Fragment 4: As some vast Tropic tree, itself a wood

Original Text: 
The poetical works of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, ed. James Dykes Campbell (London: Macmillan, 1893). VICT Rare Books No. 151. The complete poetical works of Samuel Taylor Coleridge: including poems and versions of poems now published for the first time, ed. Ernest Hartley Coleridge (Oxford: At the Clarendon Press, 1912). PR 4470 F12 VICT Rare Books.
2That crests its Head with clouds, beneath the flood
3Feeds its deep roots, and with the bulging flank
4Of its wide base controls the fronting bank,
5(By the slant current's pressure scoop'd away
6The fronting bank becomes a foam-piled bay)
7High in the Fork the uncouth Idol knits
8His channel'd Brows; low murmurs stir by fits
9And dark below the horrid Faquir sits;
10An Horror from its broad Head's branchy wreath
11Broods o'er the rude Idolatry beneath--


1] From Notebook 11. Back to Line
Publication Notes: 
1893, 1912
RPO poem Editors: 
Kathleen Coburn; R. S. Woof
RPO Edition: 
3RP 2.475.