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In Ñspel: YOUTH AND AGE, by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

YƮ AND EJ

Saḿl Teilr Coḷrij

Vrs, a brīz mid blosmz streyñ,
Ẃr Hop cluñ fīdñ, lîc a bì—
Bʈ wr mîn! Lîf wnt a-meyñ
Wɖ Nećr, Hop, n Powsi,
Ẃn I wz yuñ!

Ẃn I wz yuñ?—Ā, woful Ẃn!
Ā! fr ɖ ćenj ’twixt Nǎ n Ɖen!
Ɖs briɖñ hǎs nt bilt wɖ handz,
Ɖs bodi ɖt dz m grīṿs roñ,
’r e’ri clifs n gliṭrñ sandz,
Hǎ lîtli ɖen it flaśt alñ:—
Lîc ɖoz trim scifs, uņoun v yor,
On wîndñ lecs n rivrz wîd,
Ɖt asc no ed v sêl or òr,
Ɖt fir no spît v wind or tîd!
Nòt cerd ɖs bodi fr wind or weɖr
Ẃn Yʈ n I livd int tgɖr.

Flǎrz r luvli; Luv z flǎrlîc;
Frendśp z a ślṭrñ tri;
O! ɖ jôz, ɖt cem dǎn śǎrlîc,
V Frendśp, Luv, n Liḅti,
E’r I wz old!
E’r I wz old? Ā woful E’r,
Ẃć tlz m, Yʈ’s no longr hir!
O Yʈ! fr yirz so mni n swīt,
’tiz noun, ɖt Ɖǎ n I wr wn,
I’l ʈnc it bt a fond cnsit—
It canot b ɖt Ɖǎ art gn!

Ɖî vsprbel haʈ nt yt told:—
N ɖǎ wrt ai a mascr bold!
Ẃt strenj dsgîz hast nǎ pt on,
T mc b’liv, ɖt ɖǎ r gn?
I si ɖz locs in silṿri slips,
Ɖs drūpñ geit, ɖs oltrd sîz:
Bt Sprñtîd blosmz on ɖî lips,
N tirz tec súnśîn fṛm ɖîn îz!
Lîf z bt ʈt: so ʈnc I wl
Ɖt Yʈ n I r hǎsmêts stl.

Dȳdrops r ɖ jmz v mornñ,
Bt ɖ tirz v mōrnfl īv!
Ẃr no hop z, lîf’s a wornñ
Ɖt onli srvz t mc s grīv,
Ẃn w r old:
Ɖt onli srvz t mc s grīv
Wɖ oft n tīdịs tecñlīv,
Lîc sm pur nî-rletd gest,
Ɖt me nt rūdli b dismist;
Yt haʈ ǎtsteid hiz welcm-ẃl,
N tlz ɖ jest wɖt ɖ smîl.

CLASICS IN ÑSPEL

In Ñspel: FROST AT MIDNIGHT, by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

FROST AT MIDNÎT

Ɖ Frost pformz its sīcrit miṇstri,

Unhlpt bî eni wind. Ɖ ǎlit’s crî

Cem lǎd—n harc, agn! lǎd az bfr.

Ɖ inmets v mî cotij, ol at rest,

Hv left m t ɖt soḷtyd, ẃć sūts

Abstrūsr ḿzñz: sev ɖt at mî sîd

Mî credld inf̣nt slumbrz pīsf̣li.

’tiz cām indd! so cām, ɖt it dstrbz

N vxz medteśn wɖ its strenj

N xtrim sîḷntnis. Sì, hil, n wŭd,

Ɖs popyḷs vilij! Sì, n hil, n wŭd,

Wɖ ol ɖ numbrlis gwñz-on v lîf,

Inōḍbl az drīmz! ɖ ʈin blu flem

Lîz on mî lo-brnt fîr, n qivrz nt;

Onli ɖt film, ẃć flutrd on ɖ greit,

Stl flutrz ɖr, ɖ sol unqayt ʈñ.

Mīʈncs, its mośn in ɖs huś v nećr

Gvz it dim simṗʈiz wɖ m hu liv,

Mcñ it a cmpańṇbl form,

Huz pyni flaps n frīcs ɖ îḍlñ Spirit

Bî its ǒn mūdz intrpṛts, evrẃr

Eco or mirr sīcñ v itslf,

N mcs a tô v Ʈt.

Bt O! hǎ oft,

Hǎ oft, at scūl, wɖ most b’livñ mînd,

Prisejfl, hv I gezd upn ɖ barz,

T woć ɖt fluṭrñ strenjr! n az oft

Wɖ unclozd lidz, olrdi hd I dremt

V mî swīt brʈples, n ɖ old ćrćtǎr,

Huz belz, ɖ pur man’z onli ḿzic, rañ

Fṛm morn t īvnñ, ol ɖ hot Ferde,

So swītli, ɖt ɖe strd n hōntd m

Wɖ a wîld pleźr, fōlñ on mîn ir

Most lîc artikḷt sǎndz v ʈñz t cm!

So gezd I, tl ɖ suɖñ ʈñz, I dremt,

Luld m t slīp, n slīp pṛloñd mî drīmz!

N so I brūdd ol ɖ folowñ morn,

Ōd bî ɖ strn prisptr’z fes, mîn î

Fixt wɖ moc studi on mî swimñ bc:

Sev f ɖ dor haf-opnd, n I snaćt

A hesti glans, n stl mî hart lept p,

Fr stl I hopt t si ɖ strenjr’z fes,

Tǎnzmn, or ānt, or sistr mor b’luvid,

Mî plêmêt ẃn w bʈ wr cloɖd alîc!

Dir Beb, ɖt slīpist credld bî mî sîd,

Huz jntl briɖñz, hŕd in ɖs dīp cām,

Fil p ɖ inṭsprsid vec̣nsiz

N momntri pōzz v ɖ ʈt!

