It’s a trap. It’s a game. But it’s a game of lethal seriousness, as opposing forces close in around Jesus of Nazareth.
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|From Gustav Dore's Illustrations of Coleridge|
Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s most famous poem - well, maybe next to Kubla Khan - is The Rhyme of the Ancient Mariner. It’s one of those things where you’ve heard a lot of phrases from it even if you don’t know that’s where they came from. In one part, Coleridge describes an old sailing ship completely becalmed. No wind, no wave, no motion for days. The provisions have given out, and the sailors are slowly dying of thirst. Here are a few verses: