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Coleridge, Samuel Taylor - Apologia Pro Vita Sua

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Samuel Taylor Coleridge – The Complete Poems

Apologia Pro Vita Sua

The poet in his lone yet genial hour
Gives to his eyes a magnifying power;
Or rather he emancipates his eyes
From the black shapeless accidents of size -

In unctuous cones of kindling coal,
Or smoke upwreathing from the pipe's trim bole,
His gifted ken can see
Phantoms of sublimity

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Coleridge, Samuel Taylor

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