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Right up above the mast did stand, No bigger than the Moon.
"Day after day, day after day,
"Water, water, everywhere,
And the Albatross begins to be avenged.
"The very deep did rot: O Christ!
"About, about, in reel and rout
"And some in dreams assured were
Josephus, and the Platonic Constantinopolitan
A spirit had followed them; one of the invisible inhabitants of this planet, neither departed souls nor angels; concerningwhom the learned Jew, Michael Psellus, may be consulted.
They are very numerous, and there is no climate or element without one or more.
"And every tongue, through utter drought,
"Ah! well a-day! what evil looks
The shipmates, in their sore distress, would fain throw the whole guilt on the ancient Mariner: in sign whereof