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An ancient Mari- It is an ancient Mariner,

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gallants bidden And he stoppeth one of three.

LXlddLn- "% thY lonS gre7 beard and glittering eye,

ethooe- Now wherefore stopp'st thou me?

"The Bridegroom's doors are opened wide,
And I am next of kin;
The guests are met, the feast is set:
May'st hear the merry din,"

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He holds him with his skinny hand,
"There was a ship," quoth he.
"Hold off! unhand me, grey-beard loon!"
Eftsoons his hand dropt he.

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The Wedding-Guest sat on a stone:
He cannot choose but hear;
And thus spake on that ancient man,
The bright-eyed Mariner.

"The ship was cheered, the harbour cleared,

Merrily did we drop

Below the kirk, below the hill,

Below the lighthouse top.

The Mariner tells "The sun came up upon the left,

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sailed southward <-)ut of the sea came he!

with good wind And he shone bright, and on the right

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till it reached the Went down into the sea.

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"Higher and higher every day,

Till over the mast at noon—"

The Wedding-Guest here beat his breast,

For he heard the loud bassoon.

The WeddingGuest heareth the bridal music; but the Mariner continueth his tale.

The Bride hath paced into the hall,
Red as a rose is she;
Nodding their heads before her goes
The merry minstrelsy.

The Wedding-Guest he beat his breast,
Yet he cannot choose but hear;

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