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The wedding. He holds him with his glittering eye-
And listens like a three years child :
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,
Higher and higher every day,
The bride hath paced into the hall,
The weddingguest heareth the bridal music; but the mariner continueth his tale.
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 now there came both mist and snow,
And ice, mast-high, came floating by,
The land of ice, and of fearful
And through the drifts the snowy clift
no living thing was to be seen.
The ice was here, the ice was there,
Till a great At length did cross an Albatross : sea-bird,
Thorough the fog it came;
And round and round it flew.
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.
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 ship And I had done an hellish thing,
For all averred, I had killed the bird
Ah wretch! said they, the bird to sla