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The wedding. He holds him with his glittering eyeguest is spellbound by the The wedding-guest stood still, eye of the old
And listens like sea-faring
years man, and con
The Mariner hath his will. strained to hear his tale.
The wedding-guest sat on a stone:
The ship was cheer'd, the harbour clear'd,
The Mariner tells how the ship sailed southward with a good wind and fair weather, till it reached the line.
The Sun came up upon the left,
The Wedding-Guest here beat his breast,
The bride hath paced into the hall,
The Wedding-Guest he beat his breast,
And now the STORM-BLAST came, and he
The ship drawn by a storm toward the south pole.
With sloping masts and dipping prow,
And forward bends his head,
And now there came both mist and snow,
And ice, mast-high, came floating by,
And through the drifts the snowy clift
The land of ice, and of fearful sounds, where no living thing was to be seen.
Nor shapes of men nor beasts we ken-
The ice was here, the ice was there,
Till a great sea-bird, called the Abaltross, came through the snow-fog, and was received with great joy and hospitality.
It ate the food it ne'er had eat,
And a good south wind sprung up behind; And lo! the
Albatross The Albatross did follow,
proveth a bird
of good omen, And every day, for food or play,.
and followeth Came to the Mariner's hollo !
the ship as it returned northward,
through fog In mist or cloud, on mast or shroud,
and floating It perch'd for vespers nine;
ice. Whiles all the night, through fog-smoke
white, Glimmered the white Moon-shine.
“ God save thee, ancient Mariner !
The ancient Mariner inhospitably killeth the pious bird of good omen.
I shot the ALBATROSS!
THE RIME OF THE ANCIENT MARINER.
PART THE SECOND,
The Sun now rose upon the right :
And the good south wind still blew behind,
His shipmates cry out against the ancient Mariner,for killing the bird of good luck.
And I had done an hellish thing,