The Rime of the Ancient Mariner
by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
The Rime of the Ancient Mariner Quotes
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And a good south wind sprung up behind; The albatross did follow, And every day, for food or play, Came to the mariners' hollo! In mist or cloud, on mast or shroud, It perched for vespers nine; Wh...
And every tongue, through utter drought, Was withered at the root; We could not speak, no more than if We had been choked with soot. (II.33)
And through the drifts the snowy clifts Did send a dismal sheen: Nor shapes of men nor beasts we ken – The ice was all between. (I.14)
Ah! wel-a-day! what evil looks Had I from old and young! Instead of the cross, the albatross About my neck was hung. (II.34)
The Supernatural Quotes
He holds him with his glittering eye – The wedding-guest stood still, And listens like a three-years' child: The mariner hath his will. (I.4)