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546-549. The ship suddenly sinketh. 550-573. The ancient Mariner is saved in the Pilot's boat.
574-581. The ancient Mariner earnestly entreateth the Hermit to shrieve him ; and the penance of life falls on him.
582-625. And ever and anon throughout his future life an agony constraineth him to travel from land to land and to teach, by his own example, love and reverence to all things that God made and loveth.
My sire is of a noble line,
Then Christabel stretched forth her hand,
To guide and guard you safe and free 110
Home to your noble father's hall.
Bear witness for me, how I hoped and feared!
“And what,” I said, ‘‘though Blasphemy's loud scream
With that sweet music of deliverance strove!
Though all the fierce and drunken passions
Wove A dance more wild than e'er was maniac's dream!:1 Ye storms, that round the dawning east assembled,
The Sunz was rising, though ye hid his light!” And when to soothe my soul, that hoped and
trembled, The dissonance ceased, and all seemed calm and bright; 50 When France her front deep-scarred and
gory Concealed with clustering wreaths of glory; When, insupportably advancing, Her arm made mockery of the warrior's ramp; While timid looks of fury glancing, Domestic treason, crushed beneath her fatal stamp, Writhed like a wounded dragon in his gore; Then I reproached my fears that would not flee; “And soon,” I said, “shall Wisdom teach her lore In the low huts of them that toil and groan; And, conquering by her happiness alone, 61 Shall France compel the nations to be free, Till Love and Joy look round, and call the earth their own.”
1 Alluding to the excesses that attended the French Revolution. 2 Liberty