Blawg Review: Colin Samuels’s class act

Originally posted 2008-12-08 09:42:39. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Ancient MarinerAt Infamy or Praise, tales of an ancient mariner:

For my first three Blawg Reviews, I’ve let Dante lead me through Hell, Purgatory, and Heaven. Inconsiderately enough, however, Il Maestro never completed a fourth cantica for his Divine Comedy, leaving me stuck for a theme this time around. Finding that theme was an albatross around my neck until a friend made a timely and much – appreciated suggestion — Samuel Taylor Coleridge‘s The Rime of the Ancient Mariner.

Notwithstanding the theological question left hanging — besides Hell, Purgatory and Heaven, what does Colin thing Dante had available for a Divine Comedy encore? — Colin Samuels is in a literary class of his own with his Blawg Reviews, and this one is no different.  It’s hard for us to understand how such a well-educated guy could then go ahead and misspell “rhyme” but, hey, there must in every flesh and blood be some sin.

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2 Responses to “Blawg Review: Colin Samuels’s class act”

  1. Chris
    December 9, 2008 at 2:15 pm #

    And then we are left to ponder how such a well-educated guy could misspell “think.”

    zing.

  2. December 9, 2008 at 2:37 pm #

    Heh, heh, yeah. Zing. I could indeed not know how to spell “think,” you’re right. I missed class that day!

    On the other hand, if — if — just maybe I actually know that Colin didn’t really misspell “Rime” at all… because that’s how Coleridge spelled it…

    who got zinged?

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