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*:::::: "The spirit who bideth by himself ::...:” In the land of mist and snow, south** He loved the bird that loved the man Who shot him with his bow.'

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POEMS OF FANCY. 651 And the owlet whoops to the wolf below, Which forced me to begin my tale, – That eats the she-wolf's young.' And then it left me free. ‘Dear Lord! it hath a fiendish look,' | Since then, at an uncertain hour, *'. The pilot made reply, - That agony returns; - i. ‘I am a-feared. - “Push on, push on "And till my ghastly tale is told, loose Said the hermit cheerily. This heart within me burns. .*n- loom The boat came closer to the ship, I pass, like night, from land to land ; ;...” But I nor spake nor stirred; - I have strange power of speech ; The boat came close beneath the ship, That moment that his face I see And straight a sound was heard: I know the man that must hear me, – - To him my tale I teach. o Under the water it rumbled on, sinketh. Still louder and more dread ; What loud uproar bursts from that door I It reached the ship, it split the bay; The wedding-guests are there ; The ship went down like lead. But in the garden bower the bride The an- And bridemaids singing are ; on. stunned by that loud and dreadful sound, And hark the little vesper bell, flowed Which sky and ocean smote, Which biddeth me to prayer . pilot's boat. Like one that hath been seven days drowned - My body lay ańoat; O wedding guest ! this soul hath been But, swift as dreams, myself I found Alone . o wide *d. hi lf Within the pilot's boat. So lonely't was that God himse Scarce seeméd there to be. Upon the whirl where sank the ship The boat spun round and round ; 0, sweeter than the marriage-feast, And all was still, save that the hill 'T is sweeter far to me Was telling of the sound. To walk together to the kirk With a goodly company 1– I moved my lips, – the pilot shrieked, And fell down in a fit ; To walk together to the kirk, The holy hermit raised his eyes, And all together pray, And prayed where he did sit. While each to his great Father bends, – -T -- Old men, and babes, and loving friends, I took the oars; the pilot's boy, And youths and maidens gay ! Who now doth crazy go, Laughed loud and long; and all the Farewell ! farewell but this I tell Allo!", -1. - teach, Hi while d fro: To thee, thou wedding-guest i. is eyes wo nt to and fro: - He prayeth well who loveth well too “Ha! has' quoth he, “full plain I see, Both man and bird and beast once The Devil knows how to row.' - #...a la He prayeth best who loveth best Hond

The ancient mariner earnest1y entreateth the hermit to

And now, all in my own countree,
I stood on the firm land
The hermit stepped forth from the boat,
And scarcely he could stand.

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say, -
What manner of man art thou?'

Forthwith this frame of mine was
wrenched
With a woful agony,

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