In the first speech of Chapman’s Bussy D’Ambois: In the Old English Plays III 235-6, it seems unnecessary to quote the long speech full of tumid pastiness. What is of some interest is that Coleridge not only selects the choice image but does not allow the moral didactic use of it. Chapman wrote:
Coleridge had made a similar observation in Malta, of proud ships “forced to turn about and beat round in the Quarantine Harbor”. CN II 2313.