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Author QuotedSamuel Taylor Coleridge
Title QuotedRime of the Ancient Mariner
Date (Year/Month/Day)1940/11/13
ImprintLondon / New York : Nonesuch Press / Random House. 1933
QuotationThe first time I ever read the Ancient Mariner was in Saint Antonin, when I was about eleven. The Mayor's older son had had it in the Lycee and he lent the book-it was in a thin little book by itself, to me, or to my father and I read it . Anyway, I reread the Ancient Mariner today-for, maybe, the tenth time since 1928, and for the first time realized what a really great poem it is!
Quotation SourceRun to the mountain: The Story of a Vocation. The journals of Thomas Merton, Volume 1, 1939-1941.; Edited by Patrick Hart, O.C.S.O. / San Francisco : Harper Collins. 1995, p. 256
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