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“The moving Moon went up the sky, “I moved, and could not feel my limbs: 305 And no where did abide:

I was so light — almost Softly she was going up,

I thought that I had died in sleep, And a star or two beside

And was a blessèd ghost. der beams bemocked the sultry main, "And soon I heard a roaring wind: Like April hoar-frost spread;

It did not come anear; But where the ship's huge shadow lay, But with its sound it shook the sails, The charmed water burnt alway

That were so thin and sere. A still and awful red.

“The upper air burst into life! “Beyond the shadow of the ship,

And a hundred fire-flags sheen, I watched the water-snakes:

To and fro they were hurried about; 315 They moved in tracks of shining white, And to and fro, and in and out, And when they reared, the elfish light 275

The wan stars danced between. Fell off in hoary Aakes.

"And the coming wind did roar more loud, "Within the shadow of the ship

And the sails did sigh like sedge; I watched their rich attire:

And the rain poured down from one black Blue, glossy green, and velvet black,

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The Moon was at its edge. Was a flash of golden fire.

“The thick black cloud was cleft, and still "O happy living things! no tongue

The Moon was at its side: Their beauty might declare:

Like waters shot from some high crag, A spring of love gushed from my heart,

The lightning fell with never a jag,
And I blessed them unaware!

A river steep and wide.
Sure my kind saint took pity on me,
And I blessed them unaware.

“The loud wind never reached the ship, “The self-same moment I could pray;

Yet now the ship moved on! And from my neck so free

Beneath the lightning and the Moon

The dead men gave a groan.
The Albatross fell off, and sank 290
Like lead into the sea.

"They groaned, they stirred, they all up

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Nor spake, nor moved their eyes;

It had been strange, even in a dream, "Oh, sleep! it is a gentle thing,

To have seen those dead men rise.
Beloved from pole to pole!
To Mary Queen the praise be given!

“The helmsman steered, the ship moved She sent the gentle sleep from Heaven, 295

on; That slid into my soul.

Yet never a breeze up-blew; “The silly buckets on the deck,

The mariners all 'gan work the ropes, That had so long remained,

Where they were wont to do: I dreamt that they were filled with dew; | They raised their limbs like lifeless tools And when I awoke, it rained.

We were a ghastly crew. "My lips were wet, my throat was cold, "The body of my brother's son My garments all were dank;

Stood by me, knee to knee: Sure I had drunken in my dreams,

The body and I pulled at one rope, And still my body drank.

But he said nought to me."

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“I fear thee, ancient Mariner!”
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With a short uneasy motion 'Twas not those souls that Aed in pain, Backwards and forwards half her length, Which to their corses came again,

With a short uneasy motion. But a troop of spirits blest:

"Then like a pawing horse let go, “For when it dawned they dropped their She made a sudden bound: arms,

It Aung the blood into my head, And clustered round the mast;

And I fell down in a swound. Sweet sounds rose slowly through their mouths,

"How long in that same fit I lay, And from their bodies passed.

I have not to declare;

But ere my living life returned,
Around, around, few each sweet sound, I heard, and in my soul discerned
Then darted to the Sun;

Two voices in the air.
Slowly the sounds come back again,
Now mixed, now one by one.

“ 'Is it he?' quoth one, 'is this the man?

By Him who died on cross,
"Sometimes a-dropping from the sky With his cruel bow he laid full low
I heard the sky-lark sing;

The harmless Albatross.
Sometimes all little birds that are,
How they seemed to fill the sea and air

“'The spirit who bideth by himself With their sweet jargoning!

In the land of mist and snow,

He loved the bird that loved the man “And now 'twas like all instruments, Who shot him with his bow.' Now like a lonely Alute; And now it is an angel's song,

“The other was a softer voice,

365 That makes the heavens be mute.

As soft as honey-dew:

Quoth he, 'The man hath penance done,
"It ceased; yet still the sails made on And penance more will do.'
A pleasant noise till noon,
A noise like of a hidden brook

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In the leafy month of June,
That to the sleeping woods all night
Singeth a quiet tune.

“'But tell me, tell me! speak again “Till noon we quietly sailed on,

Thy soft response renewing Yet never a breeze did breathe:

What makes that ship drive on so fast? Slowly and smoothly went the ship,

What is the ocean doing?' Moved onward from beneath.

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"We drifted o'er the harbor-bar, And I with sobs did pray 'O let me be awake, my God! Or let me sleep alway.'

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"I woke, and we were sailing on,
As in a gentle weather:
'Twas night, calm night, the moon

high; The dead men stood together. "All stood together on the deck, For a charnel-dungeon fitter: All fixed on me their stony eyes, That in the Moon did glitter. "The pang, the curse, with which they

died, Had never passed away: I could not draw my eyes from theirs, 440 Nor turn them up to pray. “And now this spell was snapt: once more I viewed the ocean green, And looked far forth, yet little saw Of what had else been seen

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"Like one, that on a lonesome road
Doth walk in fear and dread,
And having once turned round, walks on,
And turns no more his head;
Because he knows a frightful fiend
Doth close behind him tread.
“But soon there breathed a wind on me,
Nor sound nor motion made:
Its path was not upon the sea,
In ripple or in shade.
"It raised my hair, it fanned my cheek
Like a meadow-gale of spring -
It mingled strangely with my fears,
Yet it felt like a welcoming.

“This seraph-band, each waved his hand:
It was a heavenly sight!
They stood as signals to the land,
Each one a lovely light:

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“This seraph-band, each waved his hand,
No voice did they impart
No voice; but oh! the silence sank
Like music on my heart.

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