“The fair breeze blew, the white foam flew,
The furrows followed free;
We were the first that ever burst
Into that silent sea.”
The Ancient Mariner. Part II, Stanza 5.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge [1772-1834]
From, Bartlett’s Familiar Quotations by John Bartlett.
Published by Little, Brown and Company, 1955. Page 420.
To read the full poem: Poets.org.