author's text checked 1 time against a primary source]
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- by John Corigliano (b. 1938), "The Ancient Mariner", 1959, published c1981, from Petit Fours (A Song Cyclette), no. 4. [text verified 1 time]
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