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She steadies with upright keel!’ 170 139-142. The shipmates, in their sore distress. would fain throw the whole guilt on the ancient Mariner: in sign whereof they hang the dead seabird round his neck. 143-156. The ancient Mariner beholdeth a sign in the element afar off. 157-163. At its nearer approach, it seemeth him to be a ship ; and at a dear ransom he freeth his speech from the bonds of thirst. 164-166. A flash of joy. 167-176. And horror follows. For can it be a ship that comes onward without wind or tide? 6 I knew (but apparently confused in form and meaning with the old participial adverb y-wis, “surely”). 7 great thanks
177-186. It seemeth him but the skeleton of a ship. And its ribs are seen as bars on the face of the setting Sun. 187-194. The Spectre-Woman and her Deathmate, and, no other on board the skeleton-ship. Like vessel, like crew : 195-198. Death and Life-in-Death have diced for the ship's crew, and she (the latter) winneth the ancient Mariner. 199-202. No twilight within the courts of the
un. 203-223. At the rising of the Moon, one after
One after one, by the star-dogged Moon,
Four times fifty living men, -
‘‘I fear thee, ancient Mariner!
I fear thee and thy glittering eye,
Alone, alone, all, all alone, Alone on a wide wide sea! And never a saint took pity on My soul in agony.
The many men, so beautiful!
I looked to heaven, and tried to pray; .
I closed my lips, and kept them close,
And the balls like pulses beat;
For the sky and the sea, and the sea and the sky - 250
another his shipmates drop down dead. But Lifein-Death begins her work on the ancient Mariner.
224-235. The Wedding-Guest feareth that a Spirit is talking to him : but the ancient Mariner assureth him of his bodily life, and proceedeth to relate his horrible penancé.
236-252. He despiseth the creatures of the calm, and envieth that they should live, and so many lie dead.
The Albatross fell off, and sank 290 Like lead into the sea.
PART W. “Oh sleep! it is a gentle thing, Beloved from pole to pole! To Mary Queen the praise be given! She sent the gentle sleep from Heaven, That slid into my soul. The silly's buckets on the deck, That had so long remained, I dreamt that they were filled with dew; And when I awoke, it rained. 300 My lips were wet, my throat was coid, My garments all were dank; Sure I had drunken in my dreams, And still my body drank. I moved, and could not feel my limbs: I was so light—almost I thought that I had died in sleep, And was a blessed ghost. And soon I heard a roaring wind: It did not come anear : 310
But with its sound it shook the sails, That were so thin and sere.
The upper air burst into life!
And the coming wind did roar more loud,
The thick black cloud was cleft, and still
292-308. By grace of the holy Mother, the ancient Mariner is refreshed with rain.
309-326. He heareth sounds and seeth strange sights and commotions in the sky and the element.
327-376. The bodies of the ship's crew are inspired, and the ship moves on ; but not by the souls of the men, nor by demons of earth or middle air, but by a blessed troop of angelic spirits, sent down by the invocation of the guardian saint.
8 Perhaps “useless”; but the origipal meaning “blessed” will fit very well. W.
377–392. The lonesome Spirit from the southpole, carries on the ship, as far as the Line, in obedience to the angelic troop, but still requireth Wengeance.
393-409. The Polar Spirit's fellow-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 returneth southward.
410-429. The Mariner hath been cast into a trance; for the angelic power causeth the vessel §do." northward faster than human life could noiure.
The boat came closer to the ship,
464–479. The ancient Mariner beholdeth his native country.
480-499. The angelic spirits leave the dead bodies and appear in their own forms of light.
513-545. The Hermit of the Wood approacheth the ship with wonder. pproache