Quotation by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

I counted two and seventy stenches,
All well defined and several stinks!
Ye Nymphs that reign o'er sewers and sinks,
The river Rhine, it is well known,
Doth wash your city of Cologne;
But tell me, Nymphs! what power divine
Shall henceforth wash the river Rhine?
Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772–1834), British poet. Cologne (l. 4–10). . .

Poems [Samuel Taylor Coleridge]. John Beer, ed. (1993) Everyman.
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