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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1916 Excerpt: ...song, 365 That makes the heavens be mute. It ceased; yet still the sails made on A pleasant noise till noon, A noise like of a hidden brook In the leafy month of June, 370 That to the sleeping woods all night Singeth a quiet tune. Till noon we quietly sail'd on, Yet never a breeze did breathe: Slowly and smoothly went the ship, 375 Moved onward from beneath. Under the keel nine fathom deep, From the land of mist and snow, The spirit slid; and it was he That made the ship to go. 380 The sails at noon left off their tune, And the ship stood still also. The sun, right up above the mast, Had fix'd her to the ocean; But in a minute she 'gan stir, 385 With a short uneasy motion--Backwards and forwards half her length, With a short uneasy motion. Then like a pawing horse let go, She made a sudden bound: 390 It flung the blood into my head, And I fell down in a swound. How long in that same fit I lay, I have not to declare; But ere my living life return'd, 395 I heard, and in my soul discern'd Two voices in the air. 'Is it he?' quoth one, 'is this the man? By Him who died on cross, With his cruel bow he laid full low 400 The harmless Albatross. 'The spirit who bideth by himself In the land of mist and snow, The lonesome spirit from the south-pole carries on the ship as far as the Line, in obe-dience to the angelic troop, but still re-quireth ven-geance. The Polar Spirit's fel-low demons, the invisible inhabitants of the element, take part in his wrong; and two of them relate, one to the other, that penance long and heavy for the ancient Mariner hath been accorded to the Polar Spirit, who re-turneth south-ward. He loved the bird that loved the man Who shot him with his bow.' The other was a softer voice, As soft as honey-dew: Quoth he, 'The man hath penance done, An...
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