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Like one who on a lonesome road
Posted by: tom deffina (---.proxy.aol.com)
Date: June 18, 2003 07:21PM

like on who on a lonesome road doth walk in fear and dread, and having once turned round walks on, and no more turns his head, because he knows a frightful fiend doth close behind him tread


Re: where does this come from
Posted by: Tandy (---.networkrichmond.com)
Date: June 18, 2003 07:54PM

It comes from Samuel Taylor Coleridge's "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner,"
Part VI, lines 37-42:

Like one that on a lonesome road
Doth walk in fear and dread,
And having once turned round walks on,
And turns no more his head,
Because he knows a frightful fiend
Doth close behind him tread.


Re: where does this come from
Posted by: RJAllen (193.114.111.---)
Date: June 19, 2003 04:57AM

Inspired by it, I'm sure is Housman's:

Oh never fear, man, nought's to dread,
Look not left nor right.
In all the endless road you tread
There's nothing but the night.




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