Mî beb so bytifl! it ʈrilz mî hart

Wɖ tndr gladnis, ɖus t lc at ɖi,

N ʈnc ɖt ɖǎ śalt lrn far uɖr lor,

N in far uɖr sīnz! Fr I wz rird

In ɖ gret siti, pnt ’mid clôstrz dim,

N sw nòt luvli bt ɖ scî n starz.

Bt ɖǎ, mî beb! śalt wondr lîc a brīz

Bî lecs n sandi śorz, bnʈ ɖ cragz

V enćnt mǎntn, n bnʈ ɖ clǎdz,

Ẃć imij in ɖer bulc bʈ lecs n śorz

N mǎntn cragz: so śalt ɖǎ si n hír

Ɖ luvli śeps n sǎndz inteliɉbl

V ɖt itrnl lanḡj, ẃć ɖî God

Utrz, hu fṛm itrṇti duʈ tīć

Himslf in ol, n ol ʈñz in himslf.

Gret yṇvrsl Tīćr! h śl mold

Ɖî spirit, n bî gvñ mc it asc.

Ɖrfr ol sīznz śl b swīt t ɖi,

Ẃɖr ɖ sumr cloɖ ɖ jenṛl rʈ

Wɖ grīņis, or ɖ redbrest sit n sñ

Btwixt ɖ tufts v sno on ɖ bér branć

V mosi apltri, ẃl ɖ nî ʈać

Smocs in ɖ súnʈw; ẃɖr ɖ īvdrops fōl

Hŕd onli in ɖ transz v ɖ blast,

Or f ɖ sīcrit miṇstri v frost

Śl hañ ɖm p in sîḷnt îsiclz,

Qaytli śînñ t ɖ qayt Mūn.

CLASICS IN ÑSPEL

In Ñspel: KUBLA KHAN, by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

CŪBLA CĀN

Or, a viźn in a drīm. A Fragmnt.

In Xaṇdu dd Cūbla Cān
A stetli pleźrdom dcri:
Ẃr Álf, ɖ secrid rivr, ran
Ʈru cavnz meźrlis t man
Dǎn t a súnlis sì.
So twîs fîv mîlz v frtîl grǎnd
Wɖ wōlz n tǎrz wr grdld rnd;
N ɖr wr gardnz brît wɖ sinẏs rilz,
Ẃr blosmd mni an insens-bẹrñ tri;
N hir wr forists enćnt az ɖ hilz,
Infoldñ súni spots v grīṇri.

Bt ǒ! ɖt dīp r’mantic cazm ẃć slantd
Dǎn ɖ grīn hil aʈwort a sīdrn cuvr!
A savij ples! az holi n inćantd
Az e’r bnʈ a wenñ mūn wz hōntd
Bî wmn weilñ fr hr dīmnluvr!
N fṛm ɖs cazm, wɖ sīslis trmôl siɖñ,
Az f ɖs rʈ in fast ʈic pants wr briɖñ,
A mîti fǎntn momntli wz forst:
Amd huz swift haf-inṭmitd brst
Hyj fragmnts vōltd lîc rībǎndñ hêl,
Or ćafi gren bnʈ ɖ ʈreśr’z flêl:
N mid ɖz dansñ rocs at wns n evr
It fluñ p momntli ɖ secrid rivr.
Fîv mîlz mianḍrñ wɖ a mezi mośn
Ʈru wŭd n dêl ɖ secrid rivr ran,
Ɖen rīćt ɖ cavnz meźrlis t man,
N sanc in tymult t a lîflis ośn;
N ’mid ɖs tymult Cūbla hŕd fṛm far
Ansestṛl vôsz prof̣sayñ wor!
Ɖ śado v ɖ dom v pleźr
Flotd midwe on ɖ wevz;
Ẃr wz hŕd ɖ mngld meźr
Fṛm ɖ fǎntn n ɖ cevz.
It wz a miṛcl v rer dvîs,
A súni pleźrdom wɖ cevz v îs!

A damzl wɖ a dulsimr
In a viźn wns I sw:
It wz an Aḅsińn meid
N on hr dulsimr ś pleid,
Sññ v Mǎnt Abora.
Cd I rvîv wɖn m
Hr simf̣ni n soñ,
T sć a dīp dlît ’twŭd win m,
Ɖt wɖ ḿzic lǎd n loñ,
I wd bild ɖt dom in er,
Ɖt súni dom! ɖoz cevz v îs!
N ol hu hŕd śd si ɖm ɖr,
N ol śd crî, Bwer! Bwer!
Hiz flaśñ îz, hiz flotñ her!
Wīv a srcl rnd him ʈrîs,
N clos yr îz wɖ holi dred
Fr h on hunidȳ haʈ féd,
N drunc ɖ milc v Paṛdîs.

CLASICS IN ÑSPEL

In Ñspel │ THE RIME OF THE ANCIENT MARINER │ Samuel Taylor Coleridge

PARTS: I–III IV and V VI and VII

 

 

Arğmnt

 

Hǎ a Śip hvñ pást ɖ Lîn wz drivn bî stormz t ɖ cold Cuntri twdz ɖ Sǎʈ Pol; n hǎ fṛm ɖns ś md hr cors t ɖ tropicl Lattyd v ɖ Gret Psific Ośn; n v ɖ strenj ʈñz ɖt bfel; n in ẃt manr ɖ Anćnt Marinr cem bac t hiz ǒn Cuntri.

 


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PART I

 

It z an enćnt Marinr,

N h stopiʈ wn v ʈri.

‘Bî ɖî loñ gre bird n gliṭrñ î,

Nǎ ẃr-fr stop’st ɖǎ m?

 

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