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And to teach, by
love and reve
And hark the little vesper bell,
"O Wedding-Guest! this soul hath been. Alone on a wide, wide sea :
So lonely 'twas, that God himself
Scarce seemed there to be.
"O sweeter than the marriage-feast,
'Tis sweeter far to me,
To walk together to the kirk
With a goodly company !—
"To walk together to the kirk,
And all together pray,
While each to his great Father bends,
Old men, and babes, and loving friends,
"Farewell, farewell! but this I tell his own example, To thee, thou Wedding-Guest ! He prayeth well, who loveth well Both man and bird and beast.
rence to all things
that God made and loveth.
"He prayeth best, who loveth best
The Mariner, whose eye is bright,
Is gone and now the Wedding-Guest