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  Here is some famous poetry and familiar quotations from Samuel Taylor Coleridge:-
    The intelligible forms of ancient poets,
The fair humanities of old religion,
The power, the beauty, and the majesty
That had their haunts in dale or piny mountain,
Or forest by slow stream, or pabbly spring,
Or chasms and watery depths,-all these have vanished;
They live no longer in the faith of reason.

    Greatness and goodness are not means, but ends!
Hath he not always treasures, always friends,
The good great man? Three treasures,-love and light,
And calm thoughts, regular as infants' breath;



    To know, to esteem, to love, - and then to part,
Makes up life's tale to many a feeling heart!



    A sadder and a wiser man,
He rose the morrow morn.

      I have heard of reasons manifold
Why love must needs be blind,
But this the best of all I hold,-
His eyes are in his mind...

...What outward form and feature are
He guesseth but in part;
But what within is good and fair
he seeth with the heart.

      In Xanadu did Kubla Khan
A stately pleasure dome decree:
Where Alph, the sacred river, ran
Through caverns measureless to man
Down to a sunless sea.


      Prose = words in their best order;
Poetry = the best words in the best order.


      A dwarf sees father than a giant when he has the giant's shoulder to mount on.


      Often do the spirits
Of great events stride on before the events,
And in to-day already walks tomorrow.


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