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" A snake's small eye blinks dull and shy, And the lady's eyes they shrunk in her head, Each shrunk up to a serpent's eye, And with somewhat of malice, and more of dread, At Christabel she looked askance! "
The Eclectic Review - Page 562
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Coleridge's Ancient Mariner, Kubla Khan and Christabel

Samuel Taylor Coleridge - 1898 - 109 pages
...couched her head upon her breast, 580 And looked askance at Christabel Jesu, Maria, shield her well ! 0A snake's small eye blinks dull and shy, And the lady's...shrunk in her head, Each shrunk up to a serpent's eye, 585 And with somewhat of malice, and more of dread, At Christabel she look'd askance ! — One moment...
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Serpent Imagery and Symbolism: A Study of the Major English Romantic Poets

Lura Nancy Gregory Pedrini, Lura Nancy Pedrini, Duilio Thomas Pedrini - 1966 - 157 pages
...couched her head upon her breast, And looked askance at Christabel— Jesu, Maria, shield her welll A snake's small eye blinks dull and shy; And the lady's...somewhat of malice, and more of dread, At Christabel she looked askance!—84 Under the spell of the serpent-like Geraldine, Christabel assumes characteristics...
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Coleridge and Textual Instability: The Multiple Versions of the Major Poems

Jack Stillinger - 1994 - 272 pages
...arms across her chest, 580 And couched her head upon her breast, And looked askance at Christabel Jesu Maria, shield her well! A snake's small eye blinks...shy, And the lady's eyes they shrunk in her head, 585 Each shrunk up to a serpent's eye, And with somewhat of malice, and more of dread, At Christabel...
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Romantic Genius: The Prehistory of a Homosexual Role

Andrew Elfenbein - 1999 - 262 pages
...with a hypnotic, ritualistic character. When she appears as a snake to Christabel, Coleridge notes, "A snake's small eye blinks dull and shy; / And the...in her head, / Each shrunk up to a serpent's eye" (583-85). The repeated words slow down the temporal sequence to expand the moment in which the reader...
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The Chinese Garden

Rosemary Manning - 2000 - 189 pages
...She began near the end, reading the verses which describe Bracy's dream. " "A snake's small eye bunks dull and shy; And the lady's eyes they shrunk in her head, Each shrunk up to a serpent's eye, 128 And with somewhat of malice, but more of dread, At Christabel she looked askance ! One moment -...
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Selected Poetry

Samuel Taylor Coleridge - 2002 - 256 pages
...arms across her chest, And couched her head upon her breast, And looked askance at Christabel Jesu, Maria, shield her well! A snake's small eye blinks dull and shy; 560 And the lady's eyes they shrunk in her head, Each shrunk up to a serpent's eye, And with somewhat...
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Lyrical Ballads and Other Poems

William Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge - 2003 - 312 pages
...across her chest, And couched her head upon her breast, 580 And looked askance16 at Christabel Jesu, Maria, shield her well! A snake's small eye blinks...somewhat of malice, and more of dread, At Christabel she looked askance One moment - and the sight was fled! But Christabel in dizzy trance Stumbling on the...
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Mother-infant Attachment and Psychoanalysis: The Eyes of Shame

Mary Ayers - 2003 - 240 pages
...mine. I have the power to reduce an entire city to rubble! Look out forme! tPirandello. 1867-1936) A snake's small eye blinks dull and shy. And the lady's...somewhat of malice. and more of dread. At Christabel she looked askance! One moment and the sight was fled! But Christabel in dizzy trance Stumbling on the...
